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Ok, this is my first attempt at building a pc. I really want to build a machine that can handle its own when it comes to gaming but still remains within my budget. Anyway, this is what I plan on purchasing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, hopefully everything is compatible.

-ANTEC Sonata Case With 380W PSU
-MSI K8N Neo Platinum
-AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512k L2 Cache
-Thermaltake EXTREME VOLCANO 12
-SUNON 120mm Ball Bearing Case Fan For Intake
-Maxtor Ultra Series 80GB 7200RPM SATA
-OCZ Enhanced Latency Series Platinum Edition 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200
-XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, Dual DVI, AGP 8X

BTW: I do plan on overclocking in the future
 

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Looks good to me, I think the 6600gt is a great card for a budget minded system.
 

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Originally Posted by boosting

Ok, this is my first attempt at building a pc. I really want to build a machine that can handle its own when it comes to gaming but still remains within my budget. Anyway, this is what I plan on purchasing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, hopefully everything is compatible.

-ANTEC Sonata Case With 380W PSU
-MSI K8N Neo Platinum
-AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512k L2 Cache
-Thermaltake EXTREME VOLCANO 12
-SUNON 120mm Ball Bearing Case Fan For Intake
-Maxtor Ultra Series 80GB 7200RPM SATA
-OCZ Enhanced Latency Series Platinum Edition 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200
-XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, Dual DVI, AGP 8X

its all good, expet u dont need the 2 512 sticks because the skt 754 cpus dont have dual channel, but they will work alittle better then 1 1gb so thats good(just fyi), and also cheaper for 2, so good choice... but the Volcano 12 only works with athlon XPs, so u need a VENUS 12, which is practically the same but for a different skt (754) and its a good one for the money too. GL with putting the new system together!
 

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Originally Posted by adas123

its all good, expet u dont need the 2 512 sticks because the skt 754 cpus dont have dual channel, but they will work alittle better then 1 1gb so thats good(just fyi), and also cheaper for 2, so good choice... but the Volcano 12 only works with athlon XPs, so u need a VENUS 12, which is practically the same but for a different skt (754) and its a good one for the money too. GL with putting the new system together!


Thanks for the advice, looks like im going to have to go with the
Thermaltake POLO 735 instead of the Venus12 (newegg is out of stock and I want to order all my stuff from newegg). They look to basically be the same thing.
 

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why dont you go for a thermalright xp-120 and if you plan on ocing get a dfi lanparty nf3 250gb

what are the advantages of the dfi lanparty nf3 250gb over the MSI K8N Neo Platinum?
 

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yeah, i agree go with the DFI, its alot better mobo, and the stability is supposed to be sweet. and depending on your budget, i recommend getting a better psu if u wanna OC, maybe a ultra Xconnect 500w, or maybe a OCz powerstream(like i have), it will give u more stable OC's and looks nicer lol
 

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yeah, i agree go with the DFI, its alot better mobo, and the stability is supposed to be sweet. and depending on your budget, i recommend getting a better psu if u wanna OC, maybe a ultra Xconnect 500w, or maybe a OCz powerstream(like i have), it will give u more stable OC's and looks nicer lol


taking into account the replies and newegg reviews I have decided to go with the DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb and an ANTEC Performance Plus Case w/ 430W True PSU. I know the 430w psu isnt the best but it has recieved good reviews and it seems to fit my budget for the time being. I figure I can always upgrade the psu in the future if need be. Thanks everyone!!
 

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taking into account the replies and newegg reviews I have decided to go with the DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb and an ANTEC Performance Plus Case w/ 430W True PSU. I know the 430w psu isnt the best but it has recieved good reviews and it seems to fit my budget for the time being. I figure I can always upgrade the psu in the future if need be. Thanks everyone!!

I have a 430W true. It works good
 

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Don't fill his mind with such filth, Socket 939 is the biggest waste of money and silicon aside from the Pentium 4
Seriously though, 939 isn't worth much now, a Socket 754 system overclocks better, is cheaper, and much easier to come by and is only like 5% slower on bad days.
 

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Really, it is. Factor in once you overclock the memory bus on your 754 about 20MHz, you're just as fast as a 939 of the same clock speed. That's why my 3400 Mobile ClawHammer will blow away an FX-53 in benchmarks (not really blow away, but beat by a considerable amount) if I had a better video card
 

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lol both u guyz need a upgrade lol


guyz....P4 is not a waist, its just more money...and u have to know what to get. the athlon64's are more budget minded.
i agree that the skt 754 is better right now, but later on im pretty sure the skt 754 will die away, but the 939 will still be here....but ddr2 is coming...o nvm!

who cares...lets not turn this into intel vs amd....just get a skt 754, its the best right now
 

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lol I don't think there was any mention of P4 in this thread..

by u: Don't fill his mind with such filth, Socket 939 is the biggest waste of money and silicon aside from the Pentium 4

and Dark..: and I agree P4's are the biggest waste


its ok
 
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