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Old 03-21-2007, 11:38 PM   #1
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Well I'm about to build my 1st computer. I am on a tight budget. About $300. Heres what I have so far:

Intel Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186106

Pentium D: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116249

1GB RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208041

512MB PCI-E x16 Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102080

I was thinking of using my Dell Dimension 2400 case, HDD, CD ROM, and PSU temperately until I have some extra cash. So basically everything is not going to be Dell anymore lol. But I do have 2 questions. Would all this hardware work properly with the mobo? And do I need anything else?

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Old 03-22-2007, 01:04 AM   #2
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i can tell you that the 512MB of memory on that video is going to be wasted. The architecture of that video card won't be able to keep up with the high resolutions and AA/AF that actually use the RAM. To be honest, you should be good with a little more cash, then buy things. The Pentium D will do you no good, you should go AMD on such a budget.

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Old 03-22-2007, 06:41 AM   #3
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dude stay with intel they are beautiful people

ne ways get a vid card like this

i know its abotu $30 ish more but dude it will run wayyyyy faster and wayyyy better !
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:49 AM   #4
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I got that card and I love it...its great I can run duel monitors and play CS and WoW on max settings while still alt tabbing between windows no prob
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Old Desktop: Intel E8400, Seagate 7200.11 500GB HDD, 320GB WD, 250GB Seagate, Asus 9800GTX+,4GB Corsair Ballistix, Asus P5Q Pro, Antec 500W PSU, 2 19" WS
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:08 PM   #5
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don't forget a heat sink for that processor
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