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Old 04-05-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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I have decided that I think that I want to build a Desktop
for
1.Gaming
2.Email
3.Music,dvds, burning cds,
4.internet
5.More gaming lolz

I am still in the thought process of what I want so this post will probally Be Edited allot please forgive me
But I need to know if all of this stuff that i have so far is compatible?


1.Motherboard(
Biostar U8668D V7.1 VIA Socket 478 microATX Motherboard / Audio / Video / AGP 2x / 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN / USB 2.0 / CNR)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=B450-1007

2.CPU(
Intel Celeron D 345 3.06GHz / 256K Cache / 533 FSB / OEM / Socket 478 / Processor)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...P2-CID-345%20C

3.Ram(Mushkin Green Line 512MB PC2100 DDR 266MHz Memory)(x2)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...056179&CatId=0

4.Graphics Card(PENDING NOT FIANL DECISION)
Albatron GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8x/4x / DVI / VGA / TV Out / Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...739483&CatId=0

5.Hardrive(Maxtor 40.0GB EIDE HD/ 5400 / 2MB / 12.0 / ATA-100 /)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=THD-40MM1%20R


This is it for now, IM STILL LOOKING AROUND

total for now is
$251.94
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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Dude, No.

I don't want to be mean...but if you expect that thing to game...then you are way off...the FX 5500? That might game like...FEAR on the LOWEST settings.

The 50 dollar celeron D? That CPU will not cut it.

PC2100 RAM?
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Old 04-05-2006, 02:20 PM   #3
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Ok What shall you guys recomend? please I want a really really good computer but I want it to be cheap yea I know no good computer is cheap but....
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Old 04-05-2006, 03:06 PM   #4
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well heres what you NEED to change.
1.Mobo, get a PCI-Express slot. mabey a nvidia nForce 4 Ultra
2.Processor, you defently cannot play.. well with a celeron, thoes chips are for laptops. So i recomend a AMD 3500 or 3700+ Depends what your budget is.
3. Your graphics card will not play games like battlefield 2 or upcomming games for that matter. Its a outdated card.. so i recomend.. the.. geforce 6600GT OC with PCI-EXPRESS.. not AGP. AGP is slowly dieing. if you want to ever upgrade your graphics card you can only do it on a pci-expres slot. AGP is DEAD.

Well i hope this helps. ill probibly add sites to this stuff later, but i got to go. See ya later.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:09 AM   #5
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i am in a similar situation, and here is my build


Vid card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102688 $169.00 Shipping+ 4.75 =173.75 (leaning towards this)
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283 189.00 shipping+ 4.69 = 193.69

mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...48#DetailSpecs $102.99 shipping +$4.85 = 107.84 (my backup)
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127188 $139.99 shipping+ $4.85 =144.84 (out of stock)
(Front side bus is 800/1066 MHz and my proccesser is 533, not sure if it will work. if it will i am going with this card.)

CPU
(already have)
http://www.partspc.com/ProductDetail...0&ProdID=10217


Memory
(already have)

Memory Installed 1 GB (2 x 512)
Speed supported PC2-3200 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM

Hard drive
(already have)
200 GB SATA
7200 rpm

case ATX form factor
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119068 $41.99 shipping+ 15.99 = 57.98


PSU
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817171007 $33.95 shipping+ $6.99 = 40.94

total cost= 380.51 to 437.45 (depending on choises)



but for that i have the processor, hard drive amd memory already.

ur definately gunna want pci-E slot

go with an amd processor (god! i cant spell tonight)

ur ram looks good, but you want a sata hard drive

use newegg.com, it is MUCH easier to find what u want there.

go cheap on the case, 400w Power suply unit should do you.

for the love of god get a better vid card!

if you are really tight, try this vid card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121179
you wont see eye candy, but you will run most games at at least mid settings.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:02 PM   #6
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ya thats the card i recomended but only if he has a tight budget. the 6800 series is really good too. And then it just goes up but the geforce 6600GT will play batttlefield 2 well.
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