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Old 07-24-2004, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have about 1000~1200 dollar for a computer and I know it won't be a good gaming computer but a decent one and this is what i'm looking at so far.

ABIT "NF7-M" nForce2 IGP Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL - $95
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

AMD Athlon XP 3000+ "Barton", 400 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - OEM - $140
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -BULK - $198
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-268&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE

Corsair Value Select Dual Channel Kit 184 Pin 1G(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - OEM - $171

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

ViewSonic G90FB 19" PerfectFlat CRT Monitor -RETAIL - $198
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB, OEM Drive Only - $ 62

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Rosewill 52x32x52x16 CD-RW & DVD Black Combo Drive, Model C523216B, Retail - $41

SONY 52X CD-ROM, Model CDU5212, OEM - $19

Arctic Silver Premium High-Density Thermal Compound, Model "Ceramique", 2.5-gram( ~0.8 cc. ) tube - $3.99

Thermaltake SILENT BOOST Highest Performance Cooler for AMD AthlonXP up to 3400+ -RETAIL - $29.99

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Remember i have a tight budget and plz do make recommendations for better parts even though it might be more expensive. but not outrages recommendations

and tell me if the links work =)

i don't really think the mobo's that good because i don't think it "officially" supports ddr400 but could u guys give me any other products?
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Old 07-24-2004, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your setup should be able handle the games out there now, the only thing I would suggest is upgrading the 9800 pro 128 MB to the 256MB. You could go with the Asus K8V, but thats just a suggestion from an Asus fan.
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i am also a asus mobo fan.. and there really not a whole lot more.. like 30 bucks for the good ones..
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Old 07-25-2004, 12:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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but kv8 is for athlon 64, not athlon xp so i can't go for that. i decided to switch to a nf7-s instead of nf7-m because it supports sata and ddr 400 "officially"
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go for a 256MB video card instead of ur 128MB video card, u wont regret it
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Old 07-25-2004, 03:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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okay i made some huge changes

I got asus "k8v"

athlon 64 2800+

160gb 7200 rpm 8mb cache hard drive

2x 512mb kingston pc3200 ram

a 17" 1600x1200 max resolution monitor

500 w power supply
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Old 07-25-2004, 03:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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oh yeah, i made another change that i forgot to list

radeon 9800 pro 256 mb. ha

is the asus k8v better, the asus k8v se delux, or the asus k8n-e better??? please tell me
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Old 07-26-2004, 01:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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y u still want to get a CDROM while u already have DVD/CDRW combo drive?
just get a DVDROM n a DVD burner.
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i want to burn music cds and in order to do that, i need two cd roms. i was thinking of getting a dvd burner but i wouldn't use it and it would go over my budget.

btw, how long does it take to burn a dvd??
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dude, don't get kingston, get corsair/mushkin/geil/ocz any of those. i have a cd rom and dvd burner, it works fine. i watch dvds on my burner lol
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