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    Building my custom PC... Need Feedback..

    My future Gaming PC:


    http://secure.newegg.com/app/shoppin...sp?submit=view

    what do you guys think? its my first PC.. Im gonna keep my monitor/keyboard/mouse and Ill chaneg them in the fututre (reduce costs).

    Price: $1.316

    Processor: AMD Athlon XPô 3000+ "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU

    Video Card: ATI RADEON 9800 PRO 128MB DVI/TV 8X AGP

    Motherboard: Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe

    Memory: CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, Low Latency (Twin Pack) 1GB(2 x 512MB) 2x(64MX64) PC-2700LLPT With Platinum - Silver Heat Spreaders

    Hardrive: Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 8MB Model # 6Y080P0

    FaN: VANTEC's Tornado (Double Ball-Bearing) Fan. + 2 the case has

    Case: CHIEFTEC Server Chasis (Aluminum Workstation Tower with Plastic Front Cover) Blue w/acrylic window - 450Watt Foxconn Power Supply **Now with 2 x Front USB2.0 and 1 x Firewire IEEE1394 ports**

    Opinions please...

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    First off, you posted this in the wrong forum. This should be in PC issues. It has absolutly nothing to do with web design.

    Secondly, you can't just paste that link in. It says the cart is empty because they store the cart's contents based on the session.


    *picks up mod gun and fires*
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    ouch....uhhhhh. you got me......jim, help me....

    1st pc it seems ok to me, about 20000 x better than my first pc

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    It seems okay. I'd probably go the Intel route but it seems decent. You should look at SATA too.

    Eh, Nightfire, my first computer was a Intel 8088 8MHz with a math co-processor. It has a Seagate ST-225 (20MB) MFM hard drive. MFM was the thing before IDE. And a whoping 640k of memory.

    Gosh those were the days.
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    Mine was a Commodor 64 without harddisk. Just a taperecorder with a counter. Didn't even had a monitor. Needed to plug a TV into it.
    But it waited at the same speed as my current machine does

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    I had one withthe same set up

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    Not sure how much you're paying for the 3000+ but it might be more cost effective, and future proof, to get the Intel offering for similar money. The 3000+ comes with a bit of a premium.

    Same with the 9800pro, it's a fast card, but only marginally faster than the 9700pro, which you may prefer the price of.
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    hmmm agree about the 3000XP , I just got a MSI kT4 ultra +RAID and whilst I wanted the 3000 I got the 2400 as it was about 1/3 rd of the price ! + in 3-6 months when the prices come down I can grab one & still use that mobo ... that was my logic anyways.
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    well...

    the price difference betwen the 9700 and the 9800 is just $25 so Ill just strick with the 9800, remember the 256mb cards are already out so the 128s are cheaper.

    Im sticking with the AMD 3000+, its $245 the Intel is a lot more expensive about $400

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    Yeah but the 3000+ isn't actually 3GHz, it only runs at 2.16GHz.

    For 245, you could get a 2.667Ghz Pentium 4 that would have 512k cache and a 800MHz FSB.
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    Originally posted by oracleguy
    Yeah but the 3000+ isn't actually 3GHz, it only runs at 2.16GHz.

    For 245, you could get a 2.667Ghz Pentium 4 that would have 512k cache and a 800MHz FSB.
    Er, 2.667 with an 800fsb is impossible but you could get a 2.8C which would probably beat the 3000+. My XP @ 2.4GHz is rated at something silly like 3500+ by Sandra + added bonus is that a Canterwood mobo or decent Springdale, will take the forthcoming Prescott/P5 in the autumn...
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    My local computer store sells them. They even sell 2.4GHz at 800.

    From intel.com:

    800 MHz system bus: 3 GHz, 2.80C GHz, 2.60C GHz, 2.40C GHz
    http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/processors/pentium4/index.htm?iid=ipp_desk_proc+prod_p4p&


    I was slightly off but still essentially correct.

    He could get 2.6 for 245. And it would probably preform better than the 3000+
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    Anyone remember the good ol' TRS-80's???

    Had me one... With dual floppies... LOL...

    'Course I also had one of those TANDY Computers... You know the one that you plugged into the back of your tv and you could use to program BASIC... WHOO HOOO!!! Blazing... LOL...

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    Hey, all the nostalgia about the old computers...

    My first was a Kaypro II/CPM
    It was a "portable" computer that looked like a metal suitcase. One end detached (the keyboard) to reveal a 6-inch monitor and 2 floppy drives. No HD. Those were the days. I tried to program a couple games in Basic, but got too complex for the system and crashed it.

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    Actually that sounds pretty sweet I just custom build myself a pc it didnt cost that much though 450$ to be exact!

    MB: gigabyte KT400 motherboard with dual bios
    PROCESSOR: 2700 athlon XP
    DISPLAY: ATI Radeon 8500 Pro 128mb DDR 8xAGP
    MEMORY: 1gb DDR PC2700
    CD: 52xCD-ROM/52xCD-RW
    DISKS: Maxtor 60gig HD/Maxtor 40gig HD
    USB: 6port total, 2 on Mb, 2 on back, 2 on front + firewire
    Case: FullTower 8 Fans Total

    Basically Im just saying price change so shop around first!


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