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    Broken's Avatar Obama Supporter
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    Anyone see any problems with with this computer I've put togther or have any suggestions?

    Alright. Here we go....
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=A450-4108
    Avus Element G-Cosmo Black/Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB & Audio Ports and 450-Watt Power Supply
    $60

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-469&depa=1
    MSI "K8T NEO2-F" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU
    $68

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...103-463&DEPA=0
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor 939 Pin
    $319

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-236&depa=1
    POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9800SE Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "R98SE-C3"
    $145

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...145-450&DEPA=1
    Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200
    $178

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...151-051&DEPA=1
    Samsung Black 52X32X52X16 DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, Model TS-H492A/WBGH, OEM
    $38

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...THD-2000JB%20P
    Western Digital / Caviar SE / 200GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / EIDE Hard Drive
    $90

    Fans. uhmmm....
    $20


    Total $918

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    Looks fine. Might want to get a case without power supply then buy a quality powersupply. The ones that come withcases and usually crap.

    Also don't really care for MSI. An asus or abit woud be better, but if your on a budget then msi is ok.

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    Is it built yet? If so then why ask us after the fact?

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    No it's not built yet. I used the wrong tence in the post.
    I was worried about hardware conflicts that I might not have seen. I don't have another set of eyes to go over it here, and I figured asking in the forum might save me some time and aggervation.

    Any suggestions that are constructive are more than welcome. If someone knows how I can get better bang for my buck please drop a line.

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    Are you wanting to use this for gaming? If so then look at the pinned graphics card guide and go for a high end card.

    The DVD combo drive could be replaced with a DVD burner for added flexibility.

    Also over $300 on a CPU is a lot. Maybe a little slower is an option?

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-469&depa=1
    MSI "K8T NEO2-F" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU
    $68
    The price shows $109. not $68.
    The RAM also shows $224.

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    The case/psu & mobo are inferior imo. Go Antec & Asus my suggestion. GL.

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    Some of the prices reflect prices after rebates.
    Yes, the system will be used for gaming... really a bit of everything. I downloaded doom3 and StarWars Battle Front a little while back and had a terrible time trying to get either of them to go. I decided that it was time for an upgrade form my horrible celeron 1.8 and Gforce MX 400 setup.

    If not for the desire to keep it in tack for other things, I imagine that I could canabalise it for drives and ram.

    Thanks for pointing out that the drive I picked out was not a dvd burner. I didn't read the discription as close as I should of. That's really the kind of mistake that I wanted to avoid.

    I'm not really concerned about the price of the processor. Three-hundred dollars maybe a little steep, but what the hell. At least I know I'm gonna have something that's not destined to be obsolete next week.

    As for the graphic card I am really open to suggestions. About $150 is what I want to spend. Won't a RADEON 9800SE be able to run any program out there with ease?

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    bigdawgfoxx's Avatar Big Dawg
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    If you game I would get a better graphics card like the 9800Pro
    [SIZE=1]AMD 4200 X2 @ 2.65Ghz, ASRock 939-VSTA
    1.75GB PC3200, 2 X 160GB Seagate w/ 8MB Buffer
    HIS Radeon X800 Pro, Antec Super Lanboy Aluminum

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdawgfoxx
    If you game I would get a better graphics card like the 9800Pro
    Thats a $200.00 - $250.00 card. They said they only wanted to spend $150.00

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    Perhaps settle with a cheaper cpu, then go for the 9800 pro?

    Or better yet keep the cpu and buy the 9800 pro?

    I recently bought a 9800 pro out of the conviction that it's better to buy something good that'll last a while (I've had my GF2MX as to this summer)

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