Upgrade suggestions needed

By DonNagual
Jan 13, 2005
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  1. Building a PC for a friend,

    What he already has
    USB / firewire - CD/DVD RW
    PCMCIA 802.11b/g compatible wi-fi card
    Optical Mouse

    What i'm after and decided on (suggest improvements if necessary within same price range):-
    Geforce 6800GT 256MB - PCI-E version (not AGP 8x) (not bothered about the manufacturer)
    Corsair / Mushkin Memory DDR400 - 1GB unbuffered - preferably with some form of heatsink
    Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 Motherboard (or other nforce4 chipset based motherboard... pref. with integrated sound chip)
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (939 Pin version)
    Samsung SyncMaster 710T - TFT 17" Monitor (or equivalent, basically any reliable TFT monitor woth max 12ms response and preferably with DVI)
    Maxtor Diamond Max plus 9 120GB HDD U-ATA 133 7200RPM (although U-ATA 150 maybe better but looking at cost effectiveness, and if poss 10,000RPM would be nice :) )

    What I haven't decided on yet but know rough specs...

    PC Case - Preferably one with 2-3 internal Fans
    PSU - 350-400Watt preferably with 2 Fans
    Keyboard - PS/2 not fussed really, even a cheapo secondhand one will do.
    Floppy Drive (not sure if i need one)

    Optional :- DVD ROM drive - do not need a burner as i already have a USB One

    Want as quiet as possible unless anyone knows a cheaper method (e.g. liquid cooling but havent looked into the costs of this yet)
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  3. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    The PSU is more than adequate if it is a quality brand.

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