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Thread: This is what im building check it out!!!!

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    Ok guys in my last post I was asking for what stuff to get and didn't really get any help : / but I came up with my own stuff im about to list if I am missing something PLEASE TELL ME!!! Also if you have better suggestions tell me also.

    For the Case - ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply


    Mother Board - ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard


    Graphics Card - eVGA 256-P2-N376-AX Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card (Getting 2 of them)

    2x $359.00

    Memory - GeIL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory


    Hard Drive - Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B300S0 300GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM


    CD Rom - SAMSUNG TS-H352A/BEBP Black IDE CD-ROM Drive - OEM


    Power Supply - THERMALTAKE Silent PurePower TT-420AD(DUAL FAN) ATX 420W Power Supply 115/230 V


    Cooling - Maybe Water Cooling or Fans Haven't decided yet

    Total so far $1379

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    S!X's Avatar L33T Member BT Rep: +5
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    You know having dual videocards is absolutely pointless? If you want to spend another 359$ for bragging rights go ahead, but its not recommended. Also, you do realize that optical drive you've chosen is just an ROM drive no burner? If you are stuck on having dual videocards for any reason, Make sure you have a bigger power supply then what you've picked, Id say to be safe something over 500 watt. If you download alot of porn, A 300 GB harddrive would be perfect for you but im not too sure what your plans are to do with 300 gigs. Im getting that same case, It should be pretty nice. BTW: Wheres the processor?

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    Darth Sushi's Avatar Sushi Lord
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    Your power supply looks borderline considering you're showing 2 video cards. Also, a few years, ago GeIL was cited for using overclocked chips on their memory (that's why they love the heat spreader since it covers what they're using), however, they might be more honest today after many reviewers blasted them. Water cooling only makes since if you're overclocking but using value RAM can give grey hairs... if you're overclocking.

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    The PSU is probably unsuitable for that mobo. I suspect it only has a 20 pin power connector, and although you can get adapters (well spotted, Linkin Park) it probably does not meet the dual 12V rail specification.

    In any case, if you are going for 2 graphics cards you will want a PSU with 2 pci express power adapters, at best that PSU only has 1.

    You might find this seagate drive is faster and quieter, cheaper too.
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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    You might find this interesting.

    Why go big on the graphics cards and cheap on the RAM?
    Cut back (poor baby) to one gig and get something better.

    As noted, the PSU bites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imasoldier
    ... if I am missing something PLEASE TELL ME!!! ...
    You're going to need a CPU.

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    Also you have choosen a CD-Rom, not even a Cd-Burner. To be honest get the new Nec Dvd-Burner, was only like 30 for me ($50 or so) and well worth it.

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    one 6800GT should be more than enough gfx
    drop that SLI shit and and put a few more bucks into something else
    just MHO

    and as was mentioned, you dont have a CPU listed......
    the 359 $$$ you save can be used to improve the CPU, RAM, and PSU
    while I like thermaltake for cases, fans....
    I would get away from the TT PSU and go with an antec
    a truepower 550 runs about 115 USD I think, but well worth it IMO

    and yeah, fk off the maxtor in favor of a seagate or western digital

    and what's with the aspire case fanism?
    they look so damned generic

    that aspire case has a PSU, you wont need one as you're buying one....
    get a case w/o a PSU.......doh!

    and you'll save a few bucks on the mobo if you drop the SLI idea,
    freeing up more money to go better on a case
    Last edited by FKDUP74; 05-28-2005 at 02:36 PM.

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    So having 2 grapics cards is not a good idea? Why is that? Also for the CdRom/Dvd Burner I wasn't paying attention to that and will change to one. So what would be the good Mobo to go with? Also what gfx card? For the power supply the case says 420w and one of you sayed I need a 500w supply will it fit into my case? Im going to stay with one video card.

    Edit: I need a little help on the CPU also

    Edit again: Also I want this to be compatible with the new 64 bit Windows.
    Last edited by imasoldier; 05-28-2005 at 05:16 PM.

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    Two vdieo cards are pointless. They dont increase fps much if any. I bigger psu will fit in that case just as its an ATX psu. Video cards are really up to you, A 6800GT like you've picked or an ATI like what im goin for (X800PRO), It all depends on what you want it for, most likely gaming obviously but theres cheap then theres expensive cards. If you plan on getting that same case as I am, go with this psu.
    Last edited by S!X; 05-28-2005 at 05:18 PM.

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