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#1 Viagra

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 05:10 PM

I'm new here but from reading the posts, you folks seem to know what you are talking about...assuming I am capable of judging such a thing.

Here's your chance.

Help me build a new power computer system with the best motherboard, CPU and memory.

Here's what I do with my computer, my work (who cares about that), but my main interests are for when I'm off of work. I like playing Painkiller, Medal of Honor, Flight Simulator and any other 3D intensive games out there.

Parts I already have:

Gigabyte GA-7VRXP
AMD Athlon 2200
Corsair 512 memory

ATI 9800PRO (keeping)
SBI SoundBlaster Audigy2 (keeping)

I mainly want to upgrade my CPU and memory to match it with the best motherboard for it.

I want this thing to rock for at least the next 2 years.
Maybe my motherboard is already good eh? Who knows. Give me some suggestions friends.

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#2 sapiens74

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 07:04 PM

I'd go with a AMD 64 3200+ Socket 939
I would sell the 9800 pro and go PCI express
an X700 would be great

Get an ABit AX8 board and some good PC3200 memory

#3 BluSyko

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:22 AM

I'd recommend the 6600GT PCI-e over the X700... The 6600GT simply outperforms the X700 128 and 256 versions over any benchmark... But the 6600GT might be a little bit more expensive... atleast 30 more than the X700.

But if you want a high performance card, either get the X850XT PE, or just wait for the newer RV520 chips coming out later this year from ATI.


Get atleast a 1 gig of PC3200 memory.. DDR2 RAM is just too expensive...

Also, I'd recommend WD RAPTOR drives... they run at 10k rpm over the regular 7200rpm.

if you want a sound system, I'd recommend the Logitech Z-5300e. They're cheaper now, and are awesome speakers.

#4 AndyFair

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 01:59 PM

Originally posted by Blusyko:
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I'd recommend the 6600GT PCI-e over the X700...[snip]

...and since the original post is now over 8 months old, I'd say the original poster has probably built his new system wink




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