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Old 08-01-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default First Build, Need Suggestions

This is the first computer I'm planning to build for myself, and I would like you guys to tell me your opinions and suggestions about it. My budget is $1200-1300, but I want to keep it as close to $1200 as possible. I have the DVD Writer, HDD, Case, and OS already.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ $195
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747

CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 $55.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118004

Mobo: ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 $96.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131022

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 $217
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

GPU: eVGA Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB GDDR3 $269.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130033

PSU:
OCZ GameXStream ATX12V 700W $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Fans: (2) Thermaltake Thunderblade 80mm Cooling Fan $10.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999125

Monitor: Hanns·G Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254005

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


Subtotal: $1201
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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looks good. Good luck man and have fun
Got the same CPU running. very nice cpu.



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here is the real link for the cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747


the rest looks good.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:36 PM   #4
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yah, I would go ahead and get those. Don't switch anything. I just have a question, what case are you using?

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Old 08-01-2006, 10:19 PM   #5
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Fixed the links, but now I've heard that the Zalman aint that good in performance, just looks, is this true?

Is the Scythe Ninja or Thermaltake Big Typhoon better?

I've searched online and haven't found a place to buy a Ninja or Big Typhoon am2 compatible, so I guess I'll have to go with the Zalman.

btw thanks for replying.
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:30 PM   #6
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Hmm, I'm looking at a review, and the Zalman cooled the CPU by 5C idle and 8C load.

The Scythe Ninja is relatively big as well, so it may not fit on your mobo/case.
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wow i havent been keeping up with technology lately ad now they have ddr2 with AMD cpu. very nice very nice!1
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