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Old 01-03-2008, 12:08 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks. Looks good! However, due to space limitations, I am forced to a MicroATX case.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Pretty nice build overall. Make sure you take into account what people have said though.
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:43 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yeah. I have heavily edited the list since I posted it.
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:57 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Well if you plan on watching DVDs and stuff like that then you may need a decent video card if you want a really good viewing experience. ATI has some good affordable HDCP cards that would put out a nice picture.

That is so not true...

You can watch DVDs on onboard video with anything above a celeron 1ghz...

I don't even think the video card comes into play when watching DVDs...

The video card is for rendering video, but even things like video editting don't need it, because the playing back of video is very simplistic for the cpu.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:40 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Well, it is always good to have a card installed if you ever do want to play a game, imo. But I do agree. Onboard is not that bad. And heck, most every one I know buys there pc's from dell and don't really know the difference between onboard and dedicated graphics and they get by fine. But, as you can see, I did add a cheapy card to the list.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:20 PM   #26 (permalink)
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okay a basic good video card to run most things is this one

Newegg.com - MSI NX7300LE-TD256EH GeForce 7300LE 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

i play cod2 crysis and alot of other games its not the greatest but for a budget it works
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