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Old 11-10-2004, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I just joined this board and am in the process of building a computer. I will be ordering all of the parts from tigerdirect.ca and wanted to know if all the parts I had picked out are compatible with each other or not.

1. Asus K8V Socket 754 ATX motherboard and AMD 64 3400+ Processor package
2. Ati radeon 9800 pro/256mb DDR/AGP 8x/VGA/DVI/TV Out/ video card
3. Ultra 512 mb 3200 DDR 400mhz Memory (2 pack total 1024mb)
4. Seagate 160gb/7200/8mb/SATA-150 hard drive
5. Chieftec dragon ms-blue atx case with ultra 600 watt power supply
6. Artec/52x24x52x CD-RW/clear/nero software
7. Artec DHM-G48/16x dvd-rom/clear/cyberlink software
8. Speeze/socket 754 cpu cooling fan

The rest is just fans and accessories. What do you think? Also I want to get windows xp for it do I have to buy the full version since it is all brand new or is there some way I can use the upgrade because it is at least $120 less.

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Old 11-10-2004, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If that processor is socket 754 everything should be compatible, in order to use the upgrade you have to have a previous version of windows installed on your computer, usually windows 98 or 2k
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes it is a 754, the motherboard and processor come as a package.
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Great system it would be cool if it was a 939 but this pc is more then enuf for gaming. That video card will play most games right now cpu is good enuf memory. Overall great system
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Old 11-10-2004, 07:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You will see more performance with the 128 Mb version of the Radeon.
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128MB in a graphics card can result in better performance then the 256MB one?? Are you sure?? I'm not so sure about that...
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I would suggets a 939 cpu and board. W/ that you will have Dual Channnel support for DDR and upgradeablity in the future. they are not gonna make any more 754's. I would suggest a 6800GT but that card will be plenty fine for now. and instead of investing in a CDRW and a DVD rom why dont you get a dvd burner? you might actually sacve money! Plus i rcomend Corsair XMS ram and a Thermaltake silentboost for coling.
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DavidWatersUGP, it has been proven many times.
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nvidia fan boy is right dont get745 amd will cut the support next year along with XPs plus like he said you will have dua channel feature
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Old 11-10-2004, 09:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I made a few changes to the system

I went with the asus Av8 939 socket motherboard and the amd64 3400+ 939 instead of the 754's. Also the ati radeon 9800 pro 128mb instead of the 256mb, also for memory corsair twinx dual channel (2x512). I have to pick a cpu fan out yet. Are the fans all the same for the amd 64 socket or does the 754 fan mount different than the 939. And the reason I want a cd-rw drive and a dvd rom because I like having two drives instead of one.
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