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Old 04-15-2005, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Kingwin MutantX Case
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...170-020&DEPA=1 - case - 59.00

Asus SLI MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-517&depa=0 - motherboard - 184

160GB Western Digital 7200 RPM Hard DRive

AMD AThlon 64 3500+ Processor
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-514&depa=1 processor - 267 - free flash drive (128mb)

EVGA 6600GT 128mb Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-214&depa=1 - video card - 177

Kingston HyperX LL 1GB RAM http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-161&depa=0 - RAM - 227 (x2 at later date)


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i am ordering all of this on monday. all that i want to know is "will everything work?" and i would also like to know if i should get anything else other than what is listed above. (i know the operating system and keyboard lol)

my main concern is... will http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-172&depa=1 <<< that work with the motherboard that i selected?

also just a reminder, list anything else that i will need or will want to get.
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i also already have cd drives
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1.) you need a power supply, kingwin sucks
2.) yes, that HDD will work
3.) get a DFI lanparty (you don't need sli)
4.) if you knock the 3500 to 3200 winchester, you can afford an ati x800xl
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so what you are saying is....

keep the hard drive

get a dfi lanparty (save about $50) and then go down to a 3200 winchester( save money lol) and with the money i save buy an ATI X800xl



oh, and get new PSU
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yea, you can't feel a difference between the 3200 and 3500 at stock, and with that hyper-X of yours, you can easily overclock it to 3500 speeds with the touch of few buttons and both of them can be overclocked easily with great ram

however, i've heard that BH-5 isn't great with AMD64; samsung tccd's work better
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...231-002&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...231-004&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...231-006&depa=1
or the LE's for $300
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since that hard drive will work, will that hard drive work in RAID if i get 2 of them. this HD is ata100 so i dont kno if it will work..
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since that hard drive will work, will that hard drive work in RAID if i get 2 of them. this HD is ata100 so i dont kno if it will work..
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anyone? ^^^^
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agree with diablo, the 3200+ Winchester is a perfect processor, great price and plenty of power. Then you can get a beefier video card, the x800 xl is a good option.

I think RAID 0 for your hard drives would be a great idea, because you will have very fast speeds that way.

SATAII is super-fast and 2 of these in RAID 0 would probably be your best option.
Basically I suggest this setup (everything is compatible):

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-K8N Ultra-9 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-283&depa=1

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-502&depa=1

Hard Drive (TWO of these): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA II Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-082&depa=1

Video Card: Rosewill ATI Radeon X800XL Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...164-041&depa=1

Also I have to point this out now. That power supply that comes with that case is absolute crap. You really need a better power supply than that, TRUST ME.

This power supply woudl be perfect for you, it's just sweet and would look great in your case as well (blue).

Power Supply: Thermaltake PurePower 460w Blue Light PCI Express Power Supply
http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-pu...press-psu.html

Also you should get an additional 80mm fan for your case. Because there is a spot in the back for a fan but it has no fan. I would recommend this fan(it's one of the best) :

Fan: CoolerMaster Blue 80mm Neon LED Fan Rifle Bearing
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...999-051&depa=1

Hope this helps!

Sorry if I went over budget
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but will the hard drive that i listed above, the 160GB WD one, work in RAID with the ASUS mobo?
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