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Old 07-07-2006, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can I get some opinions from you guyss take a look at my computer specs. I dont have half the budget as you guys though


Gigabyte GA-M51GM-S2G Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
79.98


connect3D 3038 Radeon X800GTO 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
155.99

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Orleans 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Processor
114.99

Kingston HyperX 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered System Memory
166.99

2 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST340014A 40GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
42.99

I only had a budget of $700. Do you guys think this build is worth it?

let me know what you think
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you must be a monstor komputor kreator.
anyway, do you have to go w/ micro ATX board?
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not a bad job. do some googling as you may be able to unlock that card into the x850 if you are interested. if you have not yet bought these parts i would consider changing that 40gb hdd if you can get some extra money. 40gb hdd's are very poor value so i would look at getting perhaps an 80 to even 250gb hdd. also you should get a SATA drive instead of ATA/IDE. they have higher overall transfer speed and the cables are easier to use.
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can I buy a mid atx case for my motherboard? Will this fit?
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most mid towers should be able to mount a mATX board so it should be fine. i do agree though, if you haven't bought it yet i wouldn't get a micro atx board because you are probably paying more for less features
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it is already coming in the mail..but do you think I can do better on the video card for the money i spent.
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erm, we don't really consider that as a monstor computer.
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Not bad for a 700 dollar budget, although I agree with the comments about the mATX mobo and HDD.
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mmm...def not a monster by any standar but budget.
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erm, we don't really consider that as a monstor computer.
[rant]that is uncalled for, not helpful in the slightest. the pc is his monster computer. my first pc was a p166MMX. i got it about the time the P3 was hitting 1ghz. not exactly the latest and greatest, did i care? no. no-one can deny the urge to take over the world one gets when they get a "new" pc of any sorts . besides it's what you do with it that makes it a monster. i know personally that all of my pc's outperform my friends P3 733, despite the next most powerful CPU i have from this rig is a K6-2 475mhz. [/rant]

sorry for that, i took that kind of personal because i've had people "diss" my old computer like that



the video card is a good choice especially if it can be "unlocked". all in all i think the rig is pretty good by choice of parts, especially seeing as you've avoided all the mistakes i've seen some quite experienced people make
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