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Old 05-13-2006, 06:51 AM   #11
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haha ok thx for help, i guess ill have to stick my radeon 9600 in there till i get my new one -.-

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u can do that if its pci-e, if its agp u cant...
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:41 AM   #12
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WHAT ARE YOU GUYS TELLING THIS KID!@!@! Listen.. look at the mobo specs. There isnt even a vga output on the motherboard for christs sake. That means there is NO intergrated graphics. You will need either a PCI or PCI-e graphics card.

BTW, that PSU is terrible. The cooling fan and heatsink for the CPU is below average. And the RAM modules really aren't all that. This isn't a very good machine, but the price obviously reflects that.
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:49 AM   #13
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TigerDirect's description scares me

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Here’s your entrée to breathtaking power, blistering speed, astonishing graphics and stunning multimedia. A barebone so extreme that we don’t recommend it for the faint of heart. We’ve combined the powerhouse Asus A8N-nForce 4 Ultra PCIE motherboard with the sensational AMD Athlon 64 ClawHammer CPU, Ultra’s acclaimed 500-watt X-Finity power supply with 120mm fan, a top-quality 160GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive (refurbished) from Maxtor, 512MB of blazing fast Ultra PC3200 DDR memory, an outstanding Masscool CPU cooling fan and our stunning Ultra Wizard Mid Tower ATX computer case. The Asus A8N-SLI nForce4 Ultra takes performance to a whole new level with its astounding array of brand new, landmark technologies. Based on the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI chipset, this fantastic motherboard supports PCI-Express architecture, SATA 3Gb/s. NV Firewall, AL NOS, AL Audio (8 channels!) and much more. At our legendary low pricing, this is one of our best barebone deals of the year! Order today and get ready to build the extreme system you’ve always wanted.
The RAM's not all that bad, its 512MB, average now-a-day.... Most games only recommend 256-512 anyway...but the price is so low I wouldn't except a power machine..
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:00 AM   #14
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the ram is gonna be updated to 2GB, so dont worry about that lol
im not lookin for the best comp in the world here, just something that can play some good games, which im sure this computer will be able to do.
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:17 AM   #15
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Well the computer isn't all that bad, but we're talking about the future and what it can do then... its better than mine.. and 2GB is more than you'll probably need ...

And a footnote: I want 1 GB of RAM lol
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:42 AM   #16
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I'm starting to think I will be needing 2GB soon for Vista
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:18 PM   #17
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2GB for Vista? I doubt you'll need that much... (Then again, its Microsoft we're talking about here, anything is possible...)
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:35 PM   #18
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I read up on the specs for Vista. Only the Ultimate and the Home Premium Edition will need a MINIMUM of 1GB. That's a lot. So I figured, I'll double that for my sake.

All the other editions need just 512MB minimum RAM.
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:35 PM   #19
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Whoa... Now thats a lot of RAM for an operating system to run. I think I'll stick with Windows XP for a while anyway, until the price drops a bit...
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out of interest what are you using this new barebones pc for?
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