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Old 10-27-2005, 02:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, here's where im at so far.

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Memory RAM - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

Power Supply - OCZ ModStream OCZ45012U ATX/BTX/PCI Express/SATA 450W Power Supply 95~132Vac / 190~264Vac TUV, UL, CSA, CE, CB, FCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104154

Video card - ATI 100-435513 Radeon X800XL 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102543

HardDrive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3120827AS 120GB 7200 RPM 8M Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148039

Motherboard (one of these, not sure yet...)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136160
this one is out of stock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491



Any recommendations on a case?

Also, do I need a sound card? I plan on using the monitor/speakers/mouse/keyboard that came with my current computer(a dell). The speakers are just two standard speakers, nothing special.
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You wont need a sound card because they have integrated sound. I would go for the second one, I think most people prefer DFI to ASUS. If you want a quiet case go for the Antec Sonata II.
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Old 10-27-2005, 04:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For only like $20 more you can get a 7800GT which is way better than that X800XL.
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For sure! Go with the 7800GT over the X800XL if you can afford to dish out a little more of the green.

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You wont need a sound card because they have integrated sound. I would go for the second one, I think most people prefer DFI to ASUS. If you want a quiet case go for the Antec Sonata II.
Do you know what you are talking about, do you know the benefits to a sound card? Perhaps he wants clearer sound, or something that enables 5.1 surround.
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Well, I never plan to overclock this PC. At all! I was told DFI motherboards are for overclocking, so will it make a difference if I get it and dont plan to overclock?

Also, what benefits would I really get out of a sound card? Is it really worth the 60 dollars for an audigy 2? Like I said, i'll be using my basic speakers that came with my dell.
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Don't get the X800XL...you will be dissapointed. Go with the 6800 GT at bare minimum. For not much more, you can get the 7800GT which is much much better. Stay away from ATI, they aren't worth it.
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nah man it aint worth getting a sound card unless you want some quality sound, which your not gonna achieve without a good amp and speaker to plug it into... and its not as tho if its an expensive upgrade down the track if you ever change your mind.

It wont matter that you dont OC it.
why dont u get a 4000+ i had a 3700+ on layby but then i was like, "why dont i just wait another week an get a 4000+" so now im waiting
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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K I decided on this case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811117028

and this mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
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[B]nah man it aint worth getting a sound card unless you want some quality sound, which your not gonna achieve without a good amp and speaker to plug it into... and its not as tho if its an expensive upgrade down the track if you ever change your mind.
Almost any 5.1, even a cheap one will produce a better sound then the onboard.
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