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Edited by FuM, 28 February 2006 - 07:33 PM.

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Dont get the x1600xt its not any faster than 22 Gb/s memory bandwidth. It also only has 128 bit interface which sux. Get an nvidia 6800gs instead if you live in the usa. If you live in the UK look at an x800gto or above.


6800gs has 32 gb/s memory bandwidth and is only 2% slower than a 6800gt would be but its only $180 in the usa.
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Yeah the 1600 is the newer version of the x600 the not a gamer but i need something better than integrated type of card. Gamers card you are looking for something with more clout. Also might want to get a mobo other than Asus they arent worth the risk.
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alright so i change the card to a 6800 i knew i should have trust jrm =)
what else should i change for mazimun performance

could you link me to the right 6800gs jrm i dunno which one it is

Edited by FuM, 28 February 2006 - 04:24 PM.

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Everything looks good to me. The corsair valueselect is all you need for a gaming pc. If you ever want to overclock as we said before then choose the Corsair xms ram. They have many choices of it but I would stick with the valueselect if I were you.
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nvm i found the 6800gs =)


btw i clicked ur call of duty testing thing and i got this lol on my 5 year old computer

Congratulations, your system will Rock this product! Wish we had a system that hot you lucky dog.


updated list
68.98	  Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker	  
				http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836121118
24.99	  ASPIRE Black Wired Keyboard and Optical Scroll Mouse Combo Set
				http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16823165014
219.99	NEC Display Solutions AS900-BK Black 19" CRT Monitor
				http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824002248
84.99	 ASPIRE X-CRUISE-BL Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
			   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811144151
99.99	 Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
				http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144417
74.88	 PLEXTOR Beige IDE DVD Burner Model PX-740A-BP
			   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827131355
83.99	 Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 550W Power Supply
			   http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatingReview.asp?Item=N82E16817103931
154.8	 CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory
				http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145579
297.00   AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
			   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103562
112.49   ABIT KN8 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
				http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127225
203.69	  XFX Geforce 6800GS PVT42GUAD3 Video Card
				http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150132

Total 1425.79

Edited by FuM, 28 February 2006 - 07:32 PM.

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Thats a great deal especially with a monitor included. If you didnt have to buy a monitor that would save you even more. Great deal.


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make shure you have an operating system. Just reminding you.

Edited by jrm20, 28 February 2006 - 08:37 PM.

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Thats a great deal especially with a monitor included. If you didnt have to buy a monitor that would save you even more. Great deal.
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make shure you have an operating system. Just reminding you.

its all thanks to you mate i change the monitor to a better quality moniter and bigger too for a lower price dam now i need a sound card for my surround sound =)


lol ive been having that covered but thanks for reminding me btw its easy to istall os right jsut start pc open drive put cd in and restart right

Edited by FuM, 01 March 2006 - 04:06 PM.

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its all thanks to you mate i change the monitor to a better quality moniter and bigger too for a lower price dam now i need a sound card for my surround sound =)
lol ive been having that covered but thanks for reminding me btw its easy to istall os right jsut start pc open drive put cd in and restart right




Its not hard at all. After you install all the hardware onto the motherboard and are ready, you just pop in the cd and it will goto a menu and you just format the harddrive then follow the instructions and install the os. Xp is the easiest os to install. You might need to insert a floppy disk to setup your serial ata harddrives for raid. Thats for if you have 2 harddrives and want to use raid. On my motherboard I didnt have to use a floppy disk at all as I have one serial ata harddrive and a secondary ide. Its all in the setup.. very easy.

Edited by jrm20, 01 March 2006 - 04:22 PM.

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can you give me a little more info on installing the serial ata harddrives for raid
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You only have one harddrive so you dont need to worry about raid.
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ohh ok so just insert os and format that easy right?
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insert cd follow instructions, just format harddrive and setup ntfs file system.

then hit F8 to say "i agree" then it will proceed to install...

Alot easier if you just read the menus.
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nahh not ntfs, fat32 leaves less tracks

i kno how to format btw

Edited by FuM, 01 March 2006 - 04:35 PM.

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arg i wonder how hard putting all the parts is ganna be =]
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