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building first pc, sum help and feedback plz

By lilbulldog_23
May 29, 2005
  1. hey guys
    this is my first post here as i woud need sum help.
    well im building my first pc pretty soon and just wanted to help and feedback to what u guys think of this setup and if it will all be compatible and stuff liek that.

    AMD Athlon64 3200+ (939) $258.00
    Gigabyte GA K8NS ULTRA 939 $165.00
    PQI Turbo DDR Dual Channel (2X512) PC3200 400Mhz $145.00
    Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA 7200Rpm 8MB $199.00
    Leadtek 6600GT DDR3 128MB AGP DVI VGA $273.00
    Compro Videomate DVB-T300 Digital & Analogue $132.00
    LG CD/DVD Combo $60.00
    X-Blade Silver Case $50.00
    Thermaltake 430Watt Power Supply $59.00
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround Speakers $99.00
    Microsoft "Elite" Wireless Keyboard & Mouse $99.00
    LG 19" 12ms LCD Monitor $499.00
    Canon PIXMA MP130 All In One $152.00
    Gigabyte 3D Rocket Pro Silent Cooler $75.00

    thse are in australia dollars and all parts are from teh same shop as i find it very cheap.

    the thing im having a problem choosing between is if i should get agp or pci express. it wudnt really bother me to keep agp cause im not much of a serious gamer,jus the occasional games.

    Gigabyte K8NF-9 Nforce4 (939) (PCI-Express) $149.00
    Leadtek PX6600GT Extreme 128MB (PCI-Express) $268.00
    these would be the mobo and graphics card if i choose pci express but i havent read too many good reviews about this mobo also as it has less good features as dual bios,etc

    if anybody could take sum time to check this stuff out for me that wud be great and wud really appreciate sum help with this

    thanks alot
    warren
    add me on msn: lilbulldog_23@hotmail.com
     
  2. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 464

    PCIe is the future but right now there is very little performance difference between the two . If there is no price difference I would go PCIe just because it will be easier to upgrade two years from now plus yoiu'll have the PCIex1 expansion slot.
     
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    Check into the new "venice" core cpus if available, they support 4 memory dimms at pc3200 speed unlike the winchester cores(they work with 4 dimms at pc2700).

    Seems to be a good mobo.
    http://www.legionhardware.com/html/doc.php?id=376

    I think I'd consider getting a pci-e mobo. They don't really cost more, and then it's more "future proof".

    Some pci-e boards I've heard good things about are the:
    gigabyte k8n ultra-9
    chaintech vnf4ultra
    dfi lanparty ut ultra d
    asus a8n-e

    I like corsair ram, but have heard good things about pqi.

    Do you need that fancy of a cooler? Are you oc'ing? If so, that's another + for the venice core, it usually oc's well.

    Do you know the specs on that psu? I.E. amperages per rail. As long as it has 18a on the 12v it should be ok, and thermaltake is a decent brand.
     
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