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First Time Building A PC, Could Anyone Check Out My Specs


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kikkoman_2390

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Hey guys! i was wondering if anyone could check out my specs and see if they are compatible and if u have any suggestions and if i'm missing anything...THANKS!!! :tazz:

MOBO: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...82E16813131540

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor http://www.newegg.co...82E16819103531

Memory: CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS1GB400C3 (I was thinking of getting 2)
http://www.chiefvalu...tem=20-145-505

HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...82E16822136003

Power: ASPIRE ATX-AS500-SV 12V ATX12V 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CB IEC 950/ TUV EN 60950/ UL 1950/ CSA 950
http://www.newegg.co...82E16817148005

Video Card: ASUS GeForce PCX 6600 256MB
http://www.thenerds....n=EN6600TD256M

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
http://www.chiefvalu...tem=29-102-178

Heatsink/Fan Thermaltake VENUS 12 80mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink
http://www.newegg.co...82E16835106038

CD/DVD: SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s
http://www.newegg.co...82E16827101131

Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000SWA Silver All aluminum made Modern Dream Tower Chassis Computer Case
http://www.chiefvalu...tem=11-133-133

I ALSO HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS. I'M NOT REALLY SURE IF I NEED A HEATSINK OR SOUND CARD. ALSO, THE CASE I WANT TO GET IS SILVER BUT MY CD/DVD ROM IS BLACK AND I KINDA WANT A SILVER ONE, SO IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS ON A BETTER SILVER CD/DVD ROM THEN I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR IT ( I DON'T CARE IF IT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE EXPENSIVE). OH AND I HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE TRYING TO FIND A GOOD VIDEO CARD. THANKYOU VERY MUCH!! :) :) :woot:

-KIKKOMAN

P.S. Oh, and if anyone finds any cheaper prices for any of these parts then please tell me!!!...lol
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vitaliy101

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i would go with the amd athlon 64 3700

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103539

even though its .2ghz slower then the one u posted it has 1mb l2 cache and u could always o/c

U already have sound built into ur mobo nad its pretty good unless u want sound really nice sound then buy the sound card..but i would stick with the onboard sound

Ofcourse u need a heatsink if u turned ur processor on without the heatsink running it for a couple seconds could screw it up...dont worry about it a stock heatsink comes with the amd processors and it works quite well unless u extremly start o/c u wont be needing that new heatsink and fan

hope this helps

and for ur video card i would at least go with the 6800gt or gs but thats ur choice if u game or not

Edited by vitaliy101, 03 January 2006 - 02:54 AM.

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warriorscot

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Definately go with a 6800GS over that the 6600s werent very good at all. I would save the money and go with the 3700 they will overclock faster than 3800 easily and its operating at near the bottom of its speed range and the 3800 is near the top so you have more potential from the 3700.

Sound card you dont need one but a cheap audigy 2 over here can be bought new for about 20 quid so i wouod get one of those its alot better than the onboard, although the onboard is fine.

The stock HSF is just as good as that one, if you want a good aftermarket one of the arctic freezers are good, but you dont need one if you buy the retail boxed cpu, you can use that one for overclocking as well, its only if you are wanting serious speeds then you would want water cooling which is a bit ott.
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I think that mobo is a waste of money

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128301

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127225

These are both great deals and fairly reliable, The ASUS would only be more advantageous under heavy overclocking and the lots of hardware (like 4gb ram ,SLI 78000 gtx, etc)

also an x800s run for less than 200 if you look hard

Edited by anoobrew, 04 January 2006 - 02:39 PM.

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Hemal

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yea dont waste your money on a heatsink fan unless its really making a difference

also upgrade the video card and you dont need such a big powersupply

check out the antec sonata II or the antec p180--- much better cases in my opinion

get a dual channel set of memory- 2 sticks of 1 gig- they come in kits tho- so buy them that way- you will see it on the label
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