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Old 12-12-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default New system I'm building....

Here are some specs on the new system I am building. If anyone has any feedback for me Id really appreciate it. Thanks!!


-ASUS A8N5X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569

-AMD 64 3500+

-Powermax case with 550w PSU upgrade
http://www.supergooddeal.com/Product...0212-4&Click=1

-1 GB Corsair RAM

-80GB Maxtor (5400 ick from my old system)

-48X CDRW and 52X DVD ROM (From old system)

I am undecided on a PCIe Vid card at the moment.
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Default Re: New system I'm building....

I'd say maybe drop the 3500+ to a 3000+, cause you're losing 400MHz clock speed, but you save a lot of money. I really don't think you'll benefit much from a 400MHz increase in clock speed.

Also, Corsair RAM tends to be over-priced. Personally, I find OCZ to be better value.

And that Hard Drive may have to go; 7,200rpm SATA drives with 8MB Cache aren't that expensive, and will give your machine a pretty big performance boost, I'm sure.
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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Looks good. Just upgrade that hard drive in the future. You will see a significant performance boost there. Here's a thought. If you get this high performance video card here, you get a free motherboard to go with it. I already checked the specs on that and it looks good too. It's actually better than the Asus one you got up there. Check it out. Buy an excellent video card and get a really good (SLi featured) motherboard for FREE:

Free SLI Motherboard with purchase.
eVGA 256-P2-N518 Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130238

That is too good to be true.
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:33 PM   #4
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Id like to do that but dont have the money. What makes it better than the ASUS??
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Keep the 3500+, the boost in performance is worth the value

What's your budget for the graphics card? If it's quite low, check out the 6600GTs. If you got more, look at a 6800GT, XT, or GS
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:37 PM   #6
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Well, the eVGA motherboard uses a higher standard for hard drive interface (not that it will make huge difference), but it's theoritically rated at 3GB/s transfer rate compared to the Asus SATA 150, 150MB/s. Also, the eVGA support dual GPU (video cards) while the Asus cannot. It gives maximum performance for gamers. If you do choose this route, that 3500+ CPU will do nicely to go with this card.
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