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Simple topic, im building a new comp for a friend of mine, wanted to run the hardware by you guys, see what you think of it before i decide :)

 

EPoX EP-9NDA3+ Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813123222

POWMAX CPDEM-3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811145062

PLEXTOR Black 12X DVD+R 4X DVD+RW 8X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 8M Cache SATA DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827131329

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 6Y160M0 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822144322

Microsoft K99-00001 2-Tone 102 Normal Keys 17 Function Keys PS/2 Ergonomics Keyboard Mouse Included - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16823109117

OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820146890

PHILIPS 107E66 Black 17" CRT Monitor 0.27mm Dot Pitch 15-Pin D-Sub - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16824133140

Antec TRUE480 ATX 480W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, VDE, FCC CLASS B, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO, FIM - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817103909

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice Integrated into Chip FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103535

 

and if he decides to get a new vid card ill choose this Chaintec 6600GT

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814145098

 

then ill switch the epox board out and put in a nf4 dfi mobo ...

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813136152

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well he already has some old agpx8 geforce of some kind (he hasnt told me its name yet) but if he decides to upgrade ill choose the link second to the bottom,6600GT

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Go with the DFI mobo. Chances are his video card isn't that great, so try for the 6600GT (but I could be wrong). How's the cooling with that case? Are you going to use the stock cooler? It might be worth a few bucks for AS5, that can bring temps down even with stock coolers.

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It might be worth it to jump to the Nforce 4 and get a pci-x version of the 6600gt...it's more future proof than going agp again. :)

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well money is the limitng factor for the 6600.If he has enough money,Yes i recommend to him to pay extra an go with dfi and the 6600.:)

 

I dont know about the cases cooling, i just gave him the case link on newegg and told him to pick something he liked,hehe.But i will use the HSF that comes with the proc, and then ill use some as5 i have from my system.

 

EDIT:I checked the case, it has 4 80mm fan holes so it should be fine :) plus i think the psu has 2 fans...plenty of cooling for a plain high performance system..:)

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Gotcha. Is that DVD burner dual-layer compatible? You should be able to find one for the same price (or not much more). Check local stores too, they usually have good deals on that kind of stuff (at least here).

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Gotcha. Is that DVD burner dual-layer compatible? You should be able to find one for the same price (or not much more). Check local stores too, they usually have good deals on that kind of stuff (at least here).

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theres only one dual layer capable sata dvd burner on newegg and its not white/beige so i just chose the previous model which had a choice for black... :(

 

i actually guess i could paint it...hmm, well ill just add that on a little things to do list...

dual layer is pretty useful

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I prefer SATA over IDE, but does it need to be SATA? You might be able to save some cash and have a larger selection with IDE. I dunno, just an idea. Well, everything looks good to me. Just push for the DFI mobo and 6600GT, the extra money will be worth it, for both performance and upgradeability. And if you're looking to save money and not planning to OC, you might be able to find cheaper low-latency RAM than that (maybe, I didn't look).

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I prefer SATA over IDE, but does it need to be SATA? You might be able to save some cash and have a larger selection with IDE. I dunno, just an idea. Well, everything looks good to me. Just push for the DFI mobo and 6600GT, the extra money will be worth it, for both performance and upgradeability. And if you're looking to save money and not planning to OC, you might be able to find cheaper low-latency RAM than that (maybe, I didn't look).

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Unless his card is really crappy, the 6600gt wont be a huge improvement, and it may be worth his saving up a bit more and getting a higher end card - I'd get the dfi, but only a real cheap pci-e card just to be able to use the computer till he can afford a better card.

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