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post #1 of 13
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hey. i used to be a long time member here, but died out unfortunately. Im starting a new build and would appreciate critiques to my shopping list.

ASUS nforce4 sli-d
opteron 165 denmark
2x512 geil ultra x
eVGA 7900gt
Hiper 580w modular psu
2x250g WD Caviar se16 raid 0
thermaltake big typhoon
antec p180 case

all thoughts are welcome
thank you all
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Opti 165 Denmark ASUS A8N-SLI D xp pro Corp. edition Samsung 960BF 
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post #2 of 13
Skip the Hiper PSU and se the money you saved to go with the ASUS A8N32-SLI. Other than that, ur good to go IMO
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Maxtor 500GB SATA, Seagate 1TB, 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Generic Asus Multiformat Windows 7 RC1 Dell 3007WFP-HC 
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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
with the case im getting i wont need to drop that money on a heatsink for cooling. as far as i can tell it is the only dif btwn the 2
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post #4 of 13
I think it looks great, but why not go ahead and go for 2gigs of RAM?
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
i dont really have anything that heavy to run on it and last time i built, 1gig gave better timings than 2
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post #6 of 13
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More oppinions plz i really want to order this tonight. gimmie all you got
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post #7 of 13
Welcome back . Looks like a solid build. For the PSU I would go with either Antec or Enermax, but that's just me. 2x512MB of RAM will give you better performance (I lost a few points in benchmarks when I made the switch) but in the future you may need the extra RAM, and running more than 2 sticks on a A64 platform will decrease performance even more (not that you will notice, but if you are after performance you may want to think on that).
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Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
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post #8 of 13
im gonna have to say, very nice setup, just need 2 gigs. Your really gonna need it in the future anyways, for the newer games. =]
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post #9 of 13
are you planningon trying to sli later, if so the true 2x16 sli board from asus would be the way to go. I say try the gig of ram, might make your system a little more future proff. there are so many things coming up in the future that 2gig will help with. I sure i could give in and do it
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250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
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post #10 of 13
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I have seen a couple of you guys disagree with the choice of psu. I was just kinda wondering your reasons. Also which would be a better replacement the Antec 550 or the OCZ 520. If neither what would be my best choice for that price range. btw thanks for all the replies I am almost ready to order all my parts
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