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Is this a good setup?
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 - $152.00
Case: ASPIRE X-CRUISE -BK Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window - $65.00
Harddrive: HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 160GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s - $89.50
Motherboard: ASUS A8N-E ATX AMD Motherboard - OEM - $86.25
Video card:CHAINTECH Geforce 6600 SE6600/128-64bit Video Card - $90.99
Power Supply: Thermaltake W0090RU 470W Power Supply - $67.99
Memory:GeIL Value 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory - $78.17
DvD Burner: SAMSUNG Black IDE DVD Burner Model SH-W162C/BEBN - OEM - $39.99
Floppy: NEC Black Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302 - OEM - $7.75
Few suggestions, if you are not planning on getting a SLi system in the near future, don't bother getting a motherboard which supports sli. Save yourself a few $$ and get a board based on the nForce4-Ultra chipset, only difference between this and sli is the extra pci-x 16 line. A motherboard based on this chipset is the ASUS A8N-E series.
For RAM, try go for something a bit faster, and perhaps get it in 2x512 setup so you can take advantage of dual channel memory.
Do you really need a floppy drive?? Treat yourself to lunch/dinner instead.Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.
thanks ill update my components in a minute...what exactly is SLi...i like floppys, dunno why
also tae a look at the products and tell me if i need any extra cables or anything.
11-23-2005 #5Originally Posted by crashandburn0420
Oh and another thing, that motherboard (my brother has one) has a 24-pin power connector. If your PSU has a 20-pin connector, the system will work, just don't overload it with too many peripherials. If you want a bit more stability and stuff, get a PSU which has the 24-pin connector, a PSU which has this will be labelled as e-atx compatible. Note I don't know which power supplies have this feature, my brother decided to stick with a 20-pin supply.
Just took a look at your graphics card. You'll need another one as your motherboard doesn't have an agp slot. You'll need one which uses a pci-x 16 slot. e.g. this geForce 6600 or this geforce 5700. I'd recommend you spend the extra $$ to get the 6600.
For the harddrive, take a look at this hitachi, advantage over the maxtor is that it is a SATA2 drive, so theoreticially you should get 300MB/sec as opposed to 150MB/s. In reality, the SATA2 ones perform closer to around 140 - 200 MB/s. And for $10 more, you might as well get it. I've had some troubles with Maxtor with Linux, so I don't normally recommend them to people.
Cables and stuff will be included with the motherboard.Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.
PSU??? sorry this is my first.how would i know how many pins it is?
11-23-2005 #7Originally Posted by AlexK
yep, the system looks good now. Good luck building it.Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.