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Old 02-05-2004, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, I have scammed... I mean, "talked" the wife into letting me upgrade my PC again, so I have decided to build a new one and here is what I have decided on so far:

Processor:
P4 2.8C GHz, 800MHz FSB w/HT Technology
$187.00 @ newegg
(a 3.2GHz is $289.00 is it worth the extra $100 for .4GHz? I could probably oc it to that right?)

Motherboard:
DFI 875P Chipset Socket 478
Model~ LANPARTY PRO875B
SATA150 Support
Dual Channel DDR
$179.00 @ newegg


HDD:
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM SATA150
Model~ 6Y120M0 (OEM)
$107.00 @ newegg


RAM:
1GB Kingston ValueRam DDR400 (PC3200), Non-ECC
$195.00 @ newegg

Case:
Thermaltake Highest Xaser III V1420DU
Blue
$160.00 @ newegg

--------------- Any advice on the above? --------------------------------

Thanks.


PS. I will only consider moving to AMD with overwhelming reason why.
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You might consider looking at some other sites for prices, not just newegg.

I looked on pricegrabber.com, and found a P4 2.8 800 MHz for $178, don't know what the shipping cost would be to you. I also checked on hard drives, and found a Western Digital 120 GB SATA for $96 plus shipping.

If you're thinking of overclocking, you might really want to think AMD. What I've heard is that they're real good with overclocking, though I haven't had any experience with them. Just a thought.
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Thanks for the advice so far guys... I am actually thinking about nixing the Mobo for a Abit IC7-MAX3 board, while it's alittle more expensive (it's $11 more), it supports the upcoming Prescott processors. I see that your an Abit user MB, ideas?
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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very nice,,I would look at Asus Board, and go with Corsair, or crucial for Memory, as far, and what are you looking at for video card ?
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very nice,,I would look at Asus Board, and go with Corsair, or crucial for Memory, as far, and what are you looking at for video card ?
I don't like Asus, I don't really know why, just never have. We use DFI boards at work on about 2500 systems and have never had a mobo problem, that's the reason I suggested them. But I trust MB (MicroBell) too and if he says that I should check around first, I will look at several reviews before making a decision.

I have an ATI 9800 Pro AIW card... it stays... lol
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have read reviews on both at X-Bit and the Abit IC7-MAX3 performed alittle better.
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Old 02-06-2004, 12:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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that Kingston ValueRam is not so good. stay away from budget memory. everything else looks incredible. you did a good job of convincing your wife, that purchase should set you back very nicely.

i really like that abit board. the IC7-MAX3 looks like it was designed by aliens. you're making me want to switch over to intel :drool: :drool:

http://www.ocprices.com/?rev_id=190
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would scurry for the asus or abit boards, both are nice, i think the abit a7n is supposed to be pretty neat, ehm, but that's for amd, i'm sure they have something in your very unfortunate case of using a pentium.. don't worry, it happens =)
and i must agree with you sine, i was working on doing a clear acrylic case, plastered with blue lights everywhere, but.. i might just wanna save a little extra money and put a pentium in there, god willing, i wouldn't sleep at night knowing how wrong getting a pentium would be but that mobo is just.. tight!
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Yep, E, I think I will opt for the Abit board. That thing is sweet.

OK, so that is pretty settled. I want a Gig of Ram (DDR400) what do you suggest?
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Old 02-06-2004, 03:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Your gettign 2 stick's of memory for 800fsb.
I like here for pricing things out.

http://maximumpc.pricegrabber.com/se...0d91096e0551e0
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