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Old 10-29-2004, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Asus A8V Deluxe Via Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Processor $447.99
Kingston Dual Channel 1024MB PC2700 DDR 333MHZ Memory (2 x 512MB) $260.99
Seagate 200GB HD $149.97
ATI Radeon 9800 PRO $328.99

Comes up to a total of 1186.94
What do you think? Do you think I should replace some of these item(s)?
I haven't bought yet, I'm deciding upon.
Thanks alot!

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Old 10-30-2004, 03:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get this RAM:

And get one of these motherboards:

Abit AV8-3rd Eye:


MSI Neo2-Platinum:

Both of those motherboards will have way better stability than ASUS....ASUS has gone hill and isn't very reliable anymore and anyone will tell you their tech support the RAM I linked you to should be just a tiny bit more expensive than the RAM you had planned, but will perform much faster and if you're running and AMD64 no way should you be running PC2700 RAM. Also personally I think Western Digital is a better HD company but that's just personal pref I suppose.

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Old 10-30-2004, 03:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually Asus isnt that bad. Ive had no prob w/ mine. And i would prefer a maxtor HD instead but i agree on the ram.
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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just remember to get ram that is PC3200.

AMD 64 bit 3500+ Socket 939
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Old 10-30-2004, 09:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ya, definately dont buy that DDR333 ram. You are cheating your system. You need DDR400 (PC3200). And also, the seagate hard drives looks fine. I have a seagate. I have worked with every brand and I prefer them. Western Digital is good as well. The only brand I here bad things about is Maxtor. Their old HDs were fine, but the new ones do have a good record for stability. And also, seagate was the first company to do SATA, and they have done it best. That is my two cents.
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