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Old 04-09-2004, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since the annoying rebooting of my HP i decided to just build a unit.

So..what im asking is..whats the best gaming MB that will hold 2k gig of ram

will be using athlon 3200+

best ram brand..

will be using Geforce fx 5700 ultra..unless i can get better for a GREAt price

audigy platinum for sound

how much power supply i will need, cooling etc...what do you guys think..focused mostly on gaming
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Give me a budget and I'll build you a computer (not actually build, but just show you the parts that will give you the best bang for the buck).
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no more than 2 grand
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Don't buy an AMD processor for as much as the 3200 costs - buy the highest intel for the same price.

Do you really need that much? It all dependsonwhat kind of games you'll be playingand how often. If you're a casual gamer something like a Radeon 9200 would do fine for a video card, and they're cheap! if really heavy then go for that high of a video card.

You don't need 2 gigs of ram - I've got more than I need at 512 on my big machine - and will be buying a new computer with 512 megs soon - just upgrade when you need more :/

As far as cooling goes- if you do get the athlon - get a volcano fan - it sound like a freight train in your bed room but it cools very well, and just a few generic case fans, usually gaming PCs necessitate atleast 2 case fans.

As far as power supply goes - more than 350 watt - I have a 500 in mine.
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Also if you've never built a computer - prepare for a headache x-x

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all i do is game..and alot..lots of games..all different types..i dont want to have to upgade any time soon
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It's not that bad tylertherobot, and I stick with AMD no matter WHAT...they are more efficient..they run better....you get more performance, and (usually) you get the best bang for your buck....Like i've said in a lot of other posts.....I'm a AMD man. ^^

2 grand you say? Let the fun begin! I'll have all the parts listed by tomorrow morning....also, do you need a case?
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no intel...no! and no raedon...No! lol

I want AMD and i want Nvidia =)
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got a case

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...472453534&rd=1

also..best places to buy these things as well..ill check locally but usually the little local shops tend to rip ya off
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It's not that bad tylertherobot, and I stick with AMD no matter WHAT...they are more efficient..they run better....you get more performance, and (usually) you get the best bang for your buck....Like i've said in a lot of other posts.....I'm a AMD man. ^^

2 grand you say? Let the fun begin! I'll have all the parts listed by tomorrow morning....also, do you need a case?
I have a 2.8 ghz celeron in my laptop - It's run more stabily than the 2400+ I have in my desktop. AND IT'S A CELERON!
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