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Old 03-07-2005, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to know what kind of

a. ram
b. mobo
c. cpu
d. graphics card

to get my total budget for all is about $800

ideas would be appreciated
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Well - what do you want the computer to do best for you?
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Well was there ever any doubt?
We are in the overclocking section.
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AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester

ABIT AX8 or ABIT AN8

ATI Radeon X800 XL PCI-E

Corsair XMS 3200XL
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a. 2X512 corsair value ~$130
b. gigabyte k8 triton socket 939 1 pci-e x16 ~$115
c. amd athlon 3000+ winchester ~$150
d. x800 xl pci-e ~$350
e. zalman 7700-cu cpu heatsink/fan ~$50

total ~$795
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So you are one of the few believers in ATI. hmm do they really run good? I have heard from quite a few sources that there crap. I am probably gonna get a 6600 gt
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x800 pro might give you problems, x800 xl is a wonderful card, same with anything higher such as xt or xt pe
oh and check my post again, I added a cpu cooler
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here:
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2299&p=3

This shows you how an x800 xl stacks up against a 6800 gt and ultra. It holds its own and is very cheap right now. I see a sale for it on newegg for about $320.

And as you can see it is a lot better than the x800 pro, and cheaper!
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