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Old 12-20-2004, 12:26 PM   #1
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im looking to build a computer with my christmas money. i had a post one this a couple weeks ago and wanted some more info. my list is belove and i could really use some help on the mobo and the video card. i will be gaming but no need for the best of the best. my budget is about $1200. thanks in advanced.

ASPIRE Turbo Case X-Dreamer Black
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-001&depa=1

AMD Athlon 64 3400+
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80704-1
Mobo
(undecided need some help)

Corsair Value Select 512MBx2 DDR
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-440&depa=1

Western Digital 120GB Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-107&depa=1

NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black $65
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...152-032&DEPA=0

SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive $30
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...101-124&depa=1

Video Card
(need help picking one out)
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:48 PM   #2
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You said you were going with the Athlon 64 3200+ but the link is for the 3400+. Just thought I would let you know.

I would try this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-498&depa=1

And maybe this video card.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-213&depa=1
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Old 12-20-2004, 01:09 PM   #3
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Looks a good comp .
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Old 12-20-2004, 03:14 PM   #4
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thanks Vandiyan i took ur suggestions. i like the mobo and i would like to see if anyone else have any opinions on my computer before i order it. his the case and power supply ok for what i want and also what about fans? and whats a good dvd-rom drive?
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:28 PM   #5
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About your video card, your mobo doesnt support PCI-E, so you might want to get a AGP version of the 6600 GT instead.
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:38 PM   #6
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Opps sorry about the PCI-e thing. I should have payed closer attention. Good looking out Avino.
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I would prefer a 3200+ with a 939 socket. More upgradable, and more powerful (speed will be less, but 939's are better)
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Old 12-20-2004, 06:50 PM   #8
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Yea i was really debating weather or not to got the 939 socket. what would be the price difference to a 939 3000+ or 3200+ amd and mobo be compared to my choice now? should i pay the price now to get the 939 or wait till i want to upgrade the whole computer later down the rode?
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:30 AM   #9
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anyone?
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:36 AM   #10
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Your better off getting a PCI-e mobo and the 6600 in PCI-e as well. Its prob cheaper too.
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