ya case and optical drive and dude so what if your a noob noone will make fun of you here not like on some other forumz that shall remain nameless! ok dude first things first your mobo get the a8n-sli premium and the proc ok instead of the 4400 get the 165 and oc it that should be a great learning experience and btw get this harddrive its wd so it is bettter than maxtor and for the ram make sure you get low cas like 2.5 and the best peice of advice i can give you wait for m2 buy some ddr2 800 ram now for cheap cause it will go up like crazy when m2 is released! and how much is your budget you have 4 gigs of ram 8O damn you rich boy! ok so your choice buy now and feel screwed in a couple of months or wait and get m2 but buy the ram now
look can you wait for m2 or not if you do then buy sdome ddr2 ram now before the prices goes up and dude if you cant wait and need the system now get the premium it has a heatpipe design and it has less of a chance of the chipset overheating its self to death ok and dude where did you get all this money from! and m2 is the new amd socket coming out it supports ddr2 800
The 4Gb is kind of overkill, 2Gb of ram should be fine. I have 2Gb and plays the most demanding games like FEAR and BF2 with no problem. Good choice on the 7800GT, more bang for the bucks. Like others said get the Western Digital caviar se for storage and the raptor for gaming.
I plan on buying a second vid card in a couple of months. Can you guys think of anythign else I may need? Thanks for the help.
here I would if possinle wait until the SOCKET AM2 be available as it might be more attractive on long run.
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe nVidia Socket 939 with A8N SLI "PREMIUM" (fanless!) nVidia Socket 939 ATX MotherBoard to and any AMD (Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.20GHz Processor ) is better than over publicized sexless Intel P4 !!!
Any AMD 64 bit at least dual core (DUAL DUAL CORE!) is good enouff (Multitasking!)!
PS: Enermax EG 701 600 Watts!
Seagate BOUGHT RECENTLY MAXTOR but MAXTORS are not yet segates.
I still like HITACHI (IBM) HDD!
Be aware OEM drives have diferent warranty - shorter - usually 1 year.
As far as HDD it is better to buy retail BOX, as first of all you get a chance buy them dirty cheap with rebates!
I will look for SATA 10 300 MB/s with NCQ and 16 MB Cache!
Buying GE 7800 GT at this time is a waste of money as the card is way overpriced.
I would however be shure taht you have DIGITAL dual link cable for monitor!
I see no need for such graphic cards as I doubt you will be counting flees on the screen.
It is nice to have 4 GB RAM but unless you go VISTA that RAM wouldn't be really well utilized, over 2 GB. CORSAIR is a very good brand, you also have OCZ and Mushkin.
Maxtor's drives did go through a rather bad period fairly recently, but they have been doing a bit better of late, at least from what we've seen. I'd still opt for a Seagate or Samsung, but I'd go with a Maxtor before a Hitachi (formerly IBM), which is still too close to the Deathstar days for me. We've had some bad luck recently with WD, and it's starting to get me a little concerned. Some of the new Maxtor drives have a 5 year warranty I do believe.
4gb of RAM is a serious overkill, 2gb is more than enough. Windows might not even read 3gb, so 4gb is totally pointless. Also, people seem to have bad luck with MAxtor, so go for Seagate or Western Digital.
This is true for socket 939. 4 sticks will slow you down a bit, because the CPU can only address 2 sticks in Dual Channel.
In socket 940 however 4 sticks would actually increase performance because each CPU has it's own dedicated RAM so you could actually use 2 pairs of memory sticks ( 4 total ) at full speed in Dual channel
2 CPUs with 4 sticks have 2 times the memory bandwidth
4 CPUs with 8 sticks have 4 times the memory bandwidth
8 CPUs with 16 sticks have 8 times the memory bandwidth
Well I took everyones advise and got a WD instead of the maxor. Same size and still had the 16mb buffer. Thanks again to everyone and I repost after I'm done let you guys know how bad a screwed things up. Thanks all