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Old 10-29-2006, 08:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In my opinion the 7900 GS is a killer video card. Excellent performance for the money. There are many motherboards out there compatible with AMD 64 x 2 socket AM2. Anandtech generally has good things to say about Epox. Stick with the major brands (ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Biostar) and you probably can't go wrong. The motherboard you have described is an SLI motherboard, which is only going to help you if you want to put in two of the same video cards. It will be less expensive without SLI. Depends on your budget. I think the AMD 64 X2 4200 with the 7900GS will play just about anything very well.

Concerning PSUs, I've always had good luck with the Enermax Noistaker II. I would go for the 420 watt or higher.

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Go MSI i have had nothing but good luck with there motherboards every computer i have built for a friend 11 now have msi and all run perfect i built 1 computer with gigabyte mobo failed 1 month later.....
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Go MSI i have had nothing but good luck with there motherboards every computer i have built for a friend 11 now have msi and all run perfect i built 1 computer with gigabyte mobo failed 1 month later.....
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unless its a 975x Board... lol.. this thing did me wrong because it didnt like ocz ram.... *********s!!!!
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any other ideas or good brands / parts also how big of a hard drive should i need
i will also use it to store some music
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Old 11-03-2006, 06:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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any ideas about the hard drive?
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western digital 250gb 16mb cache.. its only like 70 bucks
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well nowa days a 250gig SATA is about 80 bucks on newegg i would go for that i have 2 of them now and 1 is full of music and anime =P

i personally really like western digital i have had good luck with them for an on going 6 years now but its up to you go 250 SATA
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:20 AM   #18 (permalink)
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i might have the option to salvage a case from another computer but when i started looking around i saw that there are some good cheap cases on newegg what about this one?

ATRIX CSCI-A9001-C4 Black SECC steel sheeting FCC class CB&CE approved ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retai


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811209020

any thoughts on that one?

or this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144026


or this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147001
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any ideas about the case?
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