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Old 04-25-2005, 11:10 PM   #11
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is this ram good?
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16820145450
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:47 AM   #12
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Hey guys I'm new here, and I am a heavy gamer. I play high quality games such as Half-life 2, Doom3, Counter-Strike, and Medal of Honor.

I was wondering If these new parts are good will run good.

PSU - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16817153007
$50.00
CPU - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16819103483
$190.00
Motherboard - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16813128201
$118.00
Memory - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16820145505
$105.00
CPU Fan - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16835106038
$37.99
for getting started, this is a pretty good configuration. you probably heard this a milion times but adding a graphics card is a must. especially since the mobo doesn't have integrated graphics. i have integrated graphics on my mobo, but i DO NOT recomend it, nor do i use it. it sucks. get something that has it's own processor that is a must have for the games you like to play. you should let me know what you end up doing. i'm interested in how this turns out for you.
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:29 AM   #13
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Default Re: Can i have your opinion?

For the setup you're getting you don't need 480W by any means, but if you have the cash then why not, your money.
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:42 AM   #14
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Now this is just my opinion. It looks like you're trying to go all out without spending a large amount of money and you are into gaming. First, I would get the Winchester core instead of Newcastle for the CPU. It's about the same price, literally and better:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester Integrated into Chip FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16819103502

For the motherboard, go with a Socket 939 to go with that Winchester CPU and this one is about $20 more but an improvement over what you picked out:

ASUS A8V DELUXE Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16813131510

As for RAM, the more, the better. Especially if you are into gaming. This may be pricey, but you get what you pay (only $35 more than your original link). Dual channel, (2x512MB):

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16820145450

Power supply is fine as well as the heatsink/fan combo. Although I would try out the stock one first before getting an aftermarket one. You'll be surprised how efficient it is. I OCed mine quite a bit and running 30 degrees C right now.

Overall, you're spending about $60 more, but look at the parts you're getting. A better deal for the price. Next, we'll talk about video card.
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Old 04-26-2005, 05:29 AM   #15
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The graphics card you said you were gonna get, why get a Rad9800pro when you can get a GF6600GT for around the same price? It's slightly faster and at higher resolution trounces the 9800Pro
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Oh, also means you could get the PCIexpress version with a SKT 939 motherboard if you go the NForce s4 route. upgrading later to sli is also a added bonus
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yeah that sounds like a good idea. i was already going to change to get the XMS ram, but the new mobo and cpu sound like a good idea, and i already ordered the 9800pro. idk, i like nvidia cards but i feel more reliable with a radeon, i know the 6600gt has better clock speeds but w/e, thanks for your help guys
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:54 PM   #18
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do you guys recomend getting a sound card?
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:28 PM   #19
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Are you planing to get good speakers.(or already have some) If so i would, but if you just have cheap speakers or ones that are part of your monitor i wouldn't.
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no thats not true. over the past 2 years onboard sound like AC' 97 has become good enough that the average user cant tell the difference. i still use my 7.1 pci carSB LIVE! though just because i couldnt get all 7 speakers working on the onboard and didnt have the patience to fiddle
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