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Old 12-14-2004, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Build, but I need some help...

This is the computer I'm building in about two weeks, and I wanted some input. This is my first build and any help would be great. Things like, will it perform well? games? everyday apps?
Anything would be great!

RAIDMAX Mustang Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with 420W Power Supply, Model "ATX-889WBP" -RETAIL
Case Type: ATX Mid Tower
Material: 0.8mm SECC Steel
Drive Bays: 5.25" x 4/0, 3.5" x 2/4 (external/internal)
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: 2 x USB2.0
Power Supply: 420Watts
Cooling System: 2 x 80mm rear fan, 1 x 80mm side color LED fan
Motherboard Compatibility: Standard ATX
Dimensions: 18.4"x 8.2" x 17.15"
Features: Blue Lighting temperature display more info->

DFI "915P-TAG" i915P Chipset Motherboard For Intel LGA 775 CPU -RETAIL
Supported CPU: LGA775 Pentium 4(HT) Processors
Chipset: i915P + ICH6
FSB: 800/533MHz
RAM: 4x DIMM Dual Channel DDR 400/333 4GB
Slots: 1x PCI-Ex16, 2x PCI-Ex1, 3x PCI
Ports: 2x PS/2, 1x LPT, 1x COM, 8x USB2.0(Rear 4), 1x IEEE1394, 1x RJ45, 2x S/PDIF (In and Out), Audio Ports
IDE: 1x ATA 100 up to 2 Devices
Onboard Audio: Azalia 8-CH CODEC
Onboard LAN: Marvell 88E8053 GbE
Onboard 1394: 2x 1394

EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "128-P2-N368-TX" -RETAIL
Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB GDDR3/1000MHz
BUS: PCI-Express x16
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + TV-Out (S-Video/Composite) + DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9(Shader Model 3.0), OpenGL 1.5
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz

Intel LGA 775 Pentium 4 520 2.8 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail
Model: Intel Pentium 4 520
Core: Prescott
Operating Frequency: 2.8 GHz
FSB: 800MHz
Cache: L1/12K+16K; L2/1MB
Voltage: 1.4V
Process: 90nm
Socket: LGA 775
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Warranty: 3-year MFG
Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan)

pqi TURBO Series Dual Channel (Gunmetal) Kit 184-Pin 1GB(512MB x 2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail
Manufacturer: pqi
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2.5-3-3-7
Support Voltage: 2.6V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: two 64M x 64-Bit

Samsung Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model

SAMSUNG 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model SP1614C, OEM Drive Only
Capacity: 160GB
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: Serial ATA
Features: Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motor Technology
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years

Rosewill 16X Double Layer DVD+/- RW Burner Cool Gray, Model RD-162 Gray, Retail
Write Speed: 2.4x DVD+R DL (Double Layer), 16x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW
Read Speed: 48x CD-ROM, 16x DVD-ROM
Interface: ATAPI / E-IDE
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/ 2000/ ME/ 98SE
Features: JustLink Buffer Underrun Errors Prevention Technology, Dynamic Damping System (DDS) to reduce vibration/noise, JustSpeed technology for adaptive writing speeds. Power DVD and Nero included.
Packaging: Retail (see pictures for details) more info->

Subtotal ยป $836.24

Good computer? If not, tell me what parts to get.

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Old 12-14-2004, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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suggestions on parts would be great.

Thanks for your time.

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Old 12-14-2004, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looks fine for the budget ur on.
My current specs:
i7 920
Biostar TPower x58
3x2GB g.skill
XFI GTX260 Black Edition
640 WD Caviar Black
Vista Home Premium x64
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I need some more input please!
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey persianxballer, looks like a good computer. My tip would be to completely make sure your mobo is congruent to your CPU. Also a suggestion would be to look at Newegg, and buy a 2.8EE instead of regular 2.8. There should be a sale for that product. And yes you should be able to run all the newest games. Maybe not at there ULTRA highest settings. But at the High Settings of yes.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you are going more to the gaming, then an AMD machine would be better, they are also cheaper than an intel of the same specs. For your psu, make sure the voltage rails are high.

You would see a performace increase if you went to an AMD XP 3000+, with an amd mobo, and a gig of ram, it should cost you about the same as what you have there.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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what is the purpose of you building this machine?
is it for gaming? multimediua tasks?
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This computer will be more for school work and multitasking. However, I will be playing games maybe three days out of the week, and I want to be able to play the best games when I play.
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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try to get a a64
Core 2 Duo E6400, DFI Infinity 975X/G, 2x 512mb DDR2 667mhz, Albatron 7900gt, WD 200gb SATA, Samsung DVD-RW, Silverstone ST-50EF 500w PSU.
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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With all this talk about the AMD 64, is there a point with going Intel anymore. I'm really iffy on whether I should go AMD or Intel.

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