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Thread: Building My First Machine..

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    Well Im going to build a machine. I have to do this over a period of time because of money. Not enough of it as always... This is to be used for gaming music and web surfing. I have been thinking of getting into some video as well.
    I want something that I can upgrade over time and also run the lastest software.

    This is what I was looking at for a motherboard.

    Please tell me if you have any better ideas or suggestions...
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    i would wait till after xmas before buying a pc now. (as prices will come down) and also if your woried about money, why are you getting a amd64!

    my reccomendations would be to get:
    2500+ barton cpu
    asus (i forgets its name) duluxe motherboard
    512 MB DDR 400
    ATi Radeon 9600 pro

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    Im getting this after xmas. I thought I would get the parts as I get the money. This way the wife cant spend it for new carpet for the room were building on the house.

    I want the new machine. My wife is happy with this 1. When this is done I think the kids can have this dell and the wiffey and I the 1 I built.

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    Between now and the end of the year new video cards from both manufacturers will be released onto the market.

    This usually drops the price of all vid cards currently on the market that are equal to or bellow the tier of the new cards released.

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    Thats a REALLY exspensive mobo, and an athlon 64 will also cost alot. If your conserned about budget then how the hell do you even look at that? Go with Kunals setup, thats what im getting after xmas.
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    Boy Riccochet, that looks like one bitchin' board!

    Money must not be that big an issue.

    The AMD 64's that I've seen (CompUSA) are $600 (probably available for less, but even so...) and the proper memory ain't gonna be cheap, either.

    But, you get that baby built and you will have one BigDawg PC.

    Keep us posted, please.
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    does the amd 64 live up to the hype? i heard it didnt.

    but damnnnnnnnnnnnnn. the mobo alone is 200 and the cheapest amd 64 i can find is 400 (pricewatch). thats already 600. the memory is gonna be liek another 100. and u said money was an issue?????? i wish i had that kinda cash.

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    Originally posted by raiserblade2003@22 November 2003 - 21:41
    does the amd 64 live up to the hype? i heard it didnt.
    how can you say that? we havent had any 64 bit apps to test it in! i would wait atleast another 6 months before even thinking of buying a 64 bit cpu, as the technolagy becomes more avalible and also the software etc

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    IMO, it's not time to build 64bit. It's just too new. Let the prices drop and let them work out the problems with 64bit before buying it.

    For the time being go with 32bit. It's reliable, fast and way less expensive.

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    Sometimes the voice of reason is such a bummer.

    VB is probably right.

    I say f*ck it, go for it.

    Someone has to be first, or prices won't drop and we'll never know if it's better.
    Isn't the 64 bit version of Windows supposed to be released in Jan./Feb.?
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