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Thread: It's that time again...
03-19-06, 11:32 PM #1
It's that time again...
Well guys, about a year and a half ago I built my first computer. Yes, it was an Intel. I had a good experience with my Intel CPU, but this time I'm going with an AMD!!
Tell me what you guys think, regarding improvements, or anything I might have forgotten.
Case: Cooler Master Stacker - $180
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 500 Watt - $87
Motherboard: DFI LanParty UT - $120
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ - $463
RAM: Crucial Technology Ballistix 1GB - $105
Video Card: XFX Nvidia 6800 XT 256MB - $140
Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor 74 GB 10,000 RPM - Salvage
Monitor: 21" LCD Monitor - Salvage
Sound Card: M-AUDIO 7.1 Channels - $95
Combo Drive: SAMSUNG Black Combo Drive - $30
DVD-RW Drive: BenQ Black DVD Burner - $38
03-20-06, 04:56 AM #2
Im not sure about the pricing, as everything in NZ is wayy overpriced.. but I would have gone with the DFI-LanParty nF4 SLI-DR, or the Ultra D and mod it to SLI-DR instead, but Im probably biased as I have the SLI-DR. As for everything else, looks like its gonna be a pretty sweet system especially if youre shifting from Intel->AMD
03-20-06, 07:51 AM #3
What motherboard do you have now?
you might be able to pop a 920 in there for a temperary fix untill conroe comes out.
Last edited by greenmaji; 03-20-06 at 11:15 AM.
03-20-06, 06:03 PM #4
03-20-06, 06:18 PM #5
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hey sounds like a good system, I'd be surprised if you didnt hit 2.6. the only think i woulda changed would be get a 6800gs, 4 more pipes and a faster clock (i think thats right)
but you already ordered... so yeah lol sounds good
03-20-06, 06:24 PM #6Originally Posted by Dan Derrig
03-22-06, 03:23 AM #7
03-22-06, 05:27 AM #8Originally Posted by beau_zo_brehm
IOW it might not have been you OC.
but no matter, good luck with the new build
03-23-06, 05:38 PM #9Originally Posted by greenmaji
Oh yahh, and my order from newegg came in yesterday. WOW I did not realize how awesome a Cooler Master Stacker really is. I'm going to start building it today after I pick up an anti-static wristband.
03-26-06, 07:07 AM #10
So why'd you go for a high end cpu, but a low-ish end video card? Not much of a gamer? What do you do with all that processing power?