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Old 12-20-2008, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok .. since its christmas im gonna be making a computer. Basically i need help with everything , beacuse im not too good at this. I already got a computer , im just pretty much gutting it out and getting better parts. I got a Dell Dimension 8200, pretty much everything the same. I bought it back in '01-'02 and now it is kinda crappy. Pretty much under $400 would be nice. The things i got are - Moniter , Speakers, Case, Keyboard/Mouse, yeh and i need pretty much a - Processor, MOBO, GFX card... I guess i could Overclock it if i learned how... the power supply i kinda know what i want-

Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W ATX12V v2.0

Could go with a 400w also

If you need more info Please post , NOTE: Im going to be using for mostly gaming

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank You ill check it out .. Will it work with the 400W supply i want? And Isnt Intel better then AMD o.o also i for got about ram
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail (The Official Memory of the Championship Gaming Series) - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

or buy mine for 20$
2 gigs of corsair ddr2 800mhz

and ur power supply will work but i really dont know why you want that specific one
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Umm well im not in a hurry ima do this in like a week .. Thanks tho
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Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Beats all the other RAM's mentioned because of its 1T..

Anyways, go with either AMD or Intel based on your choice, Intel has a bit faster offerings, but with your budget you'd have to go with a e2200 with a cheapy Socket 775 board unless you can pay more than $131 for both the CPU and Mobo

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lets revamp your rig..

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Your PSU is fine..
The RAM I mentioned above...
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R467D3-512I Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Thank you very much Vernong i will keep that in mind and look at it later on and see.

EDIT: that card is pci 2.0 , that motherbord can use that carD?

Ok guys sorry for the double post but now im at $328 and , if theres any room for a better proc or mobo please put AMD is fine i guess.

Well $328 and probably a bit more , the shipping looks like its free
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Ok guys sorry for the double post but now im at $328 and , if theres any room for a better proc or mobo please put AMD is fine i guess.

Well $328 and probably a bit more , the shipping looks like its free
If your going with an AMD build you might want to consider this chip instead.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz 3MB L2 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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1st,
http://www.techist.com/forums/f76/bu...mputer-194446/
same?

2nd, rig 2 have amd motherboard paired up with intel cpu

answering,
2nd rig won't work together
1st rig have discrete card = better for games
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