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Critic my new rig. (Ordering it monday if all goes good)

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Zatrix

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List everything you would change and stuff before I order this baby monday or tuesday.

Any critics are welcome. Just dont make it too pricey =D Btw I need to keep the 100 rush order because I want it before christmas.

Case: 100336 - No PS - Antec Plusview II ATX Tower w/Cle $75.99 $75.99
Power Supply: 100338 - PS 500W - Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT ATX 2 $122.00 $122.00
Case Fan: None
Motherboard: 110314 - Asus A8N-SLI NForce4 SLI Audio/GB-LAN/USB $127.00 $127.00
Processor: 120244 - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual-Core 512K Per $322.00 $322.00
Thermal Grease: None
Heat Sink Fan: 800083 - None - Fan REQUIRED - except with RETAIL
Memory: 140227 - DDR (400) 3200 - 1 GB OCZ Platinum (OCZ40 $139.00 $139.00
2nd Memory: None
Hard Drive: 150935 - SATA - Western Digital (WD800JD) 80 GB/72 $56.00 $56.00
2nd Hard Drive: None
RAID Setup: None
RAID Controller: None
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW: None
CD-RW/DVD-RW: 160237 - DVD±RW - NEC ND-3550A 16X Dual Layer DVD± $49.00 $49.00
Floppy Drive: 170508 - TEAC 1.44 MB 3.5" Floppy Drive $15.00 $15.00
More Storage: None
Sound Card: None
Video Card: 190465 - eVGA GeForce 7800 GT 256MB DDR3/PCI-E/VIV $320.00 $320.00
Modem: None
Network Card: None
Wireless Network Card: None
Add-On Card: None
Case Function Add-On: None
Round Cables: None
Operating System: 210112 - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2 $89.00 $89.00
Additional Software: None
Antivirus: None
Warranty: 800009 - 3 Year - Parts & Labor - Plus $49.00 $49.00
Hot Rush: 000022 - Hot Rush Order ( ships within 5-8 busines $100.00 $100.00
Half Life 2 Promotion: None
CD-RW Software: None
DVD-ROM Software: 210601 - Cyberlink PowerDVD 6.0 (OEM) $6.99 $6.99
Order Total: $1,529.98
 

bLack0ut

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I would definitely upgrade to 2gigs of memory, and also, why don't you have a hsf? Are you planning on using the stock hsf?
 
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Zatrix

Zatrix

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bLack0ut said:
I would definitely upgrade to 2gigs of memory, and also, why don't you have a hsf? Are you planning on using the stock hsf?

Yea Im gonna use the stock heatsink.

I will be getting more ram but I dont need it at the moment. I can always add it later but now im kind of on a budget so 130 more for ram would kind of hurt.
 

Soichiro

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Board: DFI Lanparty Ultra-D (COME ON, SLI IS A WASTE OF MONEY!, PLUS THE LP ULTRA-D IS CHEAPER THAN THAT ASUS!)
RAM: That OCZ Platinum will work fine with a LP, dunno about the Asus though... either way, get 2GB...
Heatsink: GEEZ!! Even if you're not overclocking, get some AS5 and a good heatsink on that thing! It'll make it more stable...
PSU: Uh... doesn't Monarch have anything... that I've heard of? XD
 

Seven7Thirty30

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My opinion, you should either get a larger HD, or a second HD. I've already used half of my 200GB with songs, video, and games. You probably don't need one more GB of memory right now, and what about a sound card? Also, I would scrap the $15 floppy drive. Get yourself a good pen drive instead, or if you really want the floppy drive you can find one for half the price.
 

infinitevalence

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I would skip on the motherboard, the chipset fan on the ASUS has faild on just about every board i know of. Get the Ultra-D skip SLI its a waste of $$ a single 7800GTX will give you all the performance you could wish for on 90% of all games.
 
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Zatrix

Zatrix

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I still dont know what to do about this damn motherboard. Hell its not even important since im getting a super video card and a super cpu. I just need a decent mobo to oc it and im set.

Hell i bought a msi neo 2 platinum last year and that board functioned fine. If a board of that bad make can work fine then buying a asus will work 100000x better
 

Soichiro

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I'm just saying that you could save money by buying a board that wasn't SLI, since SLI in itself is a waste of money and I (as well as many other people) would advise against it (at least until games start to contain graphics so detailed that you would get under 40-ish fps with a 7800GTX 512MB).
 

AZNBoiOnFIYA

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your board is important because it controls how stable of an oc you get, so getting a crappy board with a good video card and cpu isnt a very good idea. besides, why skimp on the board when youre not doing that with the rest of your components.
 
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Zatrix

Zatrix

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Soichiro said:
I'm just saying that you could save money by buying a board that wasn't SLI, since SLI in itself is a waste of money and I (as well as many other people) would advise against it (at least until games start to contain graphics so detailed that you would get under 40-ish fps with a 7800GTX 512MB).


By the summer of 2006 you will most likely be able to pick up a gtx at 300 bucks and gt's at 250 ish. Thus allowing you for 500 to have a kick *** sli system. why not spend 30-50 bucks more now on an sli board instead of doing it 6 months later?

Not to mention all the games coming out this summer that will need the dual vid cards.
 

AZNBoiOnFIYA

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by then there might be better gfx card out and certain games might not even require sli. i would say hold off on sli until it becomes mainstream. it wouldnt make sense to have all that extra power unless you dont plan to upgrade for a long time.