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Old 10-10-2006, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright so I finally started building my own multi media computer as I've always wanted to. For now its a start but I'll upgrade as time and money are there for me. Im not sure where to post this so mods, please move this if necessary.

Right now this is how my setup is. I just got a cheap CPU and video card to start my pc. I'll be saving up for the new CPU shortly but this shall do as I rack some money in.



MEM 512M|G.SK F2-6400PHU1-512NR R - Retail

CPU AMD|A64 3500+ 2.2G AM2 512K R - Retail

Leadtek PX7300GS (256MB Turbo Cache Support) GDDR2 PCI Express x16

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Im not sure if Im missing anything but I think thats it. It ran me a total of $476.39 so far!! I think thats good for now.

Oh, Im also buying a new CD/DVD rom on my next paycheck and also a wireless card for it. Right now Ima use my other CD rom and monitor. Getting a 21" black widescreen samsung for $150 from work!

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Awaiting my video card and cpu.

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You guys aren't to friendly to new people here huh?

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Old 10-11-2006, 08:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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o sorry just a slow night, LOL so you say a media center? if so you will need a tv tuner to attach to your cable box or sattelite box. whatever you have, and if you need an OS windows media center edition works well with recording and playing back tv.

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Yes I do plan on getting a TV Tuner down the road. For now I just want it to start and running. And yea I've tried all OS's from 98 - present and like the Media Center the best. Very smooth OS. I plan on totaling close to 2g on this machine as it will have everything, speakers, bigger monitor, more ram, bigger hdd, etc.
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