View Full Version : All parts have been ordered for my new DCC/Gaming computer!

08 August 2005, 02:11 PM

ASUS A8N-E nForce4 Ultra Socket 939 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939 Processor (Venice core)
Arctic Silver 5 Thermalpaste
Zalman CNPS7000B-ALCU 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan/Heatsink
OCZ Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC3200 Dual Channel Memory Kit
(2) Vantec Iceberg DDR-A1C Copper RAM Heat Spreader
Leadtek 128MB PX6600 GT TDH Extreme PCI Express x16 Video Card
Koutech KW-582V2 PCI to 1394a 3-Port Card
Sony 1.44MB Black Floppy Drive
Lite-On Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive
NEC Black ND-3540A DVD Burner
Seagate Barracuda 80GB 7200RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
Antec LED80XFAN 80mm Blue LED Light Case Cooling Fan
Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W Power Supply
Aerocool AEROENGINE C-class Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case

TOTAL PRICE: Around $1,200 (including tax and shipping)

All these parts were chosen by me after doing extensive research on many forums (including this one) and hardware sites (including Tom's Hardware and Anandtech). I knew my budget was around $1,000 at first, but I managed to fork another couple hundred dollars (sold some things to friends and family). What do you guys think?

08 August 2005, 03:13 PM
Why the firewire card?

08 August 2005, 04:21 PM
Why the firewire card?
Because if I ever want to get an external hard drive to backup my stuff, I want to get one with a FireWire connection since the transfer rate is better than the USB.

08 August 2005, 09:57 PM
Well if it's ordered, can't change much can you ;)

I think it's a nice and well rounded config you got there.

on the firewire... USB2 is almost as fast as firewire and is backward compatible with USB1. there is like 100x more USB ports everywhere than Firewire. if you need for some reason to get to a data out of this ext. HDD NOW and your only option is your sister's 3 years old computer with a signle USB1 slot, you cna get it out....

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