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Opinions please on this new box I'm building


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GovtCheese

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I've never built my computer from the ground up before, so this should be fun. I've swapped out ever single component from my old motherboard before, so now I just have to put it all together.

Anyways, I wanted some opinions on this system I've put together. Any critique, positive or negative, would be most welcomed.

Processor: AMD Sempron 3000+ Palermo 800MHz FSB 128KB L2 Cache Socket 754 Processor - $84
Mobo: MSI K8N NEO3-F Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - $75
RAM: GeIL Value 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - $100
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200JD 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - $160
Power Supply: Thermaltake Silent Purepower W0014RU ATX 480W Power Supply 100 - 240V - $58
Video Card: Albatron PC6600/128 Geforce 6600 128MB 128-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - $95
Fans: COOLER MASTER SAF-S83-E1 80 x 80 x 25mm Sleeve Silent 80mm Case Fan Value Pack With 6 packs - $10
GENERIC EC-HK-3F 40mm Cooling Fan - $7


Does anyone see any potential problems with this setup or anything about it?

Thanks in advance!

Edited by GovtCheese, 26 August 2005 - 05:47 PM.

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looks fine but i wouldnt reccomend a sempron cpu you have picked a fairly decent gfx card so you might want to think about getting a 3000+ venice core and a nforce 4 939 motherboard. What are you doing for a case you cant really continue to use the dell they arent very easy to build in alot of people have problems with them.
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It seems to me that this computer is a sort of a power house gamer, so if I were you, I would get a S939 mobo. That would be a great computer if you put in about $100 more on the cpu. Get an athlon 64 3000 or 3200. It just doesnt seem like a sempron belongs on that kind of machine.
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Sorry it took me so long to get back to this...

@warriorscot - I don't have a Dell case, the one I have is just fine. I'll get a new one later, but the one I have will work for now. What's so bad about the Sempron? I've got 3 friends that have them and absolutely love them.

I don't want to go any higher on the price, I'm not looking for a top of the line rig. I just want something better than my Duron 850mhz 512mb box. :tazz: My original plan was to only spend $400 and I've worked my way up to $500.

To be totally honest with you, I'm a big Counter-Strike junkie and will be playing alot of CS:Source on this.

Also... Is that 480W power supply too much for this rig?

Edited by GovtCheese, 31 August 2005 - 06:45 PM.

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