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Building a custom gaming PC


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This is the first PC I have ever built, and I'm building it soley for gaming.

Here are the specs:

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe nForce 4 SLI Athlon 64(FX) Skt939
AMD 64 3500+
Corsair 2x 512mb DDR400
Geforce 6800GT OC (Will run two in SLI later in the year when I can afford another)

My question is, will all of this run together nicely? Also, will this case suffice (Comes with a 400w power supply)

http://www.zipzoomfl...ductCode=140023


Thanks for the help!
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That pc will run very nice. Id recommend a western digital 10,000 rpm harddrive if your using the pc for gaming purposes. That case will be fine and the 400 watt power supply will be enough for now but when you decide to get another 6800 gt on sli you should get a bigger power supply.
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What size power supply should I get then?
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I use this one http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817104152


Its not cheap but its one of the best PSU's you can buy :tazz:


All of my rails are spot on ;)
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Thanks. I will probably be back when I get all the parts together and am ready to build... seeing as how I honestly have no clue what to do. :tazz:
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*Drooools* Lol, Metalive dopnt worry the hard part is all over!! When built my first ever system about a couple of months ago (for gaming 2 lol) i was really scared, but you what i found out? The hardest part was finding/getting the money for the parts lol :tazz: . Trust me building it is gonna be easy, its like lego, but with really expensive parts eg graphics cards (mine cost $800 Australian dollars, was so scared putting it in lol, 6 months saving right there!!) Good luck!
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Metalive,Make sure you get the Venice 3500+ :tazz:


If you need a link I will give one
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I didn't think it would be too hard, but then I read that tutorial at the top of the page, where you have to set up the BIOS and all that stuff... freaked me out. I'm definately not a software guy.

But, I still have a little while before I have to put it together, with my flow of income, I figure it will be about another month till I have the money to get the rest of the parts.

Which brings me to my next question, there are a whole lot of different types of RAM (IE: 3200, DDR400, 3500, DDR433) What is the difference between them.

Which should I get to be compatible with my system? (I'm looking for a 1 gig kit that comes in two 512 sticks)

Thanks in advance.
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I would go with low latency ddr400

any of these would be awesome in that rig

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146890

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220033

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820141148



If you perfer some cheaper stuff let me know :tazz:
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Cheaper is always better :tazz:

How about this?

http://www.zipzoomfl...ctCode=80098-20

What's the difference (besides the pricetag) with the ones you posted?
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click link

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You can see what I circled in red.Thats one of the main differences.


Thats your memory timings (well one of them).In esy terms the bigger that number the slower the memories latency is.Long story short it slows the entire system down.

Edited by OneCool, 02 June 2005 - 01:53 PM.

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Okay, so I would be fine if I went with the OCZ you linked?

It's a little more than I wanted to pay, but I might as well not half-[bleep] this system.

Thanks. (BTW, I just got my Mobo and CPU in the mail today, very excited :tazz: )
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Here's some Corsair that is some good stuff and cheaper http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145450


BUT

If it was me and I was spending the money I would go with the OCZ that I posted :tazz:

Thats the revision 2 im using the same stuff but its revision 1 ;)

The Rev2 has better chips and overclock like a mother ;)
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OCZ it is, thanks.
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