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August 27, 2003 2:26:31 AM

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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August 27, 2003 2:42:20 AM

From what I've read stay away from Powercolor. Sapphire is the better vid card.
August 27, 2003 2:45:16 AM

agreed...

Also doesn't PC Chips make fic mobos?

If so...stay away...


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August 27, 2003 2:47:02 AM

He would be better off with Abit Mobo.
August 27, 2003 2:47:42 AM

or epox...8rda+


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August 27, 2003 2:49:14 AM

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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August 27, 2003 2:51:35 AM

Should we go Asus or not?
August 27, 2003 2:55:02 AM

too pricy...epox or abit


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August 27, 2003 2:57:55 AM

We have a winner Abit or Epox for the money.
August 27, 2003 2:59:42 AM

know of a specific model thats somewhat like mine...nforce2 chipset?
August 27, 2003 3:09:36 AM

Yeah definately epox. they are good
8RDA or better yet the 8RDA2

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August 27, 2003 3:14:31 AM

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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August 27, 2003 3:15:10 AM

you mean 8rda3?


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August 27, 2003 3:18:00 AM

oh yeah. that one too. whoops. :smile:

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August 27, 2003 5:22:06 AM

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?
August 27, 2003 7:19:14 AM

i have already recomended abit...asus is a little pricy IMO


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