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Old 12-09-2004, 06:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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well if i get this card im building a computer which is a AV8 Board with AMD 64 3500+ with 500 w Power supply. with 1 gig ram so any of those cards would work good.
2 thumbs up for your next system!!

that's what i plan on building down the road too!!

awesome.

hell, go w/ the 6600GT...but remember, the 6800GT's will come down in price soon.

so i don't know how often you plan to upgrade yer parts...

the AV8 boards look sweet.

the AV8 or AV8 deluxe?

the deluxe has room for 4 gigs of RAM max!! that's awesome!

but if you're trying to stretch your budget, go w/ the 9800Pro now, so you can have some xtra $$ to buy other stuff!

but if you're lookin' for performance....gotta go w/ the 6600GT.

it does come w/ 2 DVI to VGA connectors. dual monitor setups are really great! now that i've gone to 2 monitors, i can never go back to just one.
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well, the system gonna cost 1500 dollers. i was planning to get ATI 9800 pro i was looking at one for 279 dollers for months but now i see the 6600 GT gonna get that probally. and ill still save some money. the DVI to VGA connectors mean if you have a VGA connector on ur monitor you plug it in the DVI connector and the connector. Connects to the video card right?... new to the DVI connectors heh sorry.


and yes im gettin the Abit AV8 socket 939.
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the DVI to VGA connectors mean if you have a VGA connector on ur monitor you plug it in the DVI connector and the connector. Connects to the video card right?... new to the DVI connectors heh sorry.


and yes im gettin the Abit AV8 socket 939.
yeah that's right.

you'll notice when you get the card, just plug the DVI adapter directly to the card and then plug your monitor into that.

it's like LEGOS. fun and easy.

since you are getting a completely fresh system, i would just go w/ the 6600GT, cause it's newer and will compliment the rest of the "fresh" system too.

and when you're in the market for your next LCD monitor, you'll be ahead of the game cause your card will support dual LCD's w/ digital connections. you'd be good to go!
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Thanks for info man!
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personally I don't like XFX
they don't make very good heatsinks for them; I saw an FX5200 made by XFX compared to another, not sure what brand, but it had a smaller heatsink, but it actually cooled better than the XFX heatsink

I would try and get eVGA, BFG or Albatron
The 6600GT just came out on AGP so XFX is the only company that makes it with good quality.
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Thanks for info man!
no prob.

good luck w/ the build!
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just to help you out, if you're still looking for parts, i already have a system ready to buy, just waitin til after x-mas, here's list and prices (only $1700 off of newegg.com so it might be a lil more then you want, but all parts are great, checked and dbl checked )

$158 Case/PSU: Thermaltake Black Xaser V Damier Full-Tower Case with 420W Power Supply

$129.50 Motherboard: ASUS "A8V Deluxe" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU

$295.00 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Socket 939 Processor

$34.99 Heatsink/Fan: Thermaltake Venus 12 CPU Cooler For AMD Opteron and Athlon 64, Model "A1744" (good for oem, even if not, retail kind sucks.)

$7.59 ^Applicator: Arctic Silver Premium Silver Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound, Model "Arctic Silver 5", 3.5-gram( 1 cc. ) tube

$199.27 RAM: Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200

$88.50 Hard Drive: Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD1200JD

$37.99 CDRW/DVD Drive: Lite-On Black 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive

$399 Video Card: EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card With Free Doom 3Bundle, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, 8X AGP, Model "256-A8-N349-AX"

$81 Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card

$175.50 Monitor: ViewSonic E90B 19" CRT Monitor (second worst part, future upgrade for me)

$25.50 Speakers: Creative SBS330 2.1 Speaker (worst part, future upgrade for me)

$69.50 Keyboard&Mouse: Logitech Cordless MX Duo USB/ PS/2 104keys


Total: $1701.34 (if you really like pm me for links)
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This is what im planning on getting....


159.00 Case/PSU:ASPIRE X-Navigator Silver/Black Aluminum ATX Mid-Tower Case with side window and 500W Power Supply, Model"ATXA8NW-AL/500" -RETAIL

111.00 Motherboard: ABIT "AV8" K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU - Retail


172.00 CPU:AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939 Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor - Retail (limit 5 per customer)


120.00 DVD+RW:Plextor 12X DVD+/-RW Drive, Model PX-712A Black, Retail


25.00 DVD rom:Lite-On 16X DVD-ROM, Model SOHD-167T Black, RETAIL

115.00 HD: Seagate 160GB Barracuda 7200.7 7200RPM SATA II with NCQ Hard Drive, Model ST3160827AS, OEM

199.75 Memory: Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail

240.50 Video Card:XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, Dual DVI, AGP 8X, Model "PVT43AND" -RETAIL

7.00 Floppy Drive:SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM


63.00 Sound Card:Creative Labs Sound Blaster Sound Blaster¬ģ Audigy 2 Value Sound Card, Model

6.39:56k Modem: Hummingbird 56Kbps PCI V.92 Modem, Model 1MS56S - Retail

Total:1218.64


This is what im planning to get still gotta look for Keyboard and mouse and a good Cheap black Monitor.
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This is what im planning to get still gotta look for Keyboard and mouse and a good Cheap black Monitor.
very nice setup! i'm jealous.

good

cheap

black

monitor.....

take your pick

Black CRT's

don't know what you want to spend but i have this monitor, but 17"

NEC/Mitsubishi 19" hands down, the best monitor i've ever used!

Logitech Cordless MX Duo

if you were to buy the MX510 mouse in stores, it would be about $40-$50...so this seems to be the best deal out there.

but if you're not interested in the cordless setup...then just get the corded ones.

also, in case you were still on the fence about which mobo to get, i would also recommend this

ASuS mobo

excellent, excellent mobo manufacturers!

cheers!
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