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Old 03-02-2006, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are these things ok? I am using this mainly for games, and internet surfing. I have a $900 budget so in case you want to suggest something better. My friend told me that this is a pretty good setup but I thought i wanted to ask the pros first.
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Intel D101GGCL Socket 775 Barebone Kit / Intel Pentium D 805 / 512MB DDR PC3200 / ATX Mid-Tower Case / 400 Watt PS / Keyboard / Mouse
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...910229&CatId=0

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Corsair Value Select 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0139&CatId=147
HDD-
Maxtor / DiamondMax 10 / 160GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-133 / EIDE / RoHS / OEM / Hard Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1477509

DVD/CD-ROM Drive-
Lite-on SHD-16P1S / 16x DVD-ROM / 48x CD-ROM / Black / Internal / Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...03249&CatId=88

Video Card-
XFX GeForce 6800 Xtreme / 256MB GDDR3 / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=P450-8576
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I plan on playing Fear, BF2, Elder scrolls: Oblivion.
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If you are gaming go wiht AMD. don;t get an intel dual core. Get a socket 939 rig. As for the videocard get a 6800GS. That 6800Xtreme isn't good. I like the ram. As for the hard drive get a seagate or western digital. Those are the top brands. Maxtor's aren't too good. If $900 is your budget get this processor.

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amd doesnt have pci though
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why do people like amd so much it isnt that much better than intel
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Whaaaat...? Yes, they do. And AMD, in the gaming portion of computing beat Intel because they are so much more efficent.
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First of all:
1.AMD does use pci express. Most of their socket 939 motherboards have pci express. Only a couple socket 939 mobos have agp.

2.AMD is way better than intel. When you are talking gaming performance yes AMD is that much better.

If you go around this forum and ask people if they use AMD or Intel I bet you will see that 80% use AMD and like 20% use Intel. That is just in this forum though because most of the people here build gaming computers and gaming just goes with AMD.

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First of all:
1.AMD does use pci express. Most of their socket 939 motherboards have pci express. Only a couple socket 939 mobos have agp.

2.AMD is way better than intel. When you are talking gaming performance yes AMD is that much better.

If you go around this forum and ask people if they use AMD or Intel I bet you will see that 80% use AMD and like 20% use Intel. That is just in this forum though because most of the people here build gaming computers and gaming just goes with AMD.

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