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Old 03-27-2005, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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comp i'm looking to get, for 3d moddelling/games

specs-what i managed to come up with so far...(nothings final...)

AMD ATHLON 64 3500+ Socket 939

GIGABYTE K8NF-9 nForce4

TwinMOS 1GB DDR-400 Dual-Channel Kit

Seagate 160GB 7200RPM IDE HDD 2MB

Sparkle GeForce "6600GT" 128MB

TASK Dual Fan Power Supply 420W

iCute 0311SL-WW

Philips 17" Real Flat CRT Monitor

ASUS 4x DUAL Layer 16X DVD+/-R DVD Writer

GENIUS EasyTouch Multimedia Keyboard & Optical Mouse Kit

These are just the first parts i found when i searched so
i'm not too sure.

any advice would be helpful
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change the sparkle 6600 gt to an evga one itll run better, get a better psu like an antec or some other higher end 1. and for ram get cosair. mobo get either dfi lanparty ultra or abit an8
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That motherboard gets good ratings, and I'm getting the one that is one rank above it. It will do everything you need i think.
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I've got the sparkle 6600GT, and its got one of the better heatsinks from what ive heard and experienced
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0o0, i would consider a new mobo. Something like a Abit AV8 or Abit AN8.
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Old 03-27-2005, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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wats wrong with dat mobo?
i need a pcie as well...
isn't the nforce 4 the latest?

there's a pixel view 6600gt and a MSI 6600gt for around the same price...(as da sparkle)

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Most people here dont like GIGABYTE
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i suggest that u get a hard drive with an 8mb buffer instead of 2mb. it will boost preformance.
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Gigabyte is good, but for motherboards they're not as fast as other motherboards. I would suggest maybe the DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D
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is this hdd compatible ?

Samsung 120G SERIAL ATA Hard Drive 8MB 7200RPM (SP1213C)

if not any other suggestions...wats sata raid and does this
(GIGABYTE K8NF-9 nForce4) support it??
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