Suggestions on possible computer build

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Quincy, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Quincy

    Quincy Stunt Coordinator

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    I need some feedback on some components i've picked out. Any suggestions or changes? I'm trying to stay at about $1000.00 budget

    Case - Aspire X Dreamer II 54.99
    Motherboard - Asus A8N-E 104.99
    Processor - Athalon 64x2 3800+ 313.00
    Memory - Corsair XMS 2GB 231.00
    Harddrive - Segate Barracuda 7200 250GB 110.00
    DVD Burner - Pioneer DVR-110DBK 39.50
    Video - Gigabyte Geforce 6800GS 189.00
     
  2. Christ Reynolds

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    you going to be gaming? if not, the video card is way overkill. MAKE SURE to get a quality power supply. even if it means skimping on other components to stay under budget. pc power & cooling power supplies are worth every penny. everything else looks pretty good.

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  3. Quincy

    Quincy Stunt Coordinator

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    Yeah, I'm into gaming. I usually only buy a computer every 3.5-4 years so I'm looking for something that will stay relevant for a little while.
     
  4. Ray Chuang

    Ray Chuang Screenwriter

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    Quincy,

    You might want to splurge a little more and get a GeForce 7800 PCI-E card instead. The reason is simple: the GeForce 7800 handles the more complex drawing functions in DirectX 9.0c much better than the GeForce 6800 series.
     
  5. Christ Reynolds

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    then everything else looks pretty good. the only thing you are missing is a quality power supply. dont be fooled by numbers, any 400W power supply is not always better than a quality 300W. there are many good (and horrible) power supplies out there, so read up. as i said in my first post, a pc p&c power supply will be better than most anything you'll find. if you only buy a new computer every 3 or 4 years, get it right the first time. a bad psu can introduce all sorts of problems. if it goes too much over your budget, consider cutting back on the ram to 1 GB. best of luck.

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  6. Joe D

    Joe D Supporting Actor

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    I'd switch the case to an Antec Sonata II case and you'll get a good quality power supply with it.

    The case costs about $100 and the power supply is 420 watts.
     
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    You might also consider a silent or quiet CPU heatsink. The stock heatsinks are fine for most people, but they tend to run a little loud. Many are very difficult to install if you want until after you've finished building your PC -- they're much easier to install with the motherboard out of the case. I wish I had gone with a third-party heatsink on my last build because my Sonata case would probably be completely silent if I had.
     

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