View Full Version : Need to build a new system (got specs i would like, input needed)

08-29-05, 01:25 PM
Hey guys, I selected some parts on ebuyer and wondered if anyone could tell me if there'll go together alright? I already made a post on this on neowin and got very confused as to whats what and compatibility etc.. anyway I'd thought i'd ask over here. :)

These are a parts i'm looking at;

Microsoft Internet Keyboard PS2 - Retail Box

AMD (Venice) Athlon 64 3500+ 939pin 512Kb L2 Cache 90nm Retail Boxed Processor With 3 Year Warranty and Fan Included.

PNY Verto GeForce 6800GT 256MB DDR3 PCI-E

Antec 400 Watt Power Supply ATX Smartpower Dual Fan

Antec SLK3000B Black Super Mid Tower Case - No PSU

LG L1720B 17" TFT 16ms 450:1 (1280x1024) 'Anti-Glare Flatron Technology' Monitor - Silver & Black (3 Years On Site Warranty)

Logitech PS2/USB MX-510 2 Button Optical Mouse - Retail Box

NEC ND3540A 16x16x DVD R/RW Dual Layer Internal IDE Black - OEM

Sony OEM 3.5 Floppy Drive Black

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live 7.1 24bit Digital Sound Card. Brings True Dolby Digital Sound

Creative Labs Inspire T7900 7.1 Speaker System

Corsair (VS512MB400) 512MB, DDR400 / PC3200, non-ECC, 184 DIMM, unbuffered, CL2.5, 32Mx8 DRAMs, Lifetime Warranty

Maxtor 6L200M0 Diamondmax 10 200GB 7200rpm Serial ATA150 8mb Cache - Oem


now i originally had a Asus A8n-e on my list but they sold out so i was looking at this - http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/in...oduct_uid=91669
Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI SKT939 NF4 SLI SATA USB2.0 retail
I just want to know if i'd be compatible with the other bits i want to get, if i need to forget some of the bits of find something else, you know...

I havn't built a pc myself before, just upgraded odd components so i just want to be sure i buy stuff which will actually all go together. I hope this all makes sense ;)

08-29-05, 01:37 PM
I was uninspired by my old Gigabyte MoBo - and the Asus has the worlds loudest NB fan so would rule both those MoBos's out - think MSI or ABIT.

I would also suggest a 500Watt or above PSU.

That TFT screen is a bit small and slow - I would suggest at least a 700:1 contrast ratio and an 8ms response.

the rest looks fine - although both the mouse and the keyboard are not to my taste.

08-29-05, 02:00 PM
I take it your 6800 is agp? because i found your mobo on ebuyer and it aint got pci-e.

what about this one? MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum SKT939 nForce4 Onboard Sound/LAN DDR - Retail Box http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=10289925971&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=83738

Samsung SM913N 19" TFT 8ms 700:1 (1280x1024) Monitor - Silver & Black (3 Years On Site Warranty)

Antec Psu/12v 500w Atx 2.01 Dual Rails

what about the above ay?

I'm not bothered about the keyboard & mouse, just as long as they type and click :D I'm planning on ordering the parts in the morning so i would like to get quick replies if possible, thanks.

or how about this abit mobo; Abit AN8 SKT939 NFORCE4 5.1 AUDIO SATA LAN

btw why do you recommend a 500w psu or higher, i was told the one i picked would be fine?? or can the 6800 not handle it?

08-29-05, 04:29 PM
Excellent second choices there bro - either MoBo would roxors and thats the same TFT as me so I can safely say it will blow you away.

as for the PSU if your going PCIe with an SLI MoBo you want a PSU tat can handle 2 cards down the road - hence my suggestion@ +500watts.

Hope I helped you out - and enjoy your new kit.

P.S - ebuyer rule.

08-29-05, 05:18 PM
Go with the Antec Neopower 480w if you can, much more 12v rail amps than the 500w and it's modular :)

08-30-05, 02:59 AM
I found some pictures of the case on google and that bit on the back doesn't match the connectors on the mobos i found, do i need to pick a different case?

08-30-05, 03:31 AM
The backplate? If the mobo is a full retail box (not OEM) it should come with a backplate.
Normally it just pops out and you can put the new one in.

08-30-05, 03:35 AM
cool ok thanks for the info.

08-30-05, 08:17 PM
if u got the money go with more of that corsair ram...on newegg the value series: 2x512 pc3200 is only 89 bucks, and is their top seller. u should buy 2 kits of that IMO
everything else looks good, and u should probably go with those scond choices u found. with that pc, u should be in for some great gaming. good luck buildin it and i hope its all compatible :)