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Old 06-09-2006, 12:17 AM   #1
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The desktop i'm thinking about building is as follows, i'm looking for a broader perspective then my own, i would really appreciate any idea's, cause i don't want to spend the money and regret it....

---AMD ATHLON 64 X2 DC 4800+ PGA939 2.4GHZ 1MB 90NM VAR 110W 2GHZ PIB
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---AMD ATHLON 64 FX55 PGA939 2.6GHZ 1MB CACHE VAR 104W 2.0GHZ PIB

----Motherboard I'm not to sure, I'd like one to have 2 PCI-E around 3-4 PCI, and either 3-4 Slots for DDR400 (if you have suggestions please tell)

----Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS 500GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer Serial ATA-300 X 3

or

a western digital hdd???

---Video....Preferably a GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB.but thats alot of cash (suggestions again will be taken)

---Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platnium

---600W Supply

---Corsair XMS 3200 2GB

---Coolermaster Hyper 6+ (CPU Fan)

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Old 06-09-2006, 02:46 AM   #2
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ok here goes with the suggestions...

cpu = Opteron 165 (comes stock 1.8Ghz but almost every single stepping can reach 2.6
Ghz on stock cooling)

Mobo = ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939(good reputation, decent for overclocking, and
has all of your requests)

Hard Drive = yours is totally fine, many people will suggest a raptor 10000 rpm for the os
but that (to me) is a waste of money.

Video Card = 7900GT (it is more powerful than the 7800GTX and costs much less, any brand should be fine but XFX and eVGA are preferred due to the warrenties and eVGAs step up program.)

sound card = yours is fine(might want to think about buying some nice speakers with the money you will save if you go with my suggestions)

Power Supply = Enermax 535w (wattage isn't the only thing you should look at, the key thing is the +12V rails, the enemax has dual +12V rails at 18amps a piece, and it is SLI certified. it will power almost anything you can throw at it)

RAM = G.Skill Extreme Series 2GB 2 x 1GB DDR SDRAM Unbuffered Dual Channel DDR500 (PC4000)

an additional cpu HSF is fine but just to tell you opterons are known for having very very nice stock cooling. anyway i hope these help.
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Mobo ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939

CPU Amd 4800+ or Fx 55

Sli eVga 7600GTs

memory OCZ Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ4002048PFDC-K - Retail
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146970 )

power OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001

sound - Turtle Beach TBS-3300-01 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Montego DDL Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118109

hdd
1) 39gb 10k rpm raptor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144200
2)250gb hitachi 7200rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145090
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Old 06-09-2006, 03:37 AM   #4
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go with dual core and socket AM2 as it will last u a lot longer, for a motherboard something from ASUS or DFI would be good, as for the graphics card i would just get 1 7600gt because in january (i think) windows vista is coming out and that supports direct x 10 which none of the current graphics cards support so just get the 1 card which should last u until then
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:11 AM   #5
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Actually, something on that vista thing changed, and Dx 9c will be supported or something like that. I think TRD knows. Ask him.
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so for right now maybe stick with a 256mb card and wait for this new one?
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