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Old 11-19-2004, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to all ,finally I managed to find this great forum where I can really get "professional" help .So I've built my custom computer but first I'm not sure if the parts are compatible and if the thing I built is the optimal for the cash I have(660$)it's not very much but hey,if I had more I wouldn't be worry would I .So here is the configuration.

Motherboard: ASUS A7V8X-X/KT400/DDR400/LAN
CPU: AMD XP 3000+/FSB 400 /512K
FAN: EVERCOOL CUF-715CA/COPPER/S A
RAM: 512MB DDR400
HDD: 160GB MAXTOR SATA/7200/8MB
Floppy: 1.44 MB SONY
Video: Jetway ATI RADEON 9600LE Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "96LE-AD-128C" -RETAIL
Monitor: LG 17 FLATRON EZ T710BH/71K/99
Case: JNC MATX MJA-09/SILVER/250W
Keyboard: PS2 C/L KB-2401/SLIM/WIN98
Mouse: LOGITECH S90 OPTICAL WHEEL
CD-RW recorder: LITE-ON CD-RW 52/32/52 BLACK
Media: Live Player 5.1 PCI Creative
SUBWOOFER+2SP SS-7539/ 760W

And I also wonder from quite some time now what is the better choise for a video card for a price 100$ max.Radeon or Geforce?!!I saw that the core speed of the radeon cards is higher than the Geforces' ones so what is better for the money I have?Radeon or Geforce...
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would go with a Radeon x600 pro you can get one on newegg.com for $114 thats a littel over but not mutch
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i would go with a Radeon x600 pro you can get one on newegg.com for $114 thats a littel over but not mutch
DON'T GET AN X600!! Get an X700, much better. The X600 was a miserable failure on ATI's part.
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Old 11-20-2004, 05:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok,thanksbut I didn't really here any comments about the parts,are they compatible,are some of the parts I chose are good or they're crap,and I would really get a super expensive video card but the thing is I don't have the money ,so please advice a little more.Thank you all for the comment.
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Noone have nothing to say?Comment?Curse at least .Ok,fine with me,I thank the 2 people who made their effort posting .
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What kind of RAM? I always endorse Mushkin or Corsair (XMS)
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Old 12-04-2004, 01:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ClockCore speed : 400mhz
Effective Memmery Speed: 800mhz 256bit

For gaming use dont exceed under those limits. So you might wanna save some money for a 200$ video card. If not then results will be weak.
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