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by Smilaxpov / August 13, 2005 7:24 AM PDT

This may be a bit technical for these forums, I'm not sure. Anyways I'd thought I'd post it anyways and see what feedback I get.

So I've been saving up money over the summer to buy a new computer. I've also been doing my research on hardware and have narrowed down the list of parts to the point where I think I'm just about ready to order. But before I do I'd like a little feedback. Here's the computer I plan on putting together:

All prices in Canadian an all taken from

Case: SilverStone Temjin 5 $170
Mobo: Lanparty NF4 UT Ultra-DR $180
PSU: TruePower 550W 550W ATX 2.04 $119
CPU: Athlon 64 x2 4400+ $665
HSF: Zalman CNPS7000A-CU $42
Video: eVGA GeForce 7800 GTX $730
HD: Western Digital WD2500KS 250G SATA-II 16M $165
DVD: Plextor 716A 16x DVD-/+RW $148
OS: WinXP Pro OEM $160

TOTAL + Tax = $2860.26

PLUS the following will be moved from my current system into the new one:

Western Digital WD1000BB
Western Digital WD1200JB
Sound Blaster Audigy
Sony CPD-G520 21" CRT

These prices are all from one site mainly for convenience sake, I won't necessarily buy all the stuff from atic but their prices are hard to beat here.

I've been a long time Plextor fan which is why I list the drive there but I also know that there are a lot of over very good drives by other manufacturers out there now that are much cheaper and it's possible I might go with one of them. Also what would you have to say about the PSU I selected I don't know anything about it expect that Antec is a good brand. The memory I have in there is just the cheapest name brand 1Gig stick I could find, I am not overclocking my system but at the same time I don't know the quality of that either. Any suggestions? I can go up to about 3000 Canadian but no higher.

I've been working at 7-11 to save up for this over the summer, from here on out all my money goes to university funds.

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looks good
by damasta55r / August 13, 2005 7:42 AM PDT

but hows bout a stick of arctic silver thermal paste for couple xtra dollars

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(NT) (NT) yup, superb, btw, your psu is fine ;)
by AKonny47 / August 13, 2005 3:02 PM PDT
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looks fine to me
by angryfirelord / August 15, 2005 6:18 AM PDT

If you want, you can boost hard drive performance by going to RAID 0.

Otherwise excellent selection of parts. Happy

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