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Old 08-14-2006, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, im building a new computer here very soon and heres what i picked out, suggestions welcome.

NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Optiquest by Viewsonic Q7B3 Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail

Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

eVGA 01G-P2-N592-AX Geforce 7950GX2 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Dual GPU Video Card - Retail

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail

Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail

Logitech MX518 931352-0403 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1x Wheel USB + PS/2 Optical Mouse - Retail

OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - Retail

Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM

To save some money, i might be getting a saphire 1900xtx vid card instead, i just want to be able to play the latest games at 1028X800

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Old 08-14-2006, 08:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good, but why not go for the AM2...the 939 is old now. Get AM2 for future upgradability.



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Old 08-14-2006, 08:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I got that proc to save money right now, but with that mobo later on i can upgrade to a dual core.
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you could buy everything for same price just AM2, the prices of CPUs are equivlant at the moment [thanks to AMD's price cuts ]

Just the RAM might be a little bit more cash but its almost the same, go AM2.

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I don't get it. Why on earth would you pair a system like that with an Athlon 64 3200+? At least get a 3700+ (still below $100), and I'd suggest moving up to a X2 3800+. Or waiting until lower-end Conroe's are in stock.

I dunno. This isn't a great time to be buying a computer; you might find yourself doing some head bashing if you don't wait a couple months.

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If all you care about is playing games at 1024x768, go with a lower end card, like the 7900GT. Its much cheaper than the 7950GX2 or the ATI card and ill do fine at your resolution. These high end cards are for people who demand high resolutions with high settings.

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