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Old 01-16-2005, 07:45 AM   #1
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I'm gonna build a new pc and wanted opinions or suggestions on some of the parts i'm thinking of using:-

motherboard

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe S939 Nvnf4sli Atx

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=82818

Ram

2x Crucial 512mb DDR 400MHz

Hard drives

Western Digital 36.7Gb 'Raptor' Serial ATA150 10,000rpm 8mb Cache. to be my boot drive with the os

Also gonna use my to older drives from another pc, which are:-
maxtor 200gb and hitachi 400gb, both ide drives to be used as storage

Processor

AMD (Winchester) Athlon 64bit 3500+ 939pin 512kb L2cache

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=79192

DVD R/RW

Benq DW1620 16x Dvd R/RW Dual Layer

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=80836

Case

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=65294

Power supply

500w psu

Graphics Card
I don't know to much on graphics cards but thought this might do the job, as I dont play power hungry games like doom or farcry. I only play rts mostly on my pc

Sapphire Radeon X600 PRO 256MB DDR PCI-Express TV-Out DVI-I Lite

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=64794

total cost is about 660 as i'm not sure on the graphics card, might go with another graphics card. All suggestions welcome but I want to keep total cost round about 660
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Old 01-16-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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loooks good, especially the fact that one day if u ever want to play graphic hungry games, u can upgrade to two 6800gt's or summat!!! Make sure u get a good quality power supply with at least 18A on the 12v rail!!! That system is quite power hungry!
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Old 01-16-2005, 10:13 AM   #3
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I'd ditch the cruical memory, i'd upgrade to some higher end memory, kingston, corsair and their hyperx and XMS ranges.
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And you better not be using them 500w ebuyer PSU. I got one for my GF's pc, they just reboot and reboot and stopped when i reduced the voltage to the CPU.
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If you can find the Powmax Demon 580 watt power supply you'll be in good hands. It is a good one. I just ordered it for my dad's computer.. and my own. It churns out a lot of power. It has two fans, one that is 120MM and another that is 80MM.

Also I'd recommend going with GeIL for memory.
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Old 01-16-2005, 10:22 AM   #6
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Geils ok, but for that spec of a PC go a bit up! I dont think we can find Powmax stuff around UK but so far ive found Qtec ok for PSUs.
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Geil is ok? Geil is high end stuff.. especailly the UltraX stuff I believe it is called.
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Old 01-16-2005, 10:45 AM   #8
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ok thanks for the reply's, but in terms of system performance would this:-

Corsair (TWINX1024-3200C2PT) 1024MB (2 x 512MB Matched Pair), DDR400

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=52471

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Kingston HyperX 1GB 400MHz DDR

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=53919

perform better than the crucial, or is it just viewed as the better brand
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corsair baby! But ive owned cruical..and beleive me they aint good.. Corsair value sucks but the XMS rocks.. kingston is rock stable and the value line even rocks. Your choice. Both are good but ditch cruical.
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definatly throw away that radeon x600 and get the geforce 6600 gt pci express. That way if you ever need intense graphics just pick another one up and use the SLI. If you dont plan on using the SLI video cards I would just suggest gettin the asus a8v deluxe mobo which is agp.
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