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Old 03-15-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default First Build...advice needed!

Ok, I have quite a few qestions, but first ill list the parts im considering

1.Just 4 PC 899 GAzelle w/450 w power supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=B452-3001

2. Gigabyte ATX Socket 754 Athlon 64 3400+
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=MBM-K8NE-3400

3. Xfx GeForce 7600 GT XXX
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=P450-7834

4. Kingston 1024mb 400mhz (x2 = 2gigs)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8&sku=K24-1534

5. Maxtor 120 GB 7200rpm SATA
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...u=TSD-120M%20R

6. Sound blaster live 24-bit
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...4&sku=C44-1010

7. Lite on dvd writer
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...6&sku=L12-1068

total: $900

So a few questions i have are:
1. Are all these parts compatible? Also, are these good parts for the price?
2. Am i missing any essential parts? (ill get keyboard, mouse, moniter seperate)
3. Should I get some type of cooling system?
4. When installing the OS, should I connect all the parts before? Or should i install the OS then add some parts later
5. Do most of the new moniters use DVI, or should I get a video card with VGA? And what's a smiliar ATi card to this nVidia one?

Any other advice for a first time builder would be appriciated! Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: First Build...advice needed!

Do not get a socket 754 motherboard/CPU...they are getting highly outdated now...and it's not something that can easily be upgraded. Go socket 939 or wait for AM2.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: First Build...advice needed!

Yeah, these parts are compatible - juse one thing...why not go for a SLI motherboard, and get two 76006T and SLI them?

You just need a nice case to finish that off...

Go for water cooling - its ace!

OS - use minimal things, video card, monitor, keyboard, mouse - then add things after its installed

Alot do yes, but if you have a VGA monitor, you can just get a little adapter - DVI to VGA - DVI is alot better to use though..ide buy a nice DVI LCD screen...

Hope this helps..
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:15 PM   #4
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Ok...how bout this motherboard/cpu

BIT KN8 SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard and an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz Processor with Fan

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...BM-KN8SLI-3200

and two of the 7600 GTs



edit: is that a little overkill for the gpu? Also, for SLi, does it have to be two of the same cards? or can they be different?
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:36 PM   #5
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Have to be same cards - that'll b nice...
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:04 PM   #6
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Is the only difference between a mid and full size tower the size? Are there any advantages to having a full size..such as airflow?
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Well the bigger the case, the more room for upgrade. Also the bigger the size like you said better air flow and then you can add more fan, i would go for the full size.
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do not get an abit motherboard and do not get 2 7600gts, why? because abit currently sucks and 2 7600gts will bottleneck that cpu to hell so its pointless, for a motherboard look at either ASUS or DFI, MSI is ok to, get 1 7600gt as it will play any game at the moment and it wont bottleneck that cpu, as for a full size case i have to say theyre much nicer than a mid size case since i upgraded to a full size one recently, airflow is a bit better but a decent mid size case should have good enough airflow, i like the full size cases more just because of the extra room
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