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im getting a new computer, need advices

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by vexen, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. vexen

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    okay, so i would be able to sell my current computer for $900 (canadian) and get a new one (i already have a buyer), i made a list of what i want heres what i got so far, if you could suggest me what could be better for a lower price... it would be apperciated

    power supply : 420W POWER ATX OCZ POWERSTREAM 17704 122.57 $
    motherboard : AMD64 S939 ASUS A8N-E NF4 ULTRA PCIE 19948 149.35 $
    processeur : AMD ATHLON64 3500+ 2.20G/1600/512K/S939 90NM 21224 277.07 $
    memoire : CORSAIR 400MHZ DDR NO-ECC 2048M TWINX 11414 365.65 $
    boitier : CASE ATX NIKAO OGRE BLACK NOPS 12097 81.37 $
    carte video : SAPPHIRE PCIE RAD X850XT 256M TVO BOX 19812 448.05 $
    disque dur : SATA2 200.0 W.D 7200 8MB WD2000JS 21596 122.57 $
    total 1 566.63 $​
    i was also thinking about a 7800 GT but i dont know.. so what would you suggest me? all is in canadian prices by the way

    // edit, what i changed is in red

    psu : 500W POWER ATX ANTEC SP500 2.0 20877 101.97 $
    mobo : AMD64 S939 MSI K8N SLI-F NF4 PCIE 21968 163.77 $
    cpu : AMD ATHLON64 3200+ 2.00G/1600/512K/S939 90NM 20516 215.27 $
    ram : OCZ 400MHZ DDR NO-ECC 2048MB VALUE KIT 21378 307.97 $
    case : CASE ATX NIKAO OGRE BLACK NOPS 12097 81.37 $
    gpu : GIGA PCIE GF7 GV-NX78T256VB 256M BOX 7800GT 21688 534.57 $
    hd : SATA2 200.0 W.D 7200 8MB WD2000JS 21596 122.57 $
    ` total 1 527.49 $​
     
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  2. Shyska New Member

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    does A8N-E mobo still have those faulty chip fans? i heard of some new 939 boards from MSI, but i haven't tried those so can't advice...
     
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    My A8N had a faulty chip fan, but I just disabled the hw montoring in the BIOS and disconnected the mofo.

    I would go 7800GT:)
     
  4. Silverstone New Member

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    I'd get a Seasonic or Antec 500 or 550 watt psu. Yea, its a tiny bit overkill for your current components but if you wanna oc or later add a next gen high end vid card (like 7800 GTX) its what u need. Seasonic, in particular, are expensive as heck but you get SUPER QUIET with it.
     
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    or....would a OCZ 520W be good too? id also get a 7800 GT to maybe add another 7800 GT later (id have to change the board then... but i dont really care...), and what is wrong with the A8N?
     
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    The A8N has a small chipset fan which in some cases (like mine) sounds like a machine gun going off inside your case:) (caused by the fan blades catching on the guard) As I said, I just disconnected it but I guess you could pull the sucker off if you had the cojones. No problem!
     
  7. Silverstone New Member

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    Prior to 2004 OCZ was a major ripoff company, many complaints were filed against them. I think they are under new management since then.

    The OCZ 520 watt Modstream psu is rated good but personally I do no biz w/ that company.
     
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    Well it looks like you are dishing out quite a bit of money. If I were you I would just spend a little more and go with one of the 7800s or X1800s (your preference); isn't it only about $50-$ 70 more for an X1800 or 7800 when compared to and X850 XT? Both these cards give and take in areas so just do the research and get what you prefer.
     
  10. vexen

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    thanks for the good tips guys it helps a lot :) (i edited my first post..)
    and sorry mod my english is pretty bad i didnt find any other words to explain what i needed
     
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    i think slayer understands :rolleyes: mods wouldnt abuse their power:rolleyes: cause then we would all get mad.....;)
     
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    The post title u made explains it a lot better. I changed the thread title to this for u now. And no i don want u all angry i just want to point people in the right direction ;)

    I'm going a bit offtopic from this thread now. Let's get back ontopic :)
     

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