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March 13, 2006 2:04:24 AM

Hi,
I posted here a few weeks ago
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Athlon64-3700SD...
about which CPU to go with and learned alot from the posts. Which makes me hesitant to post this, my somewhat final build specs.
To summarize:
I am NOT a gamer.
I currently am on an Athlon 800 so I am styling no matter what. 15gHDD
I want a cool running system
I want a quiet system
I won't OC
I do alot of surfing, burning, scanning, music, word, outlook.
I know everyone is going to try to talk me out of every single thing I have chosen for one reason or another but oh-well.

I am not sure about:
Case & PSU
HDD How much do AI really need? I like the Seagate but is it to small?
Video card. I am not a gamer but dont like my mobo choices w/ onboard and want quiet so I went w/ the one listed (heatsink).
I am a bit concerned though that it will create more heat than is warrented for quietness and have back ups in mind.
RAM. I want good stuff but do I need the best as listed?

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

CPU: (see former post http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Athlon64-3700SD...)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682... (250g)
Or,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682... (160g)

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

DVD Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
(this one would need a PSU)

Floppy Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...
Or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

OS:
http://www.edirectsoftware.com/product.php?product_id=1...

SATA2 cable:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

DVI Cable:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Thermal Past:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

N.Bridge Chipset Cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

Possibly some other fans

I already have an LCD,mouse, keyboard I like and will use.

OK? Dont try to change my mind on MOBO or CPU I have been around the block on these.

Thanks
Cliffhucker
March 13, 2006 4:32:00 AM

Some advice....post product names rather than NewEgg links. Lots of people would LOVE to give advice on your build (opinions really are like assholes), but no one wants to click a bajillion links to do so.
March 13, 2006 5:54:04 AM

Quote:
Some advice....post product names rather than NewEgg links. Lots of people would LOVE to give advice on your build (opinions really are like assholes), but no one wants to click a bajillion links to do so.


tru dat
a b B Homebuilt system
March 13, 2006 6:12:31 AM

If you want to wait 4 months wait for AM2 and conroe, otherwise right now, AMD.
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