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Old 12-04-2005, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been doing a lot of reading and this is what I came up with for a budget of about $1000 - $1200. I'm willing to overclock if I need to, but based on what I've read about these parts I don't think it'll be necessary, not yet. If I missed something or I need a change, please let me know.

Case: Antec Solution SLK3000-B Black

Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D ATX

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939

Video Card: eVGA Geforce 7800GT 256-P2-N515-AX

Memory: OCZ Value Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s

DVD Drive: NEC Black IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner

Power: Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V 550W

Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft Black Wired Keyboard

Monitor: ENVISION EFT920 Silver 19" Pure Flat CRT
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

get that memory, but in all it looks pretty good. good choices
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Looks great, go for PZERO's suggested ram and you should be set.
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice and it sounds like Korsair is the better option so I'll go with it. If no one else has anymore suggestions then I guess I am good to go.
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If you can afford it you should go with 2 gigs of RAM. I have an almost identical setup and it can run F.E.A.R, BF2, COD2, etc on max settings flawlessly.
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Yea I've thought about that, but I think I'll just go with 1G for now and if I feel I need some later I can upgrade. I just have to draw the line somewhere, otherwise I'll end up spending more than I should. Thanks though.
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Yea 1GB is still a good amount. In the future, you may want to upgrade to 2GB. Just don't go over 2GB because XP doesn't do anything with it, therefore it's useless.
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You could get an opteron 148 since those are basically the same as a 3700+ and then OC it. That is pretty much the same build i had before
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