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Old 06-26-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hey,
I'm building a custom computer to last me playing a couple of mmorpg's for about a year so it doesn't have to be anything fancy, These are the components I've got lined up and it reaches 450 w/ operating system.

Proccessor: AMD ATHLON XP3000+ 333MHZ FSB 512 L2 Cache Barton CPU

Motherboard: MSI K7N2 Delta2-LSR 8xAGP DDR400 Nforce2 6ch Sound LAN USB 2.0 SATA Raid

PSU: 500w ATX Power Supply

Memory: 2x OCZ Premier 512MB DDR400 PC3200

Hdd: Maxtor 6Y080M0 Plus 9 80Gb Serial ATA 7200rpm

Graphics card: XFX GEFORCE 6600 PCI-E 256MB DUAL DVI *Passive Cooling*

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-26-2005, 04:21 PM   #2
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looks good for a year..but why only a year spend a lil more but get a little better. You can always upgrade. But for a year it's fine.
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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As far as the cpu goes, make sure you get the cpu with Venice chipset. That's the best.
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All I can see is maybe try and get a 10,000 rpm HDD. And like rdcmmnst, whatever that stands for, I wouldn't worry about "spending a little extra" now. I built a computer back in 5th grade. I am still using that computer, just here and there I upgrade what I want. Now, It has nothing that it did back then, not even the same case, but it's saved a lot of money upgrading part by part, instead of a whole system at a time. Oh, and I'm going to be a freshmen, so 5th grade for me was 4 years ago.

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Old 06-26-2005, 06:22 PM   #5
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Yeah, I would get an amd 64. The xp's are a little out of date. A 10,000 rpm hd is nice but man, $$$ (or ). btw, marxsoccer, same! I built a custom comp (with a little help) when I had just turned 12, with my friend's dad. I learned a lot, but I don't use the comp anymore. lol... it was getting too old. I now have a very nice comp but unfortunately I was too lazy to build it myself... lol. but, as for the comp. that you are building, SirVal, it looks good, but a better cpu (any amd 64) would be better, in the long espeically, because the dual-core's just came out and to upgrade any amd 64 system, you just have to buy the dual core chip and do a little bios upgrading, unlike pent. where you have to buy a new mobo along with the chip and where with the xp you have to buy a new chip and mobo. So yeah. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the replies everyone much appreciated, i will consider an amd 64 proccessor when it comes to buying, it may appear obvious im on a bit of a budget for this one though so i want to keep it down.
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Spend more now spend less then.
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Default Re: Building a cheap custom computer.

Wise words, Congrats all you've convinced me to wait a while longer so i'll be spending more, 200 more infact I'll keep you updated if anyones interested.
Thanks alot everybody for the help, im new to this board and i know i'll be coming back soon!
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good good was it me that converted you because that would be so cool! lol.
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Definately buddy, you should be proud with your converter ways and such.
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