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Old 10-21-2004, 06:34 PM   #21
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Stay away from gainwards ( dont they make there own type of cards??) and asus. Go with a BFG! A BGF 6800GT not that hard. Long as its agp 8x and 256mb its right
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Old 10-21-2004, 07:53 PM   #22
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Ok, I'll go with BFG

On the subject of RAM, should I buy Corsair? What capacity and options should I buy?

I want atleast 1 GB. Is 2GB overkill? Photoshop and Illustrator eats this stuff up. I have 512 currently, and I can't have them openat the same time.
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:06 PM   #23
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And if I buy the non-OEM processor with the heatsink and fan, do I need this?

Zalman CPU Cooler for Athlon 64 and FX Pr
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:54 PM   #24
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I would get the retail but use another fan and heatsink (the use of this because you will get warrenty). 2Gb may not be taht good, but 1Gb of pc3200 corsair value would do the trick fine!
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I'd go for 2GB. If you do anything with graphics, you can't have too much RAM.
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Old 10-22-2004, 12:37 AM   #26
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Hate to tell you this, but you can't test a PSU with software. The motherboard may monitor voltage for you, and that alone tell you... almost nothing of value. The only meaningful power supply tests involve specialized hardware.
Sorry, but that shit doesn't fly. You can test voltage settings.

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If you want to go to any of the hardware review sites online, you'll find that the $29.99 power supplies are generally shit. In your case, it sounds like you got a good deal, because you know someone, and that's a different story.
You in this case are generally shit. I bought this from a friend working for a company.

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As for your personal comments, please grow up. If you can't have a civil discussion, then people who know more than you do will quickly learn to just ignore you, rather than trying to explain things to you.
Wrong again. Learn the basics of computing.
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Old 10-22-2004, 02:21 AM   #27
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Guys, come on, quit fighting. I don't know how to do any of that testing, and it wouldn't be worth all that trouble anyways. Sorry Imino, I'm not trying to offend you or anything. I'm gonna go with a higher voltage power supply, say 460 watts, just to be on the safe side. Besides, it's only a couple of bucks more. Better safe then sorry.

Here's latests set of specs. If anyone could lend cost saving measures, it would be really helpful.


ATC-201 Aluminium Mid Tower $105
http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...01/promo_id=67

AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 $640
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-438&depa=0

nVidiaGeForce 6800 GT $450
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...143-022&depa=1

PC3200DDR 1024MB RAM $240
http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...00DDR%201024MB

Windows XP Pro $140
http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...20professional

SeaSonic Super Silencer 460W ATX Power Supply $110
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...151-008&depa=1

Seagate ST3160023AS 160GB 7200RPM SATA $130
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...148-038&depa=1

Asus A8V Deluxe Socket 939 $130
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-510&depa=0

Sony DRU710A DVD/RW $110
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...131-236&depa=0

Sound Blaster Live! PCI 5.1 Card $30
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-165&depa=0

NEC 19 CRT Monitor $115
http://www.securemart.com/cgi-bin/fu...9.html?pcode=1

AverMedia Ultra TV PCI-550 $100
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...100-123&depa=0 -------------

$2,300
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Old 10-22-2004, 02:37 AM   #28
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I'm looking for 2GB on NewEgg, but I don't want to spend 800 dollars. Is this Corsair I found better than this PQI set?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-486&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...141-182&depa=0
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Old 10-22-2004, 05:15 AM   #29
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I beleive so. But i'd just get 1GB pc3200. Because you cant run 2GB pc3200 only 2700. 1GB is fine for graphics etc and running those juicy programs at once. I run photoshop and image ready on 128mb!
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What do you mean only 2700?
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