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Building a computer; checking compatibility

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hoopkidups, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. hoopkidups

    hoopkidups Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    After spending some time on Newegg, I've come up with a list of hardware components I want for building a computer. They seem to me to be all compatible, but I would rest at ease if anyone can verify that they'll all work together. Also, any suggestions would be great - I'm hoping it can be called a fairly decent gaming computer.

    Here is the list:

    Intel BOXD915GEVLK ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121248
    $110

    Intel Pentium 4 530J 800MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116200
    $190

    RAIDMAX ATX-868WUP Blue Computer Case With Side Panel Window
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811156137
    $53

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB 3.5" IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148022
    $86

    CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145526
    $66

    LITE-ON Black ATAPI / E-IDE DVD Burner Model SHM-160P6S
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106009
    $41

    GIGABYTE Geforce 6800GS GV-NX68G256D-B Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125218
    $190

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Anon23

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    All of your links are to the image pages and not the page with the detailed list. Id switch your links to the detailed view. I cant find a link on the page to get to it easily.

    NvM!!

    If you have the money throw in another gig of ram and get a better processor if you can. And 250gig hardrives are only like 120 or less if you want more storage later.

    I don't see any compatability issues. Unless pata and sata dont connect through ide connectors, or the right sized ones. I don't remember anymore. But i could be wrong. I cant tell what the physical connectors are on the board. I'm used to looking at the board and not statistics i think.
     
  3. bearone2

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    the ram and processor need to be compatible with the mb.

    the ram you've selected is brand i'm not familiar with.
    don't let price be your main factor.

    the dvd burner/video card should be fine.

    check faq's at the mb site for any info on the card or call them before you make the purchase.
     
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    Corsair value select is very good ram! They are in my pre pci express computer atleast.

    Do not get a celron for gaming( or wait to see if anyone says celrons are a good idea now). Get a normal P4. The ram should be fine unless corsairs ram isnt as good as it used to be. I have some VS2100 that overclocks nicely.

    Remember, with ram, check the timings.

    FYI: That ram and proccesor are both compatible with that board.
     
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    as i said i'm not familiar with corsair value select, probably because i've never seen anything advertised.

    ram/timings????

    overclocking ram, why???:cool:
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Raidmax makes ok cases, however do not use a raidmax ps. They are junk. Buy a quality power supply. I have a raidmax ps here that I just removed from a raidmax case. It is rated at 450W and it absolute garbage. It must weigh all of 1lb and is of very light construction.

    BTW good brands of ps are Antec, Enermax, Enlight, Coolmax, and Sparkle. There are other good brands, however those are what I use in my builds.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    BTW if you are going to use the machine for gaming, I would go with an amd64 rather than a p4.

    1 Heat. The prescott cpus run pretty warm. The amd64's run very cool.

    2 The amd64 will out bench the comparable prescott in a gaming benchmark. For about the same price or just a few dollars more, you can go with an amd 3500+ that will run rings around the prescott and do it at less than 1/2 of the temp.
     
  8. Anon23

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    The timings have all gone up since DDR2 and pci express came out. I thought it was important to get stuff as close to the old 2.0 timings for ras, and cas, etc,to get rid of sluggishness. I had noticed the ram was a latency of 4.

    And the ram i have, so far, is good for overclocking. I overclock because i also use a celron. And it's also is good for lowering the timings on the ram. That was for the 2100 Ram, though. I wanted to tell him my experience so he had info to work off of. He might want ask if that ram can have its latency and stuff lowered or if anyone thinks it won't affect performance to keep it high. Basically, that's the best info i have!

    It may not be a big deal.

    BTW i think by timings i'm reffering to cas (latency) ras (latency) and so on.
     
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