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Old 01-11-2006, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does this build look? Any big bottlenecks or anything else wrong with it?

DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250GB Socket 754
FPS Group (Fortron Source)
AMD Sempron 64 2800+ Palermo 800MHz FSB
OCZ Platinum Revision 2 512MB DDR 400
Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA150 7200rpm
ATI Radeon 9800XT 256MB
NEC 3550A DVD Burner

After I save up more money I'll buy another 512MB of that RAM.
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For one, you should at least get a socket 939 mobo and CPU
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No.
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes.

Get this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264

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

And this video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130214
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You're telling me to spend more money which is something I simply will not do. I just want to know if the build I posted has any bottlenecks or anything like that.
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Well, it would be better off in long run to get a 939 as they have alot of options available for upgrades.. dual core..faster amd's...so on... plus if you dont upgrade youll have to rip eveything out, and reformat when you do upgrade...
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I understand that socket 754 is a dead end socket but I don't care. I don't plan on trying to keep up with the latest hardware every year. This build will let me play the kind of games I want to play and will not drain my bank account. I don't believe I'll have to upgrade this system for years if I don't want to because this computer will always be more than good enough for internet browsing, email, and other basic tasks. Plus, it will always be able to run Quake 3: Arena. =D
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Well then I guess it's ok.... But if I were you I would get a 6800GS.
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