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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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advice on a new set up plz

ok, have about 500.00 to spend,
already have a ati 9800 video card, and western digital 80g hard drive, monitor /keyboard....

need a mother board/cpu, a cdr/dvdr in one, ram, mid to small case,and all in one scanner/clr printer /photo printer... any sugg. would help out! thanks~mike
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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and yes i will be doing the build with my bud..., just unsure about what the best combo's to go with , and where i should spend more into..
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537
^ best bang for the buck
your mobo will depend on whether your video card is pci-e or agp
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what are you going to be doing on this pc? playing games, surfing the internet, office apps, graphic editing? i would say at least get 1gig of ram, at least a 3gig processor, if possable get a amd 64. personaly i would just go out to fry's and get a mobo processor combo, for about 200ish (just make sure the video card is the same type as you current video card, agp or pci-x. you probley have agp) if you are not planing on playing newer games, you can probley go with a amd sempron or a intel p4 but the amd 64 will just out run the sempron and p4 hands down. get 2 gigs of ram, should run you about 200, spend 100 on a case with a powersupply. if you need to cut at little i would take the ram to 1.5 gig or 1 gig depending on deals and future expansion (if your mobo has 2 slots, get a gig and a 512 sitck or maybe just a gig stick). you can get a cdrw\dvd combo for like 50. and on to you all in one printer\fax\scanner thing, i would probley only get a printer unless you need a scanner a good printer will run you about 100-150 depending on quality. it will be kinda tight to get all of that but you realy want a 64 processor and at least 1 gig of ram. i would not recomend you to get any 32bit processor, ie sempron or p4, because the next version of windows is going to be writen for 64 bit and you know a 32bit chip is going to run it like ass even though they say it will work fine on 32bit machines.

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thanks for all the info!!, i plan on surfin, making cd's/dvds, and playin me some battlefield!, whats the diff between amd and p4?, glad you said that cause i was plannin on going p4 3g somthin.... and video card is ati xstasy 9800 128, not sure how good it is now got it like year and a half ago...
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amd 64's are better for gaming. get the chip i posted and pick any msi/abit/epox mobo with an agp slot and a gig of ram to start you. then move to 2 gigs later.
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I went for a cheap upgrade myself and picked up a gently used socket 754 board, amd 64 2800 and 2 512mb sticks for $200.

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thats a great way to go as well, however if your willnig to spend a littlemore on the socket 939 it will give you more options for upgrading later.
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yeah I wanted 939 but I went the cheap route but at least they make a 3700 version of the socket 754 so I have some upgrade options.

If you dont go that route I'd at least get a 939 board and if you have to the entry level proc so you have upgrade options later.

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