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Agent_Mull

Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2003
Location
Leawood, KS
He was going to sign up, but they dont take Hotmail accounts. But here is what he wants to buy.

CASE: NGEAR 6CN2WLT032 18IN CASE ATX P4 300W FRONT USB BEIGE/BLUE TRIM
HEATSINK: THERMALTAKE TR2TT A4003 ALUMINUM SOCKETA BLOWER 2100-4500RPM 11-27CFM
PROCESSOR: AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ 512K 333FSB SOCKET A BARTON RETAIL BOX 3YR MFR WARRANTY
MEMORY: INFINEON 512MB PC3200 DDR400 184PIN OEM
HARDRIVES: MAXTOR 80GB 7200RPM 2MB 8.5MS ATA133 QUIET VERSION OEM 1YR WARRANTY
MOTHERBOARD: SOLTEK 75FRN2-L NFORCE2 SOCKETA DUAL DDR AGP8X 5PCI ATA133 SOUND LAN
VIDEOCARD: SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600XT 256MB DDR DVI-I W/ TV OUT OEM
SOUND CARD: CREATIVE SOUNDBLASTER LIVE! DE 5.1 OEM
FLOPPY: 1.44MB BLACK 3.5IN FLOPPY DRIVE
POWER SUPPLY: THERMALTAKE TT-420AD 420W POWER SUPPLY DUAL FAN TEMP. CONTROLLED
CD-ROM: LG CRD-8521B 52X MAX EIDE ATAPI CD-ROM OEM
NETWORK CARD: D-LINK DFE-538TX 10/100 ETHERNET ADAPTER PCI
OPTIONAL FANS: COOLERMASTER TLF-R82 80MM LED CASE FAN 4 LED BLUE 2500RPM 32CFM 25DBA
WINDOWS XP HOME OS


thanks
 

David

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Joined
Feb 20, 2001
Looks pretty cool... but you may be able to lose the floppy drive. I would recommend getting a CDRW rather than a CDROM, for storage and stuff.
 

Aslan

Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2002
Location
North Vancouver, Canada
David said:
I would recommend getting a CDRW rather than a CDROM, for storage and stuff.

Agreed. It's not like CD-RW's are very expensive anyways. Also, you could also drop the TT PSU and get one made by Fortron instead. You'll most likely end up paying less money for a better PSU.

Furthermore, don't bother getting a 9600XT with 256 Megs of memory. Usually, the memory is of worse quality, and by the time you find games that use all that memory, the card won't run them very well anyways. You could probably find a 9800 Pro 256 bit 128meg for a similar price.

Also, you could also drop the sound card, and change the motherboard to an Abit NF7-S (or something else with the MCP-T Southbridge) and get Soundstorm audio.
 

Susquehannock

The Mad Smelter
Joined
Aug 26, 2003
Location
Maryland, USA
Agree about the CD/RW and getting a Fortron PSU. The Fortron
"FSP400-60PFN" have served me extremely well.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-104-974&depa=0

Also, if your friend plans to Overclock ........
....... you might do well to upgrade that pc3200 RAM to pc3500, or pc3700
even. And it might be a good idea to change the heatsink to an all Copper
Thermalright SLK-900a with Enermax 92mm adjustable fan.

Stick with the Soltek board ... you'll be fine. :D
Best of luck!