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Old 01-26-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Building my first PC...

Here's basically what I've got in my shopping cart at the moment, I just want to make sure everything is compatible and I've got what I need.

RAIDMAX Black 10-bay Case with 420W Power Supply, Model "ATX-868WBP" -RETAIL



CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)


Samsung Black 52X32X52X16 DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, Model TS-H492A/WBGH, OEM



Hard Drives


SAMSUNG 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model SP0802N, OEM Drive only




Memory (System Memory)


pqi POWER Series 184-Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail

I've got 2 of those. I could use some advice here, I'm looking to be as cost effective as possible.


Motherboards - AMD


SOLTEK "SL-K8TPro-939" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL






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AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939 Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor - Retail


I already have a Geforce5700LE 256 mb graphics card. I'm not worried about monitor or keyboard/mouse speakers etc.
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Building my first PC...

ok, sell your Gpu on ebay and buy like a $130 radeon 9600xt
now for your Mobo, i think you should get a asus AV8 deluxe, like mine, also get 200gb maxtor ~$116
its more then 2time as much and only $40 more
besides that its a great Pc have

fun and the best of luck.
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:30 PM   #3
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The reason I had the Soltek is a friend who built his computer used one and recommended it.
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Nvidias cant do directx 9.0, used in HL2 so I would recomend a 9600xt
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well the mobo is not your main problem, the GPU and HD is, now you do have 1024mb right.
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I don't play HL2, heh. I play an MMORPG usually but I'm dual logging 2 accounts at once.


1024mb ram? read what I said, 2 512's.



The only thing I'm worried about putting the PC together is the CPU, how hard are socket 939s to put together?
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thats the easiest part, most have zero incert force, so it just slides in, make sure you don't bend the pins,

hahahah: You are getting all those pecies from newegg, you know how i found out ahahahhmuahahahahha.

also whats a good mmorpg, I like rpg like kotor but the online thing is a little intimidating, i do hav broadband though.
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m8 u wanna fork out the extra cash and get a asus av8 deluxe thoose things are the best for 939 chips as it opens up the possiblity for overclocking ect
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hells yeah look how much i OCed mine.
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nice but why is it that a amd 3400 is like 2.4GHz instead of 3.4
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