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Old 12-22-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default A new computer, but need some help =p

Hi! I'm building my first computer but I think I need a little help selecting parts. I want to play some new games such as HL2 as good speeds. I was looking at these for my cpu and motherboard.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 512K Cache
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Abit KV8PRO

Are these any good/do you have any suggestions?

Also, about RAM, do you think one stick of Kingston DDR400 512M PC3200 will be sufficient?

Lastly, about a video card, I definately need to upgrade my old 9200se. I don't have that much money after the cpu and motherboard, and I was looking at a 9600xt. Will that run HL2 or what recommendations would you give? Would this be a bottleneck for my cpu or vice-versa?

thanks a lot and merry xmas! =)
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: A new computer, but need some help =p

For ram, 512 is ok for regualr computing, but for gaming I would suggest getting 1gb. For your video card, whats your budget? Cuz I doubt the 9600 XT is going to run HL2 at medium-high settings.
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:41 AM   #3
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512MB Of RAM is not good if you want to play games like HL2, Get 1GB
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Get 1GB of RAM, and don't get that ATi card. Get a Geforce 6600GT or 6800GT, and raise the processor. The 3500+ went on sale! BTW, is that 3000+ 939 pin? If not, I recommend switching. Here, do this!

CPU- Athlon64 3500+ 939 Pin (these really dropped in price lately!) ONly $273!!!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-103-463&depa=1


MOBO- 939 Good MOBO!!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-128-263&depa=1

Now for the Best Option on the Market, do PCI Express, HERE:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-128-268&depa=1
This MOBO is nForce4, and is only $129!! GET THIS!

This is copied from another of my posts, because there options pwn, and are fairly cheap!
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Default Re: A new computer, but need some help =p

I suggest 1gb - 2. 2 might be overkill but maybe in the future games may require a minimun of 1g but 1g is good 4 now.
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