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Old 05-24-2006, 03:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking to build my own computer for under $800 if possible. Any suggestions for my parts? I at least want a Nvidia 7900 Gt and a Amd Athlon 64 proccesor...
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well what exactly are you looking at getting for $800? Just the main internal components, or do you plan to include a keyboard/mouse/monitor within your budget aswell? We need a little more information to give you any good suggestions..

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also wouldn't mind knowing your currency. i would assume US dollars as its mostly the people from the US who don't mention currency on this forum
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i wouldnt recomend getting an nvidia graphics card..there are more expensive than a ati and not half as good..i know from experience about that to..but don't and a all in wonder cause there tv tuners blow up in days and you risk getting your computer fried to...i have a aiw 9600pro and the tv tuner on it fried out in just a few weeks after purchase....
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I think the eVGA 7900GT KO is the best bang for you buck video card back by such a great warrenty, no worries. Any others agree?
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i wouldnt recomend getting an nvidia graphics card..there are more expensive than a ati and not half as good..i know from experience about that to..but don't and a all in wonder cause there tv tuners blow up in days and you risk getting your computer fried to...i have a aiw 9600pro and the tv tuner on it fried out in just a few weeks after purchase....
im not quite sure how to take this.

quite frankly nvidia has much better gpu's then ATI

sure there are exceptions but on a whole nvidia has the "best bang for the buck"

if you want to explain why you think ati is better then go for it

oh yeh if you want to stay under 800 im not sure you can afford to get a 7900gt and a decent amd64
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im not quite sure how to take this.

quite frankly nvidia has much better gpu's then ATI

sure there are exceptions but on a whole nvidia has the "best bang for the buck"

if you want to explain why you think ati is better then go for it

oh yeh if you want to stay under 800 im not sure you can afford to get a 7900gt and a decent amd64
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i agree, nvidia over ati. i bought an 9600 ati card a while back and i had to try 3 different driver sets from ati before i found one that worked correctly on my system. a graphics card is only as good as the drivers which support them.
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Video Card - 7900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281 - 274.99
MoBo - ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081 - 66.99
AMD 64 Single Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103596 - 259.00
Case with PSU (i dont use stock PSU's but im sure it works fine)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129155 - 89.99
1GB Ram - I Dont use Kingston, but alot do.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440 - 79.99

Total is around 770. That doesnt include shipping.

With shipping, it came to 810, but im sure you can shave off some cash by going with a diff videocard brand, but eVGA is the best.
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Add some Arctic Silver Thermal Paste. Five bucks. It's worth it though. And here's my tip for building: Don't get confused when there's grey paste on the heatsink. Clean it off, use rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol. Then apply your own.
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