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 01/18/2007 01:58 AM
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senorcheech
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Hey guys I'm new to the forum and to building computers in general. I've spent some time browsing a couple websites and looking for parts with the small knowledge I have on computer parts. I found a few things for my core system but needed you guys advice to first see if my parts are worth the price and good for my needs. I'm looking to spend no more than about $600 since I've already spent around $100 on a case, power supply, 250GB HD and keyboard/mouse.
I'm mainly going to use the PC for music/video storage, video editing, music burning, music playing/burning and playing multiplayer games such as Warcraft, Half-Life 2 and maybe FEAR? nothing to fancy though.


MSI K9N SLI Platinum Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16813130048

GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16814143049

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16820145015

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2.4GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16819103631

You guys help would definitely be appreciated.
 01/18/2007 02:06 AM
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Get X2
 01/18/2007 02:21 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Unknown I'm mainly going to use the PC for music/video storage, video editing, music burning, music playing/burning and playing multiplayer games such as Warcraft, Half-Life 2 and maybe FEAR? nothing to fancy though.


Seems like you will be multitasking? The dual core is a better deal. I see your budget, may be you should get the http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16819103733
It's a 65W, low voltage cpu.

Are you going to "ever" SLI your computer system? If you are, I guess you can stick with that MSI SLI mobo. If not, you can go for an ASUS 570 MCP mobo that cost 92 dollars.




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 01/18/2007 02:36 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: omgsobe
Seems like you will be multitasking? The dual core is a better deal. I see your budget, may be you should get the http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16819103733
It's a 65W, low voltage cpu.

Are you going to "ever" SLI your computer system? If you are, I guess you can stick with that MSI SLI mobo. If not, you can go for an ASUS 570 MCP mobo that cost 92 dollars.



Not really going to be doing much multitasking besides burning music and surfing the web. Don't really think I'm ever going to SLI my system so maybe getting that other mobo and CPU is a better way to go.
 01/18/2007 11:25 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: senorcheech
Not really going to be doing much multitasking besides burning music and surfing the web. Don't really think I'm ever going to SLI my system so maybe getting that other mobo and CPU is a better way to go.


even if u dont multitask , get a X2
 01/18/2007 12:31 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: AM2_GAINWARD
even if u dont multitask , get a X2




agreed, the price differential of the single core for the 2.4 is like 30 dollars more..


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 01/18/2007 01:30 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: AM2_GAINWARD
even if u dont multitask , get a X2


Well to play Alan Wake next spring you need a dual core


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 01/18/2007 06:21 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: candle_86
Well to play Alan Wake next spring you need a dual core



thanks for the input guys...is the videocard p posted any good?
 01/18/2007 06:48 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: senorcheech
thanks for the input guys...is the videocard p posted any good?




well if you want a good card but add a few more dollars.. this is a great card

sapphired
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16814102061
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if price is a factor
xfx 7600gt has a good OCed manufactured
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16814150182


but that BFG is also a nice card. nice rebate too. Whatever your preference is

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2GB DDR2 800 Corsair XMS2 • Hitachi 7K160 160GB SATA 3.0gb/s • NEC DVD-RAM • XCLIO 500-Watt
 01/19/2007 01:50 PM
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X1800GTO $139.00 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16814241009

X1900GT $159.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16814142084

X1950Pro $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16814161060

these are your best cards of the lot, id go for the x1900GT personally


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 01/19/2007 02:16 PM
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everything you have picked out is fine... you'll be happy

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 01/19/2007 02:50 PM
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for 20 extra bucks, get the x1900GT, its a great card

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 01/20/2007 07:33 AM
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although it may not be available , but if u can find a x1800xt 512 ,thats a good card ,better than x1900gt
 01/20/2007 09:30 AM
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I heard 8600ultras (name right??) will be coming out soon within the next month that I have heard that will be about 200 dallors but will have DX10 since all those card will be outdated soon anyways be useless to play newer games.

 01/20/2007 03:38 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Bill100 I heard 8600ultras (name right??) will be coming out soon within the next month that I have heard that will be about 200 dallors but will have DX10 since all those card will be outdated soon anyways be useless to play newer games.




i head the same rumors, but the 8600 Ultra and 8600GT should be comming out shortly along with the 8300, and ill be they will launch alongside the 8900


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 01/21/2007 07:49 AM
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