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Old 11-22-2005, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok im building a computer and i want to know if the parts will go together and if its worth buying some parts.

this is the specs of my current computer

Motherboard Name Abit VA-10/VA-11 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)

http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Abit_VA_10

1 Gig of ram

Video Card: VIA/S3G KM400/KN400 (32 MB)

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1541 MHz (11.5 x 134) 1800+


and this is what im building...



this is the case and the PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208004

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-K8NSC-939

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128286

AMD Athlon 64 3200+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

1 Gig of ram

ATI radeon 9800 Pro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814131281R


im also thinking of getting a PSU because i dont really want to trust the one that comes with the case.

Ok and im thinking of getting Thermaltake 420W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153006
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just about everything looks good except for a couple of things, I wouldn't get a Thermaltake PSU because they're known for being unreliable, although their cases are awesome. I'd go with OCZ, Antec, or even Fortron for a PSU. As for the motherboard, i wouldn't go with AGP right now because they're phasing out of AGP cards, and that mobo won't last you long if you get it. I'd get PCI-E because that is the future and there are motherboards for about that price that are PCI-E compatible. If you do decide to get a PCI-E motherboard, there really isn't a card better than the 9800pro in your price range, although i'm selling my ATI Radeon X700 Pro 256mb PCI-E video card for about $130, which is only $10 more than that 9800pro. Btw, its' only 2 months old and is still in great condition. Other than that, everything else looks awesome. Have fun with your new rig
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any suggestions on a motherboard?
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If you do decide to get a PCI-E motherboard, there really isn't a card better than the 9800pro in your price range, although i'm selling my ATI Radeon X700 Pro 256mb PCI-E video card for about $130, which is only $10 more than that 9800pro. Btw, its' only 2 months old and is still in great condition. Other than that, everything else looks awesome. Have fun with your new rig
get a 6600GT for 130 dollars, the X700pro sucks, my 9800pro beats it

MSI K8N NEO4-F for a mobo with pcie16 slot
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128315

That's a pretty good budget board for around the same price as the other one and it has a PCI-E slot .
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

1 dollar more way better

^^why mATX?
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get a 6600GT for 130 dollars, the X700pro sucks, my 9800pro beats it

MSI K8N NEO4-F for a mobo with pcie16 slot
Quit lying, my card beats yours, the only reason you beat my by 200 points on 3dmark03 was because your card was OC'd and mine wasn't. Now that i've OC'd my card, it beats yours by a good 500 points .
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

1 dollar more way better

^^why mATX?
Yea go with that, sorry i didn't see that board, it's better than the gigabyte one...
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ok thx for the suggestions now can someone tell me which video card is better?
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and what do you guys think about this PSU?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008
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