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    This is my first time building my own computer. I've installed cards and ram before. I'm buying almost everything from newegg, I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything or making any mistakes.

    2x ADI 8" 4-Pin Power Cable Splitter
    $3.18

    1x ANTEC UV rounded IDE Cable, ATA-133, Model "A36UV-W" -RETAIL
    Features:
    Wrapped with UV-activated plastic tubing for maximum air flow improvement
    40-pin 80-conductor cable, ATA133/ 100/ 66/ 33 compliant for high speed data transfer (A26 IDE cable)
    Highly flexible 26" round cable (16" + 10") with two device connections, one motherboard connector.
    Shielded with aluminum foil and braided silver mesh w/ ground, for maximum shielding
    $12.05

    1x Thermaltake XRound Cable SATA-UV 18-Inch 2-Head (SERIAL ATA 150) Cable, CLEAR, Model "A2101" -RETAIL
    $3.89

    1x ABIT "NF7-S" nForce2 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Supported CPU: AMD Duron/Athlon/Athlon XP Processors
    Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 SPP + MCP-T
    FSB: 400/333/266MHz
    RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR333/266 Max 3GB, 2x DIMM for DDR400 Max 2GB
    IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices
    Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X, 5x PCI
    Ports: 2xPS/2,2xCOM,1xLPT,SPDIF Out,6xUSB2.0(Rear 2),1xLAN,Audio Ports
    Onboard Audio: nVIDIA SoundStorm APU(Dolby 5.1) + 6-Channel AC97 CODEC
    Onboard LAN: 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
    Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x Serial ATA, RAID 0/1
    Onboard 1394: 2 Ports
    Form Factor: ATX
    $85

    1x SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -BULK
    Specifications:
    Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9800 PRO/380MHz
    Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/680MHz
    BUS: AGP 8X
    Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video Out)+DVI Connector
    Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
    Cable/Accessories: 4 Cables, VGA via DVI Adapter, PowerDVD, Driver CD
    Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz
    $199

    1x AMD 45 Watt Mobile Athlon XP 2500+, 266 FSB, 512K Cache - OEM
    Specifications:
    Manufacturer: AMD
    Model: AXMH2500FQQ4C
    Core: Barton
    Operating Frequency: 1.83GHz
    FSB: 266MHz
    Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
    Voltage: 1.45V
    Process: 0.13Micron
    Socket: Socket A
    Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
    Packaging: OEM
    $88

    2x Crucial 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 8T - OEM
    Specifications:
    Manufacturer: Crucial
    Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
    Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
    Error Checking: Non-ECC
    Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
    Cas Latency: 3
    Support Voltage: 2.6V
    Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
    Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
    Warranty: Lifetime
    $172

    1x Seagate 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model ST3120026AS, OEM
    Specifications:
    Capacity: 120GB
    Average Seek Time: 8.5 ms
    Buffer: 8MB
    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    Interface: Serial ATA
    Features: 350 Gs non-op shock, 3D Defense System
    Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
    Packaging: OEM, Requires additional Power adapter
    $96

    1x Logitech Cordless MX Duo USB/ PS/2 104keys -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Interface: USB/ PS/2
    Number Of Keys: 104 keys + 12 function keys + 2 wheel
    Wireless Technology: RF
    Palm Rest: Detachable
    Design Style: Standard
    Mouse included: wireless optical
    Features: Eliminate the clutter with cordless freedom, Get comfortable with the keyboard's ultra-flat Zero Degree Tilt design, Make scrolling easier with the unique iNav wheel, Ground-breaking new MX optical engine captures more data every second, Cruise Control system combines two buttons with scroll wheel, Rapid charge base station
    $74

    1x SAMSUNG 710N-Black 17" LCD Monitor -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Panel Type: a-si TFT/TN LCD
    Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Pixel Pitch: 0.264 mm
    Brightness: 300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio: 600:1
    Response Time: 12 ms
    View Angle: 160° / 140° (Horizontal / Vertical)
    Input Connectors: 15pin D-Sub
    Features: Narrow Bezel, MagicBright
    Dimensions & Weight: 14.6" x 15.0" x 6.9" (WxHxD), 9.6 lbs
    Manufacturer's Warranty / Phone No.: 3 years parts, labor and backlight / 800-726-7864
    Dead Pixels Policy: Replacement or Refund for 8 or more DEAD PIXELS ONLY!
    $419

    1x Lite-On 16X DVD-ROM, Model SOHD-167T Black, RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Read Speed: 48X CD-ROM, 16X DVD-ROM
    Access Time: 120ms
    Buffer Size: 512KB
    OS Support: Windows 98SE/ NT4.0/ ME/ 2000/ XP
    Features: SMART-X: Smart Monitoring & Adjusting Read-speed Technology for eXtraction, ABS: Auto Balance System
    Packaging: Retail (w/ PowerDVD 5)
    $30.99

    1x NEC 8X Black Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive, Model ND-2510A BLK, OEM BULK
    Specifications:
    Write Speed: 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD+RW, 8X DVD-R, 4X DVD-RW, 2.4X DVD+R DL, 32X CD-R, 16X CD-RW
    Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM, 12X DVD-ROM
    Interface: ATAPI / E-IDE
    Buffer: 2MB
    OS Support: Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
    Features: Support for writing DVD+R DL; Vertical operation possible, anti-dust seal.
    Packaging: OEM Bulk Pack (No Software Included)
    $79.99

    1x ZALMAN CNPS7000A-Cu Pure Copper CPU Cooler for AMD XP Socket 462/ 754 and Intel Socket 478
    Specification:
    Compatibility:Intel Pentium 4 (Socket478), AMD Athlon/Duron/Athlon XP (Socket 462), and AMD Athlon 64 (Socket754) .
    Dimensions: 200L x 23W x 21H mm
    Bearing Type: 2 Ball
    Nominal Speed(RPM): 1350~ 2400
    Max Air FlowCFM): Not Specified
    Max Pressure: Not Specified
    Heat Sink Material: Pure Copper
    Rated Voltage: 12V DC
    Noise(dBA): 20~ 25
    Special Features: Adjustable fan speed controller(Fan Mate 1)enables control of noise and fan performance.
    $40.99

    and I'm thinking about getting this case: Case because I can pick it up locally, but I don't know what power supply to get.

    I chose the mobile barton because of the unlocked multiplier.

    Any suguestions?

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    For power supply get atleast 400watts, and has to be brand name else it will be crap. Enermax, Thermal Take, Zalman, Antec are all good. A few other good ones but these are the majors.

    I wouldn't buy a DVD-ROM and DVD burner...waste IMO. Better to just make an image then burn it instead of doing on-the-fly.

    Make sure you get a few case fans as well.

    Rest looks good though. Nice mouse and keyboard. B)

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    I figured I'd buy a powersupply that fits as well as casefans when i bought the case at that store. Alot of the cases I look at look to gaudy to me. This one comes close to my gaudyness limit in the front, but the sidepanel does look good in the dark (saw a picture at a review site). It got great reviews, and its cheap. It also has a removable motherboard tray.... but I'm sure I could do better if I looked more, but I spent a few hours looking.

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    Power supply i wouldn't buy in teh shop. Might not have a very good selection. Probably a lot of shitty ones and one or two overpriced good ones.
    Just buy the power supply from newegg.

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    Any suguestions of which one to get?

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Nice setup.

    PSU:Fortron 530W - $75

    As for the LCD, you might want to get Samsung's 710T - the difference between them, is that the 710T is using a DVI whilst the 710N uses an Analog input.Colours will look nicer, and there will be less ghosting with a Dvi.I've read many good things about the 710T from gamers, but the 710N should be just as good.

    Your call.

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    Originally posted by Super Dude@12 July 2004 - 22:17
    Nice setup.

    PSU:Fortron 530W - $75

    As for the LCD, you might want to get Samsung's 710T - the difference between them, is that the 710T is using a DVI whilst the 710N uses an Analog input.Colours will look nicer, and there will be less ghosting with a Dvi.I've read many good things about the 710T from gamers, but the 710N should be just as good.

    Your call.
    Will it actually be noticeably different? Or is it one of those things like rca to svideo video...i saw no difference in that switch for my dvd player.

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@12 July 2004 - 16:43
    For power supply get atleast 400watts, and has to be brand name else it will be crap. Enermax, Thermal Take, Zalman, Antec are all good. A few other good ones but these are the majors.
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    Originally posted by SingaBoiy+12 July 2004 - 22:20--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (SingaBoiy @ 12 July 2004 - 22:20)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-ROSSCO_2004@12 July 2004 - 16:43
    For power supply get atleast 400watts, and has to be brand name else it will be crap. Enermax, Thermal Take, Zalman, Antec are all good. A few other good ones but these are the majors.
    [/b][/quote]
    what?

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004+12 July 2004 - 18:21--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ROSSCO_2004 @ 12 July 2004 - 18:21)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    Originally posted by SingaBoiy@12 July 2004 - 22:20
    <!--QuoteBegin-ROSSCO_2004
    @12 July 2004 - 16:43
    For power supply get atleast 400watts, and has to be brand name else it will be crap. Enermax, Thermal Take, Zalman, Antec are all good. A few other good ones but these are the majors.

    what? [/b][/quote]
    He asked for a recommendation
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