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Old 12-22-2005, 04:59 PM   #21
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Oh yes yes, correct. The dual 10/100/1000mbps..

I don't know. To be honest I just searched for the Dual 10/100/1000 because I will be attending alot of LAN's, that's the only reason I put that
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Old 12-22-2005, 05:07 PM   #22
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I know you like DFI motherboards and they are pretty good. You linked it before and this is a good one:

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166

It's SLi ready. YOu have to make sure you read the manual carefully. You can use one video card if you don't have the money for two cards. It will work perfectly. Just make sure to follow the manual as to which port to install the single video card in. I think it might be the very first slot, then again, it could be the second PCI-e x16 slot. The manual will tell you all that info. Good stuff.

Get the dual core CPU if you can or go with a single Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego.

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103529

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This one's on sale for 8 hours only:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103547

I prefer the Toledo core, but it adds to the cost.

This is the cheapest RAM I would go with:
OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227211
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Old 12-22-2005, 05:18 PM   #23
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Is the 3800+ dual core alright? Andin the DFI's title, what is UT?
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Old 12-22-2005, 05:22 PM   #24
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Yeah, it's ok. It's clocked slower than the single core 4000+ (400MHz) slower, but you get noticeable increase in performance in multitasking and programs designed for dual core. You are ready for the future with dual core.

I have no clue what the UT stands for. Ultra maybe? The more I look at that motherboard, the more I want it.
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Old 12-22-2005, 05:26 PM   #25
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Haha yeah, it's appealing. Are you saying stick with the 3800+ DC even though the single core 4000+ is clocked faster? Remember, this is PC is going to be 95% gaming
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I would go with dual core still even if it is for gaming. They're more than capable of playing any game in the world. Maybe pshycologically I'm thinking, "man, only 2 GHz". But isn't 2GHz enough to run everything? Espeically if it's in dual core. By all means, it doesn't mean that you're running at 4GHz. Wouldn't we all love that to happen.
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:48 PM   #27
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Alright I think I got everything. For the ram I looked for 2gb. Don't worry, I made sure its DDR 400 PC3200, 184 pin DDR SDRAM

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822141140

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

All comes out to $944.99

Do you think I should just go with a SATA 3gb HDD, maybe back down to !gb ram, and a cheaper maybe 3500+ processor, just to get the price down, then just upgrade later on?
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:14 PM   #28
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i would go with the 3700+ since its like 40 bucks more. I would also suggest sata II instead of those silly scsi hdd's.
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About the HDD prosser13, the 7200 would be the slave, and the 15,000 the master. The 7200 would be more of just storage..

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Get a SATA II hard drive, thats faster than SATA II but still runs at 7200rpm.
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Processor.. Is it too much to get the 3800+ dual core? Or something cheaper? I've ruled out the 4200+ dual, $400 no way..
You won't get that much of a boost from SCSI anyway. The SATA 2 would be cheaper, nearly as fast, and a lot easier to configure. There really is no point in getting a 15k rpm drive unless you seriously need it!
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Alright, so, atleast a 10,000 Sata II though right? And you would go with the 3700+ over the 3500+?

And this is keeping the same mobo, then should I stick with the 1gb of ram?

And I still don't know if I should just find a decent/decent sized SATA II or a nice, but smaller one and another cheaper for a slave..
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