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Old 06-15-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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Hi guys I'm new here!! I know what im doing with computers building wise.
I really need a new computer but i wanna make sure it works. Could someone give me a rough idea of a computer i could use for gaming.
Ive been looking at athlon 3000 or 2800 and would like a good graphics card? Also I really cant decide on a mobo! Ive got my sound card sorted if anyone can offer any help i will be greatfull. cheers
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Old 06-15-2004, 05:58 PM   #2
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well, first you need to decide which brand of motherboard you want. i just bought an ASUS A7N8X-E deluxe. i have yet to piece it together b/c i need to get more parts. i am selling this system whole, so i dont want to swap the mobo twice.... anyway, the 2800 is a good choice. go with it. if you plan on gaming you will need a decent video card!!! what you get will depend on what you are willing to spend. i am getting a 5900xt for $300(canadian). it's the best choice for me right now. it helps to get a kool case too!!
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Old 06-16-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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ya go with a ASUS A7N8X-E deluxe you can't go wrong with that board, If I were to buy a non 64 bit amd cpu that is that board I would go with, And stick with asus I have now had 4 asus motherboards one of them is over 4 years old and I still have never had a problem with it, that board is about $165 (canadian), you could get the a7n8x-x
it is cheaper about $90 (canadian) but doesen't support as much as the more expensive one, and make sure whatever board you do buy it has the nvidia chipset
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Old 06-16-2004, 01:09 PM   #4
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ive decided to go with the ASUS A7N8X-E deluxe so cheers guys.
now regarding graphics card i would like a 9600 or GForce fx5700 256 agp would this card be a good buy?thanks again
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Good choice on the Mobo..My only other suggestion would be the Neo2.

As for a graphic card...the two you mentioned aren't even same in performance. The 9600 is a better graphic card when it come to games.

I love my ATI 9800Pro card. I upgraded from a 9500Pro and before that a GeForce3. I just perfer the ATI's drivers compared to nVidia's. But now that nVidia started to get there drivers from the same company that ATI uses I really haven't experimented with them since.

I would try to get yourself an old ATI 9700Pro (great card), 9800Pro, 9600XT or if you want a nVidia I would get something like a FX5700 U or better.

The next money spender is the memery and harddrive. Go for performance over volume on both the harddrive and memory.
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Old 06-16-2004, 02:38 PM   #6
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ok so far
ASUS A7N8X-E deluxe
128Mb XFX GeForceFX 5700 Ultra (D-Sub, DVI, TV-Out)

Now memory think I will be ok with 1 512stick or should i up it? thanks so far.
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