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Recipe for a new pc


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arborphile

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Hi
I am looking to build a new computer. I mainly want a computer I can use for gaming. I already have a 200gb hard drive and a power supply. What do you think of the following list of components and their compatibility?

Mother board: GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 AM2, nFORCE 4 SLI, ATX, PCIE, DUALDDRII

CPU: AMD ATHLON64 X2 3800+ SOCKET AM2 (DUALCORE)

RAM: Corsair TWIN2X1024-5400C4 1GB (2x XMS2 512MB) Twin2X PC-5400 DDR2 RAM

Video Card: ASUS Extreme N6600 Silencer GEFORCE 6600 SLIENCER, 256MB, 2XVGA

OS: MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP PRO x64 Edition - 64-bit Edition
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The motherboard an CPU are fine.
What power supply are you bringing to the new computer?
The RAM is a bit low but adequate.
How did you decide on the video card, hopefully not by just the RAM? It's a very weak card as far as gaming goes.
Definately go for XP Home over XP x64
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Video card is a little, well who knows? Maybe he's waiting to spend money on Dx10, in future. :whistling:


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6600s arent very good by any consideration to expensive and not enough power, Looks good apart from that dont waste the cash on x64 its a bit of a pain and youre only getting a gig of ram, get 32bit pro or home. or probably MCE is a good choice.
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Thanks for the advice guys.

The choice of vid card was based on my budget and the fact that this one is SLI. I thought I could get another later and boost the speed. Since posting, I have decided I will wait to get a dx10 compatible card. What do you think the cost of these is going to be? I suspect they will be quite expensive to start with.

Do you think I need more than 1gb of RAM? or is it some other spec you are referring to? If 1gb is sufficient, but not optimal, I figured I can add more RAM later.

As for the x64 OS, I just thought it would make better use of the 64bit CPU. I'll heed your advice.

I bought the power supply a while ago and it is sitting in my current pc. I can't remember what capacity it is but remember thinking I need to get something that will be suitable for a future rebuild. I'll check the specs when I get home. What specs would you recommend for a set up like this?

Thanks again for your help, its greatly appreciated.
Arb
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