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Old 02-25-2006, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok how about these boards? Which would you have in your rig? (if any) My budget is limited and the price is right on these.

Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128301

MSI K8N SLI-F
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130527

Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI
http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/...3d1-k8nxp.html

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...4_Platinum/SLI
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Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI
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Agreed, even though personally I'm a fan of dual processors
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok I have decided to go with the ASUS A8N-E with the following memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

Thought? Comments? What CPU would you recommend?
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i take it thats amd one.. oh well i havent checked bu ti reckon a 64 X2
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Ok I have decided to go with the ASUS A8N-E with the following memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

Thought? Comments? What CPU would you recommend?
My dad has that RAM, it's pretty good.

If you're going to overclock I'd get some G.Skill DDR500.
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I am looking to build a gaming rig, I will not be OC and would like to put together a machine that will run games like F.E.A.R without fail. After I decide on a CPU, I will make a decision on a PCIe card.

Not sure on a total price, I will be purchasing each component as I have the cash for each.
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k for a mobo get an MSI K8N neo4-f, there is no need to waste money on an SLI board seeing a how SLI is a complete waste of money and is for people who want to make their E-p3n1s bigger. as for CPU, if ur not going to OC ( which is not a wise choice, its very EZ to OC, just read some guides), get a X2 4400+ or 4800+ or even a 3800+, but DO NOT go with the 4200+ or the 4600+, it has low cache, in fact it has half the cache of the other ones. ( i think)
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Ok, here is what I have so far, please let me know if you think I could save some cash by choosing another CPU and power supply. I still have not made a decision on a video card as of yet.

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

Mothorboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133143

Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163111
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Ok I made a few changes, indeed I was over my "budget", I changed the:

1. Case
2. PSU
3. CPU
4. Decided on 1 gig of memory instead of 2

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145450

Mothorboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103535

Case
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811133145

Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817103932

Couple of questions:

1. Will I gain anything from a full tower over a mid tower other than space? (I really wanted a full tower) Any suggestions on a decent black case?
2. Will that CPU give me the "power" I need? (this will be my first AMD build)
2. What about PSU? Enough power?
3. What about this card:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814131008

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Are you going to use the old harddrive(s)?
I think so, I have a couple of 200GB drives, should I consider SATA?
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