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Old 01-07-2009, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im starting a PC build soon haven't ordered any parts yet because Im not 100% if what im buying is ok for what I want it for (internet browsing, media, maybe a few pc games exclusives so just general use really). The list of stuff I have so far is

Motherboard, CPU and ram bundle ($170)- Komplett.ie - Komplett Upgrade Kit AMD Edition

Graphics Card ($85)- Komplett.ie - Asus GeForce 9400GT 1GB PhysX CUDA

HDD($103)- Komplett.ie - Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB SATA2

DVD Drive ($40)- Dabs Ireland - HP DVD 1040i DVD+/-RW/RAM IDE (3743220072)

And im getting vista ultimate.

Any help would be much appreciated Thanks in advance
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Sounds like an alright build. I would recommend a Seagate drive, or the WD 640gb black series. Should be a bit cheaper.

Also, if you can, grab a SATA type DVD drive instead of IDE.
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and the 9400gt would accually be slower than the 512mb version because the ram bottle necks the core. also like hikaricloud said go with a SATA DVD drive
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I didn't even notice the video card, lol. Good catch, phil.
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Thanks but I thought 32 bit systems could handle up to 3.5GB between the graphics card and ram? And would the HD performance only be noticeable in a benchmark test?:freak: I just confused myself
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Thanks but I thought 32 bit systems could handle up to 3.5GB between the graphics card and ram? And would the HD performance only be noticeable in a benchmark test?:freak: I just confused myself
3.25gb actually. You can stick more in, but it will only read the 3.25.
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you would only notice it a little bit in games. in HD play back you wont notice.
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