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hi im goin 2 make a new pc . would like to know what you people think befor i order it all!


LG 8x DVD DUAL R/RW/RAM Int Ide Burner - OEM

Benq 56x CD-ROM IDE Internal

Gigabyte GA-7S748-l SKT A SIS748 ATX Sound LAN USB 2.0 FSB400 ATA133

Coolermaster CP5-6J31C Socket A Upto XP3000 AMD Approved

AMD ATHLON XP2500+ 333MHZ FSB 512 L2 Cache Barton CPU

Abit Radeon ATI 9600 256MB AGP X8, DVI-I, TV-Out

Ebuyer 512 DDR400 PC3200 Extra Value Ram X2

7200rpm 80gb hdd

Casecom K-666-G 400watt Atx Case

Microsol Wireless Keyboard + Mouse



is there any thing i should change?

im buying all from http://www.ebuyer.co.uk (i know i can get it cheaper if i shop around but im 2 lazy lol )
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I'm not an absolute expert but to me it sounds fine.
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-Coolermaster CP5-6J31C Socket A Upto XP3000 AMD Approved

is that you case fan or CPU fan, and where is the other one?


also, most DVD plays can read cds, I do not see why you would need both
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i only have 1 fan and thats the cpu fan would you recomend 2 ! its so i can play a cd and listen 2 a music cd lol
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you should always have a fan on you cpu,.

you should also have atleast one fan on your case (unless you plan on laving the panels off all the time)
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True and here is another question i am building a PC and i was wondering which CPU fans would fit a socket 939 processor??
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ok thanks!
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thats a very nice mid range system you got there :thumbsup: you find it great because it probably didnt put a big dent in your wallet and you still get some nice power with that system.
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yea thats what i want it for . and thats all i really can afford lol a 14 year old with out a job !
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Unless you plan on playing with overclocking I'd swap that DDR400 with 333 so it matches the FSB of that 2500+.

In either case if Ebuyer is where your getting it from I'd pay the extra 10 bucks for the Crucial made ram :wink:
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joebert wrote:
Unless you plan on playing with overclocking I'd swap that DDR400 with 333 so it matches the FSB of that 2500+.


and if you do want to play with overclocking, you might need some more fans :wink:
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Like what IH8Purple said, buy a 2nd DVD rom instead of a CD Rom.

Buy a P4 too. :shock:
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for the ram i would go with either muskin level one or corsair. this is my comp that i just purchased today

Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Extreme Edition w/ HT

MSI 915P NEO PLATINUM 800FSB ATX

Corsair 512MB DDR2 CM2X512-4200(2x)

GIGABYTE ATI X800XT 256MB

120GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda SATA Hard Drive

Enermax CSX31881 Mid Tower w/ 350W Power Supply

Windows Xp Professional SP2

Sony 8x Double Layer DVD+/-RW Drive

Lite-On 16X Internal DVD-ROM

Fans
Ultra Slim Hard Drive Cooler

Panaflo 80MM Ultra Quiet Case Fan(2x)

Monitor
Aopen 17" Slim LCD

Speakers
Creative MegaWorks THX 5.1 550 Surround System
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if you dont mind saying how much did that cost!
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$3,417.89USD Including FedEx Overnight Shipping

These Where The Top Four Most Expensive Peices

1.Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Extreme Edition w/ HT-899.99
2.GIGABYTE ATI X800XT 256MB-559.99
3.Aopen 17" Slim LCD F75PS-379.99
4.Corsair 512MB DDR2 CM2X512-4200(2x)379.98
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i think the extreme edition P4 are a waste of money... you get a better deal for your money if you get a P4 3.6E Ghz 800fsb 1mb cache.
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I would buy 2 hard dives with 8MB cache each, say a 40GB-60GB Master drive and 40GB Slave to put all your important files, downloads, documents into. Works better than a partition IMO. Do NOT compress any of the drives becuase it will slow it down.

You can get away with 1 CPU fan 1 PSU Fan and 1 front mounted fan sucking through the case filter into the case to prevent the build up of dust. Fanless graphics card is also a good idea.

My personal preference of motherboard is the more expensive Abit Guru AN7 because it has a processor for monitoring your complete voltages, fan speeds and temperature and even overcooking all via software. Unlike the old Abits these also have an LED telling you what’s wrong if you have forgotten to plug something in or a component is faulty (as long as it has power!).
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i always go with Asus boards but Abit are just as good... and Abit looks cool too if you have a see through case.
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Johan007: Its a waste of money to buy a 40-60gig drive. You can get 80-120gigs for $3-20 more.


WoRd Of WiSdOm: I wish I had $900 to piss away on a Proccessor. Sucks because the new P4 64bits are suppose to come out first quarter 2005. But if you're lucky you might be able to find one towards the end of this year.
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Johan007: Its a waste of money to buy a 40-60gig drive. You can get 80-120gigs for $3-20 more.


oh nice! I just checked and HD prices are much cheaper now than when I got mine!!! Buy a 80 master and 120 Slave if your downloading movies I guesss :)
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the p4 EE aren't a complete waste of money. considering the 2mb cache.

they have proven themselves in benchmarks, but he is only 14, and the system he has picked is more than adequate.

if i was going to blow £600 on a processor like a P4EE i would get a AMD Athlon 64 3800 lol
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Lol yeah we are going way beyond the original budget and the PC’s we are talking about are a lot faster than I have or need.

For downloading music and watching the odd DVD I would get:

XP2400 or XP2200 or XP2000 (+ stock fan is good)
40GB 8mb cache Master
80GB Slave
1 DVD combo writer
2x256MB Ram with 333fsb (saving over original spec)
19" ot 17" CRT flatscreen
400w psu (ebay do a good 500w psu cheap for only £8! not many power outputs though but more than enough for you)
Geforce FX5600 256MB (ebay do em cheap - very good for direct x8 games and at low setting direct x9)
nforce2 based mother board by MSI or Abit (microdirect do em cheap)
1 case
1 silent case fan
Logitech optical mouse (with chord)
Cheap keyboard
1 Arctic cooling greese (not needed but recommended)
1 magnetic “posidrive/Phillips???” screwdriver

Don’t forget to earth yourself by touching the non painted area of a radiator.



btw I use real programs to benchmark and p4 EE is just not very good in Doom.... take a look at Doom 3 (AMD vs. Intel) .... AMD Wins!!!! http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/sh ... i=2149&p=7
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My computer cost me around $1100 about 3 months ago:

P4 3.07 ghz 533mhz FSB (HT of course)
Intel D875PBZ MB
Antec 420w PSU
1gb Corsair DDR
128 mb GeForce FX 5200
D-link 802.11b NIC (Wireless)
24-bit Soundblaster Audigy LS
5 case fans + CPU fan
2 x Maxtor 60GB HDD
16x CD-RW
4x DVD-RW/CD-RW

And that's about it. It runs pretty nice if you don't play games. I am gonna upgrade to:

256MB Geforce FX 6800 Ultra
80GB WD Raptor 10,000 RPM
52x CD-RW

But I don't have another $1000 I can spend right now.
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Truce,

Why would you buy a 2nd CD Burner?


Tonight I just bought a Sony DVD Burner 8x for $62+shipping.


Where do you people buying your parts from that your not finding great deals?
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Truce,

Why would you buy a 2nd CD Burner?


Tonight I just bought a Sony DVD Burner 8x for $62+shipping.


Where do you people buying your parts from that your not finding great deals?


I just found what looks to be the same burner for $62 s&h included on http://www.pricewatch.com/ :P
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TheBecoming: i get most my stuff from ebuyer . just so its easy!
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dqualter,

eBuyer are a fantastic company, but their RAM is best avoided...I've had some bad experiences with this, and it's better to spend a little extra for peace of mind - Crucial & Kingston are my favourites.

Also, maybe don't bother with a CD-ROM drive, but get a DVD-ROM drive instead - this way you can do on-the-fly DVD data copies and also use the ROM as your main drive for games, program installs etc, thereby extending the life of your more expensive DVD-RW drive!

Cheers
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ju thanks your post has helped me loads .!!
all of you have helped but we got a but silly with P4 and stuff lol
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you're welcome :)

Go with the AMD 2500+ for sure...I've got one myself and they are brilliant, especially considering the price. Overclocking potential is there too, if you are that way inclined.

Combined with a humble 512MB of DDR400 Crucial RAM (CL3) and my beloved Radeon 9700Pro, I've just finished a 2 hour session with Far Cry ... wow! What a game!!

Take it easy,

Ju :twisted:
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so the only thing i need help with now is this whole fan/s and whats a heat sink !!! please help
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