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Old 12-17-2005, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok from what I've read here and what you guys have helped me with I have a revised computer build. I changed most the parts, im still not sure what MOBO to use. Radeon and GeForce looked about the same to me. For the video card I don't want to spend over $250. And like I said earlier I don't know what to do about the MOBO. Logisys dracula case $68 AMD Athlon 64 3700+ $235 Saitek Keyboard $47 logitech mouse $36 Corsair 1gb memory 2x512's Most likely, I won't be overclocking so really high end memory isn't that neccisary. $77 Logitech 2.1 Speakers $35 Samsung LCD 17" Monitor $240 Lite On DVD Burner $29 Antec 380 watt PSU $60 Sony Floppy Drive $10 DFI MOBO $89 Western Digital 200gb Hard Drive $85 eVGA GeForce 6800GS $205

I used Static_11's guide to help me find what parts I want, thanks. I origanally posted this in General PC's but decided to kind of move it here. I did some more research. Also what do you think of my comp. build. Thanks

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Old 12-17-2005, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Samsung is overpriced. Get a Viewsonic.

Again, the those motherboards are junk. The chipset is also bad.

I would also get a 6800GS or 7800GT instead and maybe a higher powered PSU for future upgrades.

NVidia, Via, and ATI Chipsets should all work with any video card (NVidia is the best).

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Old 12-17-2005, 11:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Aussie, none of your links work......

You don't have to get a mobo w/the same chipset as your video card. It's just like in car audio, it would be nice to have all the components of the same brand, but not necessary.
Mobo Abit AN-M2
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400 2.8Ghz Black Edition
HD Seagate 7200.10 250GB/Maxtor DM +9 160GB/WD 500gb external
Optical Drive Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 DVD burner
RAM G.Skill DDR2 800 Dual channel 2GB (2 x 1GB)
Audio AudioTrak Prodigy HD2
Speakers Insignia NS-B2111
Receiver JVC UX-G70
PSU Hiper Type-R 580 watts
Case Lian Li PC-7SB w/Window
Monitor Lenovo L222
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah work on those links. About the computer, look into a new psu (minimum 480), check out the 6800 or 7800 and the mobo needs to go. Basically what the people above said.
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok, I wasnt sure about the MOBO I picked the one that said ATI cause I thought it was the only one that would work. Do you think the 6800GS would be better than the Radeon X850 that I have up in my post. 7800 is to much money.
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Old 12-18-2005, 03:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yes 6800GS is WAY better than the X850. with good cooling, power supply and stuff, 6800GS can be modded into something that beats the 6800ultra. not to mention the X850 does'nt even support shader model 3.
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yea the X850 wont hold a candle the 6800GS, go with the 6800GS

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