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Old 01-11-2005, 05:59 AM   #1
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Right now I am having some problems with deciding what else I should have in my computer. Here is what I have so far:

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Processor
Motherboard - Asus A8V Deluxe VIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
Hard Drive - Barracuda 160GB, 7200RPM, Internal ATA/100 Hard Drive
Heatsink/Fan - Masscool Socket 754/939 CPU Cooling Fan
DVD Burner - Aopen 16X Double Layer DVD+/- RW
Monitor - Sceptre 9B 19-Inch TFT (Flat Screen LCD)
Power Supply - Soyo 350-watt power supply
Mouse - Generic
Keyboard - Generic
Speakers - Generic

Memory -
Is a 1024MB PC2100 266Mhz DDR high density 184 pin, Non ECC, Non REGISTERED, double sided DIMM compatible with the motherboard I have? If so, I'm going to get 2 of them.

Video Card -
APOLLO BLOODY MONSTER GEFORCE FX5200 256MB DDR AGP. But I dont' know if this is that great of a video card, although the price I'm looking at is nice for it.

Sound Card -
No clue. Looking for a good deal, but also a little higher end for gaming, doesn't need to be the best out there though.

If I missed anything please tell me. And if you have any suggestions please post them. I also am wondering if $1600 would be a good price for all of this. I am into gaming, but I don't want to spend too much. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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a case would be a good idea.
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:51 PM   #3
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Get a better video card, wat r u lookin to spend on video card?? that one is shite , sorry but it is!!
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:12 PM   #4
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a case would be a good idea.

lol, that may help
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:15 PM   #5
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Get a Nforce 4 board and get a 6200 or 6600 It will give you a ton more performace for a few extra dollars.
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yeah that would b fecking class, but go eith the 6600gt!
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:45 PM   #7
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Oh, sorry... Forgot to mention i already have a case for it. Just a plain case nothing spectacular. I am also looking for a video card under $200. Thanks for the suggestions. Any suggestions on a sound card?
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For under 200 dollars u might b able to find a 6600gt, i'm not sure coz i'm in uk!!
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Don't get the pc2100, its complete sheeeet
go with some nice pc3200
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1600$ for all of it but you dont wanna spend more then 200$ on the vid card?
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:03 PM   #11
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Id get rid of that expensive monitor and put the money you save onto a video card and then just buy a regular crt monitor, better for gaming anyway
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Old 01-12-2005, 05:12 PM   #12
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Don't get the pc2100, its complete sheeeet
go with some nice pc3200
If you want to OC of coarse otherwise in my opinion if your not going to OC then a pc3200 isnt a must....it would be nice but not a must. I had 2kingston 2100 512ddr and didnt notice any difference between that and a patriot 1024ddr pc3200
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yeah. id settle with a nice 17 inch and a better graphics card (6800 if you can manage it)(ee that is). since everyone else has already mentioned the other stuff, if really wouldn't do me any good to say it agian, wouldn't it?
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Ok, where in gods name did you get a 3400+ 939-pin?????
also IF you want to run hl-2 get a readon 9600 xt or a 6600 gt or non-gt
and get 3200 not 2300 or what ever it is, Now for the monitor If you want a LCd make sure it has less then or equal to 16 m/s response otherwise laggy games and such,
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...005-026&depa=1
nice monitor PC World rated it best buy and and overall best,
19 inches don't have the m/s response time as 17 inchers do and 17's are as bg as 19 crts so don't worry be happy now dooo doo doo do do dee
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If you like it fast get 2 WD 36.7 Gig 10,000 rpm hard disk and set them up as RAID 0 configuration. Also as you have read, PC2100 only has a frequency of 266 Mhz which creates a bottleneck with a FSB that is 400Mhz; always buy RAM that matches your motherboard FSB frequency. Many company sell complete systems with RAM that actually slows down the system. Once you find out about that, if you want RAM that matchs your motherboard, you have to buy them. Always ask what is the bus frequency and memory frequency; that if were you see that some dealers are "get rid of their slower memory. Memory wise, the lower the cas latency (time it takes to react, the faster or better it is). That is why two same PC3200 may be $50 or even $100 different for 512 Meg for instance.
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What you mean lagging from your monitor? like choppy frames? because i get that playing half life 2 but i thought it was my cpu, if its my screen i canhook back up my crt and that would make my day and save me $400.00
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Well, IF your Monitor has slower then a 20m/s response time then, yes you may experiance some lag, However playing HL2 you can experiance lag if your GPU is a 5900 or slower.
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