O no..Another Computer..BY ME :)

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  1. illskills719

    illskills719 Im lost.

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    Hey heres my 3rd shot at a computer rebuild I believe I have everything if not just remind me . tell me how it is

    Case

    Lian Li Black ATX Mid Tower Case, Model "PC-6077"



    CD/DVD Burner

    NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black w/ Software, Model ND-3520A, OEM



    CD/DVD ROM

    Lite-On 16X DVD-ROM, Model SOHD-167T White, OEM



    Fan/Heat Sink

    ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 478/462/754/939/940 CPUs -RETAIL



    Floppy Drives

    Samsung Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model SFD321B/LBL1, OEM Drive Only



    Hard Drives

    Seagate 160GB Barracuda 7200.7 7200RPM SATA with NCQ Hard Drive, Model ST3160827AS, OEM



    Keyboard/Mouse

    Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 700 Retail



    Memory

    Corsair Value Select (Dual Pack) 184 Pin 512MBx2 DDR PC-3200 - OEM



    Monitor(CRT)

    Envision EFT920 19" Pure Flat CRT Monitor - RETAIL



    Motherboard (AMD)

    MSI "K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI" NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL



    THE motherboard I meant to get a MSI "K8N Neo2 Platinum" NVIDIA nForce3 ULTRA Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU but its all out of stock and newegg only has a refurbished one



    Power Supply

    Fortron 530W Power Supply, Model "FSP530-60GNA" -RETAIL


    Processor

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Socket 939 Processor - Retail



    Software

    Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition With Service Pack 2 -OEM

    Video Card
    Leadtek nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/HDTV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "PX6600GT TDH" -RETAIL (SLI support)


    The whole system comes out to $1623.25 before tax
    ItS OVER THE BUDGET OF 1500 someone help me
    Am i missing anything?

    *added the vid card OOps**
     
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  2. bptillman

    bptillman New Member

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    thats far from being a "budget" system at $1452
     
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    make sure that heatsink/fan fits on the motherboard, check out www.zalmanusa.com
    you're missing a video card (or two, since it's SLI)
    nice budget system, haha
     
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    i didnt even think about how he forgot that....just figured people were smart enough to know they needed one
     
  5. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    Onboard video ;)
     
  6. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    But ditto on the "budget" comments. My system was about $600 2 years ago. [ 2800xp barton]
     
  7. illskills719

    illskills719 Im lost.

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    Ok I added the video card, the budget I had to deal with was 1500$ thats what i meant by a budget ...unless you guys can come up with a better system for under 1500$, and still make it nice ...including ALL parts
     
  8. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    I'd say build one for 800 and pocket the difference.
     
  9. illskills719

    illskills719 Im lost.

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    And for 800$ what system can you cook up?
     
  10. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    Use Newegg to mix and match.
     
  11. bptillman

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    well what exactly do you need this system to do?
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    you can't use that vid card with that mobo, That is an AGP card, you need a PCI-Express card
     
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    illskills719 Im lost.

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    TTriball and then + the monitor? and the programs?
     
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    illskills719 Im lost.

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    i need it to play games like HL2, etc,
    i need it to be able to handle alot of art stuff like rendering in progs like 3d max or even just drawing on a wacom pad


    i just need it to be like half a gaming computer like being fast
     
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    illskills719 Im lost.

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    the motherboard is a perfect choice
    go with a 6600GT pci-express for the vid card, it will not let you down, and most will be under or at $200
    especially if you want to play HL2, you need to not skimp on the vid card
    and two drives is a good idea for copying
    you should get a fortron power supply, much cheaper/better
    otherwise that comp is almost exactly what i would choose if i had the cash
     
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    This system seems horribly mis-matched...

    You have a powerful CPU and a pretty nice mobo...but you pair it with bottom of the barrel Value Ram. If overclocking is your goal then that's not going to work...at all. If you plan to run stiock...then its not as big of an issue...but i would still prefer a higher calibur RAM with better timings and posssibly better bandwidth.

    You have a generally fast computer besides the Value RAM...but then you decide to use onboard video?!?!? (now it seems like a 9250 or a FX5200...both budget cards that dont perform tooo well for gaming) say goodbye to any gaming my friend...you will want at least a 9600PRO or something...and thats the least i would run something like HL2 or Farcry on...preferabbly a 6600GT really. Why go with an SLi mobo if you have no intention of ever using the SLi feature...you are wasting like $120 for that unused feature.

    You have a pretty big sized/fast HDD (hope you can use all of it)...but you are putting XP HOME Edition on it. I've had Home before...and for tweaking and networking it is absolute crap (for me anyways.) If you must use XP i would definetly suggest PRO version...as it is easier to strip down and it seems more network-friendly for the average user.
     
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    illskills719 Im lost.

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    Video Card was changed to
    Chaintech nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, PCI-Express, Model "SE6600G" -RETAIL

    now anything else need work .....What ram should i get? the system is over 1500 now its 1520$ + tax is 1597$

    so now what i broke the budget and its still not good enough ? anyone have any good rebuilds?
     
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    illskills719 Im lost.

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    that video card does *NOT* work in that mobo. your SLI mobo is PCI-E, and that video card (besides SUCKING DICK) is AGP... won't work. Grab the nForce 3 instead. And ditch that crappy video card.

    Get a better power supply, while you're at it.
     
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    read his first post smart-guy... he says an AGP 9250 :rolleyes:
     
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    awwwww...it's better than the one i'm using!!! hahahahahaha...i laugh at my disadvantage!:) it's a good thing i don't play games huh? we need sigs...here is what i run>

    AMD Athlon XP-M 2600+ (2330MHz) 1.53V IQYHA
    ABIT NF7-S Rev 2.0 (233*10) 1.8V - Pencil Mod
    OCZ-EL 512MB PC-3200 DC-Platinum (466MHz) 2.65V 2.5-2-2-5
    RADEON 9200 64MB 128-bit 8X AGP (Overclock Pending)
    WD 80GB 72K 8MB Buffer - Serillel2 SATA150
    Rosewill RP550 Switching PSU
    My Baby!
    ------------------------------------------------------------


    but anyways...to answer illskills question. yes SLi is what you are NOT using. You need 2 totally seperate (but matched) video cards to use this feature. That's what that mobo you are buying is so much..it supports SLi. If you are simply running 1 card without the plans to buy another one...then your extra ~$100 you spent on getting SLi is kind of a waste. You first need a PCI-E card capable of SLi...and then you need another one lol. so plan on spending at least $400 or more just on videocards to take advatnage of that mobo. if you cant afford that...then stick with a single card that does prettty well and get a cheaper mobo that still has a good chipset (NF3-U maybe...or NF4 without SLi if you can find one) could save you upwrds of $300 or so.
     
  24. illskills719

    illskills719 Im lost.

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    wow, so i need two video cards for an SLI feature? wtf.....nvm that...ill just go with 1 vid card....its on a 1500$ "budget" and i have no money to waste its over 1500 already so i might as well try to find anothe board, any recommendations? that msi k8n neo 2 is sold out
     
  25. FreeSpace

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    Um, that's the same one you have. Sparkle and Fortron are the exact same company.

    Considering you love Sparkle so much, you think you would know that Fortron is their alter-ego...and vice versa.
     

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