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Old 07-22-2006, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys building a computer and found this combo deal on

Id be putting a AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor on it.

If that mobo and video card is pretty good what kind of ram would best run with that stuff(1GB)?

This computer will be on a $5-600 budget. What this computer for gaming, ill mostly be playing Operation Flashpoint Americas Army, Armed Assault when it comes out. Would this stuff also last afew years without giving me alot of lag in games at for say medium graphics levels?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 07-22-2006, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That board is crap, go with an MSI K8N Neo4-F, totally kills that board. Video card is ok for your budget and the best ram would be 2GB of ram PC-3200 running in dual-channel. Such as this:

If you canèt afford the 2GB kit you can get the 1GB kit:


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Old 07-22-2006, 12:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i think youll be good with 1gb if your only doing medium gaming. but for your processor get a AM2 socket. becouse the 939 is slowly dieing out and when directx10 comes out youll need a new video card to play the new games and there wont be many compatible with the 939 socket.

also for your psu get a good one, dont get a brand one that comes with your case or anything like that. just dont cheap out when your getting your psu. with a bad psu it can fry your whole system.
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for the fast reply, I looked my stuff over and took some of your suggestions.

I will be switching to a AM2 Socket:
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

But now I back where i started, looking for a mobo, ram, and video card which would run good.
Now i dont know much so when im looking through im just looking at the stuff with good reviews. So i found this motherboard.

Good not good? Any suggestions on motherboards(no more then $150)?

Also would corsair run well with any mobo? plan on getting 1gb now that you suggest it maybe 2gb.

As for video card which runs better for gaming Radeon or Nvidia?

If Radeon any suggestions in the 150-210 range?

If Nvidia, is this a good card?

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Old 07-23-2006, 12:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No one recommened the 7600gt except the noob. Yes video card is good, go with it. Get two gigs of ram if you can afford it. I will just recommend what ram you should get ( but Patriot, gskill, mushkin, ocz are good companies. Mobo is good, reputible company. All seems good.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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reggie have you used that asus board? and the msi one? that asus one is a very good board, stable and oc's very well

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