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    Building Comp - Feedback

    Looking for Feedback!

    I am on a budget, this isn't a top of the line deal at all.


    Needs:
    Hopefully a Dual Core.
    Want to run a PhotoBrowser, Nikon Capture and Photoshop CS at the same time.
    Minimal Movies and Even fewer needs for gaming.
    I might put a copy of Flight Simulator on there sometime in the future?

    Am I missing anything? Any known flaws? Any pointers?

    CASE
    Antec Solo Black Mid Tower Case
    http://shop2.outpost.com/product/4895610?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    MOTHERBOARD
    Gigabyte M55SLI-S4 NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2436198&sku=G452-2334

    PROCESSOR
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.20GHz / 1MB Cache / 1000MHz FSB / Socket AM2 / Dual-Core (Windsor) / Processor with Fan
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2572957&sku=CP1-AM2-4200LP

    RAM
    Centon 1024MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2549315&sku=C10-5052

    POWER
    Ultra / X2 / 550-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / UV Sides / SLI Ready / SATA-Ready / 20/24-Pin / Modular Power Supply
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1273353&sku=ULT31852
    or
    Ultra / V-Series / 500-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / 20/24-Pin / SATA Ready / Power Supply
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1273332&CatId=0

    VIDEO....motherboard above has no video monitor on it.
    BIOSTAR V6202EL63 GeForce 6200 LE 256MB TurboCache(64M VRAM on board) 32-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814141035&ATT=14-141-035&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch


    Thanks,
    Snow

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    Re: Building Comp - Feedback

    anyone see any possible problems with this?

    any suggestions?

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    Re: Building Comp - Feedback

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    Looking for Feedback!

    I am on a budget, this isn't a top of the line deal at all.


    Needs:
    Hopefully a Dual Core.
    Want to run a PhotoBrowser, Nikon Capture and Photoshop CS at the same time.
    Minimal Movies and Even fewer needs for gaming.
    I might put a copy of Flight Simulator on there sometime in the future?

    Am I missing anything? Any known flaws? Any pointers?

    CASE
    Antec Solo Black Mid Tower Case
    http://shop2.outpost.com/product/4895610?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    MOTHERBOARD
    Gigabyte M55SLI-S4 NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2436198&sku=G452-2334

    PROCESSOR
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.20GHz / 1MB Cache / 1000MHz FSB / Socket AM2 / Dual-Core (Windsor) / Processor with Fan
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2572957&sku=CP1-AM2-4200LP

    RAM
    Centon 1024MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2549315&sku=C10-5052

    POWER
    Ultra / X2 / 550-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / UV Sides / SLI Ready / SATA-Ready / 20/24-Pin / Modular Power Supply
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1273353&sku=ULT31852
    or
    Ultra / V-Series / 500-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / 20/24-Pin / SATA Ready / Power Supply
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1273332&CatId=0

    VIDEO....motherboard above has no video monitor on it.
    BIOSTAR V6202EL63 GeForce 6200 LE 256MB TurboCache(64M VRAM on board) 32-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814141035&ATT=14-141-035&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch


    Thanks,
    Snow
    hey SIA, email me about this.
    SKOL

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    Re: Building Comp - Feedback

    So far, this is what I have in mind.
    I have the AMD X2 4600 2.4ghz, the Video Card, Maxtor 320GB Sata II and the Antec Case.


    Ultra / X2 / 550-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / UV Sides / SLI Ready / SATA-Ready / 20/24-Pin / Modular Power Supply
    [img width=200 height=200]http://images.tigerdirect.com/SKUimages/medium/ULT31852_2.jpg[/img]

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
    [img width=180 height=135]http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll200/20-145-034-05.jpg[/img]

    GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
    [img width=180 height=135]http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll200/13-128-014-02.jpg[/img]

    AMD am2 4600 2.4ghz 2x512mb
    [img width=180 height=135]http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll200/19-103-750-01.jpg[/img]

    XFX GeForce 7600 GS / 256MB GDDR2 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV
    [img width=200 height=200]http://images.tigerdirect.com/SKUimages/medium/P450-7868-main.jpg[/img]

    Antec Solo Black Mid Tower Case
    [img width=125 height=94]http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll125/11-129-018-01.jpg[/img]

    Arctic Cooler Freezer 64
    [img width=250 height=250]http://www.arctic-cooling.com/pics/products/80_big.jpg[/img]

    Maxtor 320GB HD SATAII
    [img width=100 height=120]http://image.ak.outpost.com/art/product/box_shots/4187703.box.GIF[/img]

    So far so good, had some helpful PMs, thanks to all that have helped me in this.

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    Re: Building Comp - Feedback

    Man do you need that big of a power supply? I just picked up a Thermaltake 450w from PC club for 25$ after rebate. I mean I don't know how much that is but I would trim the fat to save some $$ if you could.

    I really like the graphics card. I have the same one in one of my computers and it does a fine job.

    2gb of ram is plenty, I have 4 in my gaming machine and honest to god at a certain point it's hard to tell the difference.


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    Re: Building Comp - Feedback

    Hell you could cut back on the PS even get a bit smaller HD, go with 1GB of ram to start off with and you will have saved enough to get you a 19' LCD flat screen for your computer.

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    Re: Building Comp - Feedback

    "Del" wrote:
    Man do you need that big of a power supply? I just picked up a Thermaltake 450w from PC club for 25$ after rebate. I mean I don't know how much that is but I would trim the fat to save some $$ if you could.

    I really like the graphics card. I have the same one in one of my computers and it does a fine job.

    2gb of ram is plenty, I have 4 in my gaming machine and honest to god at a certain point it's hard to tell the difference.

    It will be about 25 dollars difference.
    I started trying to trim fat, then I gave up.
    Where I wanted to save money, the only thing that seemed like significant dollars, was RAM.
    But then I was reading the reviews on the Board and for seemless install, it seemed like the good reviews came from the people that had the mega $$ Cors Air 4-4-4-12 XMS bad boys.
    After that, I gave up, it was about $90 more than I was thinking when I started.

    I probably don't need a lot of what I have.
    But, if I can get a stockpile of gas, bomb shelter, time machine back to the cold war days and a generator, I will be set for a nuclear winter.

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    Re: Building Comp - Feedback

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    "Del" wrote:
    Man do you need that big of a power supply? I just picked up a Thermaltake 450w from PC club for 25$ after rebate. I mean I don't know how much that is but I would trim the fat to save some $$ if you could.

    I really like the graphics card. I have the same one in one of my computers and it does a fine job.

    2gb of ram is plenty, I have 4 in my gaming machine and honest to god at a certain point it's hard to tell the difference.

    It will be about 25 dollars difference.
    I started trying to trim fat, then I gave up.
    Where I wanted to save money, the only thing that seemed like significant dollars, was RAM.
    But then I was reading the reviews on the Board and for seemless install, it seemed like the good reviews came from the people that had the mega $$ Cors Air 4-4-4-12 XMS bad boys.
    After that, I gave up, it was about $90 more than I was thinking when I started.

    I probably don't need a lot of what I have.
    But, if I can get a stockpile of gas, bomb shelter, time machine back to the cold war days and a generator, I will be set for a nuclear winter.
    Sometimes talking computers with people who make them or are into them are like talking cars, some people like to cram as much under the hood as possible, bigger is not always better. I've seen plenty of 350 chevy small blocks tear up 396 big blocks at the raceway.

    Quality/quanity
    Quality/cost

    Looks like a burner though. If you have any problems piecing it together or run into issues with your bios let me know. When I send you the OS I will include my cell #.

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    Re: Building Comp - Feedback

    It's all about the Mothership...uh, I mean Motherboard!
    LOL
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Thanks again for all the help!
    Beautiful isn't it.

    [img width=400 height=266]http://mod.vault9.net/forums/uploads/post-47-1063560490.jpg[/img]

    [img width=400 height=300]http://mpninja.com/contents/projects/boxcomp/inside.jpg[/img]

    [img width=400 height=300]http://mpninja.com/contents/projects/boxcomp/front.jpg[/img]

    JK!

    All parts will be here on Thursday, this is like Christmas come early.

    I think I will have to go to bed early tonight so tomorrow will come sooner. LOL!

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