1st build of a new system (amd64) please verify

By rv15m
Aug 13, 2005
  1. Okay this is my first build. It's for a home PC. All the parts are to be from newegg (I ain't in US and want all the parts from one place to order). I'm not to keen on computers so please check it and see if it looks like it would work, don't want parents killing me when they think I bought the parts and it doesn't work!
    My major concern is that the board support ncq, i searched bout found nothing (other than the board needs to support ncq to use an ncq harddrive, but ncq has native support in sata II)

    "Motherboards or PCI controllers with NCQ support
    Verify NCQ support through your motherboard and host adapter manufacturer " - http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/faq/sata_ncq.html

    Ok, here's my final cut. Please check it on if it's all good (not sure if the case would have enough room for the parts).

    Antec Solution SLK3800B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Rackmount Case 400Watt (SP400) SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V 2.0 for AMD™ & Intel systems Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: SLK3800B
    Price: $95.00

    MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: K8N Neo4-F
    Price: $82.99

    MSI NX6600GT-TD128E Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    Model #: NX6600GT-TD128E
    Price: $168.00

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail
    Price: $146.00

    CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail
    Price: $84.99

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3160827AS 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

    Sub-total: ~ $657.48

    If you all say ncq wouldn't be supported, I would have to go with the

    Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L160M0 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

    I will be re-using my SyncMaster 712N Monitor, ms keyboard, optical mouse, old speakers, and lucent winmodem thing, dvd player drive, cdrw burner drive, fdd.

    Is there anything else I would need?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,157   +458

    Unfortunately, Newegg only ships to locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and there exceptions for some items to PR, HI and AK. So if you are outside the U.S., you'll have to get your parts from somewhere else. Hopefully, wherever that is offers the same brands and models. Otherwise, you might have to compromise on your one source plan or choose some alternative components.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    If you really want to be sure you have EVERYTHING you need, I'd confirm if that PSU has all the right connectors. In particular, does your board need 20 or 24 pin (I think I have those options right...), and does the PSU match, or will you need an adapter. Adapters are cheap so it is no biggy if they don't match, just a pain find out you need it ON THE DAY you are putting it all together.

    Also, does the PCU have connectors for the PCIe video card?

    I am too lazy to research it for you now ;) just go to the makers sites and check what your mobo needs, then confirm the PSU has the right connector or not. If not, order an adapter. Does the PSU have a PCIe connector? If not, order an adapter.

    Hope that helps.
  4. rv15m

    rv15m TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Will I be able to use the ncq drive on sata with my the neo4-f board?

    The mobo is a 24pin connector. The psu is a 2.0, does this mean it a 24pin?
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