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carl4286

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#1 13 years ago

Well, tonight (hopefully) I will buy all of the parts from newegg.com for my very first build. Being the ignorant person I am who has never built a whole comptuer before (although I have replaced almost every componant at some time), I just wanted to make sure that all of the parts I have chosen are compatible, and how all of you think they will perform. Also if I'm buying an upgrade that I do not need, or cutting corners where I shouldn't be cutting corners. So here are the specs: Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-9 NForce4 Ultra chipset for socket 939 CPUs AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 3500+, 90nm, 2.2GHz, 512KB L2 cache, winchester XFX nVidia GeForce 6800GT, 256MB GDDR3, 256-bit, 350/1000MHz (plan to overclock to over 400/1100MHz) 1GB (2x512) Geil Ultra Series Dual Channel DDR PC-4000, CAS Latency 2.5, 7, 4, 4 WD Raptor 74GB 10000RPM SATA Hard Drive, OEM Aspire X-Plorer Black/Silver ATX Mid Tower case with side window & 420W PSU Sony internal 16X DVD+/-RW Double Later (black) Zalman 478/A/754/939/940 CPU Cooler Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/ SP2, OEM So first off, are there any compatibility issues? And how do you guys think that will perform? I've been doing my homework and I'm fairly certain that the video card and RAM I have chosen are not going to change (I spent a whole day choosing that RAM... it has a great latency for its speed), but anything els is subject to some last minute changes.




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#2 13 years ago

The only thing is that you need at lest a 480watt PSU for the 6800 and even more fi you want to up the speeds. Other than that its good:D




carl4286

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#3 13 years ago

The minimum requirements on XFX's website say a 300W is the minimum... I guess I'll upgrade anyway just to be safe.




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#4 13 years ago

should be ok with a 420 psu, but the ones that come with cases are usually not too good quality, apart from that it looks good :thumbsup: bet someone will say "eeuurgg nvidia card!!" but its your choice not theirs. me i like nvidia


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carl4286

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#5 13 years ago

How are Ultra PSU's?? The one I was planning on getting in a few months is a 500W Ultra X-Connect PSU... heres a pic: u10-9510-black-c.jpg Also, what kind of power cable does a video card (such as the 6800GT) use? Does the power supply pictured above have the necisarry plug, or will I have to keep using the funky adapter?




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#6 13 years ago

NOOOOOOO, dont get an ULTRA!!! I bought one and it burrned out on me faster than i could blink, and even before that it was BUGGY...its not good for gaming rigs




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#7 13 years ago

and you have to buy a $20 pcie cord too extra... bad news ... im still trying to get mine returned to the maker, P.S. anyone want a pcie cable? ;)




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#8 13 years ago

did he mean ultra psu's or ultra video cards?

see what i mean, one person gets one dodgy card and they think any nvidia cards suck and no i dont want a cable, mines agp which is good enough

i could say that the 1 ati card i bought was faulty and therefore ati sucks but its down to personal choice

from what i have read those ultra psu's are very good but expensive, over here around £100


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#9 13 years ago

I was talking about an Ultra psu... the one I have picked out is the one pictured above. It's $69.99 plus shipping, and I have decided to go ahead and get it now instead of upgrading later. And if you werent joking FX, then yeah, I'll take that pci-e cable... Are they're any other PSUs out there that have the separate chords (hard to describe) like the ones in that picture?




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#10 13 years ago

antec neopower does except for the main motherboard cable

http://www.antec.com/uk/productDetails.php?ProdID=05481


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