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Old 01-02-2006, 08:51 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone!
I'm new to this forum so let me first introduced myself..My name is Michael and I'm 25 years old..and i have just signed up on this forum because i wish to learn more about computers since i have few knowledge about it..Anyways my friend is trying to build me a gaming computer for about one thousand dollar...and these are the parts he has suggested me to get...i was wondering if u guys think its a good set up or if u have any better suggestion on any parts that is better for about one thousand dollar, feel free to give me some suggestions...i have spent alot of money on computers and upgrading it..so i wish this would be my last computer therefore i hope to get the best of the amount im spending..THANK YOU!!

ABIT Fatal1ty AA8XE Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 925XE ATX Intel Motherboard -Retail
Model #: Fatal1ty AA8XE
$166.00

Intel Pentium 4 640 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor Model BX80547PG3200F - Retail
Model #: BX80547PG3200F
$216.00

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT533D2 - Retail
Model #: VS1GBKIT533D2
$66.00

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive -OEM
Model #: WD740GD
$156.00

SAPPHIRE 100106SR-RD Radeon X850XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Core clock: 520MHz
D-SUB: 1
DirectX: DirectX 9
DVI: 1
Memory Clock: 1080MHz
Memory Interface: 256-bit
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
PixelPipelines: 16
TV-Out: HDTV/S-Video/Composite Out
VIVO: No
Model #: 100106SR-RD
Item #: N82E16814102505
$259.00

ps....these are the parts i have found at www.newegg.com
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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Looks good, but certainly doesn't "wow" me that much (in my opinion). For $1,000, it's a pretty nice system. Go for it, if that's what you want. I want that hard drive...did you hear about the 150GB version of the Raptor drive? It's new.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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Hey mike welcome. From what i see your setup seems pretty good if i had to make some comments i would say to probly get a bigger hard drive maybe atleast a 120gb. That is a fine graphic card but you might need a bit more ram. That mobo can hold up to 4gb. So i would say 1.5-2gb. Im sure your machine will turn out great. Make sure to get a big enough power supply and a few fans. Wait till some other guys post dont take all your advise from a 14 year old.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:28 PM   #4
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thank you for the responses guys...any suggestions on any parts i should look into for about 1 thousand dollar? other than the ones i have posted? any parts i should replaced or add?
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Here's what I would pick:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103529

or Dual Core

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546

DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136158

OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

eVGA 256-P2-N527-AX Geforce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130254

Keep that hard drive you have already. Total price is a coulpe hundred dollars more than your specs, but I like looking at this one. It's not bad. More money with the dual core.
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TRD, how would you compare these:

OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Platinum System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

Would I be alright to go with what you posted?
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The 2GB version has a much higher latency than the 1GB version. That's how I see it. So far, I've noticed that the more RAM you put in there, the higher the lag gets. For a 2GB RAM, that OCZ does an excellent job.
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Goddddd, I'm sorry, the 2 after Revision threw me off. My bad
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That would be a nice system for you. It's SLi so that's a fully loaded motherboard.
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for a gaming computer I'd go with amd. Intel just ain't a match for amd in gaming.
Overall the specs that TRD gave u are awesome, maybe a little more expensive but still awesome.
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