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Old 06-01-2004, 04:41 PM   #11
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thanks for all the advice

this comp is going to be cool
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:37 AM   #12
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It will be cool tell us wat you did go for and how well it worked.
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:32 PM   #13
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heh i will, but I'm afreaid you're gonna have to wait a while. I figured i need way more money, so I'm gonna save up. But all your help really did help me!
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:56 PM   #14
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Good luck

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Old 06-04-2004, 08:34 AM   #15
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hey there.

need help building your computer - email me at pcdoctormillennia@yahoo.co.uk - I can get you really good prices. For instance get an ASROCK Motherboard - costs 35, memory PC2100 512MB - 45, FX5200 graphics - very good graphics no matter what other people say. Email me, check out ebay.co.uk and ebay.com or http://www.eclipsecomputers.com as well
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Old 06-04-2004, 08:37 AM   #16
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my system cost me around 400 alltogether after all the extras I added. Pretty good value overall as well: -

Athlon 2100XP
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Those are the main specs people go after anyway
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Old 06-04-2004, 09:03 AM   #17
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I like those prices, but how much will overseas cost me?.. I'm from San Francisco so its kinda far.
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Old 06-09-2004, 04:17 AM   #18
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I am not sure but many of the companies I got the parts from offer FREE DELVIERY over a certain amount or greatly VERY good delivery rates.
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Old 06-09-2004, 05:41 AM   #19
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Use AMD Athlon 64, it is the best you can get for gaming, forget the clock speed, this one will get you the best performance, you can play the game, online, download music, burn a cd, and listen to music all at the same time and it will not affect you, it will never freeze or crash!

we at the datawhore networks have done some tests on AMD 64 CPUs, and it simply beats Intel!

Since it's a gaming computer, use Microsft Windows XP, even though I don't like it alot!

NVidia makes the best graphic cards!

get at least 512 mb or ram!

get a big harddrive (50 Gbs or more)

if you don't buy the OS, this project should cost you somewhere around $1000 USD.
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First off, whatever you buy you should get from newegg.com - cheap, fast delivery, and great customer service. Also, what is your budget? A sensible gaming machine (ie fast but not a wallet buster) could have the following:
1)AMD Athlon 64 3200+ $282
2)Nforce3 250Gb mobo (or via k8t800 mobo) ~$130
3)A gig of pc3200 or higher ram ~$180
4)A 256Mb ATI Radeon 9800 pro 256 Mb ~$260

Total cost: $852

I recommended the radeon 9800 pro because it has performance close to the 9800 XT's but for $140 less. If you still cant afford this, go for a 9600 XT 256Mb for $160. If you have money to burn though, I'd go with an Nvidia Geforce 6800 or an ATI radeon X800 pro (about 450 bucks). If you feel more comfortable with an intel rig, go with a pentium 4 at least 3.0 GHz with 800 MHz bus ($200 and up) and an 875p or an 865P motherboard ($120 and $75 respectively). I DONT recommend an athlon FX or Pentium EE chip because they are damn expensive, and your money could be put to better use.
Also, you will need a new power supply. Dont skimp on this, so get an antec or other reputable brand name PSU of 400 watts or more (expect to pay 65 bucks for this). I hope this helps.
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