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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:15 am

I am finally building my own computer. Here's from newegg

OCZ Enhanced Latency Series 184 Pin 256MB DDR PC-3700 (2 with dual channel) $41 each

Asus 865PE Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU, Model "P4P800 Deluxe" -RETAIL $125.99
Intel Pentium 4/ 2.4C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail $163
Cost: $422.99+tax & shipping

Windows XP Home Edition OEM ($105) & Allied 400W PSU ($55) from local store that i have $115 credit at (unless i find different hardware there that qualifies to get me XP Home OEM)
$45+tax total cost there
$467.99
+7.5% Sales Tax ($35.10!!)
$503.09 total cost.

I am using my current case, 52x32x52x LiteOn burner, 12x Aopen DVD rom, 2 120GB 8mb cache hard drives, 64MB Asus Ti4200

Then this machine will have left in it: an 8x yamaha burner, a 20 gig 7200 RPM hard drive, an ATI Rage 128 16 mb PCI card, 512 SDRAM.

Don't worry, I will get another video card soon.
Before I purchase, what does everyone think?

EDIT: The Motherboard is not for sure. I might get Abit, Epox, Aopen or Asus.
EDIT AGAIN: what about: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... WSE&depa=0
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:23 am

I am getting PC3700 instead of PC3200 Because I will likely overclock
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Postby Silentbob343 on Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:13 am

you left a 1 off that 63
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Postby CignaXI on Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:36 am

If you plan to overclock don't forget to include a decent cooling system to your package. :wink:
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:50 am

oops price fixed, also take away $17, i am getting a couple customer appreciation gifts...
I might get the cooling system at the local store, especially if that counts as "new computer hardware" to qualify for a oem os purchase
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:51 am

Looks like a nice machine! :)

I think that any piece of computer hardware counts for buying OEM software, so your heatsink should count.
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Postby BurninMan921 on Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:21 pm

Skip the 2.4C, get the 2.6C - it's only $169 at newegg right now!

As for the mobo, Abit & Asus are great! I have an MSI, which has a neat "dynamic overclocking" ability - it only OC's the cpu when the cpu load is over 90% or so. However, it can't lock the PCI/AGP bus speeds :(

Oh, even the little power cable splitters will qualify you for the OEM Windows. Newegg has 'em free w/any MS purchase!
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:58 pm

I'd skip the OCZ, get some Kingston Hyper-X.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:19 pm

as for the 2.4c vs the 2.6c, the 2.4c is better for overclocking.
XP Home OEM, not buying from newegg since I have Credit at a local store but that local store doesnt have P4's 8)
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Postby Silentbob343 on Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:08 pm

The 2.4 is a great over clocker reaching between 3.0-3.2 on air cooling, but the 2.6C also does this easily with a less agressive overclock. But hey it's your choice. I'm sure you love it with either proc. :D
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Postby BurninMan921 on Sat Dec 27, 2003 8:09 pm

Keep in mind they're basically the exact same CPU, just locked at different speeds. That's why you can OC to >3GHz. And as Silentbob343 said, it'd be a less aggressive OC. Just my $0.02...

But not all of them will OC well!! Mine runs hot as hell (~47C idle!). Yes, I need a new fan. But I don't really care, since I can't lock the PCI/AGP bus speeds, I'm not going to OC.

And here's another vote for the Kingston HyperX memory! I gotta order me about 4 sticks of the 512MG, 433Mhz memory when the $ becomes available :)

Plus a Gigabyte 875 mobo...plus a 3.2GHz P4 - Prescott version, of course! Can't believe the prices on those things! Cheaper than the "C"'s! Can't wait for 'em to hit the streets...
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Dec 27, 2003 9:37 pm

Alright Kingston HyperX it is then...I think
I'm goin with the 2 pack of 256 MB PC3700 (466Mhz)
It's to go with the asus P4P800 Deluxe that takes DDR400, but as I O/C the processor It will bring the Memory clock and since a 1/1 clock ratio is better, I am going with PC3700 for headroom.
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Postby NoSmartz on Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:12 am

Get an ABIT motherboard.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:38 am

About that Kingston HyperX, I plan on building a Lexan case (Clear) and I am wondering if that stuff has any LEDs on it. 8)
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:46 am

Done.
Asus P4P800 Deluxe
P4 2.4c
Kingston HyperX PC3700 512MB (2x 256mb)
Allied 400W PSU
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:50 am

Nice!

Except the T-Shirt, are you ever going to wear it? It was free, right?
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:51 am

yes the t shirt was free :P
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Dec 28, 2003 5:11 am

Nice! :D Have fun building your new system!
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Postby CignaXI on Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:41 am

About the Kingston HyperX, no they don't have any led on them, just a blue heat-spreader. I also recommend them, they come with an unbeatable warranty, price, performance and customer service ratio Image Image

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