What Now With My Comp?


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TheFinkel

Okay, I am buildin a computer (Duh). Here is what I have so far:
Ultra Wizard Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939 OEM Processor
Maxtor 160GB 7200RPM SATA-150 OEM Hard Drive
Ultra X-Finity 500-Watt SLI Ready Power Supply
Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
Masscool AMD K8 Cooler Fan
BFG Geforce 7800 GPU

What else do I need? (besides keyboard, monitor)
With this mobo, do I need a network card? I am thinking about buying a
wireless network card...
What is a good sound card?
Any other things that would be good?
Thanks,
TheFinkel
 
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Chris Hill

Okay, I am buildin a computer (Duh). Here is what I have so far:
Ultra Wizard Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939 OEM Processor
Maxtor 160GB 7200RPM SATA-150 OEM Hard Drive
Ultra X-Finity 500-Watt SLI Ready Power Supply
Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
Masscool AMD K8 Cooler Fan
BFG Geforce 7800 GPU

What else do I need? (besides keyboard, monitor)
With this mobo, do I need a network card? I am thinking about buying a
wireless network card...
What is a good sound card?
Any other things that would be good?
Thanks,
TheFinkel

Unless you are really into sound recording, the onboard sound is
likely good enough. Most modern boards have a network interface, so
you probably don't need any of those either unless you want to go
wireless. Now you need to put it together and see if that power
supply does what it is supposed to.
 
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Mike T.

TheFinkel said:
Okay, I am buildin a computer (Duh). Here is what I have so far:
Ultra Wizard Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939 OEM Processor
Maxtor 160GB 7200RPM SATA-150 OEM Hard Drive
Ultra X-Finity 500-Watt SLI Ready Power Supply
Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
Masscool AMD K8 Cooler Fan
BFG Geforce 7800 GPU

What else do I need? (besides keyboard, monitor)

All looks good, except that you need another gig or so of RAM, and a DVD
burner would be very helpful. -Dave
 
C

Conor

Chris Hill said:
Unless you are really into sound recording, the onboard sound is
likely good enough.

As long as you are deaf. Seriously, compare onboard with even a
Creative SBLive! and there's no contest.
 
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Robbie McFerren

TheFinkel said:
Okay, I am buildin a computer (Duh). Here is what I have so far:
Ultra Wizard Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939 OEM Processor
Maxtor 160GB 7200RPM SATA-150 OEM Hard Drive
Ultra X-Finity 500-Watt SLI Ready Power Supply
Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
Masscool AMD K8 Cooler Fan
BFG Geforce 7800 GPU

What else do I need? (besides keyboard, monitor)
With this mobo, do I need a network card? I am thinking about buying a
wireless network card...
What is a good sound card?
Any other things that would be good?
Thanks,
TheFinkel
If you want wireless you will need to get another network card. If you
want to be sure Vista will work (whenever it comes out) you should put
another gig or so of RAM in there. I have had so-so experiences with
Maxtor drives.
 
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Chris Hill

As long as you are deaf. Seriously, compare onboard with even a
Creative SBLive! and there's no contest.

I must be. I can't really tell much difference. Creative couldn't
write a set of drivers to save their lives either. I'd like a second
sound card for certain apps, but it sure won't be an sb after the fun
I had with my live card.
 
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djs0302

TheFinkel said:
Okay, I am buildin a computer (Duh). Here is what I have so far:
Ultra Wizard Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939 OEM Processor
Maxtor 160GB 7200RPM SATA-150 OEM Hard Drive
Ultra X-Finity 500-Watt SLI Ready Power Supply
Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
Masscool AMD K8 Cooler Fan
BFG Geforce 7800 GPU

What else do I need? (besides keyboard, monitor)
With this mobo, do I need a network card? I am thinking about buying a
wireless network card...
What is a good sound card?
Any other things that would be good?
Thanks,
TheFinkel

I don't see any type of optical drive listed. How are you going to
install stuff like the operating system for example?
 
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Andy Jeffries

As long as you are deaf. Seriously, compare onboard with even a Creative
SBLive! and there's no contest.

I disagree. I use the onboard sound of my K8N Neo2 Platinum and it works
fine. I'm not in to sound, I listed to occasional MP3s (or are you saying
I should only listen to uncompressed WAVs and if I don't then I'm deaf)
and play the occassional game.

For those purposes the onboard chip works perfectly fine.

Graphics and processing power are much more important to me than sound
quality - and I guess they are to a lot of people (or there'd be no
mileage in putting sound chips on motherboards).

Cheers,


Andy
 
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dawg

TheFinkel said:
Okay, I am buildin a computer (Duh). Here is what I have so far:
Ultra Wizard Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939 OEM Processor
Maxtor 160GB 7200RPM SATA-150 OEM Hard Drive
Ultra X-Finity 500-Watt SLI Ready Power Supply
Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
Masscool AMD K8 Cooler Fan
BFG Geforce 7800 GPU

What else do I need? (besides keyboard, monitor)
With this mobo, do I need a network card? I am thinking about buying a
wireless network card...
What is a good sound card?
Any other things that would be good?
Thanks,
TheFinkel
At least another 512M ram and if you want to use High speed internet you'll
need a network card.
 
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