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Old 06-25-2005, 08:24 AM   #1
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Hi I know you get this alot but I'm thinking of building a new computer. I know how to do it in theory but I'm not quiet sure if I could actually do it. Well anyway this is what I got so far:

motherboard:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...990&CatId=1772
Gigabyte K8NXP SLI nVidia Socket 939 ATX Motherboard - $174.99

case:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...579&CatId=1510
Thermaltake Black Armor Full-Tower AXT Case - $154.99

cd-dvd drive:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=S203-2220
Samsung / 16x4x16x DVD+RW / 12x4x16x DVD-RW / 5x DVD+R DL - $49.99

memory:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=O261-7006
OCZ Value Dual Channel 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory (2 x 512MB) - $99.99

graphic card:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...208346&CatId=0
PowerColor Radeon X800 / 256MB DDR3 / PCI Express / Dual DVI / VIVO / HDTV / Video Card - $284.99

I'm missing a hard drive and a processor. I was hoping people could point me in the right direction with the processor. And any helpful hits or improvements on my list would be appreciated. I'm in Australia and was wondering about an online company that delivered to Australia too? Also i am on a budget of about $1000-$1500

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Old 06-25-2005, 08:33 AM   #2
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Hey greorge,
Welcome , hows it goin ?

Any way im getting a new PC to and for a CPU i'd Recommend a AMD 3800+ ... some may say its a little over kill, but look at it this way ... it'll last you longer .
and for a harddrive. really nowadays their all pretty quality .. just make sure you get a big one ... their pretty cheap right now ...

Also i have almost the identical Motherboard as you . and im runnin a ATI Radeon X800XL ...
BTW check and see if the card your gettin is 8X or 16X ... makesure its 16X .
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Old 06-25-2005, 08:47 AM   #3
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The mobo doesn't support but up to pc3200/ddr400 and makes no referance to supporting ddr2 memory.

Edit: Let me make that statement a little clearer. The board only supports up to ddr400/pc3200. Any thing faster would be a waste of materials and money.
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yeah but 3200 is still pretty quick and in my opinion its not worth the money to upgrade more ...
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So seti if that mobo isn't any good what do you suggest i get? And I was going to get the x800xl but this card is pretty cheap.
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George, here is a guide you can follow that has been posted on cf before by me:

http://www.computerforums.org/showth...light=building
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...619&CatId=1177
This is an AMD +3800 processor that I found on tiger direct. Is this the one you have Rhenerie. Would it be a good one to get?
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thanks steven11 but I know how to make one I'm looking more at what parts are good and what is compatibile. That kinda stuff.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...26633&NoMapp=1
for a sound card I thought this might be a good one because it's cheap and I'm not really focusing on sound.
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How are you going to power this thing? Also if your not using an SLI setup why get a board that supports it?

for 1000-1500$ I can build a pretty decent system, what are you using this system for, gaming? are you going to overclock?
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