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Old 07-20-2004, 06:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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then x-plane can really help
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Old 07-20-2004, 06:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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tell us what u were actually goin to buy as a computer.. because if ur budget is only $800, im not so sure if u can afford the 64-bit CPU with a nice motherboard and a nice video card, and ur harddrive, cd drives, monitor... when it all adds up.. thatll be way above $800!! but id say with that budget ud want the AMD Athlon XP 3200+.. but again, post what u were planin on buy as a PC...
Well this computer is for college so mainly for writing papers but I also wanted to have the option for gaming. I can get the speakers and printer seperatly.

Needs: 512 memory,
P4 2.6- 2.8? or AMD 2600-3000?
A mobo with Lan, USB2, AGP 8x,
A nice video card
CD-RW rom and DVD rom
40 GB 7200rpm should be enough for me
Monitor!! this is the prob hard to fit it in the budget


Thx for the help guys it's greatly appreciated
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Old 07-20-2004, 06:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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ok.. that helps a lil bit more... heres my choice...
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AMD Athlon 2800+
Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2
512MB PC3200 (256MB x 2)
CD-RW , DVD-ROM
40GB 7200RPM harddrive
.. and ur monitor, ur just gonna have to go with a 15".. or ill sell u mine... i have a white 17" CRT ill sell for $100 or less
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Blue Pc guy, you forgot to put a video card down. He needs a good video card, and doesn't neccisarily need PC3200 RAM. PC2700 should be fine.
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ur hardcore for that PC2700, everytime i say PC3200.. u have to say somethin about changin to PC2700... if he wants to, he can... but he wants it for some gaming to.. and PC3200 will be good.. cuz u only have 512MB of RAM, so go with the PC3200
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Old 07-20-2004, 08:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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He isn't a hardcore gamer, he is going to mainly be writing papers, and playing SOME games. He doesn't need PC3200. I'm trying to save Flash some money because he is a college student, and needs that money for other things.
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Old 07-20-2004, 08:53 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sounds good guys!!! I have a question on the mobo whats the difference between and 939 pin and 754 pin? Is one better than the other? On the 80gb hd whats the difference bettween a 133 and a 100? Forget the question on the pin # in mobo. The difference is price
You may have a good point toxcity it'll be nice to play "some" games. I'm supposed to buy 14 REQUIRED books for this semester!!! crazy huh. But to answer the question dont think i can get pc 2700 it only shows 3200 http://www.cyberpowersystem.com/custom/cfga64.asp?v=d
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i thought id break down the Motherboard/CPU thing anyways..lol.. the socket 754 is for AMD Athlon 64 2800+ to the 3400+ .... the socket 939 is for the AMD Athlon 64 3500+ and up... then the FX CPUs take socket 940
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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ok Guys the moment of truth whats the better video card Nivida or Radeon? This looks very iffy which one is the better deal??
Since im getting the GigaByte GA-K8NS Pro nForce3 250 Chipset AGP8X w/LAN,USB2,IEEE,&Audio with the NForce3 250 does that mean i should get a Nivida video card? Here is the list.

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nVIDIA GeForce-4 MX-4000 64MB AGP [+34]
nVidia GeForce-4 MX440 64MB DDR AGP 8X EDITION w/ TV-OUT [+43]
nVidia GeForce-FX 5200 128MB DDR W/ TV OUT & DVI [+65]
nVidia GeForce-FX 5200 256MB DDR W/ TV OUT & DVI [+93]
nVidia GeForce-FX 5500 128MB DDR W/ TV OUT & DVI [+99]
nVidia GeForce-FX 5500 256MB DDR W/ TV OUT & DVI [+99]
nVidia GeForce FX 5700 256MB 8x AGP w/ TVO, & DVI [+119]
nVidia GeForce FX 5900 128MB 8x AGP w/ TVO, & DVI [+199]
nVidia GeForce FX 5950 ULTRA 256MB 8X AGP W/ TV OUT & DVI [+414]
Hot New!!! nVidia GeForce FX 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP8X w/TVO&DVI- Require Min. 480W Power [+564]
Hot New!!! nVidia GeForce FX 6800 GT 256MB AGP8X w/TVO&DVI [+429]
Hot New!!! nVidia GeForce FX 6800 128MB AGP8X w/TVO&DVI [+309]
ATI RADEON 9200 SE 8X AGP 128MB DDR W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+52]
Special ATI Radeon 9600 SE 128MB DDR AGP 8X w/ TV-Out & DVI [+71]
ATI RADEON 9600 PRO 128MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+129]
ATI RADEON 9600 XT 128MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+169]
ATI RADEON 9600 XT 256MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+179]
ATI RADEON 9600 PRO 256MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+155]
ATI RADEON 9800 SE 128MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+119]
ATI RADEON 9800 PRO 128MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+235]
ATI RADEON 9600 256MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+115]
ATI RADEON 9800 PRO 256MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+339]
ATI RADEON 9800XT 256MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI W/ full version Half Life 2 [+435]
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 9600 128MB DDR w/ TV Tuner [+189]
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 9800 PRO 128MB w/ TV Tuner & Remote [+369]
Hot New!!! ATI Radeon X800 PRO 256MB DDR3 8x AGP W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+465]
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hmm... i guess, go for the nVidia GeForce-FX 5500 256MB
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