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Old 12-28-2006, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of Microsoft Xp should i get?

I was looking at all the different kinds and i didnt know which would be best for my budget computer that i am going to be building for gaming.

Here are my parts in case you need to know:

ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131022

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103733

eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

WINTEC AMPO 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161067

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106


XION II XON-101 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208005

This is the last thing i gotta figure out before I buy all the parts, I think...
So any help is much appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should get an intel core 2 duo rather then your current cpu as it has a better performance/cost ratio. And the type of xp depends on what you want from the computer as MCE is obviously for home cinema, home edition is the basic tools which should be fine for the average user, and pro is for people who like to get slightly more technical with how there computer runs. I'd reccomend finding a Os that comes with a voucher for upgrading to vista although you may have to improve on your pc to take full advantage of vista

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Old 12-28-2006, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What do you suggest for a C2D processor and a mobo?

Keep in mind i need to maintain my budget.
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An e6300 or e6400 will do for the proc. For the mobo, look at these:

ASUS P5N-E SLI Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

MSI 975X Platinum V.2 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130051

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
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Windows XP Professional and Home and almost identical, except for Professional is a little tiny bit faster than Home Edition, and costs way more.

You can pick up Home Edition for less than $100. Add $50 for PRO.
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nice build... I agree with the XP Home. Newegg has it for 90.00 plus shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116056
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