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Old 12-31-2005, 12:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guru,

I want to build a new pc for using in cad/cam/fea/(almost in engineering programs, Matlab), video/movies, multi-tasking works,not playing game. I need to prepare for the next future upgrade also. So, I start with the following items and need your suggestions;

1.CPU; Athlon 64 3000+ Venice

2.MB; Between ASUS vs. DFI , I need to use it for overclocking and when I change CPU into Athlon 64 X2 in the next 3 years.

3. LCD; between Aopen http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824174029, and Fujiplus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824168005

4.Ram 1 GB DDR PC3200, please let me know which one is suitable.

Thank you very much and A Happy New Year 2006.
Noom.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually, for the number-crunching you want to do, an Intel processor would be better. Though the Venice is a good chip and cheaper than the P4 equivalent.

Consider an MSI motherboard... the NForce chipsets are awesome for OC.

Be sure to get a matched pair of 512MB RAM sticks for dual-channel.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Id say go with the Fujiplus Lcd. Higher contrast/more buyers.

Go with the Dfi board but they are both good.

Ram: any of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231027

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141423

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231013

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890
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Thanks a lot, vaderpro and Dngrsone.
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Your welcome, any other quwestions?
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yes, Vaderpro. Is this
HP Pavilion a1130n Desktop PC, refurbished(excluding monitor).
[url]http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=PX769AAR%23ABA&tab=[url]
Is it worth for me? Is it possible to change cpu to Athlon64 X2 without mobo changing later?
I don't know anything about this mobo. I'm trying to search the best one for me but I'm not sure prebuild or own-build will be great for me(for now and upgradable later).
I calculated total prices for both cases, it's about $800 (included LCD monitor). How about your opinion?
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Well, i (we) at techforum recommend staying away from prebuilt systems. They are made to be difficult to upgrade, so i would stick with buying the stuff yourself and putting it together.
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ok, I made a final decision at building my own PC at your recommended. Thank you so much and Happy New Year 2006
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Your welcome. Youll have fun...Heres a basic guide with some pics to get you started, theres tons of stuff on the internet too.http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...5&pagenumber=1
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Wow! Wow! Wow!
That's what I really need for my own pc building. 1 picture better more than 100 words, right? Thank you very much
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