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Old 06-20-2006, 12:24 PM   #11
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Whats wrong with that monitor? Looks fine to me.

The only thing on that list that doesn't seem to match up is the CD drives.

Now, for not much more, you could get a DVD reader that'll read both CD and DVD for games that need this.

Also, a DVD writer that reads/writes DVD's at 16x, with CD read/writing speed of 48x, won't cost you much more either.

I'd see whats about

But everything else looks top spec to me
You need to decide on the processor though. What do you want to do? Wait? Or by a real cheap CPU now, and then update in a months time?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103639

Thats the cheapest AMD 64 processor I can find on that site... Now its a bit much to be thrown away after a month... but I guess you could sell if you wished, if you honestly can't wait.

Or theres this which is only a few dollars more, and is a 3200+ version of the same core:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:29 PM   #12
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i'm going to purchase a motherboard that can use both dual and single for later... yeah i'll fix my drives
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:31 PM   #13
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Okay, good luck with building.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:39 PM   #14
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what about this motherboard... it seems nice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...82E16813131013
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:41 PM   #15
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Yeah that looks even better

That supports the new AMD socket AM2 also

I'm glad your not sticking with onboard sound though, and getting a Creative sound card to boot. Good choice.

That first DVD reader also looks fine to me.
Aren't you going to go for a DVD writer as well? Do note, they write CD's also.
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:27 PM   #16
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Get a 19inch monitor. There is a big difference between a 17 and 19 inch and I think 19" is the way to go.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116011
It isn't much more after rebate. It is worth it.
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Seems nice
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