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Old 04-30-2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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My dad decided he needed a new PC so i'm building this. Parts already ordered so if you see an issue i'd need to know by morning... He was light gaming as in tiger woods golf and maden 2005 stuf along those lines nothing intese. He wants to DL files, and surf the net, So I figure for 840 bucks after Labor (yes I even charged him for this) and 100 for acse and PSU (he already has OS)

A nice 300 GIG HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148099

AMD 3700, i'm jelous of this myself...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

ASUS mobo, I wanted to go epox but he would have it no other way
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131541

Geforce 6600, a decent video card, not on the exterme end or anything, maybe he'll take up online gaming IDK might be kinda fun.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130232

512x2 very good ram, I enjoy it I have the extact same kind.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220037

Never knew ASUS made dvd burners.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135078

Frankly i'd love this machine for myself just toos in a geforce 7800 and i'll be shining fro ear to ear.
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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Yeah yeah its nice - that'll do!

Why not do a sneaky swap of the processors when its arrived?
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:23 PM   #3
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that will be fine man....no complaints here...but i would say get crucial ballistix ram... they are only 88 bux and have a 2-2-2-6 timing...can also be overclocked past ddr500... here is a link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148007

u should seriously tell him to get that...or maybe u give him urs and u get those!!!...just an idea though hope this helped
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It looks good to me. All seems compatible. You don't want to get a SATA hard drive?
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I decided aganist a SATA drive mainly because I heard their connectors are delicate and can easly break.My next harddrive in my mind for my computer will be a SATA, I just don't want to try somthing new with this build and screw up. Its kinda a test for me, so I took the safe route, I don't think my dad would notice the diff if his life depended on it anyways.
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I decided aganist a SATA drive mainly because I heard their connectors are delicate and can easly break.My next harddrive in my mind for my computer will be a SATA, I just don't want to try somthing new with this build and screw up. Its kinda a test for me, so I took the safe route, I don't think my dad would notice the diff if his life depended on it anyways.
SATA drives are as "breakable" as IDE drives. Just be careful when putting it together and you'l be fine.

SATA is also slightly faster than IDE, so browsing the OS will speed up with a SATA drive.
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SATA drives are as "breakable" as IDE drives. Just be careful when putting it together and you'l be fine.

SATA is also slightly faster than IDE, so browsing the OS will speed up with a SATA drive.
The actual drives are what slows down your transfer speeds and not the interface (On your standard 7200RPM 8mb drives)

SATA is not faster really, however theroretically it would have a slightly lower latency due to sending a single bit at a time instead of waiting for the other 7 bits to come along

Nice computer, I am jelous too.
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I would say SATA connectors are breakable. I broke mine and now its held on with super glue
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Yea personally i was advised aganist it, it was my computer i'd of said screw it and got it anyways. Example today if a custome rwould ask for a water cooled PC i'd say no... I'm not going build a water cooled PC without me first haveing been done it on my PC.
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