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Old 07-05-2003, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi im really new to this ill give u what i plan on getting and please tell me if this is a good choice, if its not let me know what i should get. thnx alot.
Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz / 512K Cache / 533MHz FSB/ Socket 478 /Processor
DFI LAN Party Pro 875 Socket 478 Motherboard
ThermalTake - Volcano 7+ Socket 478 with Fan Speed Controller
Ultra Silver Thermal Compound (1.0g)
WD Caviar 80GB EIDE 7200 / 8MB / 8.9 / ATA-100 Hard Drive
Corsair XMS Extreme Memory 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz
this is what i plan on getting now, please tell me if this is good or not. my big problem is if i should get the processor i listed or if i should get this one they're the same price but different speed
AMD Athlon XP3000+ / 512K Cache / 333MHz FSB / Socket A / Barton Core / Processor with Fan

i thank everyone who hepls me out, i really need it.
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Old 07-05-2003, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with the P4 over that AMD because the XP3000+ isn't much faster than the P4 you listed and it's FSB isn't nearly as fast as the P4.

I say you've done a good job.
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yup,..you have a well-planned computer project there. I'd say its a good set-up...

goodluck!
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ok im having a hard time picking either ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB DDR 8X AGP with TV & DVI Video Card
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VisionTek Xtasy 9800 Pro 128MB DDR AGP8X TV Out & DVI Video Card
both the same price, are they the same or is the regular ATI better then the VisionTek. thnx alot.
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I think ATI is better.
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Basically the two cards are identical, and both have pretty much the same bundle included. If you're really having a hard time deciding, you might as well flip a coin because one card isn't really any better than the other
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just a question,....Both are ati based cards, shouldn't ATI manufacture it better in terms of assembly and stuff?
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oh ok,...now that clears it up...

if i remember correctly,..visiontek used to make nvidia based cards right?

however, i never knew visiontek went bankrupt.
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in regards to the initial question of the computer setup, i would go with the new intel mobo, it has a 800mhz fsb and clocks @ 3.20 ghz, so if youre going to be spending all that money anyways, why not go with a faster mobo? then you wouldnt have to upgrade as often
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yeah if money wasnt a big problem i would deffinitly get that processor. and that heat gel, i think i know how to put it on, all u do is put alittle on the chip and place the heatsink on that. does that sound right, i dont want to use to much.
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