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First system built in a LONG time, any suggestions

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November 12, 2004 1:27:56 PM

I am building a new system, most parts listed are gonna probably come from NewEgg.

Check it over and let me know what you all think, I would appreciate it! As usual with me, I am over my original planned budget.... ;) 


Thermaltake XRound Cable SATA-UV 18-Inch 2-Head (SERIAL ATA 150) Cable, BLUE, Model "A2096" -RETAIL
Item#
N82E16812106002
$3.99

Thermaltake UV BLUE ROUND 18" Floppy drive cable, Model A2082 -RETAIL
Item#
N82E16812183005
$3.49

(2)Thermaltake UV BLUE ROUND 24" IDE(ATA66/100/133) cable, Model A2075 -RETAIL
Item#
N82E16812183042
$4.15

CPU Thermal Paste / Grease
Arctic Silver Premium Silver Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound,
Model "Arctic Silver 5", 3.5-gram( 1 cc. ) tube
Item#
N82E16835100007
$11.98

Fans, Heatsinks (Case, CPU, Chipset)
ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 478/462/754/939/940 CPUs -RETAIL
Item#
N82E16835118113
$44.99

Hard Drives
Seagate 120GB Barracuda 7200RPM SATA II with NCQ Hard Drive, Model ST3120827AS, OEM
Item#
N82E16822148039
$94.50

Memory (System Memory)
(2) Mushkin 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail
Item#
N82E16820146219
$70.27
Total $140.54

Motherboards - AMD
GIGABYTE "GA-K8NS Ultra-939" NVIDIA nForce3 ULTRA Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
Item#
N82E16813128263
$116.00

Processors
AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Socket 939 Processor – Retail 90nm version..
Item#
N82E16819103498
$295.00

Product total: 
$718.79

Plus I already picked up an Antex Sonata case, another 120mm quiet case fan (case doesn't look well ventilated, so I opted for the second optional fan) The case has a 380 Watt power supply.
Also, I am getting a BFG 6800GT OC video card.. $399 (TOO EXPENSIVE, but hey, what can you do...)

Any suggestions / comments would be appreciated, this is my first system build since my OLD Athlon 700... I am going for a quieter system this time.

Thanks everyone @ THG!

Josh
November 13, 2004 3:33:34 AM

I think you should add a high-quality PSU (over 500W) to the list. =) That's something that will avoid a lot of pesky little problems that can crop up, and will last through future upgrades.
November 13, 2004 4:35:28 AM

Looking good. Love the TT round cables too. Really helps front fan airflow. Don't forget the side intake fan.


Abit IS7 - 3.0C @ 3.6ghz - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
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November 13, 2004 11:58:55 AM

That case cools very well even without the extra fan. The 120mm fan is quiet and basically moves the same air as 2 - 80mm fans. The extra fan will help of course, but add noise and dust filter buildup.

I'd give that PS a go, as it is Antecs "True" series 380watt. It should be fine unless you max out the drives also.

ABIT IS7, P4 2.6C, 1GB Corsair XMS 4000 Pro Series, Radeon 9800 Pro, Santa Cruz, TruePower 430watt
November 16, 2004 4:05:39 AM

Thanks for the input everyone. I think I am changing a few things to get a couple of the components better. I am gonna get some better ram and a different MoBo as well I think, I may go with an ASUS board... Also looking to learn the difference between the 939 90nm 3500+ and the 939 90nm 3200+ Also was curious about the difference between these and the Opterons...

Thanks again everyone.
November 16, 2004 2:02:26 PM

I just bought a similar system (first *I* had built in a long time). I am not able to run Dual Channel memory on this m/b, as long as run in Single Channel it's rock solid. Don't know yet if it's a faulty m/b or a BIOS problem.
November 16, 2004 4:56:31 PM

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(case doesn't look well ventilated, so I opted for the second optional fan)



this case is a silent wind tunnel. I removed one of the floppy bay covers to allow more air to go thru, you can feel it sucking your hand in if you hold it in front. its heavy and dampens vibrations , uber case

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