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Old 12-19-2005, 07:49 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

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) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138248

pqi POWER Series DDR 400 PC 3200 512MB; $33.14 x 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141164

Gigabyte Geforce 6800GS 256MB; $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125218
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:55 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
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea looks fine for a baic build
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:54 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)
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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 The way things get outdated so quibweewcly you may wan't to spend just a few extra bucks.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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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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