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Old 08-19-2006, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I'm getting ready to hit the order button, for a new computer, and decided I had better ask a couple questions before I make it final. I want a ATI Radeon X1900XT video card. I have an epox SLI motherboard picked out and was wondering if there is a better motherboard choice since I won't be using SLI?

Also, would I be better to get the WD Raptor 150GB or get the WD 350GB 3GB/s drive?

Here is what I'm ordering...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4600CUBOX - Retail

connect3D 3056 Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

EPoX EP-MF570SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ - Retail

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

NEC 16X DVD¬ĪR DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

Any comments or recommendations would be appreciated as I'm not real current on the high end PC market.

Thank you,
Ray
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Go with a intel. If you are going to buy now. Get a conroe. I am not saying amd isn't good but intel is just clearly better. There e64oo is ten dollars cheaper and goes faster than athlon fx series. You could get the e6600 but that might be too expensive. $369.99 for the e6600. Good choice going ati. The board will cost a little more but, it is well worth it for the performance. Also don't get the e6300. They suck.
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^hes right the e6400 is a much better processor then almost all amd's right now
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the 6600 is a very good overclocker, and stable when oc to high levels.
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I would have to disagree, go with a AMD 3800+ the reviews on newegg say it all everyone loves AMD after they try it and they are just plain cooler. But I also have a Pentium D 805 which is pretty sweet for under $100.
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