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Old 08-06-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default Rate my custom computer

Note: This is my first time building a custom computer.

I need feedbacks and opinion on the system. I've already bought all the items listed below. Some general feedback I need is listed in the questions. Others are welcomed too. Overall I just need help making the system run smoothly without troubles. Also, I don't plan on overclocking the system.


Are all the parts compatible to build a system? (just double checking)

Is the motherboard good?

Is the cooling sufficient? Do I need more or just an upgrade?

What about the video card? Will it suit my needs for moderate gaming (I'm only playing aliens vs predator 2 as of now)? What about other gaming (unreal tournament 4, farcry etc.)? How long will it might be before needing an upgrade?

Do I need a higher power supply?

Any items that aren't as reputable (products that are prone to failing)?

Any suggestions on adding to the computer?


-Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-162&depa=0

-SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-116&depa=0

-Microsoft Black Multimedia Keyboard & Wheel Mouse Optical
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...109-122&depa=0

-Maxtor Ultra Series Kit 120GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...144-315&depa=0

-Cooler Master Aero 4 Lite CPU Cooler for Intel P4 478
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-139&depa=0

-eVGA nVIDIA GeForce FX5900XT Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...130-187&depa=0

-Intel "D865GBFLK" i865G Chipset Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...121-188&depa=0

-VANTEC IceBerq Copper DDR Memory Heat Spreader
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...110-105&depa=0

-Intel Pentium 4/ 2.8E GHz 800MHz FSB
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...116-170&depa=0

-Kingston ValueRAM Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...141-423&depa=0

-Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...116-140&depa=0

-ANTEC Life Style Series Black Case
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...129-127&depa=0


I still haven't bought the dvd-rom and dvd burner yet. I need a burner that can support + and - formats. Suggestions for a brand and where to buy at retail would be great.
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Old 08-06-2004, 06:09 PM   #2
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wow you could have saved a bunch of money if you hadnt bought from new egg you know. Well overall it looks like a good mid high end system. Except I have never trusted Maxtor.

I just new egg to find good products and then go to pricewatch to find the item for cheaper. But New Egg is nice.

And holy shizzle 7.1 creative speakers. I am stuck with my logitech 5.1's.
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Yeah I would've used pricewatch if I didn't have to buy a bunch of parts. Most of the time the cheapest prices on pricewatch are on sites with low customer satisfaction. I just didn't want to deal with problems and having orders come in various boxes at different times.
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Old 08-08-2004, 05:10 AM   #4
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WOW looks amazing rig . I am stuck with 2.1 but i have a huge sub . HEHE
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choke....processer........you need an amd 64 fx 4000+ for gaming, but thats is a pricy one
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intel mobo's are crap, I used to have one, I'm willing to bet you your mainboard and cpu temps are around 100 degrees,that's what mine were, when I got the asus board my cpu temp went down to around 54 and my mainbord stayed between 70-80 you should go asus, with NOS overclocking and stack cooling, not too expensive either, got mine for 100 bucks. That 7.1 surround must be nice though
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wow you could have saved a bunch of money if you hadnt bought from new egg you know. Well overall it looks like a good mid high end system. Except I have never trusted Maxtor.

I just new egg to find good products and then go to pricewatch to find the item for cheaper. But New Egg is nice.

And holy shizzle 7.1 creative speakers. I am stuck with my logitech 5.1's.
i would pay the extra money just for their nice website and fast service, and wide variety of payment options you know?
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I would go AMD since it's a gaming comp, but then again you said you weren't doing heavy gaming so I guess it won't really matter, frames should be fine either way.
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:49 PM   #9
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Who bumped up this old topic? LOL

Everything is running smoothly for me. The only problem I've had was with the mobo and replaced it once (looked like a dead mobo). The temperature is running at a low 30 degrees and 40 degrees under heavy use, which is pretty darn good.

The only thing I'm looking forwards to now is with a upgrade of the video card. The problem I see with this is that I might need to upgrade the PSU.

Yes, the 7.1 sounds nice but their isn't enough power in enough. Great buy though.
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380 watts...hmm, yea you could probably up this to about 450 to 500watts to be safe when you get a new video card.
What are you thinking of getting in the video card department?

As for the soundcard, thats def not the problem i wouldn't think. It'll be your speakers. What type are you using? The more speakers you have you see, the more wattage you'll need on each satalight speaker to get a good performance, and some surround systems just can't cut it
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