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Old 03-01-2005, 05:53 PM   #11
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I'm looking at the Asus AV8 Mobo. For "Front Side Bus" it says "1000/800/600/400/200Mhz". What does that mean?
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Old 03-01-2005, 05:57 PM   #12
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So far I'm looking at:


450w ATX case
Asus AV8 deluxe motherboard
2 x 512k Corsair Value Select RAM
AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor

Any mistakes so far? What video card would you recommend? The wife and I are both gamers and I most likely will start playing online games as well. I don't want to go crazy moneywise though...
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80 lb LR
330w PC
Euphyllia, Alveopora, Pachyclauvularia (Metallic Green and Daisy), Frogspawn, Torch, Gold Nepthea, Kenya Tree, Galaxea, Pulsing Xenia, various leather (umbrella, toadstool, fingers, devil fingers, lettuce)
Maroon Clown/White tip LT anemone, Powder Blue Tang, Female Swallow Angel, SixLine Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Firefish, Fathead Anthias, Blue Mandarin, 3 Chromis, 3 Green Gobies
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:34 PM   #13
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It means the motherboard can handle FSB from 200 up to 1000mhz.

Asus is a great brand, I've been using it for a few years. And the 450w power supply should be good for you... just know that there IS a difference between cheap and good ones.
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:35 PM   #14
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How's this look for a final tally?




Qty Product Description Unit Price Extended Price
Cases (Computer Cases, ATX Form)


Rosewill ATX Case with 400W Power Supply and Side Window (Black), Model "TU-155" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16811147001
Status: In Stock
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$49.00



Hard Drives


SAMSUNG 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model SP1213C, OEM Drive Only
Item# N82E16822152017
Status: In Stock
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$83.45




Memory (System Memory)


2 x Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail

Item# N82E16820145026
Status: In Stock
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$125.34



Motherboards - AMD


ASUS "A8V Deluxe" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
Item# N82E16813131510
Status: In Stock
Save to Buy Later

$134.00



Processors


AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail

Item# N82E16819103501
Status: In Stock
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$155.00



Video Cards


ASUS ATI RADEON 9600PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "A9600PRO/TD/128" -Retail
Item# N82E16814121528
Status: In Stock
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$129.00


Product total: $675.79
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80 lb LR
330w PC
Euphyllia, Alveopora, Pachyclauvularia (Metallic Green and Daisy), Frogspawn, Torch, Gold Nepthea, Kenya Tree, Galaxea, Pulsing Xenia, various leather (umbrella, toadstool, fingers, devil fingers, lettuce)
Maroon Clown/White tip LT anemone, Powder Blue Tang, Female Swallow Angel, SixLine Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Firefish, Fathead Anthias, Blue Mandarin, 3 Chromis, 3 Green Gobies
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One note about online buying, if you need to return anything it can be a big problem. If you have a retail store in your area thats competitive you might want to think about them. Just a pointer (based on my experience)
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Old 03-02-2005, 12:30 PM   #16
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I think I'm gonna cross the "PCI-E" bridge when I come to it - I can always buy a new motherboard.

Thanks for the tip, torch - I'm sticking to trusted names.
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330w PC
Euphyllia, Alveopora, Pachyclauvularia (Metallic Green and Daisy), Frogspawn, Torch, Gold Nepthea, Kenya Tree, Galaxea, Pulsing Xenia, various leather (umbrella, toadstool, fingers, devil fingers, lettuce)
Maroon Clown/White tip LT anemone, Powder Blue Tang, Female Swallow Angel, SixLine Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Firefish, Fathead Anthias, Blue Mandarin, 3 Chromis, 3 Green Gobies
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:46 PM   #17
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Hmm are you adding additional HDD or drive? the power supply (psu) may not able to handle the sys requirement.

Get psu rated with "true power" as even thought the psu is rated 400W it may not able to supply this figure of power unless it's stated with "true power".

As the result the pc may not able to start at all. During graphical intensive gaming, the extra opmmm the 3D card require may result the pc to restart by itself.

Look for psu from ThermalTake, Targen or Enemax. Pls consider AOpen X400W (good but budget) or Targen 480W (best but $$$) psu. This two rated best among in the market.

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Uhm... that hard drive is sorta slow. I'd get a faster one.

ANd when you go to build it. make sure you keep grounding yourself on the case. I've never had a problem with it but I've heard other people shorting things out while they are putting the thing together.

And I've normally bought all my components online and never had a need to return any.
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Let me just show you what I used to build my computer:

TASK Mid-Tower Case (black) with 400W Power Supply, Model "TK-4730 A-04"

AeroCool SILVER BLADE I 80mm Case Fan, Model "Silver Blade I"

ASUS "A8V deluxe" Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU

AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512k L2 Cache

TR2TT (designed by Thermaltake) CPU Cooler with Copper base for AMD OPTERON & ATHLON 64, Model "TR2 M6 (K8 )"

Corsair Value Select (Dual Pack) 184 Pin 1G(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200

Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD1200JBRTL

Sony DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive (Black), Model DW-D18A, OEM

SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive, Model DDU1613/B2s, OEM

ATI RADEON 9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350"

Logitech X-530 5.1 Black Speaker System

CTX VL951T 19" CRT Monitor

Logitech BLACK Cordless Access Duo Optical Keyboard and Mouse USB + PS/2 104keys lesson learned: any cordless mouse eats through batteries like nothing, I eventually wound up getting the Logitech MX1000 and will never need another mouse again. IMO if you are gaming this is the mouse to get anyway.

This is a monster, and not only handles games coming out today but will handle anything for a couple years. I get pretty solid fps on Counter Strike:Source, HL2, and WoW.

About your configuration, I wish I knew more about computers to comment on your choice of processor and video card. The card, more than the processor, sends up red flags though. Why a 9600? If it was me I'd spent the extra money on a 9800pro at least.
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:49 PM   #20
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I haven't placed any orders yet.

If I can get my old one working I'm gonna run it into the ground first. It says it has a Radeon video card - that means it's not integrated video, correct?

It's not a bad machine - 1.7gig AMD. If I were to upgrade the video to that 9800pro like you suggested, coupled with my cable internet...

Counterstrike would be pretty sweet (I used to love that game even on 56k).
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80 lb LR
330w PC
Euphyllia, Alveopora, Pachyclauvularia (Metallic Green and Daisy), Frogspawn, Torch, Gold Nepthea, Kenya Tree, Galaxea, Pulsing Xenia, various leather (umbrella, toadstool, fingers, devil fingers, lettuce)
Maroon Clown/White tip LT anemone, Powder Blue Tang, Female Swallow Angel, SixLine Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Firefish, Fathead Anthias, Blue Mandarin, 3 Chromis, 3 Green Gobies
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