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    AMD Athlon 64 4000 (939 pin)
    2 GB memory - Not sure the type yet.
    Two Western Digital 160 HD's - I don't want to pay double for the 10,000 RPM drives. 7200 is just fine.
    ATI X850 (maybe)
    A good combo drive and
    16X DVD+RW burner (Sony, NEC, etc.)
    SB Audigy 2 ZS
    Win XP Pro

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    I'm going to begin piecing together the above computer soon and wanted some opinions on mobo's.

    I was thinking of getting an ASUS or Abit, but since I'm going for sheer performance, I was considering a PCI Express mobo and video card.

    Your thoughts on mobo's that will fit well with this hardware combination?
    suggestions?
    recommendations?
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    PCI-E is the way to go. I might be getting an X850 myself Go with corsair ram or that patriot stuff clocker bought. Theres a NEC dvd burner on newegg for 46 or 49$ That im gonna get it can do everything Go with seagate harddrive there supposed to be really quiet and have a 5 year warranty, good priceing too Im getting an ABIT mobo (FATAL1TY) clocker says your just paying for all the fancy stuff on it but me likes it. Gigabytes or DFI Lanparties are good

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    PCI is teh future but AGP is now

    do you think games know what a PCI E is right now???

    AGP test says there faster yes

    depends if you wanna spend a lot of cash now on PCI E or wait til next year when there a standard

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    any other recommendations?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo
    any other recommendations?
    DVD Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152035

    Harddrive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148069

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo
    any other recommendations?
    DVD Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152035

    Harddrive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148069
    I'll prolly get that NEC drive, but my post is just inquiring about motherboard suggestions really. I guess I could have been more specific. I'll edit that original post.
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    I think they both have their pros and cons:

    While this one is very spacious and offers a more open apparently more accessable spaces, the multiple reviews about the x800 and x850 video cards being directly over the heatsink makes me think a tad.


    While this one has a bit of an odd layout imo, it still seem to be the better choice. Both are nice cards though.
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    That DFI does have a kinda odd layout.... lol I never really looked at it. Its got 2 pci-e slots I think thats why. Im wanthing to get a Saffire X800PRO I might be able to get an high end X850XTPE for cheap Not sure yet.

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    I might be able to get an high end X850XTPE for cheap
    where?



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