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Need some help with a new system im building

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June 3, 2005 12:22:34 AM

Actually that im helping my friend build...Here is what I suggested to him, wondering if anyone here has any other suggestions or could tell me about anything we are forgetting or any possible probs.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego Integrated into Chip FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
MOBO: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
CASE: THERMALTAKE SViking VA4000BWS Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
RAM: CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
PSU: FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX500-A ATX12V 500W Power Supply 115/230 V - Retail
HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 73GB 10,000 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
VIDEO CARD: BFG Tech Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Hes planning on adding a 2nd harddrive for storage and a 2nd video card for SLI eventually. So hows this look? Any input is much appreciated.

Antec Sonata Case w/380W PSU
Athlon 64 3200+
MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R
1 GB Mushkin PC3500
Sapphire Radeon 9800PRO
2x WD Raptor 74 GB
NEC 3520A DVD/CD RW
Pioneer 115 DVD-ROM

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June 3, 2005 2:36:49 AM

Nice system!
Not much you can improve, maybe just a bigger PSU.
But I think it's nice just as it is.

Nothing is as easy as it looks
June 3, 2005 3:26:27 AM

Look for an SLI-Ready or SLI-Approved PSU. I paid about 175 for my enermax noisetaker 600W sli-edition but it was well worth it. I just built a system with that Viking case, and it's very sweet.

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June 3, 2005 9:54:54 PM

Yeah I would agree with wusy that the DFI LANParty is worth the extra few bucks. You are already spending a heap on this rig.

I think I like the suggestion of going for an SLI ready or tested PSU, although both will work.
June 3, 2005 11:43:46 PM

Ok thx guys, think I will tell him to go with the LANparty but the PSU, ive only heard good things about that so it should work I would think...

Antec Sonata Case w/380W PSU
Athlon 64 3200+
MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R
1 GB Mushkin PC3500
Sapphire Radeon 9800PRO
2x WD Raptor 74 GB
NEC 3520A DVD/CD RW
Pioneer 115 DVD-ROM
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