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Old 09-11-2005, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm kinda building a new computer....I have a 250GB hard drive which I'm reusing, a Radeon 9250 Video card and a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card. I also have a CD burner which I'm reusing. Basically, I need advice on a new motherboard, processor, RAM, DVD Burner, and case for it all. I know the stuff I have now isn't great, but I need to keep this around the 400 dollar range...if that's only possible by leaving out a DVD burner and RAM, that's fine. I need this to be a fast computer...I'm upgrading from a 1.8Ghz Pentium 4 so most stuff should be an improvement. Thanks everyone!
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you should get a new video card, senes its just a waste to buy another AGP mobo
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I could pull a video card in the 75 dollar range...I have a PCI Radeon 7000 laying around but that's way outdated...
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9250 is a little outdated too. i would say just save up another 50 dollars for a total of 150 and get yourself a pcie 6600GT
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I'll consider it...I am thinking of getting into video editing, so I probably should. Really what I'm most concerned about now is a nice motherboard/processor combo...I'm not going to cheap out too much on that, and I need some good suggestions on a relatively fast setup.
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if your into video editiing you might want to go with intel and some mobo, not very good on the intel side.
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I'll consider it...I am thinking of getting into video editing,
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Old 09-11-2005, 01:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Integrated PVR
Integrated TV Tuner
Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT)
IEEE 1394 - 4 pin Unpowered
IEEE 1394 - 6 pin Powered
Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
Serial - RJ11 Modular (Phone/Telco)
USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
Video - 24 pin DVI-D
Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video)
Video - Coaxial (RF)
Video - RCA Composite Video
Data/FAX
Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
ATI RADEON X300
40 X (CD,CD-R)
24 X (CD,CD-R)
32 X (CD,CD-R)
IDE (ATA/EIDE/ATAPI)
Serial ATA
16 X (DVD, DVD-R)
250 GB
DVD+-RW Dual Layer Combination Drive
DVD-ROM
16 X (DVD, DVD-R)
8 X (DVD, DVD-R)
2.4 X (DVD, DVD-R)
800 MHz
1 MB
1 GB
128 MB
2 GB
DIMM
DDR-SDRAM
CompactFlash
MultiMedia Card (MMC)
SD Card
SmartMedia
xD-Picture Card
Intel Pentium 4 Processor w/ HT Technology
3.4 GHz
Intel 915G Chipset
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Integrated PVR
Integrated TV Tuner
Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT)
IEEE 1394 - 4 pin Unpowered
IEEE 1394 - 6 pin Powered
Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
Serial - RJ11 Modular (Phone/Telco)
USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
Video - 24 pin DVI-D
Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video)
Video - Coaxial (RF)
Video - RCA Composite Video
Data/FAX
Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
ATI RADEON X300
40 X (CD,CD-R)
24 X (CD,CD-R)
32 X (CD,CD-R)
IDE (ATA/EIDE/ATAPI)
Serial ATA
16 X (DVD, DVD-R)
250 GB
DVD+-RW Dual Layer Combination Drive
DVD-ROM
16 X (DVD, DVD-R)
8 X (DVD, DVD-R)
2.4 X (DVD, DVD-R)
800 MHz
1 MB
1 GB
128 MB
2 GB
DIMM
DDR-SDRAM
CompactFlash
MultiMedia Card (MMC)
SD Card
SmartMedia
xD-Picture Card
Intel Pentium 4 Processor w/ HT Technology
3.4 GHz
Intel 915G Chipset
you could have just told us the basics

processor
motheboard
ram
video card
sometimes hdd
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