View Full Version : Building a new computer.

08-24-05, 01:35 PM
AMD A64 3700+, 90nm (San Diego), Socket 939

EVGA 133-K8-NF41-AX motherboard w/Dual Channel DDR memory\

Western Digital WD2000JB 200GB HDD, 7200RPM


It was actually funny, because I had the processor, card + mobo combo from eVGA, picked out before I read the review on the mobo. It turns out that this was actually the test system used to test the mobo on nvnews.net. lol. I already had the HDD actually.

Anyway, basically all I need to figure out is which ram to buy and maybe a couple suggestions on a PSU? Any input is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance?

08-24-05, 04:13 PM
RAM (in the order of improving quality and price): patriot 2x1GB pc3200 cas2, ocz 2x1GB pc3200 cas2, mushkin 2x1GB pc3700 cas3, crucial ballistix 2x1GB pc4000 cas3.
PSU: Seasonic 600w on the front page review looks awfully nice. I have PCP&C 510deluxe and it's nice but pricey.

08-24-05, 04:30 PM
If price isn't too much of an issue, I'd go with a PC Power and Cooling model PSU. They're some of the best you can get, but fairly expensive as well.

The Enermax EG425P-VE is a pretty good value, and its rated at 485w. You can get one off of NewEgg for about $90 or so.

08-24-05, 04:58 PM
Yeah, I like the Enermax I've got especially since it's really quiet. I'm happy with the OCZ RAM also but I've been happy with pretty much any RAM I've purchased (higher-end and lower-end) since I don't overclock things very far.

08-28-05, 03:45 PM
Hmm, thanks a lot for the input fellas. I'm still a little uneasy about ordering the ram though. I also don't know if I should try and order from the states or keep in within Canada.

08-29-05, 12:16 AM
I've found out, at least in my own experience it's best to not buy the cheapest PSU you can find :p Don't go cheap on the psu ;)