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Old 03-27-2006, 10:35 PM   #11
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Abit motherboard, easy for beginners and supports SLi.

Athlon 64 X2 4800+, one of the best CPU's on the market.

2 of these...7800GTX's some of the best cards on the market.

2 of these...amazing ram ballistix is...and thats 2gb!

nice wattage psu, sli ready, and enough to support your system

250gb...alot of space...silent.

thats all i can get for a little bit...gotta do some more homework. might post some more a little later. thats at 601$
This is a nice set up i would change
Video card
with that you can beat the GTX's

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Old 03-27-2006, 11:54 PM   #12
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like some of the other guys said... building a computer is very easy just as long as you do your homework. Don't expect to just be able to order the parts and jump right into it. There are lot's of great tutorials on the web, and I recommend you take advantage of all of them. Make sure you know what your doing.

Once you've done your homework, it is a piece of cake. Each of the parts almost always come with assembly instructions.

Once everything is built you will NOT need to program or code anything. All you have to do is modify BIOS and save those settings using CMOS. CMOS is a built in system of circuits on each mother board that powers a built in program called BIOS or Basic input output system. BIOS is a place to change your systems configuration so that it works how you want it to. BIOS is a protocol for every computer. You will want to familiarize yourself with BIOS so that you know how to configure you're inputs and outputs. BIOS is sort of like airport security. BIOS tells what hardware what hardware should do, when to do it, how to do it and where to do it. There is NO coding pr programing necessary.

I would recommend using www.newegg.com or www.tigerdirect.com to buy all of your parts from.

Here is a list of good manufacturers for you to choose from, especially high end systems.


AMD Athlon X2 series (4400+ and 4800+)
AMD Opteron 170 and higher
Intel Extreme Edition 940 Presler

Western Digital SATA II
Hetachi SATA II
Seagate II

Graphics cards:
7800 GT's
7900 GT's
2x 7800 GT's


This is tough, but I recommend a full tower or Midtower that supports ATX
Some good ones are ....
Lian Li
We will make sure you get something good

Power Supply Unit's (PSU):
Make sure it will have the correct power connections for all of your parts
For example, my motherboard requires a 24 pin main connector and an 8 pin connector
My video card needs a 6 pin connector
You should have plenty of 4 pin molex's
And if you are going with SLI which is a 2 video card set up, you will need an SLI ready PSU

DVD and CD drive;s you will need....
There are a bunch of good one's

Heatsink and Fan:
Most AMD processors come with them and are usually pretty good. The X2 series and FX series stock HS and Fan are usually pretty good.
If you want to overclock your set up or your processor doesn't come with a HS and Fan.. You will need to get something good for to cool your processor..
This will come last so when you decide on a processor we will help you with that.
SVC.com also sells a lot of good cooling products.

That's pretty much it I think. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.
Find out what every part is and what it does. Then find out where it goes and how to install it.

If you want my personal recommendations, just ask. I will be glad to help.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ / DFI Lanparty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert NVIDIA Socket 939 / FX GeForce 7800 GT 256MB GDDR3 / 2x1GB of G.Skill PC4000 DDR500 F1-4000USU2 / 19" Kingston LCD / 550 W ULTRA X-2 PSU / JBL 5.1 / PS CS2.0 / 120 G 7200RPM I also have an Olympus Evolt E-500 digital camera and 9" WS portable DVD player.
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Old 03-28-2006, 01:41 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by ArrizX_MuziK
Just to let you all know, Ati X1900XTX's are the best card on the markt.
Doesn't mean alot of people here wouldn't prefer 2 7900GTX's in SLi anyday
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:04 AM   #14
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about building a computer from scratch, someone posted this for me a while ago and i have unfortunately forgotten who but it put my mind at ease about somethings and i will forever be in his/her debt for finding it. least i can do is pass it onhttp://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/re...spx?id=2&sid=1

nice guide that shows you what you will be doing if you build your own(in general)
(this is a permenant addition to my FAV list. )
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:34 PM   #15
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Unfortunately, i dont have enough money to purchase the processors that were detailed in previous posts, however, could someone tell me if this seems to be a decent processor?

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thats a good processor, but i would definitely go with a dual core. you can get an athlon x2 3800 for around $3xx. its a pretty good processor and will last you quite a while. if you have more cash, definitely go with the amd athlon x2 4800, thats a great processor
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:09 PM   #17
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Hm dude the p4 is just a little bit less than the dual core 4800, and the 4800 is much better..For graphics card eh, geez coz u have so much money (im hopin thats american dollars) id say buy an X1900XTX, i mean hey if u have the money why not? Pfff 7900's...X1900 series is better if u ask me, just look at the shaders man..Ok so get a good 17" monitor, never mind 19" theres no point, for the case get a good cooling system (needs to be water cooling compatible if u want to OC, but dw about ocin its lame, theres really no point if you're gonna buy this beast), the case needs to be big with atleast 3 fans (trust me 3 is good). Get 2 gig of ram, i like geil myself but hey its your choice, make sure u get heat sinks with that (lowers heat obviousely and looks nice :P). Now dont get wireless, specially not a wireless mouse...bad response time for gaming . Get a 250 gig HDD, make sure its a SATA, and a good brand like Seagate. Hmm what else..Oh yeah headphones, get good headphones ok, no cheapy ones coz man do they suck, make sure the ear pieces are big, so u dont get sore ears...sigh it hurts trust me. Also you need a really good motherboard, go the A8N series i reckon, the Deluxe is great :}. After this buy a seperate PSU, so you can crossfire later in life . Then you will probably still have cash for case mods n' stuff , woot LEDS!!

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:18 PM   #18
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I also noticed that Crabby put two Hard Drives in the computer build, one for storage and another for windows/gaming, could someone please explain the significance of this?
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:21 PM   #19
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Crabby posted two hard drives, one for storage, another for gaming/windows, could someone please tell me what this actually does and how its supposed to work.
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:28 PM   #20
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Sorry about the second post, and its australian currency (dont hold it against me, im the victim here!) I can get most of the parts i want, at the moment and i'll put those to work, then finish building the computer when i get the other parts. And stick it out with a shitty computer for a while.

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