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looking for ideas for a new comp. I want to build.

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December 10, 2005 8:47:43 PM

Ok so far this is what Im planning on ordering

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4800CDBOX - Retail

Motherboard: Fatal1ty AN8 SLi ATX Socket 939 Motherboard

Graphics Card: 2 XFX PVT70GUDE7 Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Ram:CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX2048-3200 - Retail

Hard Drive:[/url]Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 300 MB/s Hard Drive - OEM

Sound Card: duno if its really worth it buy 1

Case: Lexa Black/ Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500WATT PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - Retail

Monitor:ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms LCD Monitor - Retail

Operating System:Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2 - OEM

DVD burner: AOpen Beige E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner Model DUW1616L - Retail

dvd/cd-rw: ASUS Black IDE Combo Drive Model CB-5216A BLK OEM - OEM

Do you think I should change anything or add something? Thanks for the help

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December 11, 2005 12:00:23 AM

I would suggest a different Monitor. 2ms is totally not needed. go for 8ms or 6 ms with a better contrast ratio/brigtness. Should find one for around the same price.

Also get the Soundblaster X-FI line. It is a must for gaming now.

For video cards am not a huge XFX fan at all.
December 11, 2005 1:11:09 AM

Ya like the other guy said get a nice sound card, maybe a Audigy2 or so something good. and you might want to consider a "PC power and cooling"(brand name)power supply cause thats some expensive hardware you got there you dont want that to fry just cause of your psu.
I dunno the specs on the montior but if ,get a monitor with 1600x1200 native and 6ms response that be so nice
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December 11, 2005 1:19:28 AM

ViewSonic VP191b gets good reviews.
December 12, 2005 10:31:26 AM

thanks for the hel;p guys do you think i should buy a 4400 and over clock it or just go with the 4800 and over clock it?
December 12, 2005 10:36:03 AM

In that price range you can get a Dell 2005FPW...great monitor...
December 12, 2005 10:48:01 AM

He should get a 2405....better monitor fr gaming and he can CLEAERLY afford it.
December 12, 2005 10:55:36 AM

CompUSA wants $270 for that Abit fartality board. Bollocks to that idea! I wouldn't SLI, but if I did, then I would have the sense to get the Epox 9NPA+ SLI - Around $140 less. Put that to the damn video card and get a GTX...

For the money he's putting on the case/PSU he could get the Enermax 535W Whisper II model EG565P and the Super-Flower SF-201T...
December 12, 2005 10:59:33 AM

Exactly....great case, great PSU.....and the EPoX board would ALMOST save enough money to upgrade both boards to GTX's.

but its his overly priced machine....not mine :lol: 
December 12, 2005 6:55:23 PM

Agreed - we have to save some people from themselves and slick marketing....:shock:
December 12, 2005 11:30:57 PM

thanks for the input im gann check into things and update yah guys.
December 13, 2005 5:13:32 AM

scratch this build after doing some research and reading alot of pickxx posts, I think i will go no sli and maybe use another cpu. I think I will try over clocking and don't want to break my bank buying top price crap.

for my new build I want to over clock but im new to it. I would also like a nice gaming /video editing system, something I can learn alot with and not have to eatnoddles for a week after I blow it up.

Cpu: Something i can over clock

Mobo: was looking at the dfi but i can see how things can go wrong

Ram: something i can OC

Gpu : 7800gtx

Psu: something that will keep my system from taking a dump

Cooling Supply: Not sure what the best method is

Optical: all are pretty much the same in my opinion

Case :ASPIRE X-CRUISE -BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Monitor: Prob ganna get a crt

Keyboard/mouse: logitech from current system

Operating system: ms pro
December 13, 2005 5:41:25 AM

CPU: Operton 170 $440
Mobo: EPoX EP-9NPA+Ultra $109
RAM: OCZ Plat. Rev2 1GB (512x2) $145
PSU: ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) ATX12V 535W Power Supply $88.50
HDD: 250GB SATA Seagate $103
Optical: Good call
Case: whatever
Monitor: sure, make sure it can do 1600x1200
keyboard and mouse: good

You will want good cooling. SI-120 HSF

a good120mm fan this will get great airflow for max OC and it coms with a fan controller so you can tone down the noise if you dont need the extra air. Most of the tiem 45cfm is 1-2degrees warmer then 90cfm...and its a lot less noise. with the control you have options.

Artic Silver5 thermal paste $3-$4

Case want atleast one high volume intake and exhaust. these are quiet and good... Put a filter on the intake one so you dont have to clean out your HFS as often because its a pain. and a $2 fileter can save you A LOT of work.

Link me to that case....i can look at it and tell you how to increase airflow properly so you dont have 15case fans and so the air flows where you want it.

With ths setup you should be able to get a 3Ghz dual core cpu (exactly like the FX-60 thats not out yet)...for about $800 cheaper.

All prices are from newegg....take the model #'s and head out to zipzoomfly, Mwave, froogle,, and see what you can get. For pricewatch and froogle do not instantly buy form the lowest me to them first. Some online stores lie and are scummy.
December 13, 2005 6:00:50 AM

ok i was looking at cases and found this one

Lian Li PC-61 USB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

or do you think i should just keep this one

To be honest the case will be out of site for the most p[art just the face showing so what ever is ganna stay coolest is what id like. I look into the system and see whats in stock thanks again for the help.
December 13, 2005 8:10:48 AM

I dunno....i like cases that have 120mm fan slots. a 120mm fan can push more air with less noise then a 80mm fan.

A case is something much more personal because honestly you could just put the parts in a cardboard box, cut come holes for fans and be good. No joke i have seen it before a couple times.

Figure out what you want........120mm fan slots, internal and external bays, where your fan positions are, removevbale mobo tray, removeable HDD cage, mounts to make your optical drives and HDD quieter, case windows, case material, and even more options

Make a list of what you want, and figure out which are important and which are just a wish not a need.

Then find a case to fit....
December 13, 2005 10:30:30 AM

Take a look at the Coolermaster RC-531. Crashman just did/posted a review at - looks to be a great deal for the price...
December 14, 2005 8:10:54 AM

OK here it is did some research and pickxx that CPU you recommended seems like a good one, at least from I have been reading.

Cpu: AMD Opteron 170 Denmark 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor $420.00

Mobo: EPoX EP-9NPA+Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $105.00

Ram: OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model $163.99

Gpu : XFX PVT70FUND7 Geforce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $525.00

Psu: ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) ATX12V 535W Power Supply - Retail $88.50

Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

Heat sink:THERMALRIGHT XP-90 Multiple Heatpipes Cpu Heatsink - Retail $51.99

Heat sink fan: Evercool SFF-9 92mm Ever Lubricate bearing type (Long life bearing) Case Cooling Fan - Retail $8.49

Hard drive cooler:Spire FlowCooler HD05010S1M4 Hard Drive Cooler - Retail $4.99

GPU cooler:VANTEC SP-FC70-BL Spectrum Blue Fan Card - Retail $17.49

Thermal compound:Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM $5.99

Case :NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $129.00

Operating system: ms pro

Got the monitor and opticals real cheap and working pretty good on the system im using now hehe

Please feel free to make suggestions it has been about 4 years since I built a comp with a team of 4 friends help lol . On a side not I wish I knew about over clocking back then. Great site and great people on these forums. Sorry for any spelling errors ive been drinking =P.
December 14, 2005 9:11:18 AM

THis is one small change from making it the perfect OCing build....You should use the SI-120 and a good fan...not the XP-90.

The XP-90 is an awesome HSF, but the SI-120 will cool much better and because it can fit 120mm fans do it quieter. Cooler, quieter, and MUCH MUCH

Other then that, its literally the build i would make for myself. Or atleast all the main parts. I dont like that case but thats a vanity thing.

December 14, 2005 6:32:24 PM

wow....great system!! 2 things though. the sound card i always found good because it acts like a graphics card in a way by taking a load off of the cpu resulting in better performance. Soundblaster X-FI lines are great....i would get one of them. next is the HD. try to get one with a 10,000 RPM speed to it cuz it will work so much faster than the 7,200 ones. little bit louder but definately worth it!!! trust me!!!
December 15, 2005 1:04:27 AM

Changed the heatsink and bought the whole thing, as for the sound card I use a head set a cheap 1 to lol 25 bucks so will prob stay with the 1 on the board or go for a cheap 1. Untill I find a get set of head phones that dont break in a month hehe
December 15, 2005 4:43:15 AM

Changed the heatsink and bought the whole thing,

What 120mm fan did you get for the SI-120?
December 15, 2005 6:28:39 PM

let me know how that fans works out for ya