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Old 10-16-2005, 02:54 AM   #21
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Here's a simple solution. Get them separately. Here's the motherboard first:

MSI K8N Neo4-F NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...366536&CatId=0

Now for the CPU:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ / 512KB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket 939 / Venice Core / Processor with Fan
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...366603&CatId=0

This is the most basic CPU you can get for that motherboard. It is a good performing CPU.

RAM:

Corsair Value Select Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory ( 2 x 512MB )
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...365&CatId=1838

Basic stuff, but great performance.
You said something about PCIe and AGP does that play in with the Motherboard you just gave a link to.
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:57 AM   #22
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Yes. That motherboard includes the latest in technology which include the new graphical interface PCI-e. It is twice as fast as high speed AGP slots. Also, get this for the video card:

XFX GeForce 6600 GT / 128MB DDR3 / PCI Express / SLI / Dual DVI / TV Out / Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...118390&CatId=0

I tried to find the cheapest, good video card for that motherboard. You can go lower, but if you are a gamer, this is the card for budget users.
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:00 AM   #23
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Yes. That motherboard includes the latest in technology which include the new graphical interface PCI-e. It is twice as fast as high speed AGP slots.
All right, so thats where I would plug a graphics card in right? I am looking at Hard Drives right now because, if I build a new computer, I'm pretty sure I'll need one. But I can't really tell the difference between them, to me it looks just like space.
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:04 AM   #24
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For hard drives, you can get this one:

Western Digital / Caviar SE / 80GB / 7200 / 8MB / SATA-150 / Hard Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=1089592

80GB is a good storage size. Once you start buying games and downloading stuff from the Internet, you'll need the extra space.
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For hard drives, you can get this one:

Western Digital / Caviar SE / 80GB / 7200 / 8MB / SATA-150 / Hard Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=1089592

80GB is a good storage size. Once you start buying games and downloading stuff from the Internet, you'll need the extra space.
I know, I have a 27 gig HDD and right now 6 gb free with zero games installed.
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:11 AM   #26
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This graphics card doesn't look to bad in my opinion, link
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Old 10-16-2005, 11:23 AM   #27
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That's pretty high for just a base 6600 video card. I personally feel the XFX one is much better and priced the same as the 6600 you liniked.
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this is turning into amd vs intel and ati vs nvidia battle again. He needs 2 decide on what he wants in a comp the exact price and move from there.
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