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Old 02-09-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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Question Amd X2 3800+ Help Choosing Motherboard And Graphics Card Etc...

Thank you for taking the time to read my posting. Iím new round here and require some help with components for the new PC I am planning to build.



I have chosen the AMD X2 3800+ chip and now need help over choosing a suitable bits and pieces for it. I have not tried Overclocking, but am interested in trying it in the future.



I have a budget of around £100 ($175) to spend on a Motherboard give or take and would like at least 6 USB2 & 2 Firewire ports if possible as well as it having PCI express.



For the Graphics card I have around £170 ($250) to spend. Iím quite interested in the ATI in Wonder cards as would like the option of a TV turner and recorder as well as the option of fast encoding speeds. Are the All in wonder cards any good or is it better to buy a GFX card and add a separate TV tuner instead? I donít really do much gaming but am into graphics apps like Photoshop & Illustrator CS2 etc....



I plan to add 1 gig of DDR for now and would be willing to spend up to around £75 ($140) on this.



I am going to go for a Samsung HDD as I understand these are one of the quietest on the market.



I would like to add a dual layer DVD burner and want the Light Scribe feature on it, any suggestions? For this I would like to spend no more than £40 ($75).



I have chosen a good case but need a PSU and again would like to spend no more than £45 ($80). I would like it to have sufficient power and to be as quite as possible for the price.



Is the heat sink fan that comes with the AMD 3800 ok to stick with? I would like it to be as quiet as possible - is it worth upgrading?

In total I have around £650 ($1150)to spend.

Any other suggestions and additions would be greatly appreciated Ė thanks in advance!
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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if u want it quiet water cool

u can find one that does the GPU and the CPU for like $100
thats wut i jsut ordered and im waiting for it to come in right now!
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:19 PM   #3
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do you know how many "help me choose parts" "will all theses work" "good computer for the price" we have answered lol.
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motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517

video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130267

memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227211

dvd-burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106015

powersupply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

heatsink - the stock one is ok but it is kinda noisy. I have this one and it is silent
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118119
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Looking at your name, you should not be on a budget.
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