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Old 03-06-2004, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning on building a new computer, for gaming, and I need some advice on what parts to get.

I already know what case/power supply/CD-R/HDD im getting

I need the following:
  • Mothboard
  • Video Card
  • Sound Card
  • Network Card
  • Processor (AMD only)
  • Memory

No monitor/mouse/keyboard/printer/etc.

Budget is $500-$600. But, of course, I want to minimize cost as much as possible.

any good references?
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Old 03-06-2004, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do u have a budget?
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Old 03-06-2004, 09:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, i edited into the original post
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Old 03-06-2004, 09:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sry cant reply than hehe....
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  • AMD ATHLON 64 3000+ PROCESSOR S754 2.0GHZ 512KB L2 CACHE RETAIL BOX
  • MSI K8T NEO-FSR ATHLON 64 S754 K8T800 DDR AGP 5PCI SATA RAID 1000LAN SOUND
  • OCZ DUAL CHANNEL OPTIMIZED 2X512MB DDR PC3200 CAS2 W/ COPPER HEAT SPREADER
  • SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 SERIAL ATA 120GB EIDE 7200RPM 9MS 3.5LP
  • 1.44MB BLACK 3.5IN FLOPPY DRIVE
  • ATI RADEON X800 PRO AGP8X 256MB DDR3 VGA DVI-I TV OUT RETAIL BOX
  • LITEON 52X32X52 ATAPI IDE BLACK CD-REWRITER SMART-BURN OEM W/ SOFTWARE
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for 500-600, you will have a gaming computer, but i beg you not to even install any games from this year or the years to come hehe, perhaps try to get a little more money?
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ok, I got a MoBo, Video, and SoundCard, and nevermind the memory picked out...

Mobo: ASUS A7N8X-VM
Video: ATI 9800 128M
Sound: SoundBlaster Audigy LS

any tips on a networking card? i think i know what processor im getting too...
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Old 03-06-2004, 09:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That asus board already has a networking card for you.
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Here's my spending plan:

Case < $35
Motherboard < $120 M
SoundCard < $80
Network < $80
HardDrive 80GB < $100
CPU < $100

Thats a total of < $515
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Here is your processor. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-342&depa=0
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Old 03-06-2004, 11:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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the 9800 alone is almost half your budget
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