Questions about my new PC I am building

By mofo91105
Mar 27, 2006
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  1. I am planning on building a brand new system, but I wanted to get your opinions because you guys are really smart and have great input and information. I am planning on putting all this stuff together:

    Pentium 4, 3.0GHZ HT Prescott
    Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000G ATX Intel Motherboard
    2X Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
    ATI Radeon X800 Pro 256MB (already purchased for 80, good deal?)
    Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s

    Anyone have any thoughts on whether this will be a good system, or should I choose different products. Also, with the processor I have chosen, what is a good, quiet heatsink, that is not a fortune? Your feedback is appreciated and I am open to new ideas. Thanks guys
  2. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy Newcomer, in training Posts: 212

    That looks like a solid system you've got there. The x800Pro is definately a plus.

    If you are looking for a quiet heatsink may I recommend a Zalman 92mm AlCu or a Cu fan for your P4.
  3. skarmory2002

    skarmory2002 Newcomer, in training Posts: 87

    In my opinion, I would buy AMD produscts rather than Intel. If you want to stay Intel then I would suggest waiting for the Conroe. However by that time, Amd will most undoubtedly come out with something even more powerful than that like thy have so far with everything Intel has thrown at them. So ya, go AMD. I would also put in a Gig of ram instead of 512, just to give that little extra breathing room.
  4. mofo91105

    mofo91105 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    The 2X 512 of ram meant that I would be putting (2) 512 sticks in. Is there any reason to go 1.5GB of ram, any noticeable difference? Thanks for the heatsink suggestion, looks like a good one. Also, with all that stuff listed, how big of a power supply should i get?
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    If you like running you settings on graphic intese games such as bf2 ect,
    you should have more the 1gb of ram so it woun't lag other than that nice rig.
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    What kind of case are you getting?
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    I have 1.5gb in my system. Not much difference in speed above 1gb, except I can load a lot more programs without page file swapping.
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