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Old 01-01-2004, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Its time for me to get a new computer mine is getting way to old. This time though I decided I would build it myself. This is going to be the first computer I have built from scratch. I have updated many computers before but never started from scratch. I could use some advice I haven't decided the processor yet either p4 3.0 or AMD 2800xp. I could use help with what motherboards would be good for those to processors. The rest of the system will be the same no matter what processor I get. Could use any help thanks
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Old 01-02-2004, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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asus or abit are about your best bets right now. very stable and easily overclocked.
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Go Asus if you get the amd
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Abit's are really nice for P4's IF you can find one.... i couldnt find one in my area... Why get a 3.0? just get a 2.8 or 2.6 and oc it. if your on a budget i think it could save you a little bit of dough...
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Ahanix Platinum XP Case (Modded)
S-ATA 80GB HD 7200 RPM
52X48X52 CDRW
16X DVD+r/-r
512 (2 x 256) PC 3200 DDR Ram 400 mhz
CP technologies i865APE Mainboard (ya i kno nobody has heard of it)
p4 2.66 800mhz WITH HT oc\'ed to 2.99ghz
geforce fx 5200 128 mb agp 8x (ya i kno bottom of the line but i oc\'ed it the best i could)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (SP2 in my opinion sucks when you first get it)
Realtek AC97\' Onboard Audio
JMW 17\" Flat \"Screen\" (not panel) Monitor
P4 Approved 450 Watt power supply

Im doing ok for a 15 year old, rit?
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Old 01-04-2004, 09:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For a first computer (my personal opinion) i would reccomend the CP technologies i865APE Mainboard....... If you can find it.. i got mine at a computer show and i love it... it comes with a large selection of software including software to flash the bios, and to change the boot logo.... only problem with the board is when you first get it you MAY have to update the bios... because mine was out of date but now that i updated it, I love it even more. It is easy to oc, and also has software OCing if you dont want to do bios ocing.

www.powercolor.com.tw <= website of mainboard manufacturer
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<b><center>|My Current System ( till i get more money)|</center></b><p>
Ahanix Platinum XP Case (Modded)
S-ATA 80GB HD 7200 RPM
52X48X52 CDRW
16X DVD+r/-r
512 (2 x 256) PC 3200 DDR Ram 400 mhz
CP technologies i865APE Mainboard (ya i kno nobody has heard of it)
p4 2.66 800mhz WITH HT oc\'ed to 2.99ghz
geforce fx 5200 128 mb agp 8x (ya i kno bottom of the line but i oc\'ed it the best i could)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (SP2 in my opinion sucks when you first get it)
Realtek AC97\' Onboard Audio
JMW 17\" Flat \"Screen\" (not panel) Monitor
P4 Approved 450 Watt power supply

Im doing ok for a 15 year old, rit?
http://www.ratemypc.net/pictures/img40c64cbc90148.jpg
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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id recommend an AMD ATHLON i got one the 2500 and its the first computer that i built im 16 btw. Just be careful when applying the heatsink to not put in on an angle or the wrong way. But since its your first time, you could go with Pentium4 very nice performace too, and its almost no risk cpu/.heatsink install.
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