View Full Version : Building A Computer, Need Comments

03-04-05, 11:24 PM
Hey guys, my friend is getting his first custom rig (he has a dell right now). He doesn't know much about computers and plays games a lot. I'm helping him build it, he wants to order all the parts off of newegg and stuff tomorrow and for the most part, he has everything selected. I just wanna see what you guys think:

Thermaltake Black Gaming Tower XaserV Series WinGo Full-Tower Case
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor Socket 939 Retail-Winchester
eVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, Dual DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "256-P2-N376-AX" -RETAIL
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card
CORSAIR XMS Xtreme Memory Speed Series, Xtra-Low Latency 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 w/ Platinum Heat Spreader
DFI "LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR" NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard
ViewSonic E90f+SB 19" PerfectFlat CRT Monitor
Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Certified Speaker System
Seagate 80 GB Barracuda 7200RPM SATA with NCQ Hard Drive
NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black, Model ND-3520A BK
Samsung Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive,

03-04-05, 11:27 PM
Looks great, personally, I would go with the 74mb Raptor HD, because its 10K RPM's, other than that I would trade the Thermaltake PSU for an OCZ. Either way top notch stuff!

03-04-05, 11:28 PM
That will be an awesome setup dude!


03-05-05, 12:18 AM
I would switch these:

3500+ with 3200+. latter better value for its money and unnoticeable performance difference.

1gb corsair xl with value select. the xms3200xl is liek double the price while offering how much improvement? like 1%?

6800gt pci-e with x800xl from compusa. just as good for $100-$130 less.

dfi sli with regular dfi mobo or abit an8

thermaltake psu with either enermax 475w atx v2.0 or fortron 500w atx v2.0

with extra money -> better monitor, maybe the g90f, and z-5500 speakers and 160gb seagate hdd with ncq

03-05-05, 01:11 AM
Sweet setup , me personaly would go with two 300+ gig HardDrives but thats just me crazy for Storage :p

03-09-05, 03:04 PM
Pretty nice setup! I would ditch the floppy and swap out the 19"CRT for a 17"LCD. I just got a Samsung 710N-2 LCD from newegg for about 200 bucks after rebates. I went from a 19"CRT to the 17"LCD and I'm very happy with the results. As for the floppy drive, just buy a USB thumb drive instead. You can get a 128mb stick for about 10-15 bucks now.