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Old 10-09-2003, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New PC

Im saving up money to buy components to build my own PC; specs are as follows

MSI mobo - any model
128MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
52/24/52/16X CD-RW/DVD
AMD 3000+


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Old 10-09-2003, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my advice:
dont buy winxp, theres probably lots of other ways to get it for free *whistles innocently* winxp will add like 200++ dollars!
for 1GB ram, its not currently nescessary inless ur gonna be doing video editing..

butif u wanna get it anyways, i suggest getting dual channel memory sticks =p

ur hdd, again if ur gonna be doing video editing, a size that big might be needed. its gonna suk ifu buy a 200 hdd, and then a year later same hdd comes out, lower price, higher rpms =)

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Old 10-09-2003, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you can easily overclock an amd XP2500 to XP3200 by changing cpu front side bus from 166 to 200 and it will cost you only $92 for retail box with heatsink/ fan at

i would wait until the CPU prices come down on the XP2700+ and up. but if you have money to waste.......which apparently you do by the parts you have chosen
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Old 10-09-2003, 04:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanx for the advice spfd, how bout Win2K?
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Old 10-13-2003, 10:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i can definitely say i love the radeon 9800 pro. I just built my computer. If you dont need all the space (36gb or less) go with a Western Digital Raptor drive. It runs at 10k rpms. I just got one and i love it. Definitely go with dual channel memory. I got 1gb PC3200 corsair.
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Old 10-15-2003, 01:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just built a computer and used an OEM copy of XP Home for $93 from New Egg.

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