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Building my 1st PC, what do you think of my choosen spec?

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February 16, 2006 12:43:57 PM

Hello and thanks for stopping by to read my posting.

I am building my first PC and here, after endless research and reading is my chosen spec. I want it to be as fast and quiet as I can afford and have a budget of £850.

What do you think? Is there anything you would add or remove? I am planning to buy it all from unless you can recommend anywhere else?

Any advice and options would be greatly appreciated, thanks. MM

Ø 256MB Leadtek WinFast PCI-E PX7800GT (256bit) ViVo 2xDVI

Ø AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ S939 512K (2.0)

Ø Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro - S754/939/940

Ø Scan Alpine 7104 Silver Case Midi - Apple G5 Design w/o PSU

Ø Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe 939 NF4 Dual x16 SLi DDR400 SATAII Raid

Ø 1Gb Corsair (2x512MB) DDR2 TwinX 5400,2x64Mx64,non-ECC,2x240 535W Enermax FMA SLi EG565AX-VE(W)-SFMA (20+4) SLi PCI-E READY

Ø 200Gb SATA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 (7200rpm 8Mb) – NCQ

Ø A Dual Layer DVD Burner (LightScribe) Still to be choosen plus my Audigy 2 Sound Card from my current PC
February 16, 2006 1:02:56 PM

1GB is okay but 2 Gb of ram is lot better for performance. Corsair value ram are great for gaming.
February 16, 2006 1:05:26 PM

Looks great, but agree with both of the above post 8)
2gigs of ram for gaming is just sexi, you won't regret it :) 
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February 16, 2006 1:35:07 PM

I agree with all others about the RAM. The other thing to consider is, if your going to OC at all, go for an opty 165
February 16, 2006 1:37:56 PM

I like what i see but i would have to recommenned that you get a opty 165 instead of the x2 3800 because opty ocs better and they run way cooler. the mobo save yourself some money and get the premium for wayless there is no performance increase with the true 16x sli so the cost aint justified.
February 16, 2006 4:15:10 PM

1Gb Corsair (2x512MB) DDR2

You can't put DDR2 in your mobo dude. Welcome to AMD legacy system.

February 16, 2006 4:20:42 PM

Good catch old timer :lol: 
I just saw 1gig and was like, welp I know i'm posting :p 
February 16, 2006 4:48:52 PM

I realized you are thinking in terms of AM2. :wink: Nowadays this is epidemic between AMD-biased boys!