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Old 07-22-2005, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, first off i'd just like to say hey cause im brand new to the forums. My question is what should i get?? I'm buildin a computer for the first time, and its not that i am completley clueless, i know roughly what i want, but i want to know what suggestions anyone has on brands that are better than others, etc. I'm lookin at a 939Motherboard with a 939 3700 AMD athlon 64. I want my mother board to have capacity for 4 gb of ram. But im not sure which brands are better than others. I've heard Abit, maybe Asus. Which brand of Ram is better than others? I am completley clueless on that. I'm planin on gettin a Radeon X800 video card, i've used ati and nvidia in the past and for the money i ati products much better, and i'm not droppin the money for a 6800ultra....yet. What hard drive should i get? I want at least 7200rpm of course, but id really like to rig it up with a 10000rpm if it all possible. The drives aren't so much a big deal but i just wanna make sure the components i'm gettin are wicked. Hoping to spend around $1500 on this little project. Any suggestions?? Please help if at all possible!!
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DFI Lanparty motherboards are where i would go. For a videocard, budget wise, a 6600GT will do you well. If you can afford the 6800GT I would go with that. The 6600GT is like $150 and the 6800GT's are just under $300. HDD go with western digital or seagate.
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First of all,

DFI Lanparty mobo.

Try see if you can get a 6800GT, preforms well. Manufacturer, Leadtek.
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DFI make the best motherboard's for AMD processors right now. Their Lanparty Ultra-D and SLI-DR are their model's you should be looking at (One is SLI, one is not)

Also right now, Nvidia is a much better buy than ATI cards, both features and peformance wise. 6600GT and 6800GT are the two card's that are good for the money, you can easily overclock a 6800GT to 6800 Ultra speeds.


But if you do decide to buy ATI, that would be good too, because it benefits me and my economy.
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agp or pci express????
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LOL Chris.

Almost everyone here will recommend DFI, and there is no reason not to, they pwn.

As far as video card, do not get Leadtek, I have heard they have problems every once in a while. I say go with eVGA or XFX 6600GT or 6800GT

For RAM, G. Skill, Patriot, Mushkin, and Corsair are all good brands.

You can get a 74GB 10k RPM Western Raptor for about $160.

Make sure you get a case w/ good cooling and a good PSU, because if I were you, I would be overclocking that processor and ram.
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XFX are one of the most troublesome manafactuers



I am an XFX vicitm.

6600GT #1: Random reboots, I RMA it

6600GT #2: This is the new card from the RMA, it works, but shears like a )*($%$ and has caused 2x random reboots (with windows saying it was the card)
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Aww Chris, sorry to hear that I have heard good things about XFX. I lik eVGA the best, I was just trying to give him options :P
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thanks for the advice...love the LAN party mobo. Another question for all of you...what do recomend i get for a monitor. I don't want to spend too much on this, but i want decent resolution.
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