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Thread: Im Building A new Computer Need Input?




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    This is my first time building my own computer and this is what I am thinking of getting. If you have any sugestions let me know.


    Antec sx840 case w/400w PS
    Asus A7V333 MB
    XP 1900+
    Thermaltake VOLCANO 7
    Samsung Original DDR333 PC-2700 512mb CAS2.5
    Gainward Gforce4 TI4400
    lite-on 32/12/40
    TOSHIBA INTERNAL DVD ROM, 16X DVD, 48X CD ROM
    MAXTOR Quiet Drive 80GB 7200RPM
    SONY 19"CRT MONITOR Model CPD-G410R
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Xgamer



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    if you can, get a volcano 7+ instead of a 7, and get a Pioneer DVD drive instead of Toshiba. Just personal choices there...

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    The same as Beefy here to with the Volcano 7+ as it's much better than the 7. :smokin:
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    thanks for the tip on the volcano 7+ it seems to be a lot better. I will for sure be overclocking my processor and Im sure that this will help a lot

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    Since this is my first time building the main thing that I am worried about is it not booting up when I get every thing in it. From what I have been reading on NewEgg my motherboard tends to have a lot of problems with the Jumper Free mode and the video card tends to come defective and normally results in having to send it back and get a new one. If any one can advise me on if this is a common thing for the video card and motherboard that would be great:)

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    Ya could always use the EPoX 8K3A+ instead. ;)

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    Yeah, i'd say the epox is better then the Asus mobo, as far as KT333 mobo's go...infact, i'd reccomend epox in general, cheap and great performance/features. :thumb:
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    If you want a good motherboard and don't care/want to overclock, the Abit NV7-133R is very good. The only bad thing I can say about it is the temp readings are extremely inaccurate---they are reported waaaay above what your CPU is really running at. Just my 2 cents. The board uses the NForce 415 chipset, if you're one to be wary of Via (I'm not, 1st non-Via board in a looong time, I'm a Via-*****).

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    OK, sounds a pretty solid setup :)

    My personal changes would be:

    AOpen AK77-333 Motherboard
    80GB Western Digital 7200RPM with 8MB cache
    512MB Apacer CAS-2.5 PC-2700

    But that's only personal preference :p
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    I wouldn't complain about that setup either. AOpen is pretty good.

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