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Old 05-11-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
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Well, I haven't gotten any of the parts yet but I'm looking at getting these parts by early June. How does it look, and is everything compatible?

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard - $175.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor - $267.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103514

Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500SD 250GB 7200 RPM 8M Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - $150.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144179

ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA8NW-AL/500 Silver/Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - $155.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144089

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - $80.00
URL: http://www2.newegg.com/product/Produ...82E16820145440

ATI RADEON 9800PRO 128M Radeon 9800PRO 128MB 256-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - $229.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102286

PLEXTOR Black 12X DVD+R 4X DVD+RW 8X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 8M Cache SATA DVD Burner - $106.50
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131329

ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu LED 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan - $49.99
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118119

Arctic Silver "ARCTIC SILVER 5" Thermal Compound - $13.49
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100008
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Old 05-11-2005, 06:34 AM   #2
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nice... everything's sweet except id get a 6600.
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nice set up hope u get it all togther and working soon, and also buy the stuff its an expensive rig.
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Its not a cheap rig, about 1200, but definitly cheaper than if I bought it made by a company such as Dell.
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urr. SLI is only for nvidia cards.

And only 6 series at that. ALso it's only for PCI-Express Cards. SO you can't get that card.

Are you going to be getting two cards in the near future?
Cause if you aren't, that motherboard is not the one for you.
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No, I didn't actually plan on getting two video cards..
Which board would you reccomend?
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I have bought enough parts to make this thing go. I had to scale back on my spending a bit. I went with a 6600GT but can add another in an SLI configuration later if I want to. I also only got 1gb of RAM for now, and a slower CPU then intended. But this machine should still be a speed demon that I can over-clock easy enough, and upgrade when I have more money to dump in.

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Yeah I'd agree with Jac006 on this one. Don't get a Radeon 9800 Pro since it is getting old now compared to new hardware and isn't worth buying new now, though I have to admit, its still competing in the latest games, just not with very high frame rates.

I have that card and run games at high/medium settings, and get around 20-40fps at around 1024x768 as the resolution, not bad really...

The 6600GT would def do a better job of it though, and is newer, and so will run new games for longer.
It is also worth every bit of cash! I'll be getting one soon to replace the Radeon.
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Yeah I'd agree with Jac006 on this one. Don't get a Radeon 9800 Pro since it is getting old now compared to new hardware and isn't worth buying new now, though I have to admit, its still competing in the latest games, just not with very high frame rates.
indeed! but when you say this one, do you mean you usually dont agree with me? or am i just missing the picture?
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yea the 9800 pro is outta the question. AGP doesn't go with PCI-ex. get a non SLI mobo...the MSI neo 4 platinum single PCI-EX should do, about $149.99 on newegg i think and then get a 6800ultra or even better X850XT PE!!!*DROOL!!!*
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