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    After posting here about what I should buy for my new system, I decided I'm going to order these last 4 items to complete my new system next week.

    Intel Pentium 4/ 3.0C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading Technology $269 - Retail, probaly from Newegg or Nexcom direct.

    MSI Motherboard for Intel Process model 865PE Neo2-LS Retail $92.99- Probably from Newegg or Nexcom direct. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...tby=14&order=1

    This case without the PSU $29. http://www.pcdirect.com/product.asp?Sku=MID1347%2DSEL

    This PSU $49. http://www.pcdirect.com/product.asp?Sku=500RAIDMAXBLUE

    I already have the Ram, Harddrive, vidcard and all that good stuff.
    I'm not sure if I should upgrade that Mainboard though.:confused:

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    The Neo2 is an awesome board, but are you sure you dont want the extra options of the Neo2-FIS2R ? Also, it says that that PSU is up to Class B specs. I know nothing about power supplies, but if there is a Class A, dont you wanna buy one of those? J/w. Good luck with your new system, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    The Neo2 is an awesome board, but are you sure you dont want the extra options of the Neo2-FIS2R ? Also, it says that that PSU is up to Class B specs. I know nothing about power supplies, but if there is a Class A, dont you wanna buy one of those? J/w. Good luck with your new system, : peace2: Mista K6
    The extar's I don't think I'll use :shrug: . I'm not even sure what SATA is and maybe the LE board has that. And by the time I get around to using Raid I'll probably have a newer system than the one I'm planning on or something better will come about. I don't have any electronics that use 1394 yet, but I guess I could always use an add-on card if I need to. The raid feature has me thinking though:confused:, Does it really improve harddrive speed that much or am I better off just sticking to one BIG fast drive for now?

    Good point about the PSU. Maybe I'll keep looking. Any you would suggest in that price range? :?: ::

    P.S.- This ones probably a crap PSU also but it sure looks nice. http://store.yahoo.com/buyxg/ps102110.html

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    for psu look for Antec Truepower ones.
    they are nice and solid. prices vary depending on dealer and wattage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    for psu look for Antec Truepower ones.
    they are nice and solid. prices vary depending on dealer and wattage.
    Yeah, I know, Antec=BEST but I think Mista K6 is on to something when you have class A and class B standards for PSU's, just maybe this is what determines what works the best with todays top of the line systems with top of the line Video cards in them. I don't want to shell out the extra bucks for an Antec PSU if I can get something that will do the job well for less $$, plus it seems like people have their share of problems with the Antec supplies also. There has to be a good alternative:confused: , Right?

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    antec is going to cost u about the same 50bux that u were planning on spending on that other PSU.
    :2cents:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    antec is going to cost u about the same 50bux that u were planning on spending on that other PSU.
    :2cents:
    $50(US):eek: .... Where?

    The best I could find 400 watt+ is here for $58 and thats not a true power unit.. http://www.ajump.com/ajump/product.a...f%5Fid=8730025

    Heres the best deal on a true 400watt+ unit.. http://www.directron.com/true430.html

    And here the best priced Antec 500watt+ unit like I would like $100. http://www.beatprice.com/bp2/bp_prod...?cat=20&id=571

    I'm afraid that 400watt unit will end up on a shelf in my garage collecting dust along side my other under 400watt cheap PSU's only this time its a $60 dust collector versus $25. Or maybe you know first hand this baby can handle top of the line stuff without flaws:?: .

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    Go with ASUS boards instead of MSI because of the stability.
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    Go with ASUS boards instead of MSI because of the stability.
    I'll consider it.. I heard the MSI board is stable with the bios update though. The Asus counterpart might be the way to go though, I've heard good things about it if you get one that works. This is getting harder to decide upon on all the time.

    Which PSU and which MoBO:?: ???

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    Get Asus for P4's. :2cents:

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