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    My first build

    ok, this is my 1'st build, and I tried to get the best stuff for the $$. So, if anything is like, not good, tell me. Any suggestions for better parts at around the same price would be helpful.
    Here it is:

    CPU:Athlon 64 3500+ Venice $219.00
    Mobo: DFI LANPARTY UT NF4-ULTRA-D $129.00
    RAM:Gigaram 2x1GB DDR466 (PC3700) $200.00
    Video Card:eVGA 7800GT $369.00
    OS:Windows XP Home w/ SP2 $91.95
    Case:ePOWER warrior w/ 450W PSU $74.99
    I've already got a hard drive, and everything else I don't think contributes much as far as performance goes. And one more question, does newegg deduct from the shipping costs if you buy like a lot of items?

    thanks.
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    I am unsure as to whether that psu will be sufficient. Epower is a good company (the tagan line atleast) but when searching through the site i couldn't find anything on the PSII450W psu that comes with the case.

    I wouldn't trust it with those components, it could be good but until i'm supplied with info on it, i don't trust it.
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    The mobo is supposedly the best OCing one on the market

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    Quote Originally Posted by him61
    The mobo is supposedly the best OCing one on the market
    yea, a few members here have that board and have had great luck with it.
    Main PC: Intel i7 4790k/ 16gb DDR3 2400 / AMD R9 290X @ 1100 Core & 1350mhz Mem / Win7 Pro 64bit
    Linux Boxr: AMD FX-8120/ 4gb DDR3 1866/ Nvidia GTS450/ Ubuntu 12.04
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    The whole thing plus shipping will be ~$1,300. I dont know about anyone else here, but I think that that's ridiculus

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    Quote Originally Posted by him61
    The whole thing plus shipping will be ~$1,300. I dont know about anyone else here, but I think that that's ridiculus
    http://www.techimo.com/forum/t152396.html

    check out how much he is spending...
    Main PC: Intel i7 4790k/ 16gb DDR3 2400 / AMD R9 290X @ 1100 Core & 1350mhz Mem / Win7 Pro 64bit
    Linux Boxr: AMD FX-8120/ 4gb DDR3 1866/ Nvidia GTS450/ Ubuntu 12.04
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    Ridiculus as in I can't belive I'm paying so little for something of that magnitude

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    change the Ram to something with a Cas Latency of 2 instead of 2.5 .

    2gig is over kill save the money get 1gig you can always buy more later

    Get some articsilver5 great stuff

    PSU is one of the most important component shop real hard for a good one ,a bad one will hold your CPU and your GPU back(don't be cheap you get what you pay for)

    Shop for a good case your looking for good air flow ,can you add fans easyly

    eVGA 256-P2-N376-AX Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $299 is a better match for your system ,But don't listen to me who I'm I ,7800 are great ,7800GTX are better
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    The case I'm getting has lots of room for fans, and what kind of PSU would you suggest?

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    2 gig is NOT overkill anymore. ever play BF2 luke? makes a noticeable difference there.

    why would you tell him to get a lesser video card?
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    My 2nd choice of memory was these:

    http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/...ail.asp?ID=198

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    Quote Originally Posted by him61
    that is extremely good memory, you will need to pumping a lot of volts through it though to make it perform at it's best.
    Main PC: Intel i7 4790k/ 16gb DDR3 2400 / AMD R9 290X @ 1100 Core & 1350mhz Mem / Win7 Pro 64bit
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    Which should I chose though?

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    I like this one $89

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103930

    I like antec but I know there is some knock off just as good and cheaper,The one above have 2 12V-18A rails (you need at least 450W for a 7800) you need 450W or above with 24A or above on the 12V rail

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    It all depends, 2gigs does have it's definite advantages, and with pc3700 you will be able to get a pretty good OC' out it.

    It all depends, i'm assuming your a heavy gamer first of all, in that aspect 2gigs would be better. BUT it also depends on how much you are going to overclock..?

    The second memory is all around better memory, but 1 gig isn't enough for certain games to run to the fullest regardless of the rest of the specs of the comp
    Main PC: Intel i7 4790k/ 16gb DDR3 2400 / AMD R9 290X @ 1100 Core & 1350mhz Mem / Win7 Pro 64bit
    Linux Boxr: AMD FX-8120/ 4gb DDR3 1866/ Nvidia GTS450/ Ubuntu 12.04
    Laptop: HP-Compaq nc8430/ Intel CoreDuo T2400 / 2gb DDR2 667/ Ati x1600 / WinXP Pro 32bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloCamo
    2 gig is NOT overkill anymore. ever play BF2 luke? makes a noticeable difference there.

    why would you tell him to get a lesser video card?
    to me it was a better choice for his system I told him not to listen

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    I'm gonna be gaming night and day, and OC'ing it to the limits.

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    Oh yeah, another question, 4 80mm fans, or 1 120mm?

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    New build

    Don't buy anything you don't need right now
    Don't buy anything you going to have to upgrade later buy the up grade now(don't waste money)
    you just want get this thing off the ground up and runnning because prices drop everyday

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    beyond the fact I think the case is a little guady/cheezy... the included PSU IS garbage...
    Buy a case separately and get a GOOD PSU...
    my suggestions if thats your taste in cases...
    http://store.yahoo.com/amamax/ogblatxmigac.html
    http://store.yahoo.com/amamax/susasiatcaen.html
    http://store.yahoo.com/amamax/mgenisiatxga.html

    PSU wise... I would go with something with a dual +12V rail..
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104936

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