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    I'm planning to build my first PC. The only things i'm having trouble with is what relies on the motherboard. e.g. the motherboard has to be compatible with processor, but what else? memory?

    Also, is there a place to buy components cheap or is it just the usual places like ebuyer etc.?

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    Hmm, you certainly have a way to go if you intend on building your own PC and don't know what components are required and/or compatible.

    The basic components: motherboard, processor, memory, hardrive, graphics card, sound card, power supply, optical drive, case and/or peripherals.

    You have 2 choices as to what brand of processor, AMD or Intel. You must buy a motherboard that is compatible with the brand of processor you want to use.

    You must buy memory that matches what your motherboard requires.

    A lot of motherboards come with onboard sound meaning a seperate audio card isn't necessary. This is acceptable by most since onboard sound has gotten substantially better in the past few years.

    Graphics card choice is totally up to you and there are many. (if you're not a gamer do not worry about the expensive ones)

    There is so much more to learn. If you are in the US then buy the April issue of MaximumPC as it has some articles that deal with questions you may have. Try other PC mags as well.

    Others may post but there are many questions you must answer before we can truly advise you...

    Gaming or not?, Video editing or not? How "cutting edge" do you want to be and how much money do you have to spend?

    You can go cheap and build something for a few hundered dollars or spend a couple thousand dollars.

    Good luck with it.

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    Browser,
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    Dont forget the harddrive too lol. I would go with a Seagate Harddrive to fit your budget. Whats darkclown?
    [SIZE=1]AMD 4200 X2 @ 2.65Ghz, ASRock 939-VSTA
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdawgfoxx
    Whats darkclown?
    Check at Newegg.

    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/showp...8&postcount=37

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    Thanks, but I'm in the UK.

    Budget of around 600 give or take 100.

    I am getting a AMD Athlon 3000+ processor. I was just wondering what the best motherboard would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by browser
    Thanks, but I'm in the UK.

    Budget of around 600 give or take 100.

    I am getting a AMD Athlon 3000+ processor. I was just wondering what the best motherboard would be?
    then you want a socket A mobo
    browse around at newegg, even if you cant order from em, to get some ideas
    tip: look at these brands: asus, abit, gigabyte, msi
    try to stay away from foxconn, ecs, dfi, etc. (just MHO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    blah, the DarkClown 2.0 was thrice DOA, i am currently awaiting a full refund
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    Quote Originally Posted by FKDUP74
    i am currently awaiting a full refund
    Good luck with that.



    About the motherboard.

    Why Athlon XP and not Athlon 64?
    And if XP then are you looking for a budget board or a fully equiped one?

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    I had the impression that the Athlon 64 was better, especially with the release of the 64bit windows.

    Anyway, my preliminary order woul be this;
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    I suggest you look at the Winchester 939pin Athlon64 3000+ and the MSI K8T Neo2-FIR: http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...2-FIR&class=mb



    And get 2x256 memory modules so that you can run the RAM in dual channel mode.

    You can also leave out the DVD rom drive. The burner will do the same thing.
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 03-10-2005 at 06:38 PM.

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