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  1. I'm considering overclocking in the future (one of the reasons I went with a DFI board), but I've never done anything like it, so I am a little leary of doing so anytime soon. I do think that I am going to upgrade to this 2gb ram kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227210 as suggested earlier. It will save me having to buy more RAM right away, but necessarily means that I won't be able to go dual core with my processor. I'm still processing some of the advice and making adjustments, but I wanted to drop in to comment to let you all know I am still working on this and still taking suggestions. Thanks for all of the help fo far fellas.
  2. I really don't think that I can spring the extra $100 for a dual core processor, especially since I need to get better ram, and I forgot to budget in an optical drive (this are relatively inexpensive though). I may have to save dual core for the first time I upgrade the new system. Unless, anyone sees some way that I can cut back somewhere else on this system. In any case, I appreciate all of the advice, you guys have given me a lot to think about. What do other posters think? Do you see any compatibility problems with this system? Where have I gone right or wrong?
  3. Chronic, Thanks for the advice. The case thread is proving to be useful. Also, I've checked Opteron on both newegg and tigerdirect, and they are actually more expensive than the Athlon64.
  4. O.k. So am working on my first solo build ever, and I am taking about $1000 to build. I already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse but need everything else. I am a little anxious about this build, so I wanted to run these components by all of you. Do you think they are adequate? Are there any incompatibility issues that you can see? What changes do you suggest? I know that this is asking a lot but I trust this forums opinions more than I trust my own at this point. Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT 4 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...9464&CatId=1772 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 video card: SAPPHIRE 100106SR-RD Radeon X850XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814102505 .....or.... AOpen 91.05210.45H Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814135171 RAM Kingston ValueRAM 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory PSU FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX500-A ATX12V 500W Power Supply 115/230 V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817104934 Heatsink THERMALRIGHT XP-90 Multiple Heatpipes Cpu Heatsink http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835109119 ...and... fan Evercool SFF-9 92mm Ever Lubricate bearing type (Long life bearing) Case Cooling Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835119034 I don't have a case or HD picked out yet, so I am open to any suggestions on that front. With my budget and the prices of the above components, I am left with about $200 to spend on case and HD. Any suggestions?
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