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  1. PVTCaboose1337

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    This is my updated final build list for a comp I am looking to buy in May. Please include any suggestions about any part.

    NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model ND-3550A - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827152055

    NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum/Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811146018

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148065

    NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16821152005

    DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813136158

    SAPPHIRE 100134L Radeon X1800XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814102697

    FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX700-GLN ATX12V/ EPS12V 700W All-In-One Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817104015

    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model F1-3200PHU2-2GBNS - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820231047

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103562

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro Cooling Fan with Heatsink - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835185125
     
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    funny, there is no "hypnotized" smiley lol. Looks wonderful to me, I'd suggest one or two things if you were looking to save some money, but it doesn't look like you are :laugh:. Happy Gaming!
     
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    Nice Caboose!


    Im thinking about getting the PSU you reccomend it for a p4? I do have the money in hand...
     
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    My friend has the PSU and it works great, he runs dual sli and an FX57 so... yeah go for it.
     
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  5. PVTCaboose1337

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    I can always save money, what are the "things?"
     
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    your going to love that freezer 64 pro. It's a snap to install, comes with pre-applied MX-1 thermal compound, and keeps your cpu very chill. 30C idle and 41C load. not bad for air. nice setup!
     
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    first thing, that power supply is overkill, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103937 should power your system just fine. Next thing is the motherboard...if you're going to go with dual-graphics capability and you're getting an X1800, at least get a crossfire board. This board is crossfire, cheaper, and just as reliable as the DFI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813154007 . I was going to comment on the RAM, and then I looked at it...very good and very low priced for 2GB kit! And I don't THINK you need a floppy, but its a good "just in case" item. Happy Gaming!
     
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    its a good setup with money out of mind... as though you simply picked up the highest priced items first without looking for the best performance to $$ ratio, as there are many other available individual pieces that will make the cost in the end MUCH less. Just from quickly looking through about $400 less, with maybe a 5% loss in performance.

    BTW i F-ing LOVE that case.
     
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    Is that NXZT really that good???
     
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    If it is like any of their other cases, its a pretty good case. I got the NXZT Nemesis Elite and its pretty neat. Its got 3 120mm fans, air flow holes a temp. controller and the case allows you to customize the color you have in the front. The Lexa has 3 120mm and 1 80mm fan so I am guessing it might be even cooler.
     
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    I really dont like that the NXZT has that side 120mm fan, it really bugs me.:nutkick:
     
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    You could always replace fans....But it def. does keep your CPU cooler than an 80mm
     
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    Yea its just I hate dust, and its to much of a hastle, I actually wish It didnt have that side window.


    The top design is strange also.
     
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  14. markkleb Guest

    Good STUFF BUT, x1800 is a good card but you got the wrong mobo. Get the DFI UT4 Ultra.

    Get at least 2 HDDs for raid0. (i use 4)(use Sata2 and 16 mb buffers if you can)

    WAY too much power supply..(probably a OCZ 520 or fultron 450)

    get the Mitsumi floppy with the built in card reader (looks cool and is handy too)

    your DualCore CPU is fine (if ur crazy about OCing get Opteron170 cause it has a good multiplier)

    Than GO CRAZY and have fun......
     
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    If your gonna go down to 450 you could save alot of money...
     
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    If you can spring a little extra for the cpu maybe divert funds from other things like a cheaper case, PSU and maybe 1gb ram, the X2 4400 uses a Toledo core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103546 , the same as the FX60, and has 2x1mb L2 cche for a little extra performance. This should give you more of a long term performance boost. Your build is great nothing wrong with any of your choices but if you can spend more on the cpu, it will be easier and cheaper to add more ram and some other stuff later, but you have to be happy with your purchase, again its just a suggestion. If you plan on staying with a manchester core than the 3800 is fine especially if you plan to overclock. Also since you going with an ATI vid card why not a crossfire board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127234 this is new and has good reviews.
     
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    Your using a SLI mobo with a ATI card? get your self a CrossFire card just incase you want some more power later on..
     
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    hows that the same as the fx60? As far as speed wise?
     
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    I am going for the floppy... By the way, changed to your PSU and Board as well... Thx
     
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    what mobo? i vote for the DFI UT4 Ultra.

    The stuff that mark guy said.
     
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  21. markkleb Guest

    I agree, that markguy seems smart...:laugh: oh yea its me.
     
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    I want a 550 watt power supply JUST in case...
     
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    OH wait also, what is the website that calculates your power needs? I have seen it before, you enter your info and it gives the reqd number of watts.
     
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    don't get the sapphire board if you're planning to oc, just get the dfi rd480 board instead.550w antec is more recomended than the 500.
     
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    i meant the same core, thought that was self explanatory, addin the fact that they to overclock well for the most part and you got yourself a budget FX60, even if you can only get to 2.6 with overclock, from what I have read others can get that without much problem, that is the same as the stock clocks on the FX60, in case again I am being misunderstood.
    On the subject of crossfire I would focus on the newer 3200 boards, DFI is selling one now I think and a couple use the better ULI southchip for better options like gigabyte ethernet , better USB and SATA II support.
    The sapphire crossfire board you will block 2 of the SATA connectors if you go crossfire which sucks otherwise its a great board
     
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