First ever build

donco

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hey guys, this is my fisrt build and i wanted to have your thoughts on it, im planning on OCing it and im not going to go to SLI either. My budget is about $2000.

heres what im planning to buy:

CPU:AMD OPTERON DC 165 1.80G/2M/S939
MOBO:AMD64 S939 DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 ULTRA-D PCIE
GPU:BFG PCIE GF7 7900GT OC 256M VIVO BOX 7900GT
MEM:OCZ 500MHZ DDR NO-ECC 2048MB PLAT GX XTC KIT
HDs:WESTERN DIGITAL Raptor 74GB / SATA / 10K RPM
Caviar 250GB / SATA II / 7200RPM / 16MB
DVD-RW:DVD+/-RW NEC 3550A 16/16 OEM BLACK
PSU:Antec TruePower 2.0 550W
CASE:Thermaltake Soprano Black
MONITOR:19IN SAMSUNG 997MB SILVER
HSF:CPU FAN SCYTHE NINJA PLUS HEATSINK

What do u think of it?
 

clue69less

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hey guys, this is my fisrt build and i wanted to have your thoughts on it, im planning on OCing it and im not going to go to SLI either. My budget is about $2000.

heres what im planning to buy:

CPU:AMD OPTERON DC 165 1.80G/2M/S939
MOBO:AMD64 S939 DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 ULTRA-D PCIE
GPU:BFG PCIE GF7 7900GT OC 256M VIVO BOX 7900GT
MEM:OCZ 500MHZ DDR NO-ECC 2048MB PLAT GX XTC KIT
HDs:WESTERN DIGITAL Raptor 74GB / SATA / 10K RPM
Caviar 250GB / SATA II / 7200RPM / 16MB
DVD-RW:DVD+/-RW NEC 3550A 16/16 OEM BLACK
PSU:Antec TruePower 2.0 550W
CASE:Thermaltake Soprano Black
MONITOR:19IN SAMSUNG 997MB SILVER
HSF:CPU FAN SCYTHE NINJA PLUS HEATSINK

What do u think of it?
That should scream. Personally, I'd drop the 7900 and substitute an X1900XT. If that kills the budget, dump the Raptor to make room.
 

1Tanker

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hey guys, this is my fisrt build and i wanted to have your thoughts on it, im planning on OCing it and im not going to go to SLI either. My budget is about $2000.

heres what im planning to buy:

CPU:AMD OPTERON DC 165 1.80G/2M/S939
MOBO:AMD64 S939 DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 ULTRA-D PCIE
GPU:BFG PCIE GF7 7900GT OC 256M VIVO BOX 7900GT
MEM:OCZ 500MHZ DDR NO-ECC 2048MB PLAT GX XTC KIT
HDs:WESTERN DIGITAL Raptor 74GB / SATA / 10K RPM
Caviar 250GB / SATA II / 7200RPM / 16MB
DVD-RW:DVD+/-RW NEC 3550A 16/16 OEM BLACK
PSU:Antec TruePower 2.0 550W
CASE:Thermaltake Soprano Black
MONITOR:19IN SAMSUNG 997MB SILVER
HSF:CPU FAN SCYTHE NINJA PLUS HEATSINK

What do u think of it?
I think you've hit all the right buttons. Looks like an impressive list. GL :)
 

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Id agree with the dropping the raptor for a nicer video card as someone said above. Im in the process of deciding my new build too and from the advice ive gotten in the hard drive forum the raptors price to performance increase is rediculously high. Some other companys need to get into the 10k drives to create some competition and price wars :twisted: then it may be worth it. What I may recommend to you instead is what Im looking into doing right now. The slowest part of a hard drive is the read/write head. The head gets very busy when your running things like games because the hard drive is manning the operating system, the game and the windows virtual memory file. The solution that seems to be popular and cheap for a little performance gain (probrably close to that of the performance gain from a raptor, minus the cost) is get two or three smaller sata drives (you can get three 80gb sata drives for about $150 easy on newegg) and distribute the workload around them, not raid but just there location. Install windows to the first drive, your games and large applications to the second and use windows memory management to move the swap file to the third drive (or the second, depending on if you went for 2 or 3 drives) Should help a little plus you get 240/160 gigs of space in comparasin to 74, seems like a bargain to me. Just something to look into if your interested.
 

donco

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Id agree with the dropping the raptor for a nicer video card as someone said above. Im in the process of deciding my new build too and from the advice ive gotten in the hard drive forum the raptors price to performance increase is rediculously high. Some other companys need to get into the 10k drives to create some competition and price wars :twisted: then it may be worth it. What I may recommend to you instead is what Im looking into doing right now. The slowest part of a hard drive is the read/write head. The head gets very busy when your running things like games because the hard drive is manning the operating system, the game and the windows virtual memory file. The solution that seems to be popular and cheap for a little performance gain (probrably close to that of the performance gain from a raptor, minus the cost) is get two or three smaller sata drives (you can get three 80gb sata drives for about $150 easy on newegg) and distribute the workload around them, not raid but just there location. Install windows to the first drive, your games and large applications to the second and use windows memory management to move the swap file to the third drive (or the second, depending on if you went for 2 or 3 drives) Should help a little plus you get 240/160 gigs of space in comparasin to 74, seems like a bargain to me. Just something to look into if your interested.
k thx for the tip, im looking forward to it
 

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