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Please double check my order before i drop $350 into my comp!

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Zerileous

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2002
Well for x-mas i got lots of money for comp stuff and am planning to upgrade the core. I will will make a rundown of what the system will be and mark the upgraded stuff with new.

Mobo: Abit NF7-S (NEW!)
CPU: Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (NEW!)
RAM: Mushkin 2x256MB Black Level 1 PC 3200 (NEW!)
GFX. Card: Radeon 9500 Pro
Sound: onboard
NIC: onboard
Harddrive: Wester Digital Spec Edition 120GB
CDRW: 48x LiteOn rebadged
DVD: 16x DVD rom drive (3 years old but new to my comp, my moms giving me hers as payment for labor on upgrades because she doesnt ever use it and i have 5.1 channel surround sound)
FDD: Generic
PSU: Fortron 350 watt (280 watt 3.3v+5.v) (NEW!)
5 generic case fans
HSF: Vantec AeroFlow Socket A/370 CPU cooler
Speakers: Logitech Z-640
KB: Ancient Acer PS2 KB
Mouse: Logitech MX-500
Case: Dragon mid tower
Generic 2 probe thermal temp reading bay.
TIM: Arctic Silver Ceramiqe (i am nerous about AS5 and making contact, yes i am paranoid)

thats about as extensive a hardware list that i can come up with.
everything looks good to go rgiht :D i cant wait but im so nervous about dropping 350 bucks into this system.
 

Skiing Squirrel

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Jun 22, 2002
Location
Charlotte, NC
I think it looks good to me. I don't know about the forton though. My uncle bought one and it went poof, but I have had luck with them. Just a word of caution there.
 

k3nshin

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Jun 6, 2003
Location
Georgia, USA
fortrons are great psu's. the are pretty much a sparkle oem thing. there the best psu's for the money. i say that looks like a great setup you got there!
 

Aslan

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Dec 10, 2002
Location
North Vancouver, Canada
Looks good to me also. My only concern would be that the Barton may be locked, but you'll still most likely get a pretty good overclock out of regardless.
 
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Zerileous

Zerileous

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Jun 21, 2002
well im pretty set on newegg, its usually within 10 dollars of whatever else is out there, they ship faster than most places, and are more reliable than most places :). I am sure that the barton will be locked but thats what the Mushkin BL1 is for, locked bartons have been hitting 230 FSB around here on air and even though i dont plan to make it bleed that much until i get a new HSF but eventually it will beg for mercy. The only advantage of unlocked bartons is that you dont need to have as nice of ram to get a great overclock, but upping the FSB to OC does better things for performancy anyhow. I will probly order today. Larva reccomended the PSU to me and when compairing the ampiers to those of cheep generic ones, the quality was clear, also the fact that many cheep 400 watt PSUs cant even put out 280 for the 3.3v+5v.