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Old 09-09-2004, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Should I Get This?

Hello I'm about to build my first comp and im just wonderin wot the pros think of it, the idea is to stay around £500-£530 ive picked out these parts and any comments would be useful

AMD (Newcastle) Athlon 64bit 3000+ 754pin/512 L2cache Retail Boxed with 3 Year Warranty CPU

Western Digital Caviar 120Gb 7200rpm EIDE Hard Drive - OEM

Casecom KG-999 ATX Case In Beige With LCD Display and Front Usb/Audio/1394

Sony Double Layer 8x DVD Dual R/rw - OEM

Sapphire Radeon 9600XT 256MB DDR DVI-I TV-Out Lite Retail Box

gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro

They are the main parts so any suggestions?
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good, could you say what ur gonna use this system for so every1 can tell u if u need to get a better part. u also may need a good soundcard (Better quality) if u want to watch movies and so on.
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeh on the giga byte site it says that its 8 channel but wd that mean i would have 2 buy a soundcard that is 8 channel or does it come with one already. The computer will be for all round use, im 15 so u can imagen wanna play games do some programin and watch some dvds, also it would help if it could run server things well as i hope to run a few things
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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8 channel means the onboard can handle 7.1 ( i think ) so it should be good. take it in mind that onboard sound cant beat a audigy pci sound card. 9600xt will have decent frame rates but if u want better peforemance get a 9800pro. get 160 gb, it wont cost too much. if u cant get any money for this then stick with a 9600xt and get a bigger hard drive if u wanna do server stuff.
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, give us an idea of what you want to do so we can help you out more.
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I wouldn't recommend getting Gigabyte's line of boards for the Athlon64. Click here to read why (my 3rd to last post).
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Dont support low latency??????
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