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Old 08-16-2005, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1gb pc3200
120gb hd
SB live 24-bit sound
Dragon blue gaming case
socket 775 mobo
52xcdrw
ATI x600pro 256mb
intel P4 3.2ghz 800fsb
with a 19inch lcd monitor
is this a good buy $1300
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd remove the SB live if the motherboard has onboard sound.
if it's for gaming, I'd go with the Athlon 64 3200+ Venice instead, with an Abit AV8 3rd eye (AGP) or an MSI K8N Neo4 (PCI-E). or if you want to overclock a lot, the DFI NF4 Ultra-D (PCI-E)
if it's not for gaming, then stick with the Intel.
the Nvidia 6600 is a much better card than the X600. the X600 Pro is actually about as comparable to the 9600 Pro/XT (previous generation card)
if it's for gaming, I'd suggest either get an LCD with a 12ms resopnse time (or less), or go for a CRT. CRT's are less expensive, and get better refresh rates and resolutions
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yea i need this for gaming. How about this one.,

amd athlon 64 3000+/1600fsb
k8nha atx mobo
1gb pc3200
120gb hd
SB live 24-bit sound
Dragon blue gaming case
16xdvd/rw
19 lcd monitor
GeForce 6800gt 256mb agp
for $1,415
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You should definitly go with PCIE. AGP cards wont be made for much longer.

For $1400...
DFI Lanparty nForec4 Ultra-D
6800 GT PCIE
Monitor
Id stick with onboard sound, unless you have 7.1 speakers
1 gig of RAM
DVD/DVDRW
Case
OCZ Modstream 510 watter
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haven't heard of that motherboard.
the Athlon 64's with a 1600FSB are actually socket 754. if you can, go for a socket 939. and look for a Venice.

the 6800 GT is a really good card.

remove the SB live, the onboard sound can be just as good, if not better, on a lot of boards.

go for the Abit AV8 at a minimum. the Abit AV8 is an AGP motherboard. if you want to go PCI-E (I would recommend doing so, for upgradability) I would suggest the MSI K8N Neo4. that has 7.1 sound, so you won't need a seperate sound card, even for surround speakers.
if you want to overclock highly, then go for the DFI NF4 Ultra-D motherboard. it also has 7.1 sound.

for the RAM, I would suggest either G.Skill with Samsung TCCD's if you're overclocking. or if not, then go for Mushkin or PQI. get 2x512 sticks, as they wil run in dual channel, and it is less expensive than 1x1GB

either go for a Seagate or Western Digital hard drive. they are really reliable. I personally prefer Seagate.

all the parts should be on newegg.com for less than what you've got listed
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I think im gona build my own. since its way to much money to buy exactly what i want.
Tell me what you think about this one

X-finity atx case
DFI lanparty UT NF4 ultra-d socket 939 mobo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1Ghz FSB 512 L2
Corsair XMS 1gb(2x512mb) ddr dual channel
Seagate barracuda 160GB 7200rpm 8mb cache HD
Aspire atx-520w PS
GeForce 6600GT 128bit PCI expressx16
NEC DVD+RW x16
Fuji 19LCD 12ms
I can build it for about $1200
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looks good, but save and get 3000+
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Few things:

Corsair XMS RAM is overpriced. Trust me, i have some XMS Pro. OCZ RAM is a much better buy.

That Aspire PSU sucks. Id recommend the OCZ Modstream 510 watter PSU
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The aspire is good, it's 35A on the +12V, while the ocz costs twice as much and only has 33A. OCZ is a better company, but aspires are pretty reliable. OCZ ram is a better buy, but he didn't say he was ocing. Corsair Value ram, PQI ram, and many others are even better buys.

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