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first time build

By etones
Jul 26, 2005
  1. hi every1, ok im building my first pc and i know what hardware i need, i have been looking around on the internet for it and have found the things i need, my guestion is will it all work together the hardware is listed below -

    350w PSU included with case

    motherboard​
    Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe SKTA NVNorce2ST ATX 8xAGP Giga LAN, SATA, Firewire, 6 channel Audio, USB2 Dual chan. DDR +WiFi slot (up to DDR400)

    Processor​
    AMD Athlon XP3000+ 400Mhz FSB 512 L2 Cache Barton Cpu - OEM


    Ram​
    Crucial CT6464Z40B 512MB DDR 400MHz PC3200 CL=3 Memory Module

    Graphics card​
    Hightech ATI Radeon 9250 128MB 64bit AGP TVO DVI


    Removable Storage​
    Mitsumi OEM Black Internal Floppy Drive 1.44mb 3.5 Inch

    Hard Drive​
    Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 8 40Gb ATA 133 7200rpm Disk Drive - OEM

    Sound Card​
    Asonic 4 Channel Soundcard C-media 8738 Chipset 3D

    CD-ROM/DVD​
    LG GSA4163 16x DVD R/RW/RAM Internal Dual Layer IDE OEM Black Drive

    Lg 52x3x52x Cdrw Int Ide Drive - Oem Black
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Go one step bigger and get an AMD64/3000 (with Venice core), Socket939, and a corresponding motherboard with AGP, such as MSI's K8N Neo2 Platinum.
    http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K8N_Neo2_Platinum&class=mb
    In future you could e.g. upgrade just the CPU for a DualCore CPU.

    And get a case with a better and more powerful PSU, like the Antec Sonata II.

    You don't need an extra soundcard, it has it built-in.

    The above changes should not cost you more than ca. £70.-

    Check out www.komplett.co.uk
     
  3. etones

    etones TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 187

    ok i have taken you advise, i have found the motherboard, but i cant find the amd64/3000 with venice core anywhere, also i have found a case its a I-Cute 0314TL ATX Gaming Case in Black with side window and 400w PSU, but it says it is a gaming case but can i just use it as a normal case or does it have a different lay out in side or something
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    AMD64/3000 Venice: http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/AMD_Socket_939.html

    The case is alright if you are into Xmastree-illuminations etc. The gaming aspect is meant for taking it to LAN-parties etc and 'show off'. As such, the case is very similar to 'normal' cases and can be used as you would any other PC.
    The 400W PSU that comes with it needs to be replaced though, it is utter rubbish.

    This case (incl. the PSU) from Komplett is much better:
    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=305069&cks=PRL
     
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