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    Ok i have spent a few days trying to think about what to get...and heres what i came up with....

    AMD Athlon XP 2800+ " Barton", 333MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor – Retail $121

    ABIT "NF7-S" nForce2 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL $82

    Seagate 120GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model ST3120026A, OEM $92

    NEC 8X Black DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model ND-2500A, OEM Bulk $72

    SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM $10

    Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply $55

    Crucial 184 Pin 256MB DDR PC-3200 4T - OEM x 2 $104

    CoolerMaster Blue 80mm Neon LED Fan, Model "TLF-R82" -RETAIL x 2 $15


    i havent decided on the case yet but im thinking about these...

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc....-138-033&DEPA=1

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-156-018&depa=1

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-156-023&depa=1

    http://www.xoxide.com/jetmaster.html (wouldnt buy the extra fans i listed ^)

    http://www.xoxide.com/armorcase.html (wouldnt buy the extra fans i listed ^)

    well all of this combined makes just a bit over $700...i spent alot of time trying to figure out which components to use and i thank all of you that helped me. I'm asking if this would be a good system to build like this. Now if you guys have any advice on making it cheaper, or better for the same price, please do tell me. thx

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    oo i think i found the case im gonna buy...includes 2 fans...very cheap and nice looking too at $42 and free shipping

    http://www.mpcparts.com/skuinfo.asp?sku=50517

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
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    Care for any graphics with that? You need a graphics card man! Or you got one?

    I can build a good computer for bout 600ish...but urs seems ok...you just need a graphics card
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  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Need a cheap/easy way of modding your xbox? Check this out.


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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    Looks nice...good work.

    You know, with that board you can use the SATA drive you were first looking at.
    If nothing else, the cabling is easier.

    Edit:
    Can't say I care much for any of the cases, but that's down to personal taste, I suppose.
    One bonus for you...if you get a case that comes with a PSU, then YOU'LL have a spare- very handy for testing and as a backup.
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  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    oh oops im getting the POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "R96A-C3N" -RETAIL for $125....but i see that the 256MB one is only $3 more than the 128mb...whats up with that?

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    POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "R96A-C3N" -RETAIL $125
    - Specifications -
    Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9600PRO/400MHz
    Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/600MHz
    BUS: AGP 1X/2X/4X/8X
    Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video Out)+DVI connector
    Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
    Cable/Accessories: 3 Cables, 2 CD, Manual
    Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048x1536@85Hz
    Retail Box (See pics for details)


    POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600PRO Video Card, 256MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "R96-D3G" -RETAIL $128
    - Specifications -
    Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9600PRO/400MHz
    Memory/Effective Speed: 256MB DDR/400MHz
    BUS: AGP 2X/4X/8X
    Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video)+DVI connector
    Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
    Cable/Accessories: VGA via DVI Adapter, 3 Cables, 2 CD, Manual
    Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz
    Retail Box (See pics for details)
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    oh and is the SATA harder to install?i havent done SATA before so i dunno how to do it. and are there any disadvantages? and im guessing this is the power adapter i need? "6-Inch, SATA ( SERIAL ATA Power Adapter ) SERIAL ATA(15-Pin) to 4-Pin to Power Supply" thx

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    Seagate 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model ST380013AS, OEM
    Specifications:
    Capacity: 80GB
    Average Seek Time: 8.5 ms
    Buffer: 8MB
    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    Interface: Serial ATA
    Features: 3D Defense System
    Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
    Packaging: OEM, Requires additional Power adapter

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    the 256mb one will offer you no performance boost over the 128mb one, if naything your performance could decrease. this is because no games today use even the full 128mb of video memory, making having 256mb of it a total waste. also the decrease could occur because it is known that when a company puts 256mb video memory into a card, they use lower quality memory, making it actually slower then the 128mb of high quality video memory.
    definatly get the 128mb version and not the 256mb
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  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    You PSU already comes with the proper SATA power connector.
    You won't need the adaptor.
    After the HDD is physiacally connected, you will need to enable "boot from SATA HDD" in the BIOS and install the drivers from the floppy disc included with the board.

    Other than that it's no different than working with a regular PATA drive.
    If you ( or your friend) have no use for the Serillel PATA/SATA adaptor included with the board, please let me know.
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  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    Not bad .

    Which LCD are you getting? Please, do read this guide before you get a LCD.

    Edit: Oopsy daisy.Didn't noticed the "256 mb x2".

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
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    Originally posted by Super Dude@4 July 2004 - 15:49
    Try getting 512 mbs of ram, to get a "smoother performance" in Windows Xp.
    It's 256mb X2 (2 256mb sticks, 512mb).

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