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Old 12-31-2005, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. i think i finally have the build down that i want. I WILL NOT BE GAMING with this computer, just video editing ,surfing the web, e-mail - stuff like that. NO GAMING. I allready have my mouse and keyboard - and i am not sure on an lcd yet. I will probably decide on the day i order and the price. With that said here is what i have lined up =

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower

MSI K8NGM2-FID Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail

OCZ Value Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit x2

SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy

PLEXTOR Beige IDE DVD Burner Model PX-716A/SW

Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive x2

extra sata cable

This comes to $1292.46 w/o shipping. I am going with the mobo for the on board video. I do not think i need a vid card from this thread -
I do have a couple of qeustions. I chose 2 kits of 2 x 512mb for the price. According to MSI's website the mobo will downclock the ram if it is doulbe sided. How do i know if it double sided or not? Also, would you go with the 4 sticks of 512 or go with 2 sticks of 1024? I was kind of thinking each core could get a set of ram. I know this probably isn't so but hey. I know that i am going with a mATX board and a mid tower case. In the Jan 06 issue of MAXIMUMPC there $300 machine had this and it worked. I also asked on their forum and a guy there said it worked. Please tell me it does. My budget is $1500-1600 - depends on my bonus in mid feb. It will be my first build. That is all i can think of right now.


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Old 01-03-2006, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thanks for the help guys.

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Old 01-04-2006, 01:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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that computer will fit your needs. exept for the floppy drive. don't know why people still buying them but you wouldn't be using it once installed.

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Old 01-04-2006, 02:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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if you are doing video editing you might need a better video card, it helps with mpeg encoding/decoding
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by The_Tobes99
if you are doing video editing you might need a better video card, it helps with mpeg encoding/decoding
in video editing..... there is no mpeg encoding/decoding........

Everything is done with uncompressed avi's
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Not really sure why you are asking this question if you already know the answers.
AMD 2700+ @~2.3
ASRock K7Upgrade-880
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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if i knew ALL the answers i would OWN this forum, but i don't. i added the floppy because i saw floppies in the pics for the mobo. do i Really need one.



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