Building new computer with enclosed parts list........suggestions?

By welchs101 · 10 replies
Jun 18, 2006
  1. Hi all,

    I am building a new computer (for my personal use) and thought i would show what i was thinking of getting and ask for any inputs or suggestions.

    Part Description
    CPU: "AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2
    Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
    Model #: ADA3800BVBOX"

    Video: "Leadtek WinFast PX7800GTX Geforce 7800GTX 256MB
    256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card"

    Is this the video card i should get? Dont know.

    Case1: "Lian Li PC-65 USB B2 Silver Aluminum ATX Mid
    Tower Computer Case"

    Case2: "COOLER MASTER Wave Master TAC-T01-E1C
    Silver All Aluminum Alloy ATX Mid Tower Case without Power Supply
    Model #: TAC-T01-E1C"

    PSU: "ENERMAX All in One Noisetaker Series EG701AX-VE
    SFMA(24P) ATX12V 600W Power Supply
    Model #: EG701AX-VE SFMA(24P)"

    Sound: "Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS 70SB035000000 8 (7.1)
    Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card"

    HD: "Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB
    7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
    Model #: WD2500JD"

    HD: I am thinking of changing my HD to a SATA......any suggestions?

    MB: "ABIT Fatal1ty AN8-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4
    SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
    Model #: Fatal1ty AN8-SLI"

    I am not sure about the MOB. Is this overkill or do i really need such a MOB. A friend suggested it as he got this info from someone he works with. Is this a good board? I dont need the "best in the world today" just something that will play ANY game i want to play.

    RAM: ? Want, I think, 2 sticks of matched Ram.(latency of 2.5 or 2?)

    2M Cache IDE DVD Burner
    Model #: DRU720A"

    OS: Windows XP Professional
  2. Shawn2k5

    Shawn2k5 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Whatever you do wait for the processor price cuts on July 24...

    May I recommend a Conroe core? For the performance boost it offers it’s worth the extra $xx dollars. But you will have to buy DDR2 ram for that & a different mobo.

    + Tell us your budge so we don’t make and out of price range suggestions! :)
  3. welchs101

    welchs101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16


    The budget i was thinking was $1500 but the system i enclosed is more like 1800....kinda high.........

    thanks for the info on the CPU price break this will help.

    I like to play games but i am not a "serious" gamer.

  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    a couple of observations. first, forget any AMD 64x2. they have serious problems. and the fact that AMD just annouced they are discontinuing most of the 64x2 processors*( only a few will remain to be sold to OEM vendors) and none of them for retail sale should tell you something.

    * at least the ones with 1mb L2 cache

    second if your going with an NForce based mobo forget the X-FI card. the X-FI cards and NForce boards have compaitability problems that creative has still not solved.
  5. welchs101

    welchs101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    ok.....can you suggest a new CPU and MOB and graphics card.

  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    personally if I were building a new machine I would wait about another month for intel's new conroe CPU and the 965 chipset. if you dont want to wait or want AMD then just select a suitable AMD chip and a good Nforce based board with good sound and forget the X-FI card.
  7. welchs101

    welchs101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    When you say X-FI........are you referring to the MOB?
  8. Shawn2k5

    Shawn2k5 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    X-FI is the soundcard.
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    serious problems? like what?
  10. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    You need some Artic Silver 5 (thermal grease). This ram should run great and there's a rebate.
  11. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I'd like to hear about those "serious problems" you claim they have.
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