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Finally a New Computer...


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spudZ

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Alright guys I'm doing it...I'm finally planning to spend money to actually get a new computer because my 900mhz AMD duron has gotten really slow...so heres how the new build is looking like:

Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI S939
Processor: AMD Athlon64 3700+ San Diego S939
Video Card: eVGA GeForce 6800GT
RAM: Corsair TWINX1024 DDR400
Hard Drive: Seagate Barricuda 200GB with NCQ

So yeah...I'm planning to order the parts in a few days. Tell me what you think.

-spudZ :tazz:
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pretty nice, how much did that cost you?
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After the case, floppy and CD drives and all that stuff it cost me about 1800$ CAD, that's without monitor and speakers.

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Add another $5 for a seat belt. Looks like a very nice undertaking - Best of luck to you.

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dang you will love your new computer when it comes ;-)
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;)

Sweet guys thanks...but before I do anything I have one last question. Will a 400W PS be enough for this computer? I don't want to order my case and then realize that my PS isn't big enough to handle my parts ;). Thanks

-spudZ :tazz:

Edit: Also, can anyone tell me if I can use a 5.1 speaker system on my motherboard if it says it supports 7 channel audio?

Edited by spudZ, 24 July 2005 - 08:52 AM.

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That looks like a fine computer, I bet you can't wait to power the sucker up. :tazz:

The 400w PSU might be a stretch, the 6800GT is a bit of a power hog. What PSU do you have? How many amps? Etc...

EDIT: I believe your speakers should work, as 6 channel is 5.1. Though I'm not 100%, I don't know a whole lot about audio.

Edited by Metalive, 24 July 2005 - 11:53 AM.

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If the PSU is a generic model coming with a case that is not Antec, Thermaltake etc, you will need to change it.

To be safe, you should look for something with 24A (at least) on the 12V line (try Antec, OCZ, Tagan, Enermax, Zippy, some of the more expensive Coolermasters).
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Yes the case I'm getting is an Antec, so basically the power supply should be fine. I might change cases and go with a 450W though, but i will stay with Antec.

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Try and get 120mm fans in the case, and the board works with 5.1 speakers.
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If it's from Antec, you should be ok. :tazz:
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If you have a budget to think about i wouldnt bother with sli mobo, you arent going to want to risk a pair of gfx cards for not even a double performance increase.
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Wow. When I compare your computer to mine, it makes me start to cry :tazz:

You seem to be a little generous with your budget. Why skimp on the PSU? Antec 450W are good, but with that video card, you may need that little extra push in the @+12V rail. IMO, you should get nothing less than 500W, esp. if you plan to pair up two 6800GTs down the line.

Just my two cents! ;)
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480W should be sufficient if you can get it, seems to be becoming the standard size for enthusiastsw on a budget to get themselves.
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Alright thanks...I think I might get a 500W anyways just to be on the safe side.

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