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Old 12-16-2005, 10:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default final decision.. opinions?

ok so ive decided on my components.. here goes

Mother Board


Video Card


Hard Drive

CD Drive

what do you think... is there anything i can downsize on that wont effect performance greatly? cause im kinda goin over budget a bit
i have one concern.. the harddrive says its ATA150.. but my motherboard says the storage slots are ATA100 or SATA150. will this drive be compatible?

also what could be altered to benefit gaming?.. thats mainly what im using it for so opinions on how to make it even better for gaming without price increase would be great

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Old 12-16-2005, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a AMD 3500+ is actually very good too

it saves you a bit

PC Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13ghz
Gigabyte P35-S3 Motherboard
A-DATA 2x1GB DDR2 800mhz memory
Geforce 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express
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Old 12-16-2005, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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do you think its a good idea? will that drop have a big difference? also if you look on new egg, the 3500+ has 3 different types.. and theyre all within 1 dollar of each other.. whats the difference
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
eVGA GeForce 7800GT 256MB
Corsair Ram 1GB (2x512)
NEC DVD Burner
Western Digital 160GB Hard Drive

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Old 12-17-2005, 12:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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do you think the amd 3700+ is unnecessary? im over my budget and i need to cut down... should i cut down on the processor or the video card?
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