Need advice on my new pc

I got between 1500-2000 dollars to spend on a new pc. This is what I want to put in it. I don't really now about fan controls as in whats the difference so I am still seeing which one to get. Give me advice if you think I should change something or anything. Only thing is that I want a p4 and an nvidia graphics card.


got between 1500-2000 dollars to spend on a new pc. This is what I want to put in it. I don't really now about fan controls as in whats the difference so I am still seeing which one to get. Give me advice if you think I should change something or anything. Only thing is that I want a p4 and an nvidia graphics card.


x1 Cooler Master Wave Master Case without Power Supply
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=11-119-023

x2 CoolerMaster Blue 80mm Neon LED Fan
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=11-999-051

x1 COOLER MASTER Round, 18-Inch, Floppy drive cable, Booted, 2-Connector ( CLEAR )
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=12-103-302

x2 COOLER MASTER ROUND, 24-Inch, ATA133/100/66 IDE Cable, 3-Connector ( CLEAR )
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=12-104-223

x1 ABIT "IC7-MAX3" i875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=13-127-158

x1 Cooler Master Musketeer Controller Panel (Silver)
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=13-999-152

x1 Cooler Master Aerogate II Controller Panel (SILVER)
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=13-999-154

x1 BFG nVIDIA GeForce FX5900XT Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP,
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=14-143-014

x1 Antec 480W Power Supply with Blue LED Fan
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=17-103-914

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x1 Intel Pentium 4/ 2.8E GHz 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=19-116-174

OR

x1 Intel Pentium 4/ 2.8C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading Technology
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-116-162&depa=0
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x2 Geil Value Series 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=20-144-305

x1 NEC 1.44MB Black Internal Floppy Drive
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=21-152-005

x1 Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=22-144-200

x1 Logitech Elite Keyboard USB/ PS/2 104keys
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=23-126-114

x1 Logitech Blue Performance Optical Mouse PS2/ USB
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=26-104-151

x1 Samsung Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=27-151-039

x1 NU Technology Black 8X DVD+RW/-RW Drive
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=27-154-009

x1 Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum PCI Sound Card
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=29-102-163

x1 Arctic Silver Premium Silver Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound, Model "Arctic
Silver 5"
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=35-100-007

x1 Cooler Master JET 4 CPU FAN for Intel P4 478
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=35-103-142
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  1. Go with the 2.8C Abit IS7 Mobo. 9800Pro is a lot better than 5900XT. But you did say you wanted nV.
  2. Will you be gaming? Are going to OC your Cpu?
  3. gaming and probly going to oc my cpu
  4. NO,NO,NO! Explanations will follow from just about every guy here, but I've got to crash!

    "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. Now, let's eat!
  5. What cybercraig was trying to say is that you have it all wrong. Most people look to make the best choices, while you seem to be starting out all wrong.
    To begin with, the A64s are way better for gaming. Personally, I have had a lot of people ask me to build them Intel systems. For them, ignorance is bliss. So be it.
    The graphics card is another story. The 5900XT was brought out to compete against the R9600XT. It is not too bad in that arena, though very overpriced. Now, you can get the 9800 pro for less money. The 9800pro is easily twice the card the 5900XT is. Please, do yourself a favor, and dont buy that card.
  6. Something I found about intel vs amd http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20030521/800fsb-09.html#opengl_benchmarks and amd 64 vs ee http://www.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20040619/socket_775-39.html also the 9800xt is the same price range but I might still change the card to the 9800pro.
  7. Dont worry too much about quake 3. It was never coded for amd. If you want, you can get a patch, then amd perf is 30% better.
    The 5900XT is nowhere near the card the 9800pro is, so yes that would be smart.
  8. For that price range u should be able to get an X800Pro in there dude. IMHO, swap the Intel out and get an AMD A64 3000 or 3200+. 1GB PC3200 DDR is an excellent idea. The raptor is good too, tho maybe a 74GB would be more to your tastes? Make this thing pimp, not just good.

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  9. If you plan to OC some get some ram over PC3200 get some 3500/3700/4000 depending on how much OC you want. Also I found the stock P4 fan to be quite good I dont see the need to get another one unless you want to do some hardcore OC or if the fan your getting is much quiter.

    And hopefully you'll listen to ppl advice on the graphic/cpu. Because you can get something better for no or little extra cost.

    Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-3-3-8, Leadtek FX5900 w/ FX5950U bios@500/1000, 2X30gig Raid0
  10. Your going to OC. Buy the 2.8C. Unless you decide to go AMD.
  11. If you must stay P4 then for sure get the 2.8C. A good all-around CPU that will clock to 3.3ghz easy on air. I would probably jump down to the IS7 mb. It will run stable and cooler and save you some bucks. Put your savings toward a better video card. :smile:

    "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. Now, let's eat!
  12. Ditto! Get at least PC3700! Overclocking a P4 is fun and highly recommended! :smile:


    "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. Now, let's eat!
  13. With the IS7. He can buy X800Pro.
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