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Old 08-19-2006, 12:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been trying to make my first build, I have been looking at many threads and I need to know what should I buy. I like am2 but I also like conroe. I like the 7900gt but the x1900xt is al over better. I need to know what system would be better, in a few months, december area.
My orgnial specs are:
Compter one
MoBo EPoX EP-MF570SLI
Case XION XION _ Solaris XON-403
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor
GPU eVGA 512-P2-N568-AR 7900GT KO 512MB
Ram CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2
Hdd Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB
CD/DVD LightOn with lightsribex2
Cooling APEVIA(ASPIRE) CF12SL-UGN 120mm x2
PSU Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W
Extra Microsoft Keyboard + Mouse

This can easily change.
Should I go with the above ore the below.

Computer two

MoBo Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775)
Case XION XION _ Solaris XON-403
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe
GPU SAPPHIRE 100149L Radeon X1900XT 512MB
Ram CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2
Hdd Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB
CD/DVD LightOn with lightsribex2
Cooling APEVIA(ASPIRE) CF12SL-UGN 120mm x2
PSU Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W
Extra Microsoft Keyboard + Mouse

or should I keep amd and just get the 1900gt

Computer three
MoBo ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Socket AM2 ATI CrossFire
Case XION XION _ Solaris XON-403
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor
GPU SAPPHIRE 100149L Radeon X1900XT 512MB
Ram CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2
Hdd Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB
CD/DVD LightOn with lightsribex2
Cooling APEVIA(ASPIRE) CF12SL-UGN 120mm x2
PSU Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W
Extra Microsoft Keyboard + Mouse
or just do the last one and get a am3 socket chip. I have a hard time deciding.
If these pc won't work with each other, sorry and tell me. Tell me if these will be killer pcs. O yeah I will probally get e600 in a few months if prices drops, so what should I get.
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thats alot of links man, just a few suggestions. i would get the 7900gt just because its nvidia. i personally dont like ati. anyways and dont getthe xioon unless you want a full plastic piece of crap case. dont get conroe. just get the am2 that way uyou will be abble to upgrade to the new am3
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The Conroe system looks mighty tasty.
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i guess so
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Well, the thing is that the ati chip is better and the conroe is also better. It is really about performance over a brand name. It will al cost about the same but if I get the ati system I want to be able to upgrade to crossfire. The reason I don't shoot at that is because I think the am3 chips will be superior. The question is will it be in my price range. **** amd needs to come out with info soon or conroe will be in my pc.

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Well, only the front is plastic, the sides and top are not plastic. They are steel. I want a solid. good looking, and also has good airflow. Also comes about $50, and I don't want to spend $100+ on a case. It isn't real hardware, only airflow matters in a case, but I want it to look good aswell.
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I REALLY NEED TO KNOE WHAT i SHOLD BUY.
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For the am2 get a dfi infinity mobo and 2gb of g.skill with a x1900xt.
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niether. and i agree. i just sold my current mobo and got the dfi infinity. great overclocking board foor cheap.

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My friend was like there's a dfi am2 mobo and I was like cool so he bought one and yes it does run ddr2 perfectly fine. I think he ran his gskill ran up to ddr2 900 or something. He went dual 7900gt's with a pencil mod. He volt modded them and oced past gtx's with a x2 3800 at 2.6ghz. Great mobo!
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