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Building my first ever AMD(needs help)

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April 28, 2006 6:24:33 AM

Ok, time for me to xplore new things
Is this config Ok? any recommendation in any parts?
Cheers!

AMD Athlon 64 X2 ADA3800-BV/939 CPU (BOX)
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe/939 nForce SPP100 M/B
Patriot DDR400 1G Ram x 2
XFX Geforce 7600GT XXX PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (only can afford 7600GT)
Western Digital 250GB 2500KS SATA II/16M HDD
Asus DRW-1608P3SB 16X DVD+/-RW
TAGAN EasyCon TG480-U15 480W Power Supply
CoolerMaster RC534 case

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April 28, 2006 7:34:09 AM

If you really can't afford more graphics power then that looks like a good build. Is it just the SLi-Premium that hates all PSUs? Look on the ASUS website or ring them to check PSU compat before going ahead. Nice hard drive.
April 28, 2006 8:50:49 AM

Don't get that Mobo, especially since you definetly don't need it, aren't OCing and you can get a really good cheaper one. Such as a A8NE or mabye the nicer DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D
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April 28, 2006 3:04:14 PM

u r right, I aren't OCing. So is DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D cheaper than ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe? Dday, your config might be over my budget, I only have 1100 to 1200. What other MoBo I should consider that CPU?
April 28, 2006 5:34:24 PM

if this is a gaming rig. Get 2gb of ram
April 28, 2006 6:33:16 PM

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u r right, I aren't OCing. So is DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D cheaper than ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe? Dday, your config might be over my budget, I only have 1100 to 1200. What other MoBo I should consider that CPU?


Get the Asus A8N-E.. its $93 and basically that board sans SLI support and sans on board firewire.
April 28, 2006 7:28:57 PM

check out some giga-byte mainboards.they have a decent selection of boards that very reasonably priced.they over clock not to badly,and they have a monitoring tool so you can keep trck of system temps and what not.but for a measly 50-70 dollars more you can get an EVGA NFORCE4 SLI READY mainboard.(around 200 dollars us.)very good overclocker.excellent cutomer support,but you do need to know your stuff when it comes to overclocking an athlon64 cpu.but your rig seems nice enough to me.it should run just about any game.but i will say that if you are going dual core,go with the athlon64 4400+ toledo core.will outperform the 3800 by a pretty margine.(4400+ has 2x1mb L2 cache as opposed to the 3800 512 kb l2 cache).and of course the 4400 has a higher clock speed.anyways have a great day and good luck

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