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Old 06-18-2006, 01:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i'm looking into building right now and i've found that the AMD Athlon 64 3500+ is only $15ish more than the 3200+. so i'd say pay up that little bit more for the .2 Ghz better cpu.

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Old 06-18-2006, 02:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well all i need I know what im getting...

Mobo - MSI K9N Neo-F nForce 550 (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-071-MS)

- NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP chipset
- Supports AMD Socket AM2, Athlon64 FX/X2 and Sempron processors
- 1 PCI-E x16 slots for VGA
- 4 dual channel DIMMs DDRII 533/667/800 up to 8GB
- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 and FireWire
- 7.1-channel High Definition Audio
- Supports 4 SATAII, storage and data transfer up to 300MB/sec
- 2 PCI-E x1, 3 PCI slots
- 10x USB 2.0
- Silent Heatsink design
Price - £56
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-164-AM)

Below are the following recommended memory configurations:-
AM2 FX-62 DDR2-800 or DDR2-1066 (PC2-6400 - PC2-8500)
AM2 Dual Core X2 DDR2-667 or 800 (PC2-5300 or PC2-6400)
AM2 Athlon 64 DDR2-533 or 667 (PC2-4200 or PC2-5300)
AM2 Sempron DDR2-533 or 667 (PC2-4200 or PC2-5300)

Price: £82.19

No sure about whch ram make, or which gfx to get. im getting a nvidia. I just dont know which model to get

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