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advice on biulding new comp

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by krj15489, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. krj15489

    krj15489 Regular member

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    i am going to try to build a computer for my birthday this year and i wanted to know if this setup would work well. this is my first build and just wanted to make sure if i had everything right. i am not a gamer so i dont need a high performance video or mobo, but i think it should work just fine with ubuntu and beryl. any advice would be great

    case
    Rosewill R604TSB-N 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case+450W Power Supply - Retail

    motherboard
    BIOSTAR NF4UAM2G Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    Video card
    CHAINTECH GSV73LE-G2 GeForce 7300LE 128MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card with L-P Bracket - Retail

    ram
    WINTEC AMPO 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AMD2533-1G1K-R - Retail

    cpu
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3600DDBOX - Retail
     
  2. elokito

    elokito Regular member

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    1st how much is ure budget 2nd ditch amd and go with an intel core 2 duo
     
  3. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    although you will see mostly higher end system, you can look through the posts in this section and look at peoples signature lines, they usually list what their system has. It may give you some idea's

     
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    krj15489 Regular member

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    my budget is about 400 and i think that i will stick with the amd because it is cheaper than the intel.the amd x2 3600 cost $90 and the intel core 2 duo 1.86ghz is $180. it is mainly a price thing. but other than that do the parts look compatable?
     
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    krj15489 Regular member

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    ok thanks steimy
     
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    If you are not a gamer, stick with intel.
     
  7. elokito

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    ure comment doesnt make sense dude dont u mean amd?
     
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    ....no offense; and even though I myself am using an AMD rig atm; I myself would think that a c2d would do just a good/better than any amd as far as price/performance.


    ...But in this guy's case; he's on a TIGHT ASS BUDGET---I mean; srsly; 400 for a new comp.??? That's not gonna get you too much...

    ...I mean, hell, look @ my specs and you'll see what I mean----I mean; it's a decent rig; but all I'm trying to say is that most of my parts were sort of 'scrounged around' for--it wasn't just a walk in and out of a store or something like that......




    ...SO; my advice to krj15489 is that if you plan on getting having a prty nice computer; than I'd just wait a lil' while till you had some more money; because I can guarantee that it'll be a world of diff.



    ....That is; unless you just go w/ what you got right now and just OC the hell outta that current rig;)lol....[but srsly; therrs an idea;)]
     
  9. krj15489

    krj15489 Regular member

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    ya i was planning on overclocking the thing, the procesor can be overclocked to about 3ghz. i dont really have a budget but 400 is what these parts cost right now. im looking at newegg for all of these parts so i am getting good deals on them. and halen im not building this for serious performance or anything, this is just going to be an average computer to replace this 5 year old dell that i have been using. also does anyone know if the video card that i listed above can run vista aero. i know that it can run beryl pretty easily. thanks for all the advice
     
  10. elokito

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    yeah it can run aero
     
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    cool thanks elokito
     
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    I'd say that about AMD because the X6800 is the fastest CPU out there and it's intel.
    That PC you are building would do well but i'd recommend spending 30-50 more and buying a much more decent card then the 7300LE like a 7600 at least if you don't want to buy the 256mb version of the 7300LE won't do a lot more a bit but it wont cost alot more either.
    7300LE chokes on most things.
    Trust me no matter what people say they all of us with PC's will try to run a game on the computer wheter it be tommorow or in a year everyone has done it LOL!.
    And if you are seriously not considering playing games you wouldnt need that X2 you could get a Pentium 4 2.8ghz would cost less and would run normal app's as well as the X2 if not better cause most apps arent dual core which means an intesive app say a game if it needs 2.8ghz you might struggle because it wants 2.8ghz out of one core ive seen FS:X do it alot one CPU is on idle (1%) the other is about to explode at (99%).
    Rethink it a bit that's what i recommend and come back in a few hours after you really really know what you want and need.
     
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    if your on a tight budget i would just get a pentium d 805 $80 and oc it then i would get a nvidia 7600 around $120 and its decent for gaming
     
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    ok. i have decided to go with a better video card. a 7600gt something and a little more ram. so its going to be about 500 now. also people stoped posting in this thread over a week ago. just thought you should know
     
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    FYI, Intel will announces a price cut on all processors pretty soon. I heard some rumors; it might be on April, 22 or somewhere around that, but it will be during the 2nd Quarter.

    http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/itnews.php?tid=714230&starttime=0&endtime=0

    Also you might want to invest some money on better PSU, because the one that comes with the box are most time generic, and it could easily fried your board or whatever. Also the ram you're buying those are fine for stock, but have no OC capability.

    Also check out www.slickdeals.net for hot deals on computer parts.
     
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    krj15489 Regular member

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    do you know what kind of price cut there would be? unless intel drops 100 off the price of the d2d 1.8gh then i think i will stick with amd 3600. also i have decided to get 2 gigs of ram
    A-DATA
    A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820211066
    and what psu would you recomend?
     
  17. HRJustin

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    it sounds u kinda want something like what i want to make. i like Intel better then amd just because ive only had Intel processors.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/493508

    heres the post of what parts ive picked out some of it might be unnecessary but its a pretty cheap set up for the main components.
     

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