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rolomata

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ok so i am ordering my first build on monday off of tigerdirect.com :] because it is when i will have money in paypal. Heres the parts

2gigs Patiot dual channel memory

Asus M3A78-CM Motherboard

amd athlon 64 x2 5000

250 gb seagate hd

really bummed because this graphics card is no longer available! :[

http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=P450-9616

it was 79.99..
please send me links to another card on tigerdirect that is the max 79.99. its all i can afford

Building this computer for games. nothing too serious i would like it to be able to play cod4 or 5 smooth.

k send links plz!

thanks

Rolo
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You didn't give many specifics, but for the two items you gave specifics for (the motherboard and CPU), they are cheaper on newegg.com. Any particular reason for purchasing from tigerdirect.com?

A few more questions...

What is your budget?
You haven't listed several things, such as power supply, case, optical drives, and monitor. What will you be getting for these parts?
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rolomata

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Im planning to buy all parts from tigerdirect because i dont have to pay tax and the cost for shipping is only 4.99
my budget is about $500 bucks.
I got a brand new 500w ocz psu frm ebay already
recently ordered 2 coolermaster 120mm blue led case fans <--$4.99 each .. they were on sale
im going to be using a crt monitor that i have for now :[
here are all things i am planning to order

memory: http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=P33-5010

case: http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=ULT33180

hd: http://www.tigerdire...;sku=TSD-250AS7

optical: http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=L12-1164

cpu: http://www.tigerdire...ku=CP1-AM2-5000

mobo: http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A455-2408

os: http://www.tigerdire.....=M17-7402 SP1

im also ordering a antistatic wrist thing.
maybe this graphics card?
http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A271-4670

thanks

Rolo
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Im planning to buy all parts from tigerdirect because i dont have to pay tax and the cost for shipping is only 4.99
my budget is about $500 bucks.
I got a brand new 500w ocz psu frm ebay already
recently ordered 2 coolermaster 120mm blue led case fans <--$4.99 each .. they were on sale
im going to be using a crt monitor that i have for now :[
here are all things i am planning to order

memory: http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=P33-5010

case: http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=ULT33180

hd: http://www.tigerdire...;sku=TSD-250AS7

optical: http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=L12-1164

cpu: http://www.tigerdire...ku=CP1-AM2-5000

mobo: http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A455-2408

os: http://www.tigerdire.....=M17-7402 SP1

im also ordering a antistatic wrist thing.
maybe this graphics card?
http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A271-4670

thanks

Rolo



Nice budget build overall. The 4670 would be fine and is comparable with the 9600gso. Wouldn't go any slower on the video card for sure though. Id recommend to go ahead and get 4gb of ram so you will have that extra ram in the pc for applications etc. 2gb would be OKAY but today this day in time 4gb is about the standard now IMO. Also DDR2 ram is so cheap now you might as well go the 4gb route. One thing though it will not show up as 4gb ram in a 32 bit operating system, it will show up as 3.25gb or 3.5gb on windows 32 bit os.

$35-$40 will get you a 4gb ram kit you just need to look around.
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