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JK27

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I'll be using it for word processing, alot of web surfing, occassional games like Half-Life 2, and tons and tons of movie watching, downloading, editing.


Case- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119098

Mobo- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128012

Cpu- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116238

Psu- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817103932

Memory- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145034

Hard Drive- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148140

Video- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133150

Any changes, suggestions, comments would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

I'd like to save $$$ if I can.

Edited by JK27, 14 July 2006 - 10:52 AM.

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The power supply looks fairly expensive to me. I got a 450w sata PS for $60 last week. Was not a cheap one either.
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The PSU I have is the Antec TruePower 2.0 ( http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817103931 ). The one you have selected was not sold to me by the salesdude because he said the voltage isn't quite as good if I were going to game with it (in the store they were both the same price (which was cheaper than the Newegg price).

Also, the ammo is cheaply made and looks like crap. Go with something like an Aspire case or a Lian-Li or Warrioscot will recommend the Antec SuperLanboy.

The RAM's a bit much. Although this does perform better, 2 gigs of just value RAM would save you HUGE money but still get the job done. People will disagree but I would say all you need is 1 gig of RAM.

For me that's it, I don't know much about hard drives or nVidia, but the rest looks ok.
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I dont know about the ammo being cheaply made the only criticism in reviews that come close to those remarks are that some people will find the outer styling cheap or tacky but thats personal preferance but by all acounts it a well made 5 series coolermaster case and those are definately not cheaply made its a very solid case by all acounts.

The RAM is fine you can get value if you want but the stuff you have picked in a new system 2Gb is preferable if you can afford it a 64bit OS like you will probably eventually get with vista will perform alot better with 2Gb.

I would wait until the core 2s come out and get the cheapest one of those instead of the rather rubbish pentiumDs, they should be out on the 24th with better places having near immediate availability.
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:blink: I have ran cooler master cases the last 2 years and always been satisfied. My friend has the ammo and I got the Centeruion5 or whatever. It is all good plenty of ventelation, now if you want some cool blue lights to go with a see through window go ahead and get the Aspire. If your case has 100 reviews and most are excellent with good then that is a good sign. I know you prolly already know, but always read the reviews. Statistics help. Everything looks good and yes you need 2gigs to run at optimal performance in all of these servers that have a tendency to be unstable. Big online multiplay with games like Cod2 or Bf2 run so much better with that extra gig. Your memory is a huge part and makes a big difference in game. What you have is some pretty potent stuff, like pandemic said you could go cheaper. I am sure you want 2 for latency though and can prolly afford it so ahhh wth go get it. Good name brand for sure heard a lot of good about em, but I am a Kingston guy. :whistling:


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Ohhh Intel dual ahhhh well good luck on that....warriorscot already said something about that so oh well.

Edited by Opt, 21 July 2006 - 03:19 PM.

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