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Old 05-03-2006, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question CPU and MB choice

i've been looking at building a mid-range gaming computer over the summer, i don't want anything to expensive but, i want something that will get the job done (the most graphic intensive game will probably be Call of Duty 2)


I've been looking at this MB:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138268

I want to know if i'm better off going with an Athlon 64 or stay with the Sempron 64 i orginally looked at, i'll also eventually upgrade the graphics when i get the chance any thoughts would be appreciated
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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depends how you define mid-range... whats your budget?
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Depends, I would say upwards of 600-700, I would like to save some money since i'm only 15 and the summer job i have doesn't exactly pay that much (that depends on how you look at it average of about $100-150 a month), thats why i said over the summer
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thats not a bad budget.

is it just for the tower? or do you also need OS/monitor/speakers and all that junk?
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just the tower, i've got everything else laying around
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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k then you can get a decent gaming rig.. something like this..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231027

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822154414

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

total: $688
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very nicely done alias.. nice build. his mobo is pretty good though..


one problem, the video card is kinda lacking. the memory bit is 128 and has 12 pipelines and it has very low overclocking compabilitys due to its crappy fan.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102505

256 bit and 16 pipelines.. bigger fan but the clocks are alittle slower OC'ing it will fix that problem
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What, you don't have any problem with ATi not having any challenger to the 7600GT ManBearPig? Haha.

MSI K8N Neo4-F > Biostar TForce6100.

EDIT: Good God, I saw that one coming.

To the OP, stick with the 7600GT. The X850 has so much wrong with it (not even the least of it being the Dual Slot cooler). 7600GT > X850XT in any case.
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oh i thought that the pipelines matter more green? i guess not
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They do. When the manufacturing quality is the same. ATi screwed their X800 series to ****. The 7600GT is a much newer card, much better designed, and it beats the X850XT.
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