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#1 trumpwm

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 02:21 PM

I am attempting to build my first computer from scratch,and would like to know if I am making any mistakes with the parts I have picked out at Tiger Direct .

Motherboard
Biostar ta770 a2+
Item # b450-2330

CPU
AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+ processor with fan
Item # cp1-am2-5000

Memory
Crucial Ballistix Tracer Dual Channel
2048MB PC 6400
DDR2 800 MHZ
2 x 1024 MB
latency 444-12
Item # c19-4502

Hard Drives
2 WD Caviar SE 160 GB
7200 8MB SATA-300 OEM
Item TSD-160AAJS

Video Card
XFX Geoforce 8500 GT
512 MB DDR2
Item # P450-8666

CD-rom
would like to use one from a gateway that I stripped out it is a
Phillips brand

DVD Burner

Phillips SPD6104BD
Lightscribe Internal Drive
Item # p129-1016

Below Items I have purchased already or have on hand

Case
Dynex Midtower with 500w PS (NEW )
DX-MDTWER

Generic Floppy (Used)

Operating System
Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2 (NEW)
Still in the box

Thank you for your time and assistance.
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#2 Kristopher McDougall

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:21 PM

Greetings! It looks like all these parts should work fine together. I personally would rather go with an Intel proc than an AMD but to each his own lol

One thing to remember is the download and flash to the latest bios rev. for the motherboard.

Let us know how it works for you.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 06:03 PM

If you could add links that would be good so we can refrence what you looking at quickly. Second, all depends on your gaming, but the XFX 8500 GT is an older card and still retailing for almost $100. In my opinion if your looking for a good card for a lower price you shouldnt look any lower then the 8800GS which will run you around $100 after rebate and will smoke an 8500GT. Anything lower then an 8800GS is going to have a 128bit interface which makes it a lot slower card compared to the 8800GS which has a 192bit or such cards as the 9600GT and 8800GT that have the 256bit. Also its up to you on the RAM but if you plan on overclocking the processor then the Tracer RAM is probably a good choice but if you dont you can get 2GB of Gskill 6400 off new egg for around $35-$45 out the door. Thats what i bought and it works great.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 06:12 PM

This function allows you to adjust the DDR voltage.
The Choices: 1.95V (default), 2.00V, 2.05V, 2.10V, 2.20V, 2.30V, 2.40V,
2.50V, 2.60V, 2.70V, 2.90V.


that memory is 2.2volt so you would need to go immediately into bios and adjust?
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:14 PM

Thank you for the input . I am going to change the video card and memory selections.
I will let you know what I come up with.
I am hoping to have a system I can build without to many problems when I go to start it up. So far I think things are going pretty well.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:40 AM

If you could add links that would be good so we can refrence what you looking at quickly. Second, all depends on your gaming, but the XFX 8500 GT is an older card and still retailing for almost $100. In my opinion if your looking for a good card for a lower price you shouldnt look any lower then the 8800GS which will run you around $100 after rebate and will smoke an 8500GT. Anything lower then an 8800GS is going to have a 128bit interface which makes it a lot slower card compared to the 8800GS which has a 192bit or such cards as the 9600GT and 8800GT that have the 256bit. Also its up to you on the RAM but if you plan on overclocking the processor then the Tracer RAM is probably a good choice but if you dont you can get 2GB of Gskill 6400 off new egg for around $35-$45 out the door. Thats what i bought and it works great.


Lucky I am going to go with the 8800GS but I am having a hard time finding out if the memory I look at is the right choice . When I try to find the right memory It doesn't show the voltage so i am not sure . I do like what I have read about gskill memory .
Also I am not sure of the proper way to post links for the products I picked .
Sorry if I am a pain .I don't mean to be.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:49 AM

http://www.newegg.com/

just copy and paste from the address bar, I am leary of all these embeded links, I like to see what I am clicking on
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Posted 12 April 2008 - 02:16 AM

I think I solved two things .
One is how to paste thanks to dachewy.
And finding the right memory. I hope this is the right memory.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231098

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 06:11 AM

that would be a little slower, but safer with the lower voltage range

dachewy out :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:01 PM

I want to thank everyone for helping me with the questions I had in building my computer.
As of this morning it is up and running.I had a few problems trying to install windows but solved the problem by reading a lot of posts.
What a great feeling when you build your own.

again thanks a ton
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