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    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
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    AMD Athlon64 939 X2 4200+/2.2GHz Dual Core CPU
    GIGA-BYTE K8NPRO-SLI S939,NF4 SLI,PCIE,1394b
    1 GB ( 2 X 512 MB ) KINGSTON DDR 400 VALUE RAM
    BLACK SAMSUNG 1.44
    WD WD2500KS 250 GB SATA II - 16 MB
    Sapphire ATI Radeon X1600PRO PCI-E 256MB DDR2 TV-Out DVI-I
    GIGA-BYTE WIRELESS b/g PCI CARD
    BLACK LG 16 X DVD-WRITER + SOFTWARE
    Windows XP Home OEM
    ANTEC SLK3800B BLK MID-TOWER -400W
    TWO ( 2 ) YRS WARRANTY & LABOUR COST
    Weird, my dad is tired of his current buisness computer, and wants mine. In return I think he is buying me a new system.

    What do you guys think? And how is Sapphire? Oh and keep it in mind, it dosnt matter if its a good price or not, its my dads money, and hes fixed on getting it from the guy who gave us this quote (I know its overpriced)
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    You can save some money by getting rid of that SLI board...oh wait, money's not a problem, so go with it.

    The vid card's gotta go tho. Get a 7600GT or 7800GT if you can afford it, the X1600pro can't even keep up with X800s.

    You could also do with a little more power. Nvidia cards and that dual-core cpu are gonna demand a better psu.

    Oh and the RAM is terrible, it's going to be the bottleneck of your system, provided that you change your vid card.
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    What I ment is that the current price is not a problem, I cant go over anymore lol..

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    So I'm looking around, I'm trying to find some sort of comparison for 200$ video cards. IS the x1600 pro that bad?

    And whats wrong with the ram? Is there something I could swich too that would be better for the same price? One last edit, would the x1600 XT be any better?
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    heh i got scolded so many times and from diffrent people about "value" ram. but hey this patriot ram is awesome. cost like $80 for the gig tho.

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    i would go for the geforce 7600gt as a video card. Fits right in with your budget.

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    I was looking at some comparison charts and the card that seedler has (X800 GTO 256mb) is the best card I can see for the price. It beats out the 6600GT, x1600, but I think I would like the GTO2 because it has the ability to use all 16 pipelines...

    Did I mention its the same price?

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    I don't see any prices listed...am I to look them up myself (not gonna happen) or am I missing something?

    Why the floppy?
    Can you switch to XP Pro or, even better, 64 bit Pro instead of Home?

    You could save some bucks and replace the dual core CPU with a single too.
    You won't notice the difference and that would free up some cash for RAM that doesn't suck so hard.
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    Whats a good 1gb dual channel kit?

    edit: How is the X2 3800 compared to a higher AMD64?


    This any good:

    OCZ4001024PDC-K 2x512M DDR400 Premier Dual (2.5-3-3-7,lifetime warranty) or
    Last edited by Smith; 04-19-2006 at 10:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    Whats a good 1gb dual channel kit?

    edit: How is the X2 3800 compared to a higher AMD64?


    This any good:

    OCZ4001024PDC-K 2x512M DDR400 Premier Dual (2.5-3-3-7,lifetime warranty) or
    If you plan to do some major gaming, ditch the dual-core and go for a higher clocked single core CPU.

    The 4000+ San Diego pwns the X3800 in gaming benchmarks. It's 2.4ghz vs 1.8ghz really. 0.6 amd ghz is a huge diff.
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    2 x 2GB Cosair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHZ
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    3 x Asus 25.5" VW266H LCD [Eyefinity]

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