Thread: Help me build my PC, =)
January 13th, 2003, 09:18 PM #1
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- Jan 2002
- on the street next to the 7eleven
Help me build my PC, =)
I am going to build my first computer !!
I already own PSU, Case, Monitor, Floppy drive and hard drive.
Help me build my computer. I have picked out these hardware, now im looking for comments.
Please anything... (hurry i might order tomorrow)
Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon/XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe Retail - $158.00
ATI OEM RADEON 9500 128MB DDR BULK - $160.00
AMD ATHLON XP 2100+/266 FSB PALOMINO PROCESSOR CPU - OEM 2100+/ 1.736GHz, AX2100DMT3C. - $94.00
CRUCIAL MICRON 512MB 64x64 PC 2700 DDR RAM - OEM - $145.00
LITE-ON LTD-166S 16X DVD ROM Drive 48X CD-ROM- Retail - $40.99
Arctic Silver's NEW Premium Silver Polysynthetic Thermal Compound: - $6.00
Thermaltake VOLCANO 7+. (With Fan Speed H.M.L RPM Setting Cable) Variable Fan Speed Control. TINY FIN TECHNOLOGY. High Ratio (36 fins). All Copper Material. 3-Pin with 4-Pin adaptor. Retail. - $28.00
Motherboard has onboard lan and Audio, and im on a budget so i figured i can always upgrade the cpu later so im getting a 2100. What do you think?
January 13th, 2003, 09:24 PM #2
looks like a kick @ss system
January 13th, 2003, 09:25 PM #3
Holy cow, I hope that is a fantastic motherboard for $158! I just bought a new Soyo Dragon Kt400 Ultra Black Edition for $110.
Oh yea, it had onboard 6.1 Audio and 10/100 Lan.Abit AW9D-Max | E6300 | XP-120 | Panaflow 120mm | 2x 1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 | BFG 8800GT | Corsair 650w
January 13th, 2003, 11:51 PM #4
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Dragon KT400 Ultra Black is a pretty decent motherboard. I have the KT333 Platinum. Anyway, when it comes to Athlon XP processors, I've found that the Soyo and MSI boards provide best performance. This is also what I've read!
January 13th, 2003, 11:59 PM #5
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- Seattle, WA
I'm getting an epox... should i get soyo instead?
January 14th, 2003, 12:04 AM #6
Only thing I'll suggest is to go for the 9500Pro video card over the 9500, newegg has it for 197, but it's just marginally slower then a GF4 4600, and is DX9 compliant. The 9500 has 1/2 the pixel pipelines of the pro model.
Other then that it looks like a nice setup.
Also my Epox 8KHA+ was beating the soyo board with KT266A. (I believe that was the Dragon Plus)
January 14th, 2003, 06:31 PM #7I'm getting an epox... should i get soyo instead?
January 14th, 2003, 06:55 PM #8
Don't get anything OEM and ATI. There are problems with w/OEM 9500s (they are underclocked). IF you are on a budget and don't wanna splurge, get a Radeon 8500 or a Geforce Ti 4400. The Ti 4200 is also good, but you'll have to choose whether or not you want slow 128mb RAM or fast 64mb RAM.
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