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Old 04-14-2005, 08:28 PM   #11
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Alright, here is what i've decided on.

MSI "K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI" NVIDIA nForce4
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=13-130-487
GIGABYTE nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=14-125-156
AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=19-103-514
Foxconn CASEDGE Diabolic "Minotaur" Case with 400W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...153-006&depa=0
Corsair Value Select Dual Channel Kit 184 Pin 1G(512MBx2)
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...145-480&depa=0

Sound good?
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Old 04-15-2005, 01:26 AM   #12
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Don't get the Gigabyte 6600GT card because there was a person on here that had higher operating temperatures than usual. It's still safe, but try getting a more reputable brand like MSI or something.

For the Corsair RAM, go with the XMS dual channel kit, not the Value one. Better performance.

*Random thought: I hate my Gigabyte motherboard even though it's working beautifully. I swear I will never buy another Gigabyte product ever again. I rather try an Asus next time or better yet, get me another MSI.
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Old 04-15-2005, 01:29 AM   #13
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Gaming during College, eh? Shouldn't you be studying and working hard? Haha, just kidding...we all deserve some fun time to ourselves once in a while.
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Old 04-15-2005, 01:33 AM   #14
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LOL...Alvino you hypocrit. Studying eh?
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Old 04-15-2005, 02:22 AM   #15
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lol. college is really supposed to be fun. out on your own, u know? no parents on ur frekain back 24/7. man, im asain and i get tat 365. i cant wait till college. seriously. lol. i like the case btw. and i think u really should savea a little more and then get a nice 6800. a big step up for just a little more. or an x850. depends on which company u like.
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Don't get the Gigabyte 6600GT card because there was a person on here that had higher operating temperatures than usual. It's still safe, but try getting a more reputable brand like MSI or something.

For the Corsair RAM, go with the XMS dual channel kit, not the Value one. Better performance.

*Random thought: I hate my Gigabyte motherboard even though it's working beautifully. I swear I will never buy another Gigabyte product ever again. I rather try an Asus next time or better yet, get me another MSI.

Gigabyte are a pretty reputable brand and do me pretty fine. I have a friend who's had his for a year or more and had no temp problems or anything else for that matter but any way i think you should go for a x850 xl. It's a pretty good card better than the 6600gt or the 6800. I like them but it ur choice i guess.
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Old 04-15-2005, 03:18 PM   #17
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for gfx cards

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?page=3&Nav=|c:1558|&Sort=1&Recs=1 0

and

http://www.newegg.com/app/manufact.a...alog=48&DEPA=1


BTW gigabyte mobo's are good no overheating on mine
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:34 AM   #18
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Theres a great "how to build a computer" for noobies here:
http://pcworld.com/howto/article/0,a...93,pg,1,00.asp
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:46 PM   #19
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Hey thanks for all of your help. As it stand now I've figured out most of the hardware that i will be using. Here is the list...
Mobo
ASUS "A8N-SLI Deluxe" nForce4 SLI
GPU
MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card
CPU
AMD Athlon 64 3500+,
Memory
Corsair Value Select Dual Channel Kit
Hard Drive
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA
Optical Drive
Lite-On Beige 16X DVD+/-R DVD Burner
Now all i need to get i a PSU and case any suggestions?
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:49 PM   #20
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get a case with the sides separate to the top (like not all one big up and over then down the other side metal hull) and put a but 120mm cycle-out fan on top so it sucks the heat out the top and makes the box a LOT cooler!

if u want it for gaming too then chances are u might be going to a couple of LANs??? try something that comes wiith carry straps!!! easier to haul around by FAR!!!!
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