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Old 08-11-06, 08:04 AM Thread Starter   #1
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I'm about to place this order , guys please tell me your toughts. I have the dvd writer, keyboard, speakers, case (aspire x-cruiser), and OS.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ $181
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747

Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $5.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 $63.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118004

Mobo: ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131022

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 $219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

GPU: eVGA Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB GDDR3 $264.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130033

PSU:
Hiper Type R 580W $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128002

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA 3.0 GB/s 16MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

Fans: (2) Arctic Cooling 80mm Fans $7.58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186003

Monitor: Hanns·G Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $182.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254005

Mouse: Logitech G5 Laser Mouse $51.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104191

Headset: Plantronics .Audio 550 USB Headset $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826265014


Subtotal: $1327.49
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Old 08-11-06, 09:08 AM Thread Starter   #2
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I think I need a UPS, one of those battery backup, which one do you guys recommend me?

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Old 08-11-06, 09:16 AM   #3
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I don't know why you'd go with an Athlon 4200+, the slowest Core 2, the E6300, is faster than it. It is about $50 more on newegg and $30 more on tigerdirect (amazingly, tigerdirect is charging less than newegg)
However, it is your money and therefore your choice.
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Old 08-11-06, 09:21 AM   #4
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I like the setup you have picked out, doesnt look like anythings wrong .. ( I would have gone with ocz for the memory, but thats me!)

also, i would have gone with a different brand of psu (like enermax or similar) because i've never heard of hiper... but it got decent reviews... all in all a good looking build to me.


I like the "APC" branded ones , for that rig, at least a 500Va or higher, preferrably a 725va or 750va!
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Old 08-11-06, 09:31 AM   #5
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I too would go with a better ps... enermax eg495P-ve or liberty 400W or ocz powerstream or something....

APC is supposedly good with ups...I got their 1200VA model...

If you're not going to overclock - get the arctic cooling freezeer64 pro instead to save some money.... otherwise a xp90/xp120/si120 would be a better bet than the zalman 9500 - had it and sold it after 3 days...have used xp90/xp90c and xp120 - all better than the zalman and quieter with the right fan and can also help cool off nearby chipsets. The zalman is only quiet on lowest speed by the way.....

If you want to build cheap everything looks ok - if you got more money the intel E6400/6600 would be a better way to go....

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Old 08-11-06, 02:13 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $5.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
get it at svc it has free shipping

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CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 $63.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118004
to much freaken money get a sythe ninja instead

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Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA 3.0 GB/s 16MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
remember coupon code buybarracuda for 5 bucks off this will bring the price down to 89.99.

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Fans: (2) Arctic Cooling 80mm Fans $7.58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186003
shipping kills this "deal" pick on something from svc instead you pick what you like. here, here, here, and here.

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Mouse: Logitech G5 Laser Mouse $51.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104191
look around at other stores you might be able to find it cheaper I can find a g7 for that price.

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Monitor: Hanns·G Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $182.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254005
this is a 6-bit panel just so you know so image quality wont be top notch due to dithering. Otherwise this is a good deal. If you want a widescreen 8-bit you will have to step up to 20.1" monitors that cost about 80+ bucks more.

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Old 08-11-06, 03:48 PM Thread Starter   #7
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After thinking for a while I think I'm going with this

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3

Zalman CNPS9500

OCZ PowerStream 600W

Western Digital 250GB 16MB


Is it better now?

Not sure on the UPS yet, I do have one but it's 3+ years old, and I can't even find the va, it is an APC, it says Back-UPS ES

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otherwise a xp90/xp120/si120 would be a better bet than the zalman 9500
Where can I buy this?

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get it at svc it has free shipping
That site wont offer free shipping to here

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Old 08-11-06, 04:34 PM   #8
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go with APC for your UPS battery, we use them to support our file servers at all the health clubs i help manage (in an IT capacity of course) they are well made and very reliable.
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Old 08-11-06, 04:56 PM   #9
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evolution, goto www.svc.com or www.bestbyte.net those are the 2 best places to buy things like fans, heatsinks, accessories, power cables...little things.

I'd get the seagate 7200.10 if I were you, it's the fastest 7200rpm drive on the market

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