Need some help with a new system im building Tags: CPUs Last response: June 3, 2005 11:43 PM in CPUs Share arussell 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 More about : system building dunklegend 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 lonelypauly 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. <b><font color=blue>Athlon64 3200+ Winchester/MSI Neo4 Platinum SLI/MSI 6800 Ultra/1 GB Kingston HyperX (Dual Channel)/74GB WD Raptor/600Watt Enermax Noisetaker/ Dual Mitsubishi 21 Inch Monitors</b></font color=blue> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Starfishy 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. arussell 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !