Help with new rig

ok, i have picked out (most of) the parts for the rig im gonna build. i was just wondering if some of these parts have some conflicts with each other or i should avoid a certain vendor. or just some basic tips on what i should get. here are the specs. all of it im getting from newegg.com

AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- RETAIL

**FIC Motherboard for AMD Processors, nForce2 Model AU13 - why are those asteriks there?

KINGSTON HyperX Series 184-pin 512MB DDR333 (PC2700) 64X64 DDR RAM modules, Model# KHX2700/512
or two of these?
KINGSTON KVR333X64C25/256 256MB 32x64 PC2700 DDR RAM (better than 2100 2400)

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600 128MB 8X AGP DVI/TV RETAIL - son of a bitch...."Sorry this item / special is sold out."
how about this
POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600 128MB DDR DVI+CRT+TV 8X AGP RETAIL

WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 120GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # WD1200JB - OEM, DRIVE ONLY

ENERMAX EG365P-VE(FC). 350W Power supply (with Copper Shielding for better EMI reduction) for AMD K7 & Pentium4. Fan on/off controlled by M/B ~ Real "Sleeping Mode" support. Meet ATX 2.03 & ATX +12V 1.2 Version. Dual cooling fan design

Lite On 52x24x52 CDRW Model LTR-52246S Retail

and just a mid-tower atx case from somewhere...preferrably colorcases.com

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Raab_Himself on 08/26/03 10:35 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. From what I've read stay away from Powercolor. Sapphire is the better vid card.
  2. agreed...

    Also doesn't PC Chips make fic mobos?

    If so...stay away...


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  3. He would be better off with Abit Mobo.
  4. fics site was www.fica.com. was down a bit ago....
  5. or epox...8rda+


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  6. hmmm not bad.
    Question: Do you plan on overclocking? If so you might want to get PC3200 ram or higher.
    And dual channel is allways best
    2 x 256 for a medium level system
    2 x 512 for an uber system.
    And PC2700 or higher is a must if you have a 333fsb CPU.

    Sapphire is good. Powercolor soso.
    Personally ive had a bad experience with a powercolor card. Had to RMA it.
    Herculies or a plain ATI R9600 is also good.

    Hard drive is good.
    PSU is good. (though a 400W+ variant would be better for overclocking and future expandability).

    CDRW good
    case yeah dime a dozen. Just make sure its not some dumb fany design that sacrifices airflow for looks.
    at least 2 or 3 fanholes that can breathe well.

    the end.


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  7. Should we go Asus or not?
  8. too pricy...epox or abit


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  9. We have a winner Abit or Epox for the money.
  10. know of a specific model thats somewhat like mine...nforce2 chipset?
  11. Yeah definately epox. they are good
    8RDA or better yet the 8RDA2

    <b>My Car comes with Hyper Threading enabled:
    1970 General Motors Holden HT Kingswood Wagon :smile:
    Regards,
    Mr no integrity coward.</b>
  12. nf7-s (abit)
    8rda+ (epox)
    NV400 (soltek) I would take this one for a budget system...no dual channel but benchmarks show it has the performance = to that of most high performing dual channel boards...


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  13. you mean 8rda3?


    Proud owner of DOS 3.3 :smile:
  14. oh yeah. that one too. whoops. :smile:

    <b>My Car comes with Hyper Threading enabled:
    1970 General Motors Holden HT Kingswood Wagon :smile:
    Regards,
    Mr no integrity coward.</b>
  15. I think Epox will be a mobo for crazy OC user who doznt care about the security.So many Epox mobos which i`ve seen crash down,although they can be OCed a lot.Why not Abit or ASUS?
  16. i have already recomended abit...asus is a little pricy IMO


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