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Skyrider

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#1 11 years ago

Soon, I'm going to build a new PC by buying custom PC parts. So far, I have a motherboard and a processor (AMD) as well. I don't need a case or power supply as I already got those. The question is, I am wanting to have at least 1GIG of memory, and a good video card. Plus, I also need a hard drive.

Can any one recommend Memory (2x 512MB) Chips and a good Video Card? (GeForce) I at at least want to play games like Half-Life 2 and Black & White 2 with ease. No worries about the Motherboard / Processor, they will be powerful enough. As for the Hard Drive, I had something in mind like 320GB. Any one knows a good brand?




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#2 11 years ago

If I where you I would get a intel core 2 duo. They are really cheap and are really really good. About the video card If you have a budget get a 8600gts if not then go for the 8800gtx. About the ram Go for 2 gig instead. It isn't much more then 1gig. CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit $84 for the hardrive- Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $75




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#3 11 years ago

I'm choosing for AMD because I'm a gamer, I've heard that AMD is much better with that. And thanks for the memory link, perhaps I could get 2GIG instead. And the video card? How much does the 8600GTS costs, $200? (As I've googled it) And thanks for the HD info.. You sure all these are good quality? I'm not really wanting bad quality, as I want a fast PC :D.

Also, what DVD Burner do you recommend?




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#4 11 years ago

A tip Sky regarding memory. Dont go for 2 x 512 try and get as much as possible in 1 stick. It makes it easier to add ram later.




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#5 11 years ago

FF|Skyrider;3826581I'm choosing for AMD because I'm a gamer, I've heard that AMD is much better with that. And thanks for the memory link, perhaps I could get 2GIG instead. And the video card? How much does the 8600GTS costs, $200? (As I've googled it) And thanks for the HD info.. You sure all these are good quality? I'm not really wanting bad quality, as I want a fast PC :D.

Also, what DVD Burner do you recommend?

And two years ago you would've made the correct decision regarding the CPU. Not so much any more. You also failed to note what CPU you've apparently already bought; this will have an impact on the memory you get, but get 2GB.

You claim to be a gamer, so do yourself a favour and buy a 8800GTS. G92--successor to the 8800, before you ask--is expected by nVIDIA to be launched late Q4, just before Christmas, at least in the US.

A hard drive is a hard drive. Buy big, buy WD. Or Seagate. Whatever. For that matter, DVD burners are DVD burners. I like Lite-On.




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#6 11 years ago

For those who are wanting to know, I'm going to get a M2A HDMI Motherboard. With a amd 64 x5200 or 6000 processor.




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#7 11 years ago

Have you already purchased them? If not I would also say make the switch to Core 2 Duo. As said before AMD use to be the greatest for Gamers, but Core 2 Duos have exceded AMD X2's and 64's. It would be alot easier to suggest hardware if you gave us a budget.




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#8 11 years ago

I haven't yet, what about this?

NEC DVD RW NEC AD-7173S 18x12x SATA LF SilvrBLK Kingston Memory 2GB 800MHz DDR2 ECC CL5 Kit 2 | KVR800D2E5K2/2G Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA-II | ST3320620AS Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 1333FSB, 2.66GHz, 4MB L2 Cache | BX80557E6750 MSI P6N SLI-FI, nForce-650i SLI, Socket-775, ATX, DDR2, GbLAN, 2xPCI-Ex16

My budget "atm" is 500 euro, this comes up about 482 euro.




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#10 11 years ago

FF|Skyrider;3826822I haven't yet, what about this?

NEC DVD RW NEC AD-7173S 18x12x SATA LF SilvrBLK Kingston Memory 2GB 800MHz DDR2 ECC CL5 Kit 2 | KVR800D2E5K2/2G Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA-II | ST3320620AS Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 1333FSB, 2.66GHz, 4MB L2 Cache | BX80557E6750 MSI P6N SLI-FI, nForce-650i SLI, Socket-775, ATX, DDR2, GbLAN, 2xPCI-Ex16

My budget "atm" is 500 euro, this comes up about 482 euro.

Get G.Skill because are cheaper RAM. Do you want SLI?? If not, than MSI Neo2 P35 is a better choice as mobo The CPU is great, also the burner




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