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Old 07-19-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
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Hey, i'm trying to figure out what will be the best specs fer a amd ATHLON 64 3400+ w/o paying the most amount of money. I found this one newegg the other day, is it compatable w/ windows? cus i found others saying "The only 64 compatable w/ windows" ... -.-

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-427&depa=1

i'm thinking about getting the "best" ? mother board and this one wus the most expensive ahha i'm nub yes - Gigabyte nforce 3 250 chip set

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-245&depa=1

lol newegg ran outta ULTRAS so i'm stuck w/ that

here are the other specs of my future comp pls help me by giving me some feed backs

thermatake silent tower cpu fan / heatsink / piping
512 ram ( i'm cheap sorry)
80 gigs (cheap one )
cd-rw & dvd combo

9800SE 256 bit refurblish (thas how cheap i am)
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( can somone help explain to me what is the difference between a SE and a PRO?) thankz fer reading this helpless nub
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Old 07-19-2004, 01:20 PM   #2
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Firstly, I believe you need to run windows XP to use the new athlon 64's but I may be wrong. Secondly that setup looks good apart from graphics, the SE are budget versions of the cards and are no where near as good, I would recommend staying away from them.
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ooo so no se k got that, and i got windows xp so the 3400+ shouldnt be a problem w/ windows compatability right? ty
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512meg ram should be fine but make sure you get a decent type. Non-ECC preferably, and if your motherboard supports DDR400 then get that type.
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can u give me some examples of good ram and does it really matter to have like a ddr400 and stuff?
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like this one ? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-479&depa=1
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Depends, It makes a huge difference if you overclock, but otherwise it doesn't matter that much. Definately get PC2100 - PC2700 (DDR 166-400)
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wait fer over clocking get a ddr166-400? k so the corrasair that i showed u is okay?
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yeh was nice
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In My opininon the best mobo for an athlon 64 3400+ would be the ASUS KV8 regular or se-deluxe version, or the MSI K8T Neo or Neo Platinum.
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