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December 29, 2002 9:27:24 PM

This is my first time building a computer. these are the parts i have found, and the price at mwave.com, any suggestions on where to buy the parts, what parts to buy, and suggestions on different parts.

202754 TURTLE BEACH SANTA CRUZ PCI SOUND CARD W/DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR (Retail) Detail Specs $66.79 $66.79

A13780 LITE ON 16X-DVD/48X-CDROM INTERNAL EIDE #LTD-163 (Retail) Detail Specs *Limit 5 pcs per customer. $39.50 $39.50

A03468 AMD ATHLON XP 2600+ 2.08GHZ (AXDA2600BOX) 333MHZ RETAIL BOXED W/COOLING FAN (3 YEARS WARRANTY) | Important Installation Info $316.10 $316.10

A19041 ASUS A7N8X DLX NVIDIA nFORCE2 CHIPSET ULTRA ATA133 ATX FORM FACTOR 1xAGP(PRO)/5xPCI/3xDDR W/SATA, DUAL LAN, 1394, USB 2.0 & AUDIO Detail Specs (CPU TYPE:AMD DURON, ATHLON) $145.12 $145.12

A19170 LITE ON 52X/24/52X EIDE INTERNAL CDRW BURN PROOF W/SW (Retail) Detail Specs $62.00 $62.00

A17640 WD 80GB 800JB EIDE ULTRA-ATA/66-100 8.9MS 7200RPM 8MB BUFFER (Bare drive w/3-yr warranty) Detail Specs $109.00 $109.00

632719 ATI RADEON 9500 PRO 128MB DDR AGP 8X (Retail) $184.47 $184.47

A08544 CORSAIR CMX512-2700C2 64X64 333MHZ 512MB CAS2 DDR DIMM W/HEAT SPREADER Detail Specs $178.08 $178.08

A00980 MWAVE CI-9106 FULL TOWER W/300W ATX POWER SUPPLY 5x5.25" 1x3.5" 7x3.5"(hidden) Detail Specs $75.00 $75.00

A01080 3 MWAVE 80mm BALL BEARING FAN FOR CASE W/4PIN CONNECTOR Detail Specs $3.50 $10.50

Sub Total $1,176.06

thanks for your time

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December 29, 2002 10:12:28 PM

i always use Newegg... one of the best sites..

here are a couple i know and like alot..

first choice for everything.. www.newegg.com
second choice.. www.googlegear.com

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December 29, 2002 10:56:02 PM

thanks for the sites, what is THG you spoke of, sry i dont know some of the terms, and also any ideas for different parts?
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December 30, 2002 4:34:58 AM

Well, there is a sound solution that is more powerfull and much cheaper thanthe TB Santa Cruz, and that would be...the onboard sound that comes with the A7N8X Deluxe! So save a little and use the onboard sound, it's the most powerfull onboard solution, and rivals souncards costing up to $200.

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December 30, 2002 7:23:38 AM

I agree with Crashman. If you have a nForce/nForce2 mobo with MCP-D/MCP-T southbridge, then no need to buy additional sound card. Don't waste $66 after Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

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December 30, 2002 11:07:16 AM

yeah, you won't notice the difference

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December 30, 2002 12:10:49 PM

thanks for your help, and one last question, what is a good kind of case, any recomendations?
December 30, 2002 2:55:33 PM

Also get 2 sticks of RAM memory
December 30, 2002 9:58:45 PM

do i have too? i am kinda at the top of my budget. Shouldnt 512 ram be enough?
December 30, 2002 11:02:20 PM

He (probably) means two sticks of 256 to run in dual channel, which generally provides some slight increases in performance and is cheaper than buying one stick of 512.

The other prevailing idea here is to invest in one good stick of 512, then wait for prices to come down on high-quality 512 sticks before adding another one for a marshmellowy good gig of dual channel DDR. I would do this if my telepathic powers could foresee a need for a gig of ram in the next couple of years.
January 1, 2003 4:39:13 AM

Antec PLUS1080 would be my choice for a case. Great case with a Antec truepower 430W PS that can't be beat for $145. If you need something cheaper, look into other Antec midtowers. Enermax and Enlight aren't bad either.

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Crap, all the good ones are already taken.
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