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Old 11-20-2006, 03:19 AM   #1
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Default My first build... Comments and Ideas are appreciated.

Hey I have sifted through this forum for some time now and am finally making my first post. I decided to build an AMD based gaming system and was hoping I could get some input from everybody. Suggestions would be much appreciated.

Motherboard:
ASUS M2N32-SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103758

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

RAM:
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145038

Video Card:
XFX Geforce 8800 GTX (mmm... I know its a bit overkill... I don't really care though)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150205
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:24 AM   #2
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That power supply is huge!!! Do you plan on SLi'ing it in the future? Everything looks good. It's a lot of money you're spending.
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Is there any reason why your avoiding pentium here?
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:44 AM   #4
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Here's my ideal config if I were to build today:

PSU:
anything over 550watts

Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115001

eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009

eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory/ DHX (Dual-path Heat Xchange), EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles), SLI certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145168

Man, I love eVGA...Overall, I feel this combination would do fine in the overclocking field. Get ready for 4GHz +, lol. I think it would do pretty good at gaming. Imagine adding another video card to this beast.
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Unless you are a Hardcore AMD fan I suggest you go with what TDRCorolla said Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor That processor will KILL the 5200+. Intel Owns the high end market right now.
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Unless you are a Hardcore AMD fan I suggest you go with what TDRCorolla said Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor That processor will KILL the 5200+. Intel Owns the high end market right now.
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but uh, if you're happy with your build, it'll work, you just need an HDD optical drives and a operating system. that's a nice powersupply
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