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Need some quick advice

Post by shikhan » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:26 pm

Hi guys,
I posted a while ago about asking for advice on a build and due to that, was going to research for a bit longer until I made my build - however, my hand is being forced and I must build the new system soon. So I would like to present the following and ask for last minute advice. The order will go in Sunday. My only major concern is my case - mobo combo. I'm confused if this problem is fixed, and if not, I'm looking for another passive motherboard.

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Case:         Antec P150                     $110
MB:           Asus A8n-SLI Premiun           $166
CPU:          AMD X2 3800+                   $296
Heatsink:     Ninja                          $40
RAM:          Cruical 2GB DDR 400 CL3        $155
Video:        EVGA 7800GT                    $250
              Zalman VF700-AlCu              $30
HD:        3x Samsung SP2504C                $300
Optical:      DVD Burner                     $40
              DVD Drive                      $30
Total:                                       $1417

Monitor:     Dell 2405                       $800

Let me know if you have any suggestions about what I can do with the mobo/case problem. And anything else you see odd (components, approx prices, etc). Thanks alot!

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Post by RaNDoMMAI » Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:07 am

you could go cheapo and get the asrock 939SATAII mobo, it has a passive northbridge.

alot of those little fans mobos come with can easily be replaced. zalman and thermalright has many coolers for them

[size=75]Opteron 165, Antec P150, Seasonic SS400 with panaflo L1A, asrock 939dual SATA2, Scythe Ninja(fanless), 2gig corsair, 2x 300gig seagate(too noisy), Dell 2405FPW

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