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Old 06-01-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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I'm building a computer and this just so happens to be the first one I have ever attempted to build. I was hoping someone could check this out and assure me that it is all compatible before I go ahead and start ordering parts.

CPU: AMD Athlon 3500+ socket939
MOBO: ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe Socket939
RAM: Corsair PC3200 TwinX xl latency 1024MB (2 x 512MB)
Harddrive: Western Digital 160GB 7200rpm
Graphics: Chaintech GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 (what's the difference between chaintech's version of this and the one made by XFX? And i guess there is a lot of other manufacturers of this. I just don't understand it. lol)
PSU: Not sure just yet but something around 400-450W
Case: Can't really decide yet. I like the Xion II Mid-tower. Any suggestions?

These are the main parts I need checked, of course there's others like the operating system, sound card etc. but they should be good for now. So if anyone can help that would be great!
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yeah, get rid of the chaincrap 6600 gt, go with the xfx version.
everything else looks kickass.
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oh i c...chaintech is not so good? In that case, the sound card I was looking at is also made by chaintech. Maybe something else would be better.
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yeah, go with a better brand. what soundcard were you looking at?
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nothing fancy, just a 7.1 Digital PCI sound card.
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try creative. they have real good cards. the audigy 2zs i think it is. 7.1 audio.
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Erm wouldn't your mobo have a sound onboard? Also why get a AMD 3500 that runs at 2.2 GHz where you can get a AMD 3000 that runs at 1.8GHz and can OC to 2.2
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I would prefer not to overclock if I can seeing as I don't know when I will buying another computer and I understand that overclocking puts a lot more stress on the life of a computer. But still if I decide I want to overclock, why not overclock the 3500 from 2.2GHz to 2.4GHz or higher? That would be insane performance. And on another note, I have the money to buy the 3500 so why not right?

And I think you might be right Nik about the mobo having some sort of sound card on it but I don't know for sure. Can anyone verify that?
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yeah, the a8n sli deluxe has onboard sound.....here is a link for the specs

http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/sock...d/overview.htm
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