|11-19-2007, 02:11 PM||#1|
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Building a new tower
Ok this is my first time building a tower I don't need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. I've got that covered. First thing I need to know is weather or not all of these items are compatable with each other and/or are as good as people have told me. Second can you please recomend the other items needed? Third in the begings of this tower I plan to only run one video card and one proccesor untill I can get the funds for the others. Will this cause any problems? I know it will be slower but anything other than that? I would also like to know if I should run XP home that I already have on my old machine or use Vista (version recomendations would be greatly apprecated).
Parts I picked out
Motherboard NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP SSI CEB AMD
Processor AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 Windsor 3.0GHz
Video Card GeForce 8800GT 512mb
Memory G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB)
Case Antec Performance One P190 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Thanks in advance for the help.
|11-19-2007, 02:42 PM||#2|
Welcome to PCMech.
I would really rethink the Dual Athlon FX setup. The cost is not worth the returns. Check some benchmarks on the subject. You'll get a heck of a lot more bang for the buck from a simpler setup, AMD or Intel. Look at either the M2N-E and a 6000+ or an Asus P5K and Intel E6750 CPU.
Bump up the RAM to DDR2-800. It is required for AMD setups and the best match for Intel chips.
Good video card choice.
That is a nice case but the power supply is way overkill. You only need a quality 500w unit to run the simpler setup I suggested with the 8800GT.
Check out Seagate 7200.10/11 SATA hard drives. The 320GB is a nice price/GB right now.
We recommend LiteOn Retail SATA DVD Burners. They come with Nero software.
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|11-19-2007, 03:29 PM||#4|
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