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Old 02-16-2005, 03:15 PM   #1
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Ok hi everyone im Lou i just joined today looking for advice/help. I'm going to attempt building my own computer coming up here soon. But i dont know what I should get as far as parts go. AMD or Intel? is the biggest ? i have. im not really a gamer but i do watch alot of movies, normally have alot of programs running at once. So wat should i get Amd 64bit FX-55 or the Intel 3.46ghz 1066fsb chip? thanks ill give more info once i have this picked thanks.
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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o yea also i wont be over clocking so dont judge this by saying if u over clock cuz i wont do that
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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The question you have to ask yourself is how much do you want to spend, it is performence vs price
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:28 PM   #4
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well im looking for good performance. ive looked only at newegg.com and had my friends help me build a comp and the total is always 3800-4000 dollars so thats were im looking to spending. but that must include everything i want. right now im on newegg getting a wish list in order so i can show u guys what im looking at getting. im setting it up for amd64 this time.
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:28 PM   #5
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woudlnt suggest getting a 1,000$ CPU for your first build.
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:29 PM   #6
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o wat does contrast mean on the lcd flat panels? is higher better?
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:35 PM   #7
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OK. This is your first build i see. DOn't spend mucho money on your first build. You could break a pin on your cpu and do anything and then you are in the hole. You need to do some research because like you dont need the fx-55, you can OC a lower chip. I know you said you dont OC but it would save you a couple hundreds. Go to tomshardware and look at benches. I just agree the acb, this being your first build, dont go all out. Do you yourself know what you need? And obviously the better contrast the better picture. I don't want to seem ma utwheneuidfor the ittme hy usuly do thsh lo tbefouying parts as that is the most expensive and important part. Also check zipzoomfly.com
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:41 PM   #8
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well about being building my own, im only doing certain things. my friend is going to set the chip n the raid. but the rest i know how to do from taking apart my comp about once a week. hes built a new computer every 3 months and hes all into that oc and stuff. but ive heard things like shortens the life of a cpu. so i dont want to do that being my computers on nearly 24hours a day for a week or so. but next post will have wat im looking at. also is there any suggestions on a video card?
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http://secure.newegg.com/app/WishLis...IEW&ID=1324123 thats the wish list minus video card if u can view it
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No double post and why do you need a 4000$ computer for playing dvd's and have programs open. Having programs open you will be fine with a gig or two but only two if you do huge programs. To watch dvd's you don't need a great gfx card either. You don't seem like you'd be doing enough for a 4000$ pc. A 4000$ pc built on the market would be alomost like 5000$. You don't need that type of pc.
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