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Old 04-03-2006, 09:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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what do you guys thikn for processors? i see alot of people have AMD 64s, is thier a big advantage over pentiums? whats a good grafics card?
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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amds are better for gaming, intels are better for office work, stuff like that. i'd go with a dual core processor though because they're the big thing now, and its faster to multitask. the best nvidia graphics card right now is the 7900gtx, but that'll run you about $550. I'd go with teh 7900gt for $300, its the second best nvidia one. i'm not sure about ATIs though.
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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hey i suggest you build your own comp but if you just don't want to it cool. check out monarchcomputer.com. they build pc's at a resonable price and every component is customizable. so we can just tell you which part ot choose =D
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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naw, i think i will build it............but give me some suggestions on the cpu, memory and hard drives.....
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do you think you'll be overclocking, or will you not get into that? because if you are get an opteron, if not get an X2 for the processor.
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You should purchase the parts from newegg, they have many great sales. Go with a AMD 3800 x2 or 4400 X2, or an opteron if you will OC. I agree, get a 7900 gt. Lol yeah it's not hard at all to build. I'm almost in high school and I built my comp
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yea if you don't wannt build your own computer go here http://www.monarchcomputers.com

And if you want to build your own just read like the 5000000000000000000000000 threads out there about building a comp.
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naw, just mild gaming and alot of multimedia
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:39 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I'd say go along the lines of:
CPU: AMD X2 3800+
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4-F or DFI Lanparty UT Socket 939
Video Card: 7900GT
Hard Drive(s): 250Gig Seagate 7200RPM/8MB Cache
Creative X-Fi/Audigy2 Sound Card
1 or 2GB Valueselect Corsair (Unless you're going to overclock)
Antec 550W PSU
BenQ/Sony/Lite-On DVD-RW Drive
Nice case, one you wont regret buying later on (ex. Antec PI )
Extras:
Nice 19" LCD Monitor (ex. Nice monitor )
Saitek Eclipse/Logitech G15 Keyboard
Logitech G5 Mouse

That will run you extremely close to 1500$, but I advise you not to cheap-out on parts as you will regret it down the road.
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:43 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i might try and cough up the cash for dells 24" widescreen, becasue i want a tv tuner so i dont need a sepereate tv for my dorm.........any more sugestions.....you guys are being a real help
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