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    I might be building a new computer for my friend...they have UP TO $2,200 to spend on it. Hellll yeah haha

    I was wondering if it was worth getting the Athlon 64 FX-51, or 53 if its out...over the Athlon 64 3400? Its alot more exspensive.

    Also what Is a good 64bit Mobo? How long do you think I should wait for a good chipset?

    Should I even go 64bit at this stage or just keep it really cheap for him and his family?

    How long should I wait, like when will BTX, new graphics cards, and PCI Express be out? And should I wait for all of that for just a family computer?
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    I think you should go the 64bit route and dont wait for all of the new stuff like btx and pcix to come out because that will be in a long time and probably really expensive. plus i doubt they will need to upgrade this computer if it is a family computer, they can just buy all new parts in like 3 years...

    get a motherboard with the nforce 3 chipset. gigabyte, abit or asus are good companies so narrow it down with those.

    to save them money though, u dont have to buy overclocking ram with great timings, but atleast get 1gb as i heard the 64bit windows xp needs 1gb, but that may be wrong. and also u dont need to buy them a 9800xt which u were probably planning on doing, i would just get them a 9200, maybe 9500 or 9600 at most.

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    You think im stupid? 9800XT? hell no haha i was thinking 9600Pro cuz he said he plays some games. There cheap so it dont matter really. I will go ahead and try to price one for them..and I guess i wont wait for the new stuff

    Yall think the Athlon 64 3400 with 1MB cache is worth the $415? The cache should be good..you think he would really like that? Or go with a cheaper one? like the 3000

    Good mobo? Gigabyte

    What is this Ive heard that you cannot install a O/S with a sata drive or something?
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    2 of these Corsair Value Select 512Mb PC3200 at 2.5CAS. Sounds pretty good too

    Powercolor Radeon 9600XT with overdrive...very PRETTY card too.

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    Originally posted by bigdawgfoxx@25 March 2004 - 22:10
    2 of these Corsair Value Select 512Mb PC3200 at 2.5CAS.  Sounds pretty good too
    is that ram 'registered'? madcat said it has to be registered ram for a 64bit computer.

    it says:

    Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
    Is the slash (&#092 there too seperate unbuffered and registered because they are opposite or is it there to show that they mean the same thing?

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    I believe just the Athlon FX series has to have registered DDR

    What is a good DVD burner?
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    Need a good...400watt psu too
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    Originally posted by bigdawgfoxx@25 March 2004 - 22:25
    Need a good...400watt psu too
    PSU's by ultra are good and not too expensive either. enermax is great i love mine, but they are a lot more than the ultras.

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    I already looked for ultras..none on newegg lol

    Need a good 17...maybe 15in LCD screen..doesnt have to be a gaming one tho
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    how much money u getting off it?

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