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$1400..first pc build ..suggestions

By tedrjr03
Oct 17, 2005
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  1. These are the parts for my computer problly. any better ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. i will be used for multimedia. please tell me if there is any thing at all that i need even tools i need to know everything think i know. i would also like to know what u think of it thanks!Also if there would be anyway to make it cheaper without cutting out performance. i dont know if a video card that expensive is neccacary. this is not a gaming computer.
    $1,400 from newegg.com ship includ
    Basic

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - Retail
    CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail
    Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200JD 320GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    ABIT KN8 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM
    XFX PVT42PUDP3 Geforce 6800 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    KWORLD VS-LTV883RF PCI Interface TV/FM Tuner, DVD Maker Card - Retail
    Software

    Windows media center
    McAfee Antispyware/Firewall V7/Quickclean V6 Bundle - Retail
    Nero 7.0
    Moniter

    LG 715Z Black 17" 16ms LCD Monitor - Retail
    Extras

    ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply - Retail
    Logitech Cordless Desktop Optical 967320-0403 Black PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - OEM
    SYBA SD-PCB-LAN CardBus Wired Network Adapter - Retail

    AMC 8" 4-Pin Power Cable Splitter Model Y Power Cable - OEM

    ASPIRE 4-Pin PC power to SATA Converter Model CVT45 - Retail
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    One potentially major problem with your system.

    Aspire may make some nice cases, but the power supplies they put in the cases are known to be complete pieces of (let's see, how can I word this without being censored)... dung.

    Highly recommended that you either get a case with no PSU in it, and buy a quality PSU to put in, or to buy that case you list above, take out that dung box, and replace it with something that is not going to cause random crashes on your computer.
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