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Old 08-28-2004, 05:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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amd 64 i would get, as of the mobos, im not to shur. I know asus makes good allround amd mobos. But if ur gona be gaming, and a lil not advance ps, go with amd.

As koldapu said, sata is worth it if ur budget is 1400$ smaller cables, and faster to open files and stuff.

frys is the best store, but try to stick to online sites, koldapu got the best ones there. u might wana check www.pricewatch.com to c how the prices compare to other ssites and all.
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Also here is 512mb of ram that will work for that mobo-
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...146-541&depa=1

I'm not sure where I read it but I think amd athlon 64's don't support dual channel ram even though you mobo has two slots, so this would be best for you.
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yup its a huge scam, the 754 pin or w/e doesnt support dual channel even if the mobo does. u can still have 2 stcks of ram, but they wont work in dual channel if its a 64 754 pin proc
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Wow! Thanks for all your help!

I have changed my Processor to the one that you suggested, b/c, you guessed it, I don't have a heatsink and a fan.

Also I didn't know that about the RAM.. Thanks for the tip! Will it be upgradeable in the future?

lazerman: I don't think that I will go with that hard drive. I selected this one. Is that okay for all my other components?

How much wattage would I need for my setup? 400W?


Thanks again!
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...148-033&depa=0

get that drive instead, and buy a sata cable for a few bucks . . .

you'll save about $20-30
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That hard drive should work with all your other components. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I would really suggest those raptors though, they will be alot faster and around the same price. If you only want a single SATA drive get this one- http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-160&depa=1

Or at least read the reviews- http://secure.newegg.com/app/Custrat...tem=22-144-160

I personally don't know anyone who has ever used more then 15-20gb on a hard drive if that is what is discouraging you.
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This is what I like. Just tell me what to get..

Video Card: What about this one? Will this one work?

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

I like that one b/c of the remote control and the ability to record TV.

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I personally don't know anyone who has ever used more then 15-20gb on a hard drive if that is what is discouraging you.
I have a lot of .mp3s, movies and games...

I need a 200 gig hard drive. And plus. I probably couldn't even tell the difference between the two...
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I have absolutely no clue when it comes to Vid Cards. Yea thats all I can really say lol.


Edit: You have a good point with the games and movies, but the difference in speed is night and day I have been told.
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you are correct lazerman, there will be a difference in performance. but the raptors does cost more.
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actually . . . if you compare to the maxtor that was originally posted, not MUCH more expensive . . .

i'd rather go with a 200GB sata drive though, if on a budget of $1200-1400

but tell us what your final planning list is or wtvr, and what the $ is . . .
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