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    After years of buying manufuctured PCs Ive finally decided to go ahead and actually build one myself. Ive looked about on ebay and Ive come up with this list of components......



    ASROCK K7S8XE(400FSB) + XP2800 Proc + Cooler PC _ RACK
    An ASRock K7S8XE Socket A Motherboard Suitable for all AMD Athlon processors up to and including the XP3200+ at 400Mhz FSB

    An AMD Socket A XP2800+ Processor

    A Speeze Cooler with Copper insert base. Recommended by AMD up to an XP3200+

    This was a deal a manage to find on ebay where they offered the motherboard +xp2800 combo for $140


    NEC1300A Dual Format DVD+/- ReWriter 90



    ATI Built Retail Boxed Radeon 9800 Pro 128DDR - 260


    512Mb PC2100 266Mhz DDR Memory - New inc VAT x2 = 113
    ($56.99 per 512 mb stick)


    Creative Labs SoundBlaster AUDIGY - New - 32.99 pounds


    Hitachi 120Gb 7200rpm-8MB CACHE- New inc VAT 70.99 pounds



    Well as I said before Ive never actually built a PC from scratch and while I do have fairly good knowledge on computing and hardware Im still far from being a pro. So what do you guys actually think about the components Ive listed above... Price wise is it good or too expensive?,

    Also is there anything Im missing in the list above apart from the case?
    And are there any parts that conflict with each other?



    Thanks in advance, Rockwilder

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    Get a better brand of motherboard, Asus, Epox, Abit, Soltek, MSI or whatever as long as it's got the NForce2 chipset.

    Get a good brand of ram, PC-3200 would be great, PC-2100 is to slow.

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    like tweaker said I would suggest that you get a better mother board such as the Asus A7N8X and some good PC3200 ram because that PC2100 ram is just way too slow for that system

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    on-board motherboard sound is very decent these days i dont think you will have need for an Audigy if you are just going to be using it for games/mp3's.
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    Games and MP3s are exactly what you would want high end sound for, what do you mean "just games/mp3s"?

    If its the Nforce2 chipset the Soundstorm is very good and an addon card is not needed. If it isn't, something like an Audigy or Audigy 2 will defintely sound better. And, EAX 4.0 is out now.

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    personally i find no point in getting a Audigy/Audigy 2, unless you want top quality sound, and are going to be using it for recording and the like.

    it depends what you want to use it for.
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    Well, it's listed as an Audigy there, not an Audigy 2. Better off getting an nForce2 motherboard as was suggested earlier that has Soundstorm audio onboard.

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