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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by hsiddall, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. hsiddall New Member

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    Question about compatibility, Theses are all items Ive found in my price range. I want to make sure these are all usable together...
    PC chips p23g ver 3.0 mother board
    Intel pentium d Dual core 2.8 GHZ (cpu and motherboard combo+fan all ionstalled and tested)
    2 Western digital 160gb SATA hard drives WD1600js
    ATI Radeon 9550 256 mb Video card
    Samsung lightscribe 18x dvdrw
    2 1gb pc4200 ddr2 ram
    Creative labs xfi sound card
    Im not a dedicated gamer and I am only building pc because I enjoy knowing how to buld stuff. I use internet billing and use pc mostly for recreation(ie music videoetc...)
  2. bruins004 New Member

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    Hey and welcome,

    I am not familiar with that mobo, maybe a link would help.
    Also, what is your budget.
    I believe you could prob. do better than a Pentium D these days.

    With that item we could help you even better :)
  3. hsiddall New Member

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    MOBO was a combo I found on Ebay...Budget, Trying to stay under 700.00
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    DR.Death New Member

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    Processor : AMD AM2 Athlon 3200+ 2.0Ghz 512k Retail Box (3year)
    Motherboard : Asus M2N-MX AM2 DDR2 nVidia 6100 PCIe Gb lan (3year)
    Memory Shikatronics 1GB PC5300 DDR2-667MHz Memory (Lifetime)
    Hard Disk (1st) : Western Digital SATA2 320GB 8MB Cache 7200RPM WD3200JS (3year)
    Video Card : eVGA 7600GS PCI-e 256mb Retail (3 Year)
    Sound Card : Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1ch (1year)
    CDRW : Pioneer DVR-212 18x +/- Dual Layer SATA DVD Burner Black (1year)

    Total Price : $ 710.26

    what about this
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    i would say ditch 1 hdd, 1gb ram and the xfi, get a good motherboard most come with pretty decent onboard audio nowadays obv not like an xfi but why spend that money on a soundcard when the vidcard is not going to play many games that will take advantage of the xfi ? (pc chips is the cheapest i know ie: cheap = poor quality/overclocking etc) a e4300 (cheaper than the e6300 and a tad more than a pentium d 805 which is pants tbh) get a better vid card than the 9550 maybe a x800? they can be had pretty cheap now and youll have a good setup ;)
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    I live in the UK, where parts are mostly more expensive, here's what I'm building for £350 - $700 (used to be £400 but prices go down)

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=28023

    I'm getting a decent computer with this so take a look and see how much better you could do for your money.
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    Processor : AMD AM2 Athlon X2 3800+ 2.0Ghz 2x512k Retail Box (3year) $ 105.80
    Motherboard : Asus M2A-VM AM2 DDR2 AMD690 ATI1250 PCIe DVI (3year) $ 101.88
    Hard Disk (1st) : Western Digital SATA2 160GB 8MB Cache 7200RPM $ 68.88
    Video Card : Sapphire X1900GT 256MB DDR3 PCIe Lite Retail (2year) $ 255.88
    CDRW : Pioneer DVR-212 18x +/- Dual Layer SATA DVD Burner Black (1year) $ 48.88
    Memory Shikatronics 1GB PC5300 DDR2-667MHz Memory (Lifetime) $ 87.99
    Total Price : $ 581.32 cnd
    or this it is a pitty good system

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