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All 9850 Phenoms are B3.
yeah, the 2006 date on the CPU case just worried me:wtf:...the Phenom's with the erradata were the even hundreds (i.e. 9600) and the B3's are redesignated as the 50's (9850, 9650, etc)...it just doesn't show it on the CPU case directly, and I couldn't find any cross-reference list on AMD's website to verify the info stamped on the IHS.
 
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I enjoyed your guide, Very detailed
 
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Nice Guide. I had a great deal of questions answered here.
 

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Great Info answers a lot of questions, But?

WIth the release of MS Home Server 2008 does anyone have this kind of information on building a home multi-use server for a home network (Media-Center, Gaming, and yea for use with work (VPN support to Hospitals). have had some suggestions but I am looking to dual or multi core processing, maximun ram, digital conversion of (Don't laugh) Vinyl 33 1/3 records to CD/MP3, Home videos, and a lot of storage for Photos (Daughter is a photographer, and then there is the 6 grandkids that each want to play on a computer.

Did I mention the Tech support for hospitals would like to use 3 or 4 monitors.

Well if anyone has some guidance I am all ears.

Thanks and keep up the great work you are all doing to help others.

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how long did that take you? lol
 
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Thanks, This helps me :)
 

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This is just to add to what Is here, Great advice and If you go to purchase a SATA hardrive and want them in raid configuration make sure they are all the same speed on the raid chain otherwise they all will perform at the speed of the slowest drive and you wont get the performance from the faster drives just thought id add that. Great Guide
 
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Great Guide
 
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hey there. i have to tell you that im inpressed with the fact that there is someone out there who would just be happy to help someone else. you rule. so. my situation is this. i went out and bouhgt far cry 2 and it seems that my comp is just not able to run it. so the first thing i did was buy ram. I now have 2 gigs of ram. well that din;t work so then i went on ebay ang got a great deal on an intel duo e86oo. now i found out that my motherboard is not compatiblel. the guy that sold me the cpu gave me this site and said you guys were good guys and would be willing to help. because my comp is bout 4 years old i want to upgrade what i can to finaly play far cry 2. yes im a gamer. im a fast learner but it has to be tought right. if that makes any sence. thanks
 
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Bruins04:

Hey man you have a great guide here, but it is sorely out dated. Please please please update with current gen equipement. If not the original post is in dire needs of being marked that the details are over a year old!
 
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I definitely agree. I forgot about this thread; was one of the contributing original members. Bruins, are you still around?
 
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hey there. i have to tell you that im inpressed with the fact that there is someone out there who would just be happy to help someone else. you rule. so. my situation is this. i went out and bouhgt far cry 2 and it seems that my comp is just not able to run it. so the first thing i did was buy ram. I now have 2 gigs of ram. well that din;t work so then i went on ebay ang got a great deal on an intel duo e86oo. now i found out that my motherboard is not compatiblel. the guy that sold me the cpu gave me this site and said you guys were good guys and would be willing to help. because my comp is bout 4 years old i want to upgrade what i can to finaly play far cry 2. yes im a gamer. im a fast learner but it has to be tought right. if that makes any sence. thanks
I would say make a new thread, and list your complete system specs in that thread, then PM me the title.
If your profile specs are right, its because you have an AMD currently, which is not compatible with intel proc. We'll have to figure out what the best possible AMD proc u can get for that board is. That, or u need to get an intel board. E8600 is dope tho, u won't be dissatisfied.
 
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Bruins04:

Hey man you have a great guide here, but it is sorely out dated. Please please please update with current gen equipement. If not the original post is in dire needs of being marked that the details are over a year old!
It is. There's a post date with every post.:p
 

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Its has been a while.
Sorry about that, but have been busy.
If you guys want to help me out I am all for that just send me a PM with info on the area u want to help out with since I cant really update all of it.
It is just such a beast to update by myself (really just need the build and deals sections updated).
I will give credit when due.

I definitely agree. I forgot about this thread; was one of the contributing original members. Bruins, are you still around?
Yea I am around from time to time.
Havent been too much in the last 6 months though.
Wow am I the oldest member here these days.

By the way congrads surfsk8snow, forgot to say that in the PM I sent you.
 
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hey there. i have to tell you that im inpressed with the fact that there is someone out there who would just be happy to help someone else. you rule. so. my situation is this. i went out and bouhgt far cry 2 and it seems that my comp is just not able to run it. so the first thing i did was buy ram. I now have 2 gigs of ram. well that din;t work so then i went on ebay ang got a great deal on an intel duo e86oo. now i found out that my motherboard is not compatiblel. the guy that sold me the cpu gave me this site and said you guys were good guys and would be willing to help. because my comp is bout 4 years old i want to upgrade what i can to finaly play far cry 2. yes im a gamer. im a fast learner but it has to be tought right. if that makes any sence. thanks
Well here is the main problem and that is that your Video card only supports Shader Model 2 and Farcry I believe uses Shader Model 3. So a new video card is a must. Obv. u def. need a new mobo, but here is my first question. The RAM u just bought is it DDR or DDR2, bc the Core 2 Duo needs DDR2 RAM.
 

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The mobo section isnt as much comprehensive as the rest of the sections.
iam looking to buy a new mobo which one should i go for i have about 450$ for the pc excluding the graphics card and tell me which one should i go for DDR2or DDR3 also tell me a bit about the future prospects.
PLZ!!!!
(A full recommendation for the pc would be highly appreciated)
 
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love the article was a great help. very thorugh and and imformative.
 
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thanks for the comprehensive help with the new build article bruin004 the hardware is a bit out of date however it doesnt affect the excellant principals.my new build is well under way a high end gamer following the principles you have expressed.research being a bigie.thanks again .
 
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i think you need some update's on the brand , add more not remove
 
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I built my computer for $375 and that is the tower, motherboard, CPU, CPU fan, 300 GIG HDD, FDD, 2 DVD Burners, 400 WATT Power supply, graphics card, eide cables, fans, windows vista home eddition full verson, and a 20" moniter. all at tiger direct P.S. i bought it pice by pice and built it from the ground up.
i built it last year
 
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I built my computer for $375 and that is the tower, motherboard, CPU, CPU fan, 300 GIG HDD, FDD, 2 DVD Burners, 400 WATT Power supply, graphics card, eide cables, fans, windows vista home eddition full verson, and a 20" moniter. all at tiger direct P.S. i bought it pice by pice and built it from the ground up.
i built it last year
Can you perhaps post the specs of your $375 build? Could have been a Pentium 3 for all we know.
 
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this needs updated or removed from stickie.
 
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If a mod is reading this, can this either be restarted or unstickied? It is multiple years old.
 
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holy crap! A+ on this thread. Ive been thinking about building a new desktop but havent really taken any steps. This will definately help me out when i decided to venture on my computer travels.
 
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