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Old 07-20-2005, 03:11 PM   #11
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I'd consider the NEC dvd-rw instead of Pioneer. My experience is this: First one I got was because of lower price at the time. Opened the box and promptly dropped it on a tile floor. SONOFA@#%@!!! After swapping out my sh*tfilled undies for a clean pair, I put the drive in and HOLY SMOKES!! it still worked!! It has burned everything I've thrown at it without any coasters. Might not be the prettiest or the coolest name brand, but for a few dollars more, I'd go with a sturdy dvd-rw drive that NEC makes over any others.
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:13 PM   #12
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ROFLMFAO lol ok cross sounds good
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:15 PM   #13
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sorry double post again: the cheapest intel retail box i found was 2.4 ghz and 533 mhz fsb, at 180 canadian. the cheapest amd retail i found was 1.8 ghz but (HOLY OMFG WHOA LOL) 1.6 ghz fsb at 166... what shud i get?
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:33 PM   #14
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Stop saying sorry for double posting! Just don't do it! Theres an edit button you know! And its there for a reason....other than spammers.
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lol ok

ok, so i got another slight problem: i am not sure if these are compatible.

this mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=M452-2502
or this mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...206&CatId=1178
with this processor: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...7001&CatId=259

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this mobo: javascriptl('http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1043671&CatId=182');
with this processor: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...2574&CatId=262

if all of these are compatible, its only the job of choosing which ones best. these all are in my budget so which one do you think is bettter?
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:17 PM   #16
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They are all compatible and I would recommend AMD! Although do not get socket 754, it is not good for upgrading. Get socket 939 they both are compatible with Athlon 64/ Athlon 64 FX.
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:27 PM   #17
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o i wont b upgrading 2 fx anytime soon. i dont plan to spend 1000 bucks on a processor til i get a job.

edit: (lol happy now?) i'll post the (hopefully) final components of the computer today.
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:29 PM   #18
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Not FX, Just socket 939 can transfer data alot faster and has more bandwidth. Considering 939 isn't out of your way from 754 I would get 939.
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:40 PM   #19
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alrite i found a nice 939 mobo gigabit lan low price here are final (hopefully) components:


Motherboard: Gigabyte K8NSC-939 nVidia Socket 939 ATX Motherboard / Audio / 4x/8x AGP / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA - 114.99 - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...301&CatId=1569

Video Card: Chaintech XGI Volari V3 / 128MB DDR / AGP 8X / VGA / DVI / TV Out / Video Card - 27.99 - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=C460-8006

Memory: Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3 Memory - 59.99 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...9&Sku=ULT30215

HDD: Maxtor / DiamondMax 10 / 160GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-133 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive - 81.99 - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&CMP=ILC-FPM07

DVD/CD Drive: NEC ND3520 / 16x6x16x DVD-RW / 16x8x16x DVD+RW / 4x DVD+R DL / 48x24x48x CD-RW / Black / Dual Layer / OEM DVD Burner with Nero software - 64.99 - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...7&Sku=N27-1876

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 2800+ / 512KB Cache / 1600MHz FSB / Socket 754 / Processor with Fan - 166.99 - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...7001&CatId=259

TOTAL: C$553.13 with taxes... am i missing anything? is it all compatible?
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:54 PM   #20
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Well, your motherboard is socket 939 and your processor is socket 754....That won't work.

Everything looks good except I would get at least a 3000+ and not a 2800+.

Also 512MB RAM is probably fine for you but try and shoot for 1GB if you can.
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