new pc build v. inputneeded

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  1. MeanGreen

    MeanGreen New Member

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    new pc build / input needed

    Getting ready to place my order but wanted to see if anybody had any concerns with what I had picked out.

    1) Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan Side Panel - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811133021

    2)ASUS CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131593

    3)ASUS EN7950GX2/2PHT/1G Geforce 7950GX2 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Dual GPU Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814121017

    4)PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510-SLI ATX12V 510W Continuous @ 50°C Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817703001

    5)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4600CUBOX - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103751

    6)CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145034

    7) 3X in a Raid 5 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148144

    8) 2X in a Raid 1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3200820AS 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148146

    9)SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M/BEBN - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827151136

    10)Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835100007

    11)ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 2 Ball Green LED Light CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835118004
     
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  2. MeanGreen

    MeanGreen New Member

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    anybody :ugh:
     
  3. Dj_MikeyMike

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    64bit dual core can be a bit of a fuck around.. m ake sure you know what your doing.

    Othr then that.. i reckon you should go for the 320gig SATAII drives.. dont think theres much difference pricewise with the 250gigs.. and are also 7200.10.
     
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    sLpFhaWK www.JJiGz.com

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    heh 3 250gb drives, and 2 200gb drives, almost 1.25tb of data in the machine lolz now u planning on storing alot of pr0n?

    not a bad build i didnt realize those drives were that cheap.. i might have to pick some up for my system.
     
  5. MeanGreen

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    What kind of issues do you expect me to be running into with the 64 duel core? never heard of anybody really having an issues.
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Why not go with a Core 2 Duo? You can get the E6400 for $225 right now.

    It will overclock like crazy, and it's faster than the X2-4600 even without overclocking.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Also, I love Asus motherboards. They're the best imo.

    But Asus's customer service is a pain in the ass to reach.

    eVga's customer service is a totally pain free experience, and you can probably find a similar price/performance deal with an eVga card.

    I would get an Asus mobo, but an eVga graphics card.
     
  8. MeanGreen

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    ever any compatability issues getting evga products to work with asus prooducts
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I built a D950 Asus board with an SLI eVga 7900GT setup just a few months ago for my son at college.

    It runs so good that his roommate built the same setup for himself.
     
  10. PeacefulAnarchy

    PeacefulAnarchy You get one for the money, two for the show, three

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    Asus totally lost me, every motherboard besides their highest end ones are absolute fucking garbage. No exaggeration, even PC Chips and ECS have surpassed Asus, which is sad considering the legacy of all three companies.

    These days I prefer products by Gigabyte, ASRock, Epox, and ECS. I used to be a huge fan of Chaintech but they basically stopped trying to compete...I still run a Chaintech motherboard and love it.

    Also, Core 2 Duo for the win...Or a heavily overclocked Pentium D 805. My next build one month from now will have a 4GHz 805, finally I can ditch my Athlon XP!
     
  11. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    haha, my amd athlon 64 3000+ used to have a gigabyte board, which died after a year. then i bought an ecs board. they were so similar that win xp pro didn't even give me blue screens - my hard drive worked without a reinstall.
    2 crappy boards...but cheap as hell
     
  12. Dj_MikeyMike

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    Lot of drivers are not capable of working with the 64bit system.
     
  13. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well nobody has fallen from grace as far as Soyo did. They were the shit for a while there, and God only knows what happened to them but I honestly wouldn't take a motherboard from them for free.

    As far as Asus goes, I think they've blown it on a couple of boards and people are giving them hell for it. The one I used for my son's board was the P5N32-SLI which is/was the top of the line Asus board for Intel cpu's.

    As far as the lower end boards like PC Chips and ECS and even Foxconn go,
    those companies make millions and millions of motherboards that run just fine for the life of the computer. Bottom line is you just can't expect state of the art performance from a 50 dollar motherboard.
     
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    yes Core 2 Duo E6400 faster and cheaper.

    for VID card i would go for X1950XTX.
     

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