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    I'm gonna buy these parts tomorrow to build my new PC next weekend.
    What do you guys think about the parts I am getting?

    I just ordered all of them.

    1. Abit VT7 Motherboard

    2. Intel Pentium 4 530 processor 3.0E Ghz

    3. Samsung 160GB SATA Hard Drive

    4. Allied 400W ATX Power Supply

    5. ATI Radeon 9600XT All in wonder 128MB'

    6. 2 sticks of 512MB Corsair PC3200 RAM

    7. Samsung 16X DVD Drive

    8. Windows XP Media Center 2005 OS

    9. Samsung 16X DVD+/-RW Double Layer DVD Burner
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    I'm gonna buy these parts tomorrow to build my new PC next weekend.
    What do you guys think about the parts I am getting?

    I just ordered all of them.

    1. Abit VT7 Motherboard

    2. Intel Pentium 4 530 processor 3.0E Ghz

    3. Samsung 160GB SATA Hard Drive

    4. Allied 400W ATX Power Supply

    5. ATI Radeon 9600XT All in wonder 128MB'

    6. 2 sticks of 512MB Corsair PC3200 RAM

    7. Samsung 16X DVD Drive

    8. Windows XP Media Center 2005 OS

    9. Samsung 16X DVD+/-RW Double Layer DVD Burner
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    Looks nice.
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    I'm assuming you're getting these from Newegg, since that's where the links go.

    IS7-E motherboard, Socket 478: $81
    Pentium 4, 3.0 E Prescott, Retail: $185
    ATI Radeon 9600XT, All in Wonder: $187
    Windows XP Media Center, OEM: $128

    My suggestions are slightly different. Unless you need a video card with a TV tuner built in, or are planning on capturing and encoding video, avoid the All in Wonder cards. Is that what you're going for, with the Media Edition operating system? If that's what you're planning, then this is fine. The Prescott processors are nice for encoding, and going with a better, but older, version of the card (9800 Pro AIW) was $254 instead.

    Now, if this ISN'T what you're planning on, then I suggest the following instead:

    1. Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester core Socket 939 CPU, OEM: $155
    Since this is a bare CPU, you'll need a heatsink , fan and such, so:
    Alpha heatsink for Athlon 64, bare: $30
    Sunon 80mm fan: $4.50
    1 tube of Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound: $7.59

    2. Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 motherboard, PCI-Express: $149

    3. MSI GeForce 6600GT, 128meg PCI-Express: $187

    4. Windows XP Pro with SP2, OEM: $147

    This costs a little more than what you planned on, but it will perform a LOT better. The Prescotts are better at media encoding, but the Athlon 64s are no slouch at it either. You can use the Media Center edition if you want to instead. If you're planning on capturing video or playing TV through the computer, you'll either need to switch out the video card, or buy a separate video tuner card.
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    Well I'm going for the whole video editing and importing thing.
    I plan on putting a lot of my VHS tapes onto DVDs.
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    I just put up the list of what I ordered.
    It came to around $1000 with shipping and tax.
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    Looks good. But what about the case, and cooling?
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    I already have a case.
    And the power supply comes with a fan as does the processor right?
    I also have a couple fans with the case already.
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    I hope your case is big enough. ANd yea, it should come with fans, but most of the time they are grabage.
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    If you bought a retail processor, then it comes with a heatsink and fan. If you bought an OEM processor, it's going to come without a heatsink, or a fan, or a warranty. And I think you might have a problem here. The model 530 Prescott is for Socket T, the LGA775 setup. The VT7 motherboard is for Socket 478. Did you order this or this? The first is NOT the one you need for that board. The second is the one on the one day sale at Newegg.
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