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Old 07-27-2006, 08:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Alrighty, opinions?

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747

MOTHERBOARD
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

RAM
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

VIDEOCARD
eVGA 256-P2-N381-TX Geforce 6800XT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130261

HD
Haven't chosen yet.. probably about a 200GB-300GB Seagate.

PSU
Haven't chosen yet.. probably about 450-550W, hopefully around $100.

MONITOR
Will probably be a 20.1" - 21" ViewSonic or Samsung widescreen. [Any known complications w/ widescreens and that video card?]

Only problem is the one IDE slot on that mobo up there.. with 2 optical drives and my old 80GB HD that takes IDE only, I'd have to choose. Oh well. Getting closer!
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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hey that looks like a great build..

for gpu, get something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102657

or even this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102019


for powersupply, get one of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Any reason for the ATI nudge? I hear Nvidia usually runs into less issues than ATI as far as widescreens are concerned.ow's Hmm, I'm not planning on running SLI btw. This one seems to be doing well:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

Oh and I'll probably opt for the 550W PSU you reccommended, thanks for helping alias-
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Everything looks great.

I'm not quite sure about Samsung though. Unlike the others, their monitors are manufactured in Korea. So their quality may be questionable, to say at the least.

But if you don't mind taking the extra risk, then I don't see any reason why you shouldn't buy one, considering their very cheap prices and all.
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fine choice for a video card, the 7600gt is a good card.
good PSU as well.
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