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Old 10-22-2005, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It has been a few years since I looked into getting a new computer.. My old 733 is just tooo slow now. I would like some opinions of these items I want to buy to build my computer.

We use the computer for MS Office, internet email and some gaming (Age of Empires III)

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Intel Pentium 4 630 3.00 Ghz w 2mb Cache, EM64T
Gigabyte GA-81915ME-GL W/ DUAL DDR400, Video, Audio, Lan, SATA, AGP / PCI-E
Kingston 512MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM CAS 3
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Maxtor 80 GB Diamond Max Plus 9 7200rpm Serial ATA 8 Mb Cache
LG Super Multi DVD Writer 16x16 DVD +/- TV-Out DVI
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I'd recommend maybe getting what I have in my sig. I built this computer exactly for the intent of AOE III. I ended up spending ~500 on it. It runs great on my machine!

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Well I would but you have an AMD I really would like a Intel of some sort...
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Its ok to go Intel. Sadly. But what will you be using your computer for?
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As I said above:

We use the computer for MS Office, internet, email and some gaming (Age of Empires III)

Is the video card any good? I have no clue anymore..
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here is the website I plan to get my parts from.... Too impatient to wait for online comp parts..

http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.php?PageTag=&SID=
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Well I would but you have an AMD I really would like a Intel of some sort...
Explain, please. Intel is good for certain things, but the worst reason to get it is "just because i don't like AMD".
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It is personal preference
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just realize that with AMD, you get more for your money.
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We use the computer for MS Office, internet, email and some gaming (Age of Empires III)

Is the video card any good? I have no clue anymore..
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