Posted 14 July 2005 - 08:33 PM
Posted 14 July 2005 - 08:47 PM
Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:42 PM
Posted 15 July 2005 - 04:21 PM
Posted 15 July 2005 - 07:31 PM
^^ The case
^^ Mother Board
^^ Video Card
^^ Hard Drive
Let me know if I did left anything out..
Posted 16 July 2005 - 06:35 AM
Also you are getting a SLi motherboard they are more expensive and you probably arent going to set up SLI so a normal NF4 or NF4 ultra will do.
Posted 16 July 2005 - 08:23 AM
(ignore the pricing section as the guide is 2 years old and major price drops have occured)
Oh by the way, I'm using that motherboard, it's great.
However, I'm assuming you are not going to be doing any hardcore gaming as you have selected a 5500 vid card. So having an SLI capable motherboard would be a waste of money. (SLI meaning running two video cards together simultaniously for greater performance)
The motherboard won't support that video card either, as it is AGP and the board is PCI-e. AGP is the older version of video cards that is becoming obsolete. So I would reccommend getting a PCI-e motherboard and switching video cards, so you future proof your system somewhat in case you want to upgrade.
I would suggest a 6600GT:
Hopefully it won't be stretching your budget. If it is, go for a 6200, that is the lowest card that supports PCI-e.
The rest of Warriorscot's advice is right on as well, get a seperate power supply unless you get an Antec, as most everything they produce is top notch. I'd shoot for a 400w, coincidently, I will be selling my new Antec 400w PSU that came with my case as it is too small for my system... if you have $40 you could get a brand new power supply for alot less...... [/shameless plug]
The Venice or San Diego processor core isn't a must, but they are nice.
Oh one last thing I forgot, I have never heard of that brand of RAM, I'd shoot for something from Corsair, Patriot, or OCZ. I believe the Corsair value select RAM is like 90$.
Edited by Metalive, 16 July 2005 - 08:47 AM.
Posted 16 July 2005 - 08:40 AM
Posted 16 July 2005 - 08:51 AM
At the very LEAST a 6600GT but I would go for a 6800GT video card.
Posted 16 July 2005 - 10:03 AM
Posted 16 July 2005 - 01:13 PM
If you only plan on running one card on it you should be good either way you decide to go.
I hope this all isn't getting to complicated for you...
Posted 16 July 2005 - 01:27 PM
Although it is possible to run crossifre on a SLI board it is up to nvidia to decide wether or not to allow it, they might they might not its a tricky desicion with advantages for going either way.
Edited by warriorscot, 16 July 2005 - 01:28 PM.
Posted 16 July 2005 - 09:05 PM
Thanks for the help guys Let me know what needs to be changed and BTW I heard from someone that I would have to soder the Processor to the Motherboard is this true?
Posted 17 July 2005 - 03:52 AM
Nice motherboard though.
EVGA makes excellent video cards without overpricing, good choice.
That hard drive is an IDE though, you wat to get a serial ATA otherwise known as SATA.
I would reccommend this HDD:
Western Digital is probably the best HDD manufacturer currently.
No soldering involved. You pull a bar back on the mobo, and the processor slides right in, then you press the bar back into place to lock it in position.
Edited by Metalive, 17 July 2005 - 03:54 AM.
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