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New PC in the making, please have a look and opinion it.

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Hello everyone,

I've saved up some of that well earned money and decided to purchase a new computer.
So I compiled my very own 'supercomputer' list :D and I need some feedback on it.
I work a lot with computers, but i'm not very techy about them, so I'd like to know if all part are well suited/compatible/... you know.

Main purpose is some gaming (Guildwars, C&C), coding and general desktop work.
Yea it's some overkill but like I said, I've saved up and like to give myself a treat.

Anyway, here is the list :


Asus nVidia GeForce EN7900GT TOP PCI-E 256Mb HDTV Dual DVI
== My preference==

GRAKA alternatives :

Asus nVidia GeForce EN7900GTX PCI-E 512Mb HDTV Dual DVI
Model EN7900GTX/2DHT/512M
Clock Core 650MHz - Mem Core 1.6GHz

Asus nVidia GeForce EN7950GT PCI-E 512Mb HDTV Dual DVI
Model EN7950GT/HTDP/512M
Clock Core 550MHz - Mem Core 1.4GHz
== My preference==

Asus nVidia GeForce EN7950GX2 PCI-E 1GB HDTV Dual DVI
Model EN7950GX2/2PHT/1G

Asus nVidia GeForce EN8800GTS PCI-E 640Mb HDTV Dual DVI
Model EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M
Clock Core 500MHz - Mem Core 1.6GHz
(495,00 loveno) = W VISTA dx10 ready

Asus nVidia GeForce EN8800GTX PCI-E 768Mb HDTV Dual DVI
Model EN8800GTX/HTDP/768M
Clock Core 575MHz - Mem Core 1.8GHz
(645,00 loveno) = W VISTA dx10 ready


CoolerMaster Stacker 830 Black Aluminium
(169,00 loveno)


CoolerMaster Mystique 632 Black No PSU
(130,00 loveno)


Antec NSK6500 Midi Tower 430W ATX
(118,00 loveno)
== My preference==

Alternative cooling:

Antec NeoHE 550 High Efficiency 550W PSU

3- CD / DVD players:

Lite On SHM-165P6S DVD±RW Super Allwrite bulk black
(36,00 loveno)


Lite On SOHD-16P9S DVD 16/48 bulk black
(niet op loveno)

4- CPU:

AMD Athlon64 5000+ X2 Dual Core AM2 1Mb Boxed
(niet op loveno)
== My preference==


AMD Athlon64 4600+ X2 Dual Core S939 Boxed
Dual Core Processor Socket 939 Boxed with cooler
(285,00 loveno)

Alternative cpu cooler:

Zalman CNPS9500 AM2
High end ultra silent cooler AMD AM2/S754/S939/S940
(55,00 loveno)
== My preference==

5- MISC:

Apacer Embedded Card Reader 15-in-1 USB2.0 Black
(22,00 loveno)


WD Caviar SE16 WD4000KS SATA 400 GB, 300 MB/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM


Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
(68,00 loveno),CRID=2142,CONTENTID=10715


Sony FDD 1.44 Mb black front


Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi AM2 nForce 590 SLI MCP PCI-E DDR2 ATX
(niet op loveno)

10- MEM:

2x KingMax TinyBGA DDR2 1024MB PC6400 800MHz
(134,00 stuk loveno)


Kingston HyperX Dual Channel DDR2 2x 1Gb PC6400 CL5
(399,00 loveno)
== My preference==


BenQ FP202W 20 inch TFT Silver/Black
(408,00 loveno)
== My preference==


Samsung SyncMaster 205BW 20 inch wide TFT 6ms Silver/Black
(355,00 loveno)


from old PC


BenQ X800 keyboard


Sennheiser PC140 Headset with Microphone
(45,00 loveno)


Logitech Precision Gaming Headset 980231-0914
(32,00 loveno),CRID=103,CONTENTID=9523

MS Windows XP Home Edition NL SP2
(286,00 loveno)
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One word of caution, you have two cpu's one is a socket 939 and the other is Am2 but one motherboard only Am2...if you use the socket 939 you will need another mobo.
As for ram the Kingston Hyper X is extremely problematic and probably isn't compatible as it is compatible with almost nothing and Kingwin is crap, sorry to say. Look at Crucial, Corsair or Kingston other than Hyper....
I figured that also....
Well a few quickies here from me...
Not sure of difference between two Corsairs, but any Corsiar is fine in my book too and both seem to be Xms which is the way to go if you can afford it. Googling without the pro seems to bring up the pro anyway.
Kingston is fine also, I would avoid the Hyper is all and Crucial is great but watch out for same problem with finicky "Ballistic" there.
Lite-on was a good brand about 5 years ago, but I would avoid it like the "bubonic" right now...others are fine except Sony is now made by Lite-on as well which must be why they crap out quickly too.
ZotteStef said:
Ah yes, setting up a raptor as main drive to boot Windows from. How would this work then? You have WIN XP SP2 with a WD raptorSATA and a WD 400 gig SATA partitionned.
Do you have to perform special tasks in order to install win xp sp2 on the raptor?
I remember in the early days of SATA my brother had a SATA drive he wanted to use in his system (with a normal ata drive) and he had to install special drivers or something during the installation of windows.
No special tasks with Raptor....and the special drivers for sata are a thing of the past with most chipsets these days, especially the ones you are looking at.
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