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Old 10-05-2004, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I am thinking about building a new system for gaming and video-editing/producing.this seems like the best and most logical way to go. any opinions on what i should change is greatly appreciated.post up...thanks
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Kingston Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory (2 x 512MB) - $179.99

Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro Edition OEM Version - $159.99

Intel Pentium 4 550 3.4Ghz / 1MB Cache / 800 FSB / Socket 775 / HyperThreading / Processor - $299.97

Enermax EG651P-VE-24P 550Watt 24-Pin Power Supply - $139.99

Abit AS8 Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / AGP 8X/4X / Audio / 10/100 Ethernet LAN Support / USB 2.0 / Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID - $139.99

Enermax CS-A66TA Series ALuminum ATX Mid-Tower Case with Electric Sliding Front Panel - Black - $89.99

Mad Dog Dominator / 12x4x12x DVD+RW / 8x4x12x DVD-RW / 40x24x40x CD-RW / Dual / Nero Software / DVD Burner - $99.99

Artec DHM-G48 / 16x DVD-ROM / Black / Cyberlink Software / DVD Drive - $34.99

Speeze Socket 775 / Intel Prescott 3.4Ghz / Dual Ball Bearing / Copper Core / CPU Cooling Fan - $39.99

2 x Vantec Tornado 80mm Ball Bearing High Speed Case Fan - $31.98


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I would get an AMD
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same, i would get an athlon fx cpu and a new board, Amd has a little bit different instruction set which makes it better at gaming. The rest of the system looks good to me, just dont know what your budget is
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Yes, Go with a powerful amd 64 3500 and mabey you could get a 16x dvd-rw.
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where is graphic card?

i'll prefer AMD 939 chipset on VIA K8T800 PRO chipset. get any board on that chipset.
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Yes, definitely go with an AMD CPU.

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Old 10-05-2004, 05:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I will agree with everything said above. I would not buy the Mad Dog DVD RW. the Pioneer 108A (read best in class) 16X+R, 16X-R, 4X DL (those are great specs) can be had from www.newegg.com for $80.
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I would wait for the K8T890 PRO.

The K8T890 PRO will feature DualGFX Express. DualGFX Express is the technology used to communicate with a dual PCI-E configuration (know an SLI). This feature will be supported with both ATi and nVidia based cards.

The VT8237 and VT8291 (South Bridge) will be combined with the K8T890 series.
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I don't see a graphics card listed. Your best bet would be to go with an NVIDIA 6800GT. Its the best value for the money when going for a high end card.
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oh ya....that was just the stuff i am gonna be buying online.the 6800gt gfx card i can get at my work(bestbuy) for 300$. but ya i think i am gonna stick with what i was gonna originally get which was the 3500+ and get the windows 64bit upgrade.

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