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Building a new system late Nov

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Gold Stone

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Hi Guys

I am Building a PC in the next 2 months, and I would like some pointers as this is my first time building a PC from scratch. Spec Below

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ socket 939 2.2Ghz 1Mb Cache
Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D SKT939 (Will Crack to SLI later on)
RAM: OCZ Performance 1024MB DDR400 PC3200 CL 3-3-3-8
Harddrive: Maxtor Diamondmax 10 160gb Sata150 - 3.5hh 7200rpm 8mb
PSU: Ebuyer 500w Power Supply Gold With Dual Black Fans

Add ons
Monitor: LG L1950H 19" TFT Anti-Glare Slim Bezel 12ms 500:1 (DVI) Monitor
DVD RW: LG GSA4163 16X DVD Dual Layer R/RW/RAM Internal IDE
Sound Card & Speakers: Creative Labs OEM Audigy2 ZS 7.1 Pci Sound Card

If you could give me advice and info on better alternatives that would be great

Thank :tazz:
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The cpu is a good one but if you want cheaper the 3800+ can be overclocked to very fast speeds(its one of those chips that will become legendary for overclocking) and it is cheaper, and you certainly have the mobo for overclocking.

The ram is good timings are a littles slow corsair does better on that front but OCZ overclcoks better. You might want ot go for a 8ms response monitor instead. Dont get a cheap PSU Hiper and Antec make really good ones, this isnt a choice plug an X2 and a 7800GTX into a cheapo ebuyer PSU at your peril just dont moan when your pc emits smoke.

I would get the 200gig version of the HD it gives better value for money considering its like a fiver more for the extra 40gigs. The motherboard dont start going on about cracking things on your first computer get an SLI board(the new ones can run the slots at 16x now so you want one of those). Or get crossfire and an ATI card the R520s are equivalent in performance to the 7800s but are limited in numbers but thats not what you want. The R580s are coming Yule(no idea when that is i just know its this year), and thew r580s are the dogz bollox and they are gonna be pretty cheap because apparently they were really easy to manufacture and are alot more powerful than the 7800s.

And you want to think about a case i would reccomend anything Antec, nice solid cases with good cooling potential perfect for a first time builder.
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hmm, well Yule is the pagan holiday equal to christmas, but is on the 21st
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