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crawlins

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I was wondering if this would all work together and if anyone had advice about it.


This is what I have so far...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103562

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813136166

Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144701

OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227210

eVGA Geforce 7900GT 256-P2-N563-AX Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...TC-pr1c3grabb3r

PLEXTOR Black IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827131357


And would it all fit in this case? (I know they are old and discontinued, but I like them and have an oppertunity to buy one)
Ultra Dragon Glossy Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
http://ultraproducts...5&productID=155

Thanks,

Corey
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Looks ok to me, remember youll need a good PSU, and you might want to consider going a little cheaper on the gfx card as you may want to upgrade to DX10 sooner rather than later.
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Thanks for the help...

What are the best brands of power supplies and how much power would I need for that build? Is 500W ok?
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Thanks for the help...

What are the best brands of power supplies and how much power would I need for that build? Is 500W ok?



Antec true power, enermax, thermaltake, ocz are good power supplies as they are all true power and not some cheap brand.
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If you are new to this computer building stuff then i wouldnt recomend DFI expert board. Get the ultra-D. Or get an MSI board.
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Hmmmm, well I have a friend who knows what he is doing and is going to set it up for me. I am willing to learn, but if it is somthing that I will need to do often it may get annoying. Is that DFI Lanparty somthing that needs continious adjustments? If I dont go with that one, do you have other ideas (I may want to go with SLI in the near future).

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Hmmmm, well I have a friend who knows what he is doing and is going to set it up for me. I am willing to learn, but if it is somthing that I will need to do often it may get annoying. Is that DFI Lanparty somthing that needs continious adjustments? If I dont go with that one, do you have other ideas (I may want to go with SLI in the near future).

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No you dont have to do continuous adjustments on the dfi motherboards, but they are meant for the hardcore gamer/overclocker in mind. My friend had never built a pc before and he bought a lanparty board for his first and he had no problems setting it up..
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All it takes is a bit of common sense and a cool head to set it up, they dont make it intentionally hard some people seem to panic a bit when it comes to setting up computers.

Be careful with SLI it seems like a good idea but its only the right plan under certain circumstances, and with a new generation of cards and direct X 10 coming that usually starts a new spate of buying in order to keep up with the newer technology you cant always keep up with technology but there are a few that if you can you want to, and SLI is two cards to replaces as well when they get out dated and youre often better/cheaper with one of the single card solutions sometimes.

And one 7900 or x1900 is pretty excesive let alone two, you only really need a dual card if you want to run at very very high resolutions.
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Thanks guys! :tazz:

I think Ill go with the dfi board but stick with one 7900gt (its a good buy at around $300 and I can give it to my brother when the new ones come out)
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