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What do you think of my new computer that im building? please respond -Nick

By awsskater892
Dec 1, 2006
  1. Hi, I just ordered these computer parts off of newegg.com, what do you think? I think its going to kick **** when I’m done building it!!

    Parts:

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103751

    Power Supply: APEVIA (ASPIRE) ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V/ EPS12V 680W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817148028

    HD1: Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033

    HD2: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144701

    Video card: XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP ExTreme Edition Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150189

    RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231098

    Motherboard: ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Socket AM2 ATI CrossFire Radeon Xpress 3200 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135024

    DVD Burner: SONY Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM IDE DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131039

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b 1pk w/Upgrade Coupon for Vista - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16832116175

    Case: APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811144102
     
  2. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 273

    Pretty good but id have opted for an intel Core 2 duo chip as they kick the *** of the AMD 64 X2's ( This coming from and AMD Devotee)

    Also id have ordered a 8800 series card, being the only DX10 card on the market and with Vista just around the corner spending a premium on anything else is a waste of money in my opinion......

    But it all depends on how much you had to spend I suppose.... she will still kick *** though!
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,482   +233

    I know others might question why you didn't get a Core 2 Duo CPU instead but that doesn't bother me much. My thought was you got a Crossfire motherboard but bought an Nvidia graphics card. Sure, they will work but wouldn't it have been better to get an SLI board or an ATI card instead?

    That aside, you do have a very robust system on your hands. :)
     
  4. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    lol thanks guys, I agree that it is weird, but im not going to be useing a sli set up, and i really liked both the mobo and the video card, especially for the prices (and rebates!!).

    But another question is, will that have any effect on my computers performence (the crossfire board and nvidia card)?
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,482   +233

    Nothing negative, I'm sure.
     
  6. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    thanks, I was kind of scared that that could effect performence. so as far as video editing programs go, is this going to be a decent machiene for running Adobe premiere pro 2.0, and maybe even Avid xpress pro? i use premiere pro 2.0 on my currnet pc with a athlon 64 2800+, and a 7200rpm harddrive, and 1gb of ram, so im guessing it can only go up from there! lol
    what do you think?
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,482   +233

    I wasn't familiar with the system requirements for those apps but when I looked them up, I was surprised a bit at how demanding they were in certain areas. However, if your old system ran them reasonably well, I don't see any problem for your new one.
     
  8. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    well i never ran avid on my current computer. I hope it does on my new one.

    so, mailpup, in your opinion, do you think that is a good videocard?
     
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,482   +233

    Yes, the 7950 GT is a good graphics card. No doubt.
     
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