thanks for suggesting a new video card but i'd rather stick with ATI. I want a different card but the problem is, i already have it so i would have to pay to ship it back to newegg. But if you find an ATI (Radeon) thats better than the one i have and still at a reasonable price (i have 100 dollars to spend but i still need to buy a floppy drive, tv tuner, and a IEEE PCI card).
and about the AMD, i want an AMD but i already have the processor and the motherboard is on its way. Probably by summer (when i get a job) i'll probably save up to build an AMD per gamin comp. i've worked with intel since i started on a comp and i've heard so many good stuff about AMD so eventually i'll get one.
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*HP IDE Lightscribe DVD Burner
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*Maxtor 80GB IDE
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