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Old 10-25-2005, 01:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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can you guys please tell me what parts i should get?

my budget is around 800-1k for the tower. please dont go over 1k.

i need suggestions for basicly all parts...

tower case
processor
mobo
ram (i want atleast 2 gigs)
gfx card
sound card ( it can be 10 bux, dont really care about GREAT sound... just bang for the buck)
fans
etc. etc.

thanks... im not much of a gamer but i am a cs:s player.

things im really looking for is a good processor (64bit, 1mb cache optional.) a good ram (2gigs) and a moderate gfx card (something bang for the buck and will let me play pretty good in cs:source)

im leaning towards the amd 3600+ san diego.

any suggestions will be well appreciated and i will post up pics after i build it
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hehe, thats almost exactly the price im after. In NZ we might have different products.
Tower- You can get a decent one for about $70
CPU- Try a AMD 3500+ s939 or 3700
MoBo- Your choice, aim for a PCIe, with int. sound
RAM-Aim for 2x1 gb DDR 400Mhz non-ECC
GFX-On your budget try a 6600GT
Sound card-You can live with integrated, its not that bad
Fans-there should be 1 with the case. Better to get another 120mm silent fan just in case.

Try www.newegg.com and search for those things. I can get a list to you later but not right now.
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MSI K8N NEO4-F
eVGA 6600GT
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amd athlon 64 3700+

get a nice power supply
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Antec or Thermaltake or summin
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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how about this?

antec sonata II
evga gf6600gt 128mb pci express
asus a8n-e
amd atholon 3200+ venice
nec nd-3540 a dvd dual double layer
creative labs soundblaster live 24-bit sound card (is this necessary)
seagate barracuda 7200.7 200 gb 7200 rpm (any other recommendations. around $100)
ocz 2gb (2x1gb) pc 3200

total comes out to be a lil over $1k ...

hows this system? any changes you would recommend please say so =D
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PSU?? does it come with your tower?
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asus arent good with AMD

like i said go with DFI or MSI
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