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Old 04-26-2008, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've decided that I'm going to try building a computer. This is what I know I want so far:

Processor: AMD Phenom 9850
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X850
CD/DVD Reader: Asus 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3T
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Hard Drives: Western Digital Raptor WD360ADFD, Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330 (0A35155)

Can someone recommend me a good motherboard for this setup?
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That GPU is extremely dated.

How much do you have to spend and what will you use the computer for?
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Seems off balanced. What's the budget? Want to go Intel?
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Perhaps get one a seagate 7200.11 hard drive. Its fast
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Wow, that x850 makes the system heavily off-balance

but for a board, try a MSI K9A2 Platinum
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we're going to need to know what the general use of this system is going to be
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how odd...

I think the big questions here are:

1. What's your budget

2. Do you plan to do anything other then browsing the web, emailing, word documents etc. DO you want to play games on it or do any graphics intensive software, like a 3D design program?
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