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November 7, 2005 5:25:19 PM

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4400CDBOX - Retail $497.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

CPU Cooling: Scythe SHOGUN 120mm Hypro Bearing Fan (Fluid Bearing. Longer Life & Quieter) Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
$68.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

Motherboard: DFI Lanparty NForce4 SLI-DR $180.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: OCZ Titanium 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCTE-K - Retail $303.44 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

VideoCard: BFG Tech BFGR78256GTXOC Geforce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $499.00 x 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
Edit: Thanks mpasternak for your suggestion from eVGA to BFG

HARDDRIVE: 2 x 74GB Western Digital Raptor 10,000rpm SATA RAID 0
below $$163.00 x 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Case: Coolermaster Stacker Silver or Lian Li or Thermaltake

CD/DVD burner: PLEXTOR Beige IDE DVD Burner Model PX-716A/SW Dual layer - Retail $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI-PFC ATX12V 510W Power Supply - Retail $219.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Sound Card : Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Platinum 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $189.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Around $3000 as of 11/6/05

Please tell me if you see any Bottlenecks or parts that i should look over, thank you and if u have any suggestions on what case is best for cooling/space please feel free to leave your suggestions.
November 7, 2005 5:44:40 PM

What are you going to be using this bad boy for exactly? That information will help us determine if your doing something wrong.
November 7, 2005 6:36:19 PM

I'm not a big fan of eVGA and the likes. I'd be sure to triple-check the mem and chip speeds of the card compared to dependable companies just to be safe. But other than MSI, it probably won't break at least. (May have a loud fan though.)

Just make sure you get some really good case fans, 'cuz you're looking at a hot PC. (Could be worse though, you could have gone Intel. **LOL**)
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November 7, 2005 6:38:25 PM

This computer will primarly be used to gaming(obviously by the specs :p ) and AutoCad use plus DVD/CD burning and just day to day use. I just want to know whats the fastest possible RAM for AMD motherboards and is the motherboard i chose the best one. The VideoCard i chose seemed like a good one because i heard good things about EVGA unless u guys know otherwise...
November 7, 2005 6:39:09 PM

Also, while you're spending a king's ransom, might I suggest:
1) A nice sized external USB hard drive for backing up your system.
2) A good UPS with AVR to protect your system.
November 7, 2005 6:48:54 PM

Hey, Two questions has anyone too heard good things about this AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo. I hear its based of the FX-55 Core and it runs basically the same speed but much cheaper is this true?

Second about the ram, The OCZ Titanium is CAS 2 and is PC3200 but the OCZ Gold is CAS 3 and PC4000, Now im going for 2x1GB =2 gigs and i want to know which of these two will give me overall better performence,

Thank you for your input. I have had alot of friends with good computers and I would always play there but now that ive saved up enough money I deserve to have the best.
November 7, 2005 10:18:56 PM

Just checking, but you will be OCing right? Check out DFI's forum on OCing. That mobo is great, but a lot of work to set up, if you dont hang with an OCing croud.
November 7, 2005 10:42:29 PM

I Probably will not be overclocking, This is why im choosing the top of the line parts so that i wont have to. I Feel overclocking it is pointless if you already have top of the line parts and adding 5-10 fps isnt a big deal if your already running above 30fps. It takes away years from your computer also. Sort of like smoking does to people, overclocking does to computers...A little analogy :) 
November 8, 2005 2:07:50 PM

everything you picked are top notch.

I have no faults in anything you chose really. just a couple idea's.

go with the BFG 7800GTX (usually oc'd right out of the box and lifetime warrantie)

you'll get no bottlenecks.

the CPU is good to go. which runs on similar technology as the FX series. it's the Dual core version of the san Diego technology so you'll be ok. just lower clock speeds, but it's dualcorerather than single core... and you could overclock failry easywith this CPU.

i've heard no reviews on your cooler though. this is one i recommend and should be more than enough (runs my AMD at 32c idle and 40c under load)

Zalman Vu7700
November 11, 2005 5:26:48 PM

Quote:
I'm not a big fan of eVGA and the likes. I'd be sure to triple-check the mem and chip speeds of the card compared to dependable companies just to be safe. But other than MSI, it probably won't break at least. (May have a loud fan though.)

Just make sure you get some really good case fans, 'cuz you're looking at a hot PC. (Could be worse though, you could have gone Intel. **LOL**)


Man last time I read this forum with regularity the tables were exactly reversed.
November 11, 2005 6:09:52 PM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

That's 'cuz Intel produced Scotty. It doesn't get much worse than that. :o 
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