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Old 07-04-2003, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a comp, want comments/suggestions?

I'm over here serving in Korea so I'm a bit out of the loop on comps these days. I'm mostly a gamer with a bit of programming thrown in there, but this is what I'm thinking about putting together. Your thoughts? Suggestions? Upgrades? Stuff I'm missing but shouldn't?


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Old 07-04-2003, 05:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dunno much about hardware specifics but got a good specs in my books.

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Old 07-04-2003, 11:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you got a good setup there, i don't know if you can do more...why don't you get an P4 3.2ghz .... or maybe get an geforce fx 5900 ultra while youre at it...

i don't know if the ultra and 3.2ghz p4 is already available there in korea, in the usually takes about a month before these new stuff are shipped and sold locally after its initial release.
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Old 07-04-2003, 11:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It's perfect. May want to get a faster CPU and a video card with more RAM so they will last longer.
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Old 07-04-2003, 11:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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man, i'd like to have one of those...

wbabbit, bad-*** you...!! LOL!
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Old 07-05-2003, 03:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hrmm, haven't seen any video cards with more ram, though the 5900 ultra is faster. Only downfall is, I can build this comp for about 1400 dollars, with the video card costing about 180, but a 5900 ultra is 500 dollars, and a P4 3.3 is also twice as much (400) as a P4 2.8, but I guess it all comes down to what one wants to spend on the computer...I like speed and all, but the Army just don't pay much.

Thanks for the replies all, I appreciate the comments. Mainly the brands are what I'm not sure about, I've been out of the loop so much, like RAM, MB, HD, that sort of stuff. Sorry I wasn't more specific on the post.
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Old 07-05-2003, 04:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by wbabbit
I guess it all comes down to what one wants to spend on the computer...
this is so true.....,not to mention the general purpose of the pc.

but the specs you listed are prime stuff, i wouldn't say that you were entirely out of the loop....

good brands of RAM include Corsair, Kingston and Crucial

good mobo brands are SOYO, Abit, Asus, GigaByte.

but once again,..quality comes with a price

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