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 Post subject: Few questions on new computer.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:17 pm 
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Alright, I'm buying my new rig and so far I'm planning on getting...

Coolermaster Cavalier
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... ory=BROWSE


AMD 64 3500+
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... ory=BROWSE

I need a motherboard and videocard.

I really want a pci express x700 pro. it's 16x right? Hows it run?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 414&depa=1


I need a motherboard and videocard...any ideas? I'd like PCI express so that I don't have to upgrade my mobo later on, is that a good idea? Or should I stick with agp. I know i won't be able to afford switching later on so I want to do it now.

Also, are there any good mobos that support pcie AND agp? Just in case? (NOT neccessary, just asking)

So yeah... Videocard and motherboard. Don't forget, socket 939 for amd64.

I don't HAVE to have the x700.. you can reccomend an nVidia pcie card if you'd like.


EDIT --

How's this RAM instead of the ballistix, cheaper for a gig and pc 4000.

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... ory=BROWSE


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stick to pci-express definitely as it will benefit you more in the long run. good mobos for amd include Asus A8N-SLI, Abit Fatality AN8, and the MSI neo mobo. for videocards, i recommend the 6800GT. good brands include eVGA, MSI, BFG, PNY, and even the Asus one.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:09 pm 
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6800 gt.. I'm on a tight budget, thats the thing. I don't want to spend more than a thousand bucks, but I think if I go a little over it's ok. I mean so far I've only gotten a case, cpu and RAM and it's like 400 bucks.. heh.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:19 pm 
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How's this RAM?

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... ory=BROWSE


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First of all i think the mobos recommended are crap. Stay away from ABIT, they are a company in trouble. ASUS is a decent board, but not if you are looking to use a 3200-3500 winnie and overclock. I don't understand people buying a non O/Cing board and RAM, then buying a great O/Cing chip, and then wondering why they aren't getting decent performance. Go with the DFI NF4 Ultra, or the MSI NF4 board, get an X800XL, and some good overclocking memory.Getting invest in some good 3500-4000 OCZ or Corsair memory and get all the potential out of that processor.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:37 pm 
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ok..

I may order tonight or tommorow so any immediate feedback is appreciated.

So far..here's what i've got.
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Coolermaster Cavalier with power supply
WD Hard drive, 200 gig IDE drive
Geil Ram.. 2 512 sticks.
AMD64 3500+
Plextor cd burner

total so far = $674.30 (with shipping)

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Will that RAM work with 64 bit cpus? is it good?

I still need a motherboard and pcie card. I saw a chaintech board for like 100 bucks, it looked decent. Any ideas or what?


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Advil wrote:
stay away from Geil ram at all costs.


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Damn it..

Alright... then what should I get?

Crucial, corsair?


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i'd go with crucial ballistix 3200, great ram and it looks cool!


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http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... 009&depa=0


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Corsair 4400C25PT....if you have to have tight timings it will run 2-2-2-5 at 200FSB, if you want to O/C the hell out of it, it will do 2.5-4-4-8 at 272FSB.
Or if you get the DFI board, you can grab that OCZ VX Gold 4000 that will do 2-2-2-7 at 260FSB.....great stuff, the only problem is you need to pump 3.0-3.3v through it....and I recommend the DFI board here because it has a jumper that allows up to 4.0v through the DIMMS


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:07 pm 
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Air Jordan wrote:
i'd go with crucial ballistix 3200, great ram and it looks cool!


I was really happy with the ballistix, then I realized that it was only 512. I thought it was two 512 sticks.


And.. Patriot RAM? I've never heard of that company.


Hows this mobo?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 049&depa=1


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:22 pm 
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this is ASUS's top of the line mobo for really cheap

https://host201.ipowerweb.com/~hwrebuil ... ea6d0ab453


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Meh.. I'm going to be ordering from newegg so, I prefer the links be from there. Thanks though :)


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good GOD.... stay away from the ASUS board....and if you absolutely have to go ASUS, wait a week or two, they are releasing the Deluxe model very shortly....hopefully it will O/C fairly decently.
As to the memory, almost forgot, you might want to check out PQI, been around quite awhile and have a good reputation....I would choose (in this order) Corsair, OCZ, PQI for memory....for the motherboard......DFI, MSI, ASUS


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:24 pm 
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DFI??

How's this one.


http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 152&depa=1

Thats a DFI....looks good. Nice price tag too!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:10 pm 
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Alrighty.. so far.

Coolermaster Cavalier with power supply
WD Hard drive, 200 gig IDE drive
AMD64 3500+
Plextor cd burner
DFI lanparty motherboard
Gigabyte nVidia 6600GT PCI-Express video card

Is the 350 watt PSU enough for all that?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:14 pm 
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Advil wrote:
Is the 350 watt PSU enough for all that?


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Thanks :)

I read it but.. I'm a complete idiot.. heh. I'm not overclocking anything (most likely) so, does that still apply to me? I just want to know if the 350 will be enough.

If it is enough, would it be barely enough, or more than enough?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:05 am 
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Advil wrote:
Thanks :)
If it is enough, would it be barely enough, or more than enough?


That card calls for a 300W power supply. You have a 350 watt PSU which should provide more than enough power for what you've listed so far.


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