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First time computer builder... Compatible parts?


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jumpmandan23

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Hello, I am a first time computer builder. I am trying to build a computer for less than $900. I am looking to build a computer that will last a bit, the most intense game I play is battlefield 2 and hl 2. Please give any comments if you think I should change a part or if you have a recommendation about what parts I should put in. Also I am replacing my current power supply in the case I am looking at to a 500 ps-24pin.(The case ps is a 20 pin)

Processor
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3200BPBOX

Motherboard
ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: A8N-SLI

Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE 100129FB Radeon X800GTO 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 FireBlade Edition Video Card - OEM
Model #: 100129FB

RAM
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail
Model #: VS1GBKIT400

Case:
XION Black XION II XON-103 SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: XON-103

PSU
ASPIRE ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: ATX-CW500WP4

HD
Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD800JD


CD/DVD
NEC Black IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner Model ND-3550A - OEM
Model #: ND-3550A BK OEM


If you need anymore info on anything let me know...
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Hi,

All the parts are compatible but the first thing I would ask is do you need a SLI board, SLI is meant for running 2 video cards, if you plan not to do this you would be able to save some money using a non SLI board.

Rick
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yeah, and the sli is for nvidia cards only. Everything is compatable but I wouldnt get a sli motherboard unless your wanting to get 2 nvidia video cards right now.
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Isnt that motherboard a 20 pin.
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No its a 24 pin, maybe some of the first versions of the A8N were 20 pin
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Thank you for the posts. You guys are very helpful. With the Sli mb I wasn't really thinking of right now but in the future perhaps when I might want to do sli. Although I understand that I could save a couple bucks. Do you have any recommandations on a motherboard that would suit my needs?

Thx again,

Dan
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