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Old 03-18-2006, 12:55 AM   #1
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Hello to everyone here. Im brand new to the forums but not a n00b to computers/forums so I'll try and keep this simple. I want to try and assemble my first built PC (to save $$$). It'd mainly be used for gaming and internet access so I tried to find products with that in mind. I just need to know if all of the parts would work together- I dont want to spend all the money and then have to return something or have it lying around. It'd also be nice to know if theres anything I'm missing (even though im pretty sure this is all).

Here are the components: ASUS K8N Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250 ATX AMD Motherboard/ IN WIN IW-C583T.J350BFU2AD Black 0.8 mm SECC Japanese Steel metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply/NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Silver IDE Model ND-3550A - OEM /THERMALRIGHT XP-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink/ Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824A 250GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM / CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS1G667D2 / AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Newcastle 800MHz HT Socket 754 Processor Model ADA3000BOX / Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card / eVGA 256-P2-N555-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card/ LITE-ON Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model SOHD-16P9SV


Well thats all. Any input or suggestions would be appreciated and I'll say thanks in advance
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:01 AM   #2
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socket 754 is very outdated now, u should at least get a socket 939 motherboard and cpu, as for the ram thats not compatible, amds are ddr only at the moment so no ddr2, check out OCZ and corsair for ram, u also will need a more powerfull power supply because 350W wont cut it, and whats up with the ide hard drive? get sata2 man!
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:19 AM   #3
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Ok, I checked a few other products out so I'm hoping these all work well?

New Motherboard: ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

New CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500BPBOX - Retail

New RAM: OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K - Retail

New Case: NZXT GUARDIAN BLU Blue SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400 WATT PS2 ATX 12V Power Supply - Retail

New Hard Drive: SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2504C 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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Here is a relatively fine little gaming box I am using. It works like a champ, runs all the latest games on high settings and it's REALLy cheap. And this is on newegg. Mine cost about 800 or 1000 4 months ago at my LOCAL store. Now, this is newegg and the prices have gone WAY DOWN. So here are the links. I added a newer motherboard because it got way better ratings than my current one.


CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103603

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

Hardrive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822140168

Video Card: (updated so you get better overclocking and modding)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161146

DVD/CDRW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106013

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811124111

Power Supply (yes you'll want one, propietaries suck)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008



HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS SYSTEM
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:50 AM   #5
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hrhunter: is that motherboard better than this one?
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131524

i know dfi is supposed to be the king. and that tha dfi can be sli-modded. but does this asus have just as good bios options? plus it's made stock with sli support.
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Originally Posted by HRHunteRHR
Here is a relatively fine little gaming box I am using. It works like a champ, runs all the latest games on high settings and it's REALLy cheap. And this is on newegg. Mine cost about 800 or 1000 4 months ago at my LOCAL store. Now, this is newegg and the prices have gone WAY DOWN. So here are the links. I added a newer motherboard because it got way better ratings than my current one.


CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103603

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

Hardrive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822140168

Video Card: (updated so you get better overclocking and modding)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161146

DVD/CDRW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106013

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811124111

Power Supply (yes you'll want one, propietaries suck)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008



HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS SYSTEM

i would update the hdd..its not that good i would reccommend sometahing like these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012

but if u didnt wanna spend that much money i would go with

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148111
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