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Old 11-24-2005, 03:53 PM   #21
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ok so 2k and xp as OS's, but wat hardware should i use (i know absolutely nothing about building computer )
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:19 PM   #22
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Ok, you're willing so spend about $1500 on parts? This is for an all purpose PC for gaming and multimedia stuff:

ABIT KN8 Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127222

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retai
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

SUPERCHARGED Core Clock at 470MHz and Memory at 1100MHz!
PNY VCG6800SXPB Geforce 6800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133159

(that is hell of nice price for the clocks)

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JS 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145449
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thanks man
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:23 PM   #24
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Ubuntu Linux is a completely free Linux distro that can fit on to just 1 CD, so I'd recommend giving that a go first, before you spend on a Windows OS.

And you could build yourself a laptop if you wanted. www.laptoplogic.com is an awesome site. Has a guide on how to build a laptop and what components you should choose etc.
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:26 PM   #25
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That list above I made out is probably less than what you intended, but that gives you room to upgrade if you wish. Maybe a faster CPU or video card. The X-Fi sound cards are nice, but you need a nice set of speaker system to take advantage of it. Oh, you also need a new case with power supply too.
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Old 11-25-2005, 03:42 AM   #26
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I strongly suggest:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200BVBOX - Retail -$400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103547

DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail -$139.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136158

Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail -$115.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132

Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail- $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103932

Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500SD 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM - $109.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144179

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner - OEM- $38.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131419

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM -$70.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178

OCZ Titanium 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail- $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227056

XFX PVT42GUAD7 Geforce 6800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail- $215 (FASTER THAN PNY CARD MENTIONED ABOVE)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118

*Suggestion1: For a video card if you want excellent quality, i would suggest cutting back on some things, to get a nVIDIA 78000gtx
*Suggestion2: The ram is could be upraded which may not nessicarly mean a cost increase and i do not suggest getting more than 2gigs.
*Suggestion3:You may need extra fans, and maybe ram heatsinks, or a cpu heatsink

FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF : $1,477.96
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Old 11-25-2005, 03:50 AM   #27
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Edit: didn't want to coward post

Two of these:
CORSAIR XMS 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory - Retail-135.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145018

or

four of these:
Crucial 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory - Retail-59.25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146546

Any1 else have any suggestions for ram?
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Old 11-25-2005, 04:14 AM   #28
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OK :

AMD X2 3800+

Asus A8N-SLI Premium

nVidia 6800GS

OCZ Value RAM or something similar

Gigabyte G-Power HSF

NEC 3540-A

Antec Nouevo (dunno if spelling is correct, it's the french word for 'new') - comes with a great PSU as well

Creative X-Fi


The reason I'm not giving prices or exact links is that this should be YOUR PC, not just a spec which someone else who you don't know has made up and you liked the look of. Do some research mate, and BTW I thouroghly recommend AMD. Some questions to ask yourself:

SLI or not?
Dual Core or not?
Overclocking or not?
nVidia or ATi?
Cheap or expensive motherboard?
Stock HSF or a different one?
7-series or 18-series?
6 series or X8 series?
SATA, SATA 2 or IDE?
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Old 11-25-2005, 11:47 PM   #29
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alright, so lets start from where i left off.

1. acphenom, if i felt that i had the potential for making a laptop w/out screwing up royaly i might consider it, however my trust level for myself can be measured in inches.

2. treehugger, your my hero, thanks so much, but im not saying thats what im going with, but its a really good start

3. some key points, my top prioritys for my computer in order are
1. i want to be able to surf the net fast. i know that it depends on more than just my comp.
2. i want to be able to run alot of programs at once.
3. i wanna be able to play good games on full graphics.
4. i need windows OS for my basic school program needs.


4. prosser, i really wanna learn what im doin with hardware but i dont know where to learn and those questions you gave me e.g. SLI, Duel core, overclocking... i dont know what any of that means.... i hate my life...
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Old 11-26-2005, 01:42 AM   #30
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This is weird. If you don't like any of the parts mentioned above from any of the members, then there's nothing left but cheaper budget parts, lol. We mentioned a lot of good stuff in here, but doesn't seem to interest you. Oh well...
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