First time builder seeking help.


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zimarooski

I've been planning these parts for two weeks and have been refining the
list ever since, but more input from pro's can never hurt. I was
wondering if anyone would mind giving some pointers? Are these parts
compatible? Are they good parts? Is there anything else I should invest
in? Any help would be great. I plan on using the computer for alot of
graphic design, especially Adobe products, and I guess a little gaming.
Thanks alot!

EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLi Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard -
Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813123246

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1GHz HT Socket 939 E6 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103568

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit
System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145480

SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE
Model DW-G120A-B2 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827131267

SAPPHIRE Radeon X800 100107L-BL Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814102561

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 120GB 3.5" IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148104

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-430 ATX12V 430W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV,
CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817103928

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119047
 
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Matt

I've been planning these parts for two weeks and have been refining the
list ever since, but more input from pro's can never hurt. I was
wondering if anyone would mind giving some pointers? Are these parts
compatible? Are they good parts? Is there anything else I should invest
in? Any help would be great. I plan on using the computer for alot of
graphic design, especially Adobe products, and I guess a little gaming.
Thanks alot!

EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLi Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard -
Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813123246

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1GHz HT Socket 939 E6 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103568

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit
System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145480

SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE
Model DW-G120A-B2 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827131267

SAPPHIRE Radeon X800 100107L-BL Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814102561

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 120GB 3.5" IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148104

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-430 ATX12V 430W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV,
CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817103928

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119047

You would save money to buy a case/PSU combo. How about this one:
Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply
- Retail
$93.99 including shipping after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129155

Yours is about $126.
 
B

Beowulf

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in? Any help would be great. I plan on using the computer for alot of
graphic design, especially Adobe products, and I guess a little gaming.
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1GHz HT Socket 939 E6 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103568

You are getting a socket 939 mobo, why not consider going the extra
distance and get an Athlon 64 X2 (dual core) cpu? Of course budget ($) is
a factor, I suppose you could upgrade in the future.
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit
System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145480

Perhaps consider getting a single or even two 1GB modules (2x1GB)-- if you
buy the 2x512 you will occupy two of your memory slots with 512MB chips,
which you might have to junk or ebay if you want to upgrade memory later.
Depends on how intense graphics you plan to do-- do the math and see what
kind of ram you need. For example, I am building a somewhat similar
system, going dual core cpu, and 4GB RAM because I will be doing 20x30
inch graphic images 10 layers 300dpi 24bits-- which can easily utilize the
4GB of system RAM.

....
 
S

Squibbly

I've been planning these parts for two weeks and have been refining the
list ever since, but more input from pro's can never hurt. I was
wondering if anyone would mind giving some pointers? Are these parts
compatible? Are they good parts? Is there anything else I should invest
in? Any help would be great. I plan on using the computer for alot of
graphic design, especially Adobe products, and I guess a little gaming.
Thanks alot!

EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLi Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard -
Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813123246

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1GHz HT Socket 939 E6 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103568

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit
System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145480

SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE
Model DW-G120A-B2 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827131267

SAPPHIRE Radeon X800 100107L-BL Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814102561

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 120GB 3.5" IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148104

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-430 ATX12V 430W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV,
CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817103928

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119047


tell you the truth i cant see why it aint compatible
 
S

Squibbly

Squibbly said:
I've been planning these parts for two weeks and have been refining the
list ever since, but more input from pro's can never hurt. I was
wondering if anyone would mind giving some pointers? Are these parts
compatible? Are they good parts? Is there anything else I should invest
in? Any help would be great. I plan on using the computer for alot of
graphic design, especially Adobe products, and I guess a little gaming.
Thanks alot!

EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLi Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard -
Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813123246

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1GHz HT Socket 939 E6 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103568

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit
System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145480

SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE
Model DW-G120A-B2 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827131267

SAPPHIRE Radeon X800 100107L-BL Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814102561

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 120GB 3.5" IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148104

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-430 ATX12V 430W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV,
CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817103928

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119047


tell you the truth i cant see why it aint compatible

the critcal component is the memory
 
M

Matt

Are these parts
compatible? Are they good parts?

Search the web and newsgroups for the names (both at once) of your
candidate mobo and RAM. Throw in words such as 'trouble' and 'issue'.
If both are popular and you see no negative comments about the
combination, you should be okay.

Search the newegg reviews of your mobo and RAM.
 
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Carl

I read your specs, and I think that this is a decent system. All the
suggestions replied to you are good too. My own are: I would bung in a
creative X-FI soundcard, but you might not see this as a priority, just to
let you know that when I got one of these I was impressed with it!
 
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creAtive oBscura

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dawg

creAtive oBscura said:
I would recommend getting a single stick of memory, 1gb, instead of the
2x512mb. It will cost less and save you room for upgrading later. Here
is Corsair Value in a 1gb stick form.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505

Also, I think I would consider going with an ATI X1600XT. Its cheaper,
and will run all of the new software and shaders and stuff thats coming
out. It has higher clocks than the X800 also.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102657

Not good advice. His motheboard supports dual channel ddr so 2 sticks of ram
is optimal.
 
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creAtive oBscura

Well atleast still check out the X1600XT instead if you are stuck on
dual channel.
But if you want dual channel, just wait and save a little more and go
2x1gb sticks, much more worth it.
 
M

Matt

dawg said:
Not good advice. His motheboard supports dual channel ddr so 2 sticks of ram
is optimal.

dawg, please indicate some benchmarks showing that dual channel is a big
deal.
 
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