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 Post subject: New PC
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:53 pm 
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Hi, After some researching and some changing, a lot, I made this, how do you think this is?

Audio Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 175&depa=0
Case
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... ode=141613
CPU Heatsink
http://www.xoxide.com/thermalright-xp-1 ... ooler.html
Optical Drive
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 351&depa=0
Floppy Drive
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 203&depa=0
Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 018&depa=0
Headset
http://www.compuplus.com/i/SOUND/Headph ... g-Headset-
AHS-602-1003365668.html?sid=atyxg55j14cn395&track=searchViewed
Keyboard
http://www.compuplus.com/i/INPUT/Keyboa ... 7415-0403-
1002978.html?sid=atyxg55j14cn395&track=searchViewed
Memory
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... 480&depa=0
Motherboard
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... ode=246486
Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 151&depa=0
Processor
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... de=80717-2
RAM Heatsink*2
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 104&depa=0
Speaker
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 118&depa=0
Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 155&depa=0
Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 007&depa=0
Anti -Static
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 207&depa=0

For the compuplus ones, you need to copy the link, sorry.

1)Does this look good?
2)Will putting on heatsinks on the ram void my warranty?
3)Will using a 3rd party heatsink void my CPU warranty?
4)Will using a 3rd party heatsink void my VGU warranty?
5)I'm a bit nervous about building, the problem is that I know where the CPU, RAM, Video Card, and other things go, but I
don't know how I'm going to connect all those wires? So anyone have a really good website or book recommendation for me
that can really help me build?
6)Will my PC bottleneck?
7)Is the audio good? I mean the Speakers?
8)I know I'm using the X800 Pro but I need the cheapest PCI-E card.

Thanks for the help.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:16 pm 
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1) For the most part, it looks good. You need a power supply to power that. This power supply should be sufficient. For the hard drive, you might as well go with a NCQ drive as it's only $1.50 more. I see the reason behind the PCI-E videocard. Good choice with the Winchester. :thumbsup:
2) No, but I think it's highly unnesscesary(sp?) for value RAM or any RAM for that matter. They're just there to dress it up.
3) If you install it correctly, then it should not. Hopefully AMD won't use this as an excuse for the death of a processor. :P
4) Yes.
5) Too in-depth for me to post about it right now. A google search of "building PC" should come up with decent results.
6) Not that I can see. It's pretty balanced.
7) Not really... if you're not the pedoph... :X I mean audiophile then these are adequate. However, look into a more serious solution if you are an audiophile.
Eight) Cool, but if you want you could downgrade that to a XFX 6600GT and upgrade the speakers and/or other parts of the system. OR upgrade to a PCI-E 6800GT.

Beautiful selections, overall. Nice! :)

Edit: I might want to pull back that suggestion about the PCI-E 6800GT. Unless someone can recommend a PCI-E adapter for it.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:25 pm 
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1)I like your case(I like the clean look) a lot, and the setup itself looks pretty good.
2)Shouldn't but why put Ramsink on corsair Value? my corsair XMS comes with one, but I don't really think it needs it.
7)The speakers need some work, get a good set of 2.1 instead, and I have the same sound card, works very well.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:26 pm 
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that looks pretty nice, i have a 3500+ myself, i love it


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:31 pm 
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I put the heatsinks in because its kind of cheap and I put them in because it helps cool them and I saw that some one posted that it helps make the rams live longer :)


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 Post subject: Re: New PC
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:39 pm 
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Kiltz wrote:
Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 155&depa=0

Does this look good?

I know I'm using the X800 Pro but I need the cheapest PCI-E card.

Thanks for the help.


Well, if you want the cheapest 12 pipeline video card that is PCI-Express then the GeForce 6800 cost $60+ less than the X800 PRO, or for the same $380+ you can get the Sapphire X800XL which is a 16 Pipeline video card.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:40 pm 
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sorry, by cheapest, I meant by in the 16 pipes level. Sorry


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:31 pm 
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Do you think this powersupply is enough?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 006&depa=0


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:02 pm 
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Kiltz wrote:
Do you think this powersupply is enough?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 006&depa=0

Please save yourself the humiliation of using that power supply and spend at least $70 on one. I suggest an Enermax, and I suggest one with active PFC. Thermaltake's not bad, but I suggest an Enermax Noisetaker EG495AX-VE SFMA 2.0. Thermaltake's not bad, but Enermax is much much better.

Antec's aren't bad either, but only their NeoPower has active PFC. There's a reason why every power supply sold in Europe requires some form of PFC nowadays.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:24 pm 
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Which of these would you choose?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 974&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 104&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 210&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 001&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 213&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 011&depa=0

What's the best Dual Layer Copier right now, and come to think of it, can you also suggest me a good Combo drive for disc to disc? Try and pick one that's not so loud or so pricy. The Plextor 716, unless it drops to 70-60, it's kind of expensive.THANKS


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:27 pm 
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I like it just work out the PSU problem and your set.


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Either one of these would work perfectly: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 210&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 213&depa=0


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:52 pm 
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What does PFC do, I am guessing it regulates the voltage in the wires correct. But how does it do it?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:55 pm 
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Its really not very important: http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/sDefini ... 81,00.html


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