Hi everyone. I've been lurking here (great site/forums btw
) for a while now researching for a build to replace my 2+ years old rig. Anyway after some reading, I've decided on something like this. Keep in mind that I'm in Canada so prices and availability can be a little different.
: Antec P150 (with updated PSU that solves incompatibility with Asus motherboards)
: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
: Scythe Ninja or ThermalRight XP-120 (Prefer Ninja, but depends on availability)
Fan for heatsink:
: Cooler Master UV 120 mm silent blue fan 3Pin 22DBA 1220RPM 42.734CFM
: Arctic Silver 5 high-density polysynthetic silver thermal compound
: Asus A8N-SLI Premium
: OCZ EL Platinum PC3200 2GB 2x1GB DDR400 CL2-3-2-5 184PIN
: Samsung Spinpoint P Series 80GB SATA2
- I have other much bigger drives. This would be used for OS/programs/temporary data only.
: Pioneer DVR-110D Beige DVD-RW 16X6X16 DVD+RW 16X8X16 Dual LAYER+-R 6X IDE
: Undecided, probably looking at a 7900 GT (~$300 USD). Will probably wait and read what people say about this which should be very soon. In any case, I'd rather not modify the HSF to keep the warranty. If it's too loud I could always modify it later...
: Will be using my current AV-710 for now.
The total is a little higher than I'd like it to be (14% tax...) but I do want this to last me a while and be quiet.
If you guys have some advice/comments on the system I'd appreciate it
I haven't been following all the PC hardware trends for a while now so I don't know if I made a large error in the build.