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Old 08-30-2006, 11:52 AM   #1
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Greetings to all. I have recently been thinking about building a new computer and these are the parts I wish to obtain:


Power Supply: XION XION 500W

CPU: AMD ANTHLON 64 FX-60

Motherboard: JETWAY 939GT4-SLI-G

RAM: PATRIOT 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 433 (PC 3500)

Video Card(s):

Optical Drive(s):

Floppy: MITSUMI FA404M

Hard Drive: WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR 200 GB

Sound Card: SOUND BLASTER X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1

If someone can please look over this and tell me what you think.
Thank you.
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:12 PM   #2
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I suggest going with core duo. Must better then the FX-60.
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:26 PM   #3
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Couple of improvements:

Choose an E6600 or E700 (Core 2 Duo) over the FX-60 - they'll be faster and cheaper.

Spend more money on the motherboard, and buy a good brand - both Gigabyte and Asus make good boards for Core 2 Duos.

Get a Samsung Spinpoint P120S 250GB - their extremely fast and extremely quiet.

You'll have to change the RAM for Core 2 Duo - buy some reasonable quality stuff and not the cheapest you can find.

Choose a better power supply - if you choose a dodgy power supply and it blows up, you could loose everything in your PC. You seem to have a lot of money, so consider the Seasonic 500W; you do pay more, but you know that you have a good PSU.
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:33 PM   #4
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I'd have to say about the samsung spinpoint drives, they are not nearly as trusted of a brand as WD or Seagate. I'm not saying their bad at all, it's just the other drives have a far better reputation.

I'd go with any new SATA II Seagate 7200.10 series drive for the build
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I agree with DJ-Chris although in my exp I find a HD is a HD regradless of brand, if I can though I like to stick with Seagate or WD the rest are just there if they offer me insanely good deals.
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Default Re: Please evaluate my build anyone?

I've read several reviews of Samsung hard drives, and have not been able to read anything bad about them.

4 to 6 people at least have them on the forum I frequent: www.cpcff.co.uk/phpBB2, and if someone asks about a hard drive these ones are always suggested.

Anyway - I've got a Seagate hard drive, and hate it :s
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Seagate/Maxtor, Western Digital, Samsung, Hitachi and Toshiba all make very good hard drives. Usually I would recommend Hitachi and Toshibas for more corporate/server builds, because they usually have better SCSI and large capacity drives. Seagate/Maxtor makes some of the best desktop drives, but if you're a speed demon, the Western Digital Raptor is still the fastest in the market (though the 7200.10's aren't that much slower).
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How about a E6700, ABIT AW9D-MAX (my new favorite board to recommend) Team Group PC-5300 3-3-3-8. Seagate 7200.10 320GB, OCZ GameXstream 600, or PCP&C Silencer 610. Video card if you are into gaming, and optical drives are your choice, i say drop the floppy.
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Yeah, no one really uses floppys anymore, unless you like using MS-DOS or you like flashing BIOS's on video cards.
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