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Old 08-11-2006, 09:03 AM   #1
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I'm about to place this order , guys please tell me your toughts. I have the dvd writer, keyboard, speakers, case (aspire x-cruiser), and OS.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ $181
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747

Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $5.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 $63.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118004

Mobo: ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131022

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 $219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

GPU: eVGA Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB GDDR3 $264.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130033

PSU:
Hiper Type R 580W $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128002

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA 3.0 GB/s 16MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

Fans: (2) Arctic Cooling 80mm Fans $7.58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186003

Monitor: Hanns·G Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $182.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254005

Mouse: Logitech G5 Laser Mouse $51.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104191

Headset: Plantronics .Audio 550 USB Headset $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826265014


Subtotal: $1327.49
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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looks great.
Never heard of that psu manufacturer before, so thats kinda... but it does have dual 12v and the amps look decent, and everything else about it looks good.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:09 AM   #3
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I forgot, I think I'll need a UPS, one of those battery backup, which one do you guys recommend?
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:35 AM   #4
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Hiper PSUs are OK - that'll be fine.

I would recommend getting an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 over that Zalman cooler, as it's just as good and comes with the thermal paste as well I believe

I doubt you'll need a UPS - just save reguarly

On the fans - I believe that the back fan slot can take a 120mm fan, after reading some reviews, so I would recommend getting a fan (such as a Sharkoon 2000 series) to replace it, as it will be quieter and provide better cooling (especially the Sharkoon one). "The rear of the case is a standard layout. The case comes pre-installed with an 80mm blue-led fan, but has the capability to mount up to a 120mm fan."
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:43 AM   #5
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I believe you can use Winflash on the floppy, and that works really well
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Just a tip ont he mobo

BIOS will be half baked so basically have the bios on a floppy or removeable and update it straight up. You might have a hard time with the ram as well. I lucked out may I suggest you go with a patriot 1gbx2 kit instead. I know it worked for me.
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:46 PM   #7
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personally i dont think there is any reason why someone should be getting an amd cpu these days!

here is what i would change:
Core 2 DUo E6300
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Old 08-11-2006, 03:09 PM   #8
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Personally I would go with what Zaki said. A Core Duo 2 will blow an AMD out of the water and they don't cost much either. Personally I would go with that but that's just me. I like both but I think that the Core Duo 2 would be more worth your money because they are faster, and they're massively overclockable, and they aren't expensive.

Nice build though
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Old 08-11-2006, 03:13 PM   #9
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if you have the extra 70 bucks get a 4400+ if ur hell bent on AMD it has double the cache

edit: actually you would only need 50 extra didnt realize newegg dropped again since i bought it
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:38 PM   #10
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Changed for this:
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 

Gigabyte GA
-965P-DS3

Zalman CNPS9500

OCZ PowerStream 600W

Western Digital 250GB 16MB 
Better now?

btw Thanks alot for helping
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