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new pc spec help.

By PCTechie316
Oct 26, 2006
  1. I'm building a new pc soon and would like any type of advice i can get, below are the specs, of the parts i'm plainning on getting. along with the website of each part. Most of the sites are from Tiger Direct, But i will not buy all from them, there are better deals on zip zoom fly and newegg.

    Case - Power Up Black Gamer ATX Mid-Tower Case
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1698789&CatId=32

    Motherboard - DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1229464&Tab=2&NoMapp=0

    Cpu - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ CPu

    Memory - Kingston 2048MB PC3200 Dual Channel 2 Gig Sticks
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1352&

    Power Supply - Ultra / X-Finity 2G / 600-Watt - 12v with 37amps
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?MfrId=1583&Nav=|c:1483|&Sort=3&Recs=10

    Video Card - BFG GeForce 7950 GT / 512MB GDDR3
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2456679&CatId=1826

    Hard drive - Western Digital / Caviar SE / 250GB / 7200 / 8MB / SATA-300
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?MfrId=928&Nav=|c:139|c:2458|&Sort=3&Recs=10

    This is what I got so far. I'm just looking for opinions to see if this could be a good system. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    If you are set on using AMD, then it is pretty good. But, you will be limiting your upgrade path by using socket 939. This socket will be used for budget chips in the future. The current standard for AMD is the AM2 platform, which uses DDR2 instead of regular DDR. The mobos for AM2 are a bit more expensive, but DDR2 memory is a little cheaper than DDR. Also, the AM2 processors are cheaper than the 939's.

    Another thing to think about is the new Conroe processors from Intel. The E6300 is faster than most of the AMD line and is less than the processor you selected. Again, the mobos are a bit more expensive, but you get better performance.
     
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