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Old 06-22-2004, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright i posted on here about a week ago asking about compatibility issues with a bunch of hardware that i was about to buy from different sites. Everything seems good then my mom brings the printout of the parts to her work to have the computer guy there to take a look at them. He says "blah blah blah, get a Dell"...... Im still new to computer building but im not dumb.. ok so know im looking at www.newegg.com and im looking for a computer to play counter strike on and that i can upgrade later on if needed. Right now im at this:

Ram ::: Kingston 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200
mobo ::: GIGABYTE "GA-7N400-L" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU (not sure about this)
processor ::: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache
Case ::: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
Cd/rw ::: Samsung Black 52X32X52 CD-RW Drive
vid card ::: i have a ati 9600 xt already

Will this be EVERYTHING i need for my tower??? Will it all be compatible??
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Old 06-22-2004, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hard drive? nice case... nice mobo.. could get a faster processor.. like 400fsb..


The proc/motherboard should be fully compatible. Make sure the processor is retail so that it comes with a heatsink/fan.. or just buy one yourself. xoxide.com / nexfan.com
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Old 06-22-2004, 08:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I suggest you get an Intel Pentium 4 rather than the AMD
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I would consider looking at Directron for your case , you have the option to upgrade your power supply.I would choose an Enermax
or Antec True Power at 450 Watts .Dont forget front and rear cooling fans.
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I think it looks pretty good... but like zero said, you definitely need a hard drive on that list, and if you can spend a few more bucks, you may want to get a little faster processor. It should all work fine together though. Good luck with everything!
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Stick to the 2500 AMD, don't get a pentium you'll just be spending extra cash that you don't need to. You can also overclock the 2500 to a 3200 without doing any kind of harm to your computer, your cpu will last for at least 5 years, unless it's just defective =)
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Yes, stick with AMD. For your first time you will I'm sure you will like Athlon better..

what am I saying, AMD is better...

Go with it, for CS, AMD is definently awesome.. and + its NoA's choice of processor and sponsor
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-Evercool fan controller
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-AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @ 2.0ghz
-Heatsink modded with Sunon Tornado, ~38C@Idle, 42C@Full Stress
-Inno3D Tornado nVidia Geforce FX 5600 128mb
-Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
-512mb DDR400 PC3200 2.5CSL
-100gb westen digital

19\" Compaq P900 // 1600x1200@70hz / 800x600@120hz
Intellimouse explorer 4.0a/Thunder8 x-ray pad

planned mods:
coming in mail:
Kingwin K8-heatsink modded with a Sunon(vantec) 84.1cfm fan, and blue lazer LED light kit
Blowholes in top of case with 2x 120mm Thermaltake Blue LED Thunderblade fans with Blade fan grills
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I'd go with Intel, I've heard of AMD as slow
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you can get a 2500 and oc it to 3200. you can also get a pentium 2.4 ghz and oc it to 3.0 or above on stock cooling. and the pentium is a faster processor. go with a pentium, not amd
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i own only pentium. amd is better for gaming. stick with what u want. amd hella cheap too.
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