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#1 AnaMayShun

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 05:12 AM

I was here like 2 months ago about building a computer. And I think I'm ready to buy the parts and build it. Here is a list of all the parts I want to get. I want to run it through this message board, to make sure everything should be compatible. And if I missed something that I may need. I've included the prices also. I appreciate any help given.

LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner W/ 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model SHM-165P6S RTL - Retail $34.50

SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM $19.99

APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $69.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KSRTL 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail $269.99

ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms LCD Monitor - Retail $259.99

MSI K9N Neo-F Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $76.99

ATI 100-714400 All-In-Wonder Radeon X1800XL 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $198.99

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $121.99

Creative Inspire P7800 90 Watts 7.1 Speaker - Retail $86.00

ARCTIC COOLING ALPINE64 CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail $12.99

Logitech Media Elite 967559-0403 Black USB + PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard - Retail $26.98

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM $5.99

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400PRO - Retail $276.00

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4800CDBOX - Retail $352.00

Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM $89.99
Subtotal: $1,902.38

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 05:53 AM

I just kind of skimmed it, so it may be in there, but did you remember to get a Power Supply Unit?

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:11 AM

I just kind of skimmed it, so it may be in there, but did you remember to get a Power Supply Unit?


I guess I didn't. I need to look into that. Thanks for the reminder. Did you notice anything else I may need? or that may not work with the configuration?

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:29 AM

Be careful with the selection of power supply. It is the heart of the computer.

You could also get two 320 GB hard-drives for less than one 500 GB.
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:45 AM

Be careful with the selection of power supply. It is the heart of the computer.

You could also get two 320 GB hard-drives for less than one 500 GB.


Do you have any suggestions, then for a Power Supply? And i'll look into the 2 320GB harddrives. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:15 AM

Do you have any suggestions, then for a Power Supply? And i'll look into the 2 320GB harddrives.

This thing should be all you need.
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:59 AM

This thing should be all you need.

Indeed! A little pricey though, isn't it?

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 08:58 AM

Indeed! A little pricey though, isn't it?

A 100 bucks for a PSU isn't too bad. Don't trust cheap PSU's. He could go with this one for $20 cheaper and loose 4 amps on both 12V rail and all PFC (which isn't a big issue if he lives in America).
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:21 AM

I just finished ordering my system. Hopefully I didn't forget anything. I ordered from 3 different sites. The total price was $2022.85

www.9software.com
Microsoft Windows XP Professional CD $95.00
Total plus shipping = $99.55

www.mwave.com
AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4600+ (ADA4600CUBOX) DUAL CORE W/512KB X 2 CACHE 90NM (WINDSOR) 64-BIT SOCKET AM2 RETAIL BOXED W/COOLING FAN (3 YEARS WARRANTY) $242.05
VIEWSONIC 19" VX922 1280X1024 TFT LCD (BLACK) $258.95
EVGA 256-A8-N505-AX GEFORCE 7800 GS 256MB AGP DDR3 W/TV & DVI $269.00
CREATIVE LABS SOUNDBLASTER X-FI XTREME MUSIC PCI (Retail) $106.74
Total plus shipping = $942.10

www.newegg.com
CASE ROSEWILL|R6AS5-BK RT - Retail $39.99
PSU ROSEWILL RP550-2 RETAIL - Retail $64.99
DVD BURN LITEON|SHM-165P6S RAM BK R - Retail $34.50
MEM 1Gx2|CORSAIR TWIN2X2048-6400PRO - Retail $276.00
KB LOGITECH|MEDIA KEYBOARD ELITE - Retail $26.98
DVD-ROM LITEON|SHD-16P1S BK % - OEM $17.59
CPU THERMPASTE|ARCTIC SILVER5 3.5G% - OEM $5.99
CPU FAN ARCTIC|ALPINE64 RTL - Retail $12.99
SPKS|CREATIVE Inspire P7800 7.1 - Retail $86.00
MB ECS NFORCE4M-A (V1.1) NF4 4X AM2 - Retail $59.99
HD 320G|ST 7K 16M ATA100 ST3320620A - OEM $189.98 (QTY - 2)
DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #4895 $-7.00
Total plus shipping = $981.20

Total for this system - $2022.85


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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:00 AM

Looks like quite a system but I would have stepped up on the motherboard - just a personal opinion.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 09:25 AM

I am guessing a pc this powerfull if for gaming?

I hope for the best on your new machine :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 01:59 AM

I was having trouble getting all the parts sent to my APO AP address. But everything seems to be good now. So I guess I have to wait 2-4 weeks for the parts to get here. But the sooner the better. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 06:29 AM

PSU fan or is in the motherboard or somthing?

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 06:32 AM

and i didnt think you could go past 170GB if you are using a windows platform?
you have to change somthing with the BIOS. i dont know, but check.




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