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Old 05-02-2006, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well i have decided that my summer project will be to build a custom pc. Have looked around and only thing i have decided is i will use AMD.
i have looked and am consider the following mobo and psu
MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor

not sure if these are a good choice
i will do soe gaming but not a serious gamer more into web graphics and graphics programs. but sound is important to me
so what i am asking for is any reccomendations on harware is hould get. i do want a large hd space but not sure what i should get, if the mobo and chip i pick are a good mix. also not sure if the liquid cooling syatems are any good by thermaltake or is i should go with fans. also have no clue on a chassis yet so if anyone knows of some good ones that have good vent and a side see through panal.. thanks. this will also be for show so i would like some"look" features etc. lights
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Drop watercooling, stick with air cooling, and with the money saved, buy a better CPU. That Mobo is really good, almost seems a waste to put a 3200+ on it. Even consider getting the X2 3800+, since dual cores are great for design and graphics and stuff. Go for a 250GB HDD, since nowadays it seems to be the best choice with regards to value for money. Look at the Thermaltake cases, they should fit your "looks" requirements.
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whats your budget gest
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dude magouster that mobo costs 80 bucks, how would it be a waste to put a decent CPU with a cheap mobo? But I agree, I think you should go with a dual core CPU. For the sound, get an X FI Xtrememusic or Audigy 2 ZS.
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yea i checked out 3800+ and i like, As for my budget, well not really is one. this is my summer project so will buy my hadware as it goes.
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that actually seems like a nice CPU/mobo combination. i find that onbord sound is great but that might just be me!
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