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BooRay
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:55 am
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Went in head first and built my first gaming PC from ground up. The system is together and working. Still working on getting all software installed and updates of all the drivers and BIOS. Tweaking is next, then bench marking and game loading.

Components
MOBO - ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2GHz HT 1MB L2 Cache Socket
Video - Dual eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card
RAM - CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
PSU - ANTEC Truepower TPII-550W ATX Power Supply
HD's-WD 250G SATA 7200 RPM 3.0Gb/S and WD Raptor 74G 10,000 RPM plus 80G Slave Drive from old machine
Optical Drives - 3 Sonys DVD/CD Writer Burners Readers ect
Case - Aspire X-Cruise ATX Mid Tower
OS - Windows XP Home
MISC - 6 varible speed case fans, round IDE cables, RAM heat spreaders, Eclipse Keyboard, Logitech MX100 Wireless Mouse, Linksys Wireless Router Network G, 5.1 Logitech X-530 70 Watt surround speakers
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Location: Blaricum, The Netherlands ~GMT+1
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:00 am
Post subject: Re: My New Gaming Rig

Cool

Looks impressive there BooRay !!

so we are we gonna see you back in fs9 soon Wink


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:46 pm
Post subject: Re: My New Gaming Rig

all that and you put XP Home on it?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:51 am
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I have XP Pro
It's the best version of Windows I've used and the most stable.
But I over-estimated it, and underestimated Home.
I shoulda just got Home myself as well.

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CPU > Intel i7-4790k (4.0GHz); COOLING > CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO (2x120mm);
MOBO > Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5; RAM > 4x8Gb Corsair 'Vengeance' DDR3 1866MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5; AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music;
LCD > Viewsonic VA2226w (1680x1050); PSU > OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w (modular);
CASE > CoolerMaster "Storm Scout"; OS > Windows 7 Home Prem (64-bit).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:04 am
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Reason for XP Home is thats what I am used to and its cheaper than pro. I have my HD's in RAID 0 and 4 partitions so I have the ability to install another OS on the system if I want to and is something I may do.

As my first build I learned several things. I had no major difficulites or issues but if you thinking about building here are some pointers

1) Read the manual with the MOBO. Its your bible
2) OEM parts dont come with anything, manual, screws, cables anything
3) Shop for deals, lots of different prices online for parts
4) READ READ READ everthing you can online or any place before you start.
5) Heed the static discharge warnings and buy a cheap wrist strap
6) Dont make partitions to small (DOH)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:22 am
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- BooRay
6) Dont make partitions to small (DOH)
lol I sympathise.
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GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5; AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music;
LCD > Viewsonic VA2226w (1680x1050); PSU > OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w (modular);
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