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Old 07-18-2004, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to this, but I'd like to build a nice pc that I could use for gaming that would also last me for a while with little upgrading. I'd appreciate it if you more knowledgeable people could look over my current list and make suggestions or tell me if I've forgotten anything (if you see anything not there I'd likely need or any mistakes I made, please tell me).

http://secure.newegg.com/app/WishLis...VIEW&ID=857703

I have another CD-RW drive and a Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM hard drive that I plan to put in it, but I think everything else is there.

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Old 07-18-2004, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Clicked the link, but didn't show the specs. Can you specify which wish list is yours?
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Old 07-18-2004, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually, none of those were mine. I tried to make my list viewable, but for some reason it doesn't want to work. I guess I'll just list the stuff here:

ASPIRE X-Infinity Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with 350W Power Supply, Model"ATXB6KLW-BK/350" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...144-076&depa=0

ASUS "K8N-E Deluxe" NVIDIA nForce3 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...131-498&depa=0

ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...102-361&depa=0

AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512k L2 Cache, The Only 64-bit Windows Compatible
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-483&depa=0

Mushkin 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3500 Level One Dual Pack - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...146-294&depa=0

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-116&depa=0

Logitech Elite Keyboard USB/ PS/2 104keys -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...126-114&depa=0

ViewSonic P95F+B 19" PerfectFlat CRT Monitor –RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...116-232&depa=0

Logitech MX500 Optical Mouse USB/ PS/2 -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...104-129&depa=0

Samsung Black 52X32X52X16 DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, Model SM-352NENB, OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...151-042&depa=0

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...102-171&depa=0

3com 10/100Mbps PCI Ethernet Adapter, Model 3C905C-TX-NM - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...105-117&depa=0

Swiftech Heatsink and Fan for Both Intel and AMD Chipsets, Model "MCX-159-R" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...108-022&depa=0

Logitech THX Certified Z-680 5.1 Speaker 500Watt Silver -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...121-105&depa=0

Antec Thermal Grease, Model "77064" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...129-002&depa=0

Plus the other CD-RW drive I have and the 120GB hard drive.

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Old 07-18-2004, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that setup is pretty ok, but your are selling your self short in the ram, I suggest that you get some OCZ or Corsair XMS if your sayin that you dont really wanna upgrade. Your gonna be kinda selling yourself short on the mobo and proc. but hey that is your decision, I would wait a few months for PCI-Express and a socket 939 mobo but if your in a hurry go ahead.
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Well the RAM he has selected wont work for his mobo anyway. Go with Corsair XMS or Kingston HyperX or PMi turbo bla bla bla, make sure though that it is DDR (400) 3200.
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Old 07-18-2004, 07:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, you're right about the ram. How about this instead?

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200PRO - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...145-466&depa=0


As far as selling myself short on the mobo and cpu, do you mean I'm being too cheap with those components, or do you mean I should wait for the new stuff to come out? I am kind of impatient to get this new machine, as I've been waiting for a while...

I was also kind of concerned about the case. It has two fans (doesn't specify size but I think they're 80mm) that the reviewers say are pretty good, and a 350w power supply. Am I going to have to buy a better power supply and fans if I get this case?

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You're not being cheap on the componets, it's just that socket 939 is the "new" socket, and should be around for a while, and is best to use if you plan on upgrading. I think you might have to get a new powersupply, but I'm not sure. More fans would be good too.
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Stick with 754 it is MUCH better value.
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Yeah, I think I'll stay with the 754.

I don't see any point in getting the Aspire case if I have to buy more fans and a power supply for it. Instead I think I'll go with this Thermaltake case which already has a 420w power supply and 5 fans (as well as looking better imo).

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...133-123&depa=0
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looks good.
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