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Old 01-21-2006, 06:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This computer is going to be for both gaming (older games like cs cz and 1.6) and surfing the net, etc

I wont be able to buy the parts untill after september and my budget is around 6-700 dollars

Here is what i have so far..

-DFI NF4 Ultra-Infinity-
-AMD Athlon 64 3000 Venice Core-
-Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L200S0 200GB-
-1GB DDR400-
-Geforce4 MX 440- (Already have the card from when my current computers gfx card was updated)

Is it all compatible?
Are there any parts better than these for around the same price?

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Old 01-21-2006, 07:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, until September? You might want a wait a while on planning then as some of the top of the line products now may be able to fit in a budget system.

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Old 01-21-2006, 08:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That card will not fit, as the mobo is PCIE and the card is AGP (unless they made a standard PCI varient of it. That card will not play modern games well though.

I would go for Seagate or WD for the harddrive.

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Old 01-21-2006, 01:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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for 6-700 you can do much better
MSI K8N Neo4
2x512mb RAM
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Seagate 120GB Sata/80GB
eVGA 6600GT/6800GS
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Old 01-21-2006, 10:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with Ridyln that you can do better. I paid $700.00 recently for the computer in my sig including floppy and asus cd burner which was roughly $35.00 of the $700. Take the extra 35 and get a 6800gs. Although, the x1600pro is not bad either.
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
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MSI Radeon x1600pro 256mb
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