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Longhorns242

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Basically my comp got struck by lightining and its gone.
so im thinking of building a cheap pc.
1.Pent 4 3.4ghz
2.Radeon x700
3.1gb ddr 400
4.zalman cpu cooler
5.and i have all the hd and cdroms and all that stuff just need basic compunets
6.This mobo http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1533
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It depends what your uses for the computer are.
If it's for gaming, bad idea. You should comsider a new graphics card because that card only has 128MB of V-RAM. That can't run any new games. Have at least 256 MB of V-RAM. Also, what is a Zalman cpu cooler? The Processor is perfect. Maybe a differn't mobo.
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graphics has 256 ram. what motherboard would u recommend its hard to find a pci express mobo that supports ddr 400 pc3200 and socket 775
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I don't know much about motherboards. Ask Tru Techie.
Thats weird about the 256. It's not ram, its MB. I searched it up and found it was 128 MB. Anyways, as long as it is. Maybe its a PRO or XT.

What about your PSU and case?

Edited by zestron, 03 August 2006 - 08:32 PM.

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yeah its a Radeon X700 PRo PCI-E
Psu- would be a Antec 500w or antec 450
Case is my Xion II Case http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1520
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Im supprised at the case. It looks good but wait for a pro to answer that one. The PSU looks swell to me though.
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I'm putting a computer together myself. I'm the one that started that 50 post thread. I finally think I know what i'm getting for around $1300 CA. TAX included.
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nice. yeah i had the same case before and i loved it. So im getting a differet color this time. I had Black and green led. Tons of room inside.
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What case? ASPIRE X-CRUISER? I'm not getting that anymore. I shoudl change my signature. Is it a good case? Lots of the pro's say that proformance over quality.
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no i had a XION Case before it was Black with Green LED..now im getting a XION Case Silver with Blue led.
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Also, what is a Zalman cpu cooler?


In my opinion Zalman makes the best cpu coolers out there. Well them and Thermaltake.
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I don't even know what a CPU cooler is. Is it nessesasary?
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It's just a better version of the stock fan/heatsink. The Zalman's are huge, creating lots of space for the heat to dissapate. They are quite a site to behold.

And if you are going for gaming. Just stick some piece of crap video card in there until DX10 comes out and use that saved money to get a better (higher end) DX10 card, and Vista! Just my two cents.
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lol its a heatsink...just another name http://www.compusa.c..._LED_CPU_Cooler

Edited by Longhorns242, 03 August 2006 - 09:53 PM.

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