View Full Version : Help me build a computer...

07-03-05, 01:33 AM
I got like 2000-2500 Dollars to spend,, and i already have memory from my old computer.. PC3200, 2x512 Crucial Ballistix 2 2 2 6..

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Or Premium (Which One)??
LCD Gaming Monitor:
Videocard: 1xBFG Tech BFGR78256GTXOC Video Card (For Now)
Cooling: Air Prolly? Video Card Cooler?? (ruin my warranty? HSF?)

What DVD Burning software would i use?
How would i back up all my stuff on a dvd? (just load the dvd and load up to where you left off)

Anything else i missed,, please fill in the blanks... :angel:

07-03-05, 01:38 AM
Definetely go with the Premium for the mobo, it is much improved.

For a CPU I would probably recommend a dual core... look into a 4200+
DVD Burner, any Plextor 716 is great. I have the 716SATA
Powersupply, PC Power and cooling, or OCZ Powerstream.

07-03-05, 02:34 AM

Would this be the deal i want? and get a lower video card in that offer?

Get the 4200+?? i dont see 4400+

07-03-05, 08:34 AM
I think you should dual-both WinXP 32 and WinXP 64 at this point since some things don't work yet with WinXP 64.

I'd try to get quiet components in regards to the cpu's HSF and the power supply also. The ASUS premium board is a fanless design and the 7800GTX is amazingly quiet. If you get a quiet HSF for the CPU and a quiet power supply, the system will be almost completely silent (even if you go SLI). Most of the time I can't even tell mine is running.

07-03-05, 10:21 AM
I would go with the 4400+ instead of the 4200+ b/c it has a bigger cache which seems to help it out a lot in games. They both overclock great and the 4400+ is basically a downclocked 4800+. I bought mine from tigerdirect for $625 with free shipping. (only until the 6th I believe) Newegg is price gouging at the moment.

07-03-05, 11:57 AM
I also got a 4400+ from tigerdirect, but it has been a week and it still has not shipped. Also, just go with 32bit XP. 64 is not mature enough.

I also just got the 3540A from newegg, it's only 50 bucks, can't go wrong

07-03-05, 12:10 PM
32bit windows may not be completely mature yet, but if you are building this computer for the future, I would say to definetely get 64. I am running it and have very few problems.

07-03-05, 12:12 PM
I also got a 4400+ from tigerdirect, but it has been a week and it still has not shipped.

Yeah, that's why I went with the X2 4800+. It was the only one I could find in stock. I ordered a 4400+ twice since it was initially shown as being in stock only to later receive a backorder status.