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Old 05-22-2005, 11:45 PM   #1
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MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - $142.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice Integrated into Chip FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - $199.00
URL:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...C-pr1c3grabb3r

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer and Serial ATA Signal Cable Bundle - $130.00
URL: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...01220-1-316603

ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA8NW-AL/500 Silver/Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - $154.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144089

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory - $88.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145505

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory - $88.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145505

MSI NX6600GT-TD128E Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card - $178.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127147

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE Combo Drive - $32.99
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106979

NEC FD1231H-302 Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive - $7.99
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005

Windows XP Pro + Office XP Pro - $89.95
URL: http://www.oemdisks.com/

CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value SB0400 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - $49.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102179

Thermaltake Xjog A2131 USB Fan w/ Blue Light - $10.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834999120

Any reccomendations on anything..? I didn't copy the RAM specs twice.. thats 2GB of RAM. This machine will be used for gaming and such.
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Everything looks good. I would probably get a 3500+ venice core. Higher overclock rate. Wouldn't you rather have the Corsair XMS instead of the Value one?
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Whats the difference between the XMS and Value?
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XMS has lower latency than Value and good for overclocking. It's a higher performance memory than the regular Corsair.
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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...e=pricegrabber
Does that processor come with a heatskin / fan even though it doesn't say it does? (Retail ussually comes with a fan)

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...iate=pgcorsair
Hows that RAM?
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Yes, you are right. If it states "REtail" it comes with AMD approved heatsink and fan combo along with the CPU, so no worries there.

THat RAM is the one to get. It has the heat spreader to help dissipate the heat too. Put it in dual channel mode with your motherboard. I have that exact same one, but 1GB only. If I have money to waste, that's the CPU I would be upgrading too from my old 3500+. Yours have more potential than mine.
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MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - $142.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor (Venice) Socket 939 Retail - $288.00
URL: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...e=pricegrabber

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer and Serial ATA Signal Cable Bundle - $130.00
URL: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...01220-1-316603

ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA8NW-AL/500 Silver/Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - $154.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144089

Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2PT 2GB Kit DDR400 XMS3200 Memory w/Platinum Heat Spreader Retail - $262.00
URL: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...iate=pgcorsair

MSI NX6600GT-TD128E Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card - $178.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127147

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE Combo Drive - $32.99
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106979

NEC FD1231H-302 Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive - $7.99
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005

Windows XP Pro + Office XP Pro - $89.95
URL: http://www.oemdisks.com/

CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value SB0400 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - $49.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102179

Thermaltake Xjog A2131 USB Fan w/ Blue Light - $10.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834999120

So, hows that build.. about 1300 now..
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Yeah, that looks super good. I like that combo, but you'll get other opinions regarding motherboard and memory. That's what I would get.

The Creative sound card is good for a value card. It produces great sound. The reason why I have the ZS Gamer edition is because of the DTS. It's also THX certified but doesn't list it. Once you install, you'll get a full menu option for THX config. It's got a rebate right now for the Audigy 2 ZS Gamers edition.
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You have a top-end computer, but that video card is medicore... Not that it's bad, but compared with your other part, I'd be looking at an ATI x800 or something..
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What about this card..?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...C-pr1c3grabb3r

Hows everything?
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