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Old 12-19-2005, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all

After deciding to not upgrade my pc, I am going to build a new one. I already have the case, monitor, psu, etc., and all I need is a new motherboard, processor, video card, and memory.

For a total of $492.28, here are the parts:

Amd Athlon 3200; $174.00

Biostar NF4ST-A9 ATX AMD Motherboard; $73.00 (I'm getting a combo special with this and the processor, so it's actually $53.00)

pqi POWER Series DDR 400 PC 3200 512MB; $33.14 x 2

Gigabyte Geforce 6800GS 256MB; $199.99

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Old 12-19-2005, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks fine from what I can see just make sure your PSU has enough power on the 12v rail to support your new hardware

3700+ sandiego core
chaintech vnf4 ultra
evga 7800gt
2x1 gig corsair xms
antec tpII 550
80 gig hitachi sata2
win xp pro sp2
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea looks fine for a baic build
AMD 64 939 3200+@2.7ghz
Segate 120gig SATA
1gig PC3200 Geil Value Ram Duel Channel@ddr480 3-3-3-8
Gigabyte 6600GT-PCI-E@580/1.3
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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get MSI motherboards....dont get unknown brands

corsair value select ram is also very nice

eVGA graphic cards are better in my opinion ( dont know which ones cheaper though, if its a big difference to you then get gigabyte coz its not bad either)
PC Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13ghz
Gigabyte P35-S3 Motherboard
A-DATA 2x1GB DDR2 800mhz memory
Geforce 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You should go with the an MSI or DFI mobo. If you can scrape a couple of extra bucks together go with a 3500+ you'll be happy you did. The way things get outdated so quibweewcly you may wan't to spend just a few extra bucks. Go with an eVGA 6800 video card.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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DFI is often overhyped I'm not telling you to go out and get a ASUS but at least think about it.

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