computer build v. your thoughts?

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  1. kronik85

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    eVGA 256-P2-N515-AX GeForce 7800 GT Video Card w/ Call of Duty 2 - $319


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    NewEgg Total = $723 including shipping

    Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW 24-inch LCD Monitor DVI - $850



    TOTAL : 850+723+319 = $1892





    thoughts? am i missing any compatability issues? the powersupply says 20+4-pin connector. the mobo requires a 24 pin connector. my biggest issues are thoughts of compatability (whats this north/south bridge stuff?). the board is PCI-e X 4. the card just says PCI-e. isn't the x4 vs. x16 different size sockets for the card? how does that come into play?


    next, do you think i'm bottleneck'n myself by using a 3200+ venice cpu with a 7800GT (that keeps up with/outperforms some gtx models)? the gig of ram bottle neck'n anything? the mobo? i'm not really interested in doing a 10k raptor/storage harddrive setup.

    edit : i also realize i need to buy some fans for the case.
     
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    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    The only things I would do is try to find a case that supports 120mm fans andnot just 80's and switch from the liteon burner to the nec 3550.
    Otherwise, gold star for you.
     
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    to be honest... i just tossed the first $40 burner i could find on there. as well as a random case that seemed to support what i want and wasn't outrageously gaudy.
     
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    you can save a lot of money by getting an Antec Sonata II or something similar.. plus, it comes with a damn good PSU as well

    I would recommend that and the NEC 3550 burner. It's a few dollars cheaper too

    as for bottlenecks, I would imagine the bottleneck between your CPU, GPU, and RAM would be your CPU and/or RAM, but that set up will serve you well
     
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    thanks for the suggestions. any input on the PCI-e x4 on the MOBO instead of PCI-e x16?
     
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    Jesus christ. That's w ay too expensive.
     
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    did you notice the $850 monitor included? if so, then suggest part replacements. if not, well, reevaluate your response i guess.



    or do you simply think no one needs to spend that much on a computer (as my boss does, he thinks a $500 dell built computer will perform just as well as a $1000 hand built one)
     
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    If you plan to overclock ditch the Venice/SanDiego and get an Opteron. I'm not a big fan of that motherboard... a DFI would serve you better if you're looking for free mhz. Check out the DFI Ultra-d.. it's a little more expensive than the Asus but it's a much better board.
     
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    I'd switch the hard drive to an SATA drive, Seagate is my recommendation.
     
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    i soft mod my graphics card (tho most of it is done already with evga). i dont overclock my cpu.

    newegg users havn't given the board too good of reviews DFI Ultra-d
     
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    there is no way in hell DFI > ASUS

    Stick with the ASUS and you won't regret it.
     
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    I overlooked the monitor. I'm not one you want to have the Dell argument with. Either you have overlooked my posts or arguments, or you're a newbie to this forum and have never seen my posts.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with Asus boards, I'd take one anyday over DFI, if he isn't planning on getting every last MHz out of the thing.
     
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    i wasn't trying to have any argument. i'd like your opinion on any aspect of my build that you have. i've read your posts, but havn't recently seen any in computer build threads. and yes i am a bit of a newb to the forum. i'll be sure to look for your opinions in the future. though if you dont mind, it'd save me some time if you'd just spit out the general idea so i can look into it before i buy my system
     
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    just do a search for his posts. there should be almost 1 per page... that is how often we get threads like these. :mamoru:
     
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    Sony sells a good DVD burner for around $40 on newegg.

    Get a Vantec iON2 power supply. They're powerful and damn near silent. Good airflow too.
     
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    << note the lack of av =P

    i've looked at probably the last 15 pages or so (until info became semi outa date) at all the "computer build" threads and his posts aren't comming to mind easily.
     
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    then buy an av. :ugh2:
     
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    kronik85 New Member

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    i dont feel the need to pay to search for posts. he hasn't replied to a computer build thread (that i could tell from by the title) in 2 months.


    i just want his opinion on my build, not cryptic "you should know what i think/holy over priced" responses. is that really too much to ask for?
     
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    Yeah, but you guys like me, so it's ok. :run:
     
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    Asus boards are starting to have a lot of problems these days from what I read. Most of them revolve around small things though, nothing big. From what I've read, DFI has superior overclocking capabilities. Which is why I'm considering going with them next. It will be something different. I have been die-hard Asus for years.
     
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    :) :bigthumb:
     
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    if you are not going to overclock, you should think about getting an ASrock motherboard. It is a lot cheaper than Asus or DFI. I think it is like value Asus.

    You could probably throw another 30-40 bucks into your cpu.
     
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    Ditch the IDE for SATA harddrive.

    Get a case that has good airflow/layout. You don't always have to spend a lot for that.
     

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