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April 13, 2007 7:35:07 PM

Here it is, finally. After much toil and TONS of learning, I am rather pleased with what I've put together here. My biggest concern is that, in my minimal pc knowledge, i may have added some items to my list that don't even work with the motherboard/case/videocard. so, if you have the time, it would save me much time serfing the web and looking up specs (even that is what i've been doing for the last few days). I'd just hate to get the pc and find that parts don't fit, work together as awhole, or just are crappy altogether.

Here are my specs:

-Case-
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Link to item http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

-Motherboard-
MSI K9N Neo-F Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

link http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

-Videocard-
SAPPHIRE 100199L Radeon X1950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

link http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

-PSU-
Rosewill RP500-2 ATX 2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL

link http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

-Processor-
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+(65W) Windsor 2.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

link http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

-Memory-
Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

link http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682...

-Hard Drive-
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

link http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682...

-Sound Card-
Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

link http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682...

-Speakers-
Logitech X-230 32 Watts 2.1 Black Speakers

link http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1683...

So there it is for the most part. I'll probably be getting a monitor later as well with a keyboard/mouse. As you can see, it is all from newegg.com, which seems to be the best I've found sofar. Anyways, check it out if you have the time. Again, this is my 1st PC ever, so ANY help would be appreciated to the max. Thanks again! :) 

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April 13, 2007 7:38:44 PM

I believe that board has audio already. With those speakers, I would dump the sound card and save a few dollars there.
April 13, 2007 7:47:32 PM

Mplichfamily, evongugg, and myself suggested that you get a different psu, that statment is still stands.

The rest of the build looks good.
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April 13, 2007 7:50:45 PM

would there be a large impact on sound quality though? i like my games to sound good.
April 13, 2007 8:12:03 PM

Agreed about the PSU.

Do you plan on overclocking? Even a "modest" overclock on an X2 3600+ would achieve that same speeds as the 4200+ for cheaper, and give you a little extra cash for other components.

Like the PSU.

If you want a sound card, get one, but it really doesn't matter that much unless you're an absolute audiophile and your speakers are good enough to actually tell the difference.
April 13, 2007 8:16:13 PM

Dude you can get 2 gigs of GeIL for 130 bucks at newegg with a CAS of 4 with a speed of 800
April 13, 2007 8:45:02 PM

so, i took ur guys advise and got this new PSU FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX500-A, 2.0 version, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 500W

if i can get a cheaper one that is basically the same, that would be great.

i also dropped the audio chip.

one question for the above post about the ram. what's the difference? is mine that much worse? seeing that i dont really know all that much about computers, any fill ins would be awesome on that one :) 

so, total cost will be about $675 with a $50 mail in rebate on the 2gig ram chips already figured.
April 13, 2007 9:01:46 PM

I have that exact same ram in my machine, super fast. only thing was i paid 180 bucks when i got it a month ago and it comes with a free Shirt.
April 13, 2007 9:04:37 PM

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Get this harddrive instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Double the cache and 90 more gigs for around 17-18 bucks more. It's exactly what I have, and it's great.


Or you can go with some good corsair ram:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

130 bucks too (after rebate) with 4 cas latency and good timings. Corsair is known for it's very good ram, so yeah. Your decision really on the ram, but with the harddrive, I'd definitely go with the one I gave you the link for.
April 13, 2007 9:20:49 PM

man, you guys are the best! tons of helpful input.

one more thing. I have the new system spec pc from your guys help saved in my newegg.com wishlist. but, im curious. i wont be buying this machine until about a month or less. thought i'd save some time doing it in advance by reading up on overclocking and whatnot so when i actually do recieve the package, ill know exactly what to do. but with that being said, do you suppose prices will go down in these products in about a months time? already, $650 is a great deal in my book, but that little extra would be a major plus.
April 13, 2007 9:37:13 PM

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man, you guys are the best! tons of helpful input.

one more thing. I have the new system spec pc from your guys help saved in my newegg.com wishlist. but, im curious. i wont be buying this machine until about a month or less. thought i'd save some time doing it in advance by reading up on overclocking and whatnot so when i actually do recieve the package, ill know exactly what to do. but with that being said, do you suppose prices will go down in these products in about a months time? already, $650 is a great deal in my book, but that little extra would be a major plus.


Most likely. You would be able to buy a better system for the money also with Intel's price cuts taking place on April 22nd. Though if you still pick these parts, then yes, it would be a "little" bit cheaper. One more thing though, I would seriously go with a different video card. I would go with a X1950XT which is much better for $30 more:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But yeah, prices should go down by then.
April 13, 2007 11:11:25 PM

you need a decent psu that junker will casue u problems most likely!

silverstone strider 600 $110 at eastluna
neohe 500 on sale at frys walk in only $50 off $110 = $60


the patriot 4-4-4-12 is epp and will not boot is low volt mobos that have 1.8v preset
- its great ram - i lov patriot

-corsair is corsair - which AAA+++ tough choice!
April 14, 2007 5:56:28 PM

to the above person: I've already changed the PSU to an FSP model, but thanks for the great commen.

But, to my new question

I've talked to a friend and he says that my motherboard already has a Network card in it. so my question is do i need to buy anything to get internet into the PC? the home im living at has cable, does that mean i need to buy a cable chord? or perhaps a wireless reciever? theres a wireless modem sending out a signal upstairs but maybe a cable chord would do the trick better since theres a plug in my room? anyways, anyhelp --once again-- would be magnificent.
April 14, 2007 6:17:21 PM

Getting cable cord would just be a waste of money. If you have cable internet the cable cord plugs into a cable modem, you use CAT-6 (latest standard, CAT-5 would work fine too.) to hook the modem up to your pc through one of it's ethernet ports.
April 14, 2007 6:21:15 PM

RJ45, or CAT5-6.

Depending on how far it is (router or modem) you might be better off with wireless nic. Would save you allot of wiring if its far way.
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