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Old 04-28-2005, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a build that im building for my freind it is highly budget oriented. I wanted to make sure all the parts work well with each other and that there isnt a weak leg. If you have any suggestions im open. This PC is mainly for gaming.

cd-drive
SONY CRX230ED Beige IDE CD Burner
case
RAIDMAX ATX268WUP Blue Steel Gaming Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply
hard drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
motherboard
ABIT NF7-S2 Socket A (Socket 462) NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ATX AMD Motherboard
processor
AMD Athlon XP 2700+ Thoroughbred 333MHz FSB Socket A Processor Model AXDA2700DKV3D
ram
Rosewill 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model RW400/512
Graphic card
SAPPHIRE Radeon 9600 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card


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what games is he going to play

btw, that 9600 isn't gonna cut it unless he's playing old games like wc3 and sc
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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9600pro 128 is what i think im getting now.

Games like CS:s, WoW, doom3.

This card was said to run them smooth.
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new power supply otherwise that onell kill the system sooner or later
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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1. I would look at a DVD/CD burner.

2. I would get a separate PSU-maybe the 480 or 550 Antec
TruePower.

3. I would go with 1Gig of RAM.

4. I would step up to the XP3000+ (about $25-$30 more).

5. That graphics card is only going to get your foot in the door,
I had the Gigabyte 9600Pro. There are more informed folks on
this forum that can recommend a card but I would reconsider.

These are just my opinions but if I could only change 2 things I
would change the power supply and add more ram.
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Well we cant do much without majorly increasing the price but here's a few things

Buy a 2400+ mobile processor, these thigns OC very high, and since their for a 266 FSB you wont have issues with overclocking your ram. One of these baby's with some generic ram overclocked can compete with a 3.6ghz p4

Buy a cheaper case, and get a half decent power supply such as a thermaltake td-420ad, this is a good power supply that is very budget efficent.
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Yea ive heard a couple things about the power supply but, ive been using this power supply on a similar mod for around a year now. ill look into OC'ing im not to hot there wouldent know what do to. All i know is how to get there i dont know the equations for the FSB and how to set it a lower multiplier.
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Once you read the OC'ing sticky it's pretty easy.
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well you're gonna need a 6600gt with that computer
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