*smooch* (ldy) wrote,

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Building again

Work-- insane. Which is why I haven't been on too often of late.

Computer crashing-- also insane. Which is why I'm buying stuff. Even though I really can't afford it atm.

These are what I plan on getting, once they pass the "nobody on my FL has ever exploded from using them" shout-out.

GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

GIGABYTE GV-NX76G256D-RH GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Silent Pipe Lead Free Video Card - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA4600CUBOX - Retail

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) DualChannel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail

What I hope to reuse:

ENERMAX Noisetaker II EG495P-VE ATX12V 485W Power Supply 115/230 V - Retail
I don't know if this will have enough oomph. Definitely not if I did an SLI setup, but with just one card? Maybe OK. It's fairly new, and sweet, sweet Enermax, so I'd like to reuse it if I possibly can.

LIAN LI PC-61 USB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
It's just awesome, what can I say. Though I would like to replace the REALLY LOUD fan.

Plextor Plexwriter 40x12x40, black bezel
It's ancient, but it still goes!

SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe and Software Black IDE Model SH-S182M/BEBM - OEM
I should probably move to SATA, but I'm not in any rush. Did I mention that I'm poor?

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum Sound
Truly the spawn of Satan. But dammit, I love those front inputs.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3320620A 320GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
Sure, I should have gone with SATA. Such are the travails when one upgrades a piece at a time.

A 60GB (or maybe a 40GB-- I have both) IDE Seagate Barracuda for OS and most proggies. Or maybe I'll ditch those IDEs and pick up one of these: Seagate SV35 Series ST3160812SV 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

What do you think? Is this making sense? Do you see any obvious problems? And will you help me put it together? I've always gotten my mobos burned in and pre-tested-- this will be my first time installing a CPU. I am afeared.

HALP! Hee, thanks :)

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