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nadesico158

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#1 15 years ago

Asus Geforce ti 4200 - $300 AMD XP 2100+ retail - $165 fan - $30 ( need sugestions - must work on an AMD2100+) 512 ddr pc2100 DDR ram - $218 (should i just get OEM or brand name) Mother board - $200 dollars (need sugestions) Need sugestions for case (dont know how to install power supply) Mounting screws cords , EIDE cords , power cords ECT, (how much am i looking at and what cords and mounting stuff do i need) Sound blaster pci 128 - Have already (should i really upgrade my sound?) Sony 24x16x40 burner - have already (dont need a faster burner) generic Floppy - have already maxtor 20gig - have already

Total = 1000$ canadian I want the motherboard to have atleast DDR333 support up to 3 gigs Support amd 2100+ proccessors support up to 200 gig hd (with or without controller card) must have USB 2.0 Firewire (either onboard or from an add on controller card) AGP 8x would be a BIG plus Firewire

This system should be able to play all the latest games for a while shouldnt it? im not gonna need to upgrade in 6 months am i? i play mostly battlefield 1942 right now and some CS so i wanna make sure i can still play games well a year down the road thanks :) Also my monitor is a Samsung Synchmaster 753DF its got one of those old plugs it works in my geforce 3 ti200 but i was wondering some cards say DVI , what does that mean is that what the flat screen monitors use? Anyways im building my first computer soon and i wanna do it right , i need all the parts im building it from scratch (cept for the few peices of hardwear listed above) Mabey someone has a guide to building an AMD system from scratch?im TOTALY new to building computers havent built one yet so can someone please gimme a few links :) thanks

PS. i have $1500 Canadian ($1000 american) to spend on this computer , no more,no less. :)




OpTikN3Rv

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#2 15 years ago

I just upgraded my system, i now have the following.

MSI K7N2-L Nforce2 board onboard 5.1 sound and 10/100 LAN Newer versions have onboard VGA (geforce 4mx) and Firewire. supports up to 3gb PC3500(333) ram.

XP 2200+ 512mb PC2700 Nanya Geforce 3 Ti 200 128mb ddr 120gb harddrive space 48x Liteon cdrw (was 40x flashed it to 48x) :) Monitor is Samsung Syncmaster 753s

I would suggest the mother board i have, it is built for overclocking and is well priced.

I payed 135 euro's here in Holland for it XP 2200+ cost me 125 euros (2nd hand unused) Ram cost me 105 euro's (2nd hand)

so for 365 euro's i upgraded my Abit KT7a + TB 1.2 and 896mb pc133 It pays tp look around for good quality 2nd hand stuff but is always a risk. The motherboard is new and very reasonabley priced...




Gibgon

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#3 15 years ago

thats alot for a geforce4ti4200 i got my geforce4ti 4400 for $250




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#4 15 years ago

You can view my comp specs at: http://www.serylcann.com/conclave/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2560#2560 Also, if you need help with your ideas of a computer - Post it in my forums - I'll take care of you! http://forums.filesnetwork.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=290

But if you want the ULTIMATE GAMING MACHINE - Here you go...

Case: Antec Performance Plus 1080B, $179 Motherboard: Tyan ThunderK7 (S2462) dual-processor motherboard, $315 CPU: Two AMD Athlon MP 2000+ processors, $253 each RAM: Four 512MB PC2100 RAM sticks from Crucial, $225 each RAM cooling: ThermalTake Active Memory Cooling Kit (P/N A1165), $15 each CPU cooling unit: Two ThermalTake Volcano 7+ cooling units with fan speed switches, $39 each Storage enclosure: Antec KS004, $110 Storage cable: Adaptec Ultra160 SCSI, $62 Hard drive: 96GB Fujitsu SCSI MAM3367, $627 SCSI controller: Adaptec 39160 (on motherboard, $399 for expansion card) DVD-R: Pioneer DVR-A04, $375 CD-RW drive: Plextor PlexWriter 40/12/40A, $130 Video card: Visiontek Xtasy GeForce4 Ti 4600, $400 Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum, $199 Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro or XP Pro, $299 Lights: Blue cathode light from Xoxide, $34 Fan grills: Xoxide, $19 Fan kit: 120mm Dynatron Fan Kit from Xoxide, $18 Tachometer: Xoxide (tachomter: $59; tachometer software: $15) Case modification: Xoxide, $50

Now these are for the ULTIMATE GAMING MACHINE - if you are looking for something other than games such as media I can advise you also. Or you can get what I have - and I like very well!!! :lol:




OpTikN3Rv

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#5 15 years ago

PC2100 jesus dude get atleast PC2700




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#6 15 years ago

Also OpTikN3Rv, a suggestion - onboard sound really does decrease performance DRAMATICALLY!!! Go with a Creative Audigy Gamer 5.1. Then disable the onboard with a jumper and I promise you will see the difference.




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#7 15 years ago

Another choice for you nadesico158 would be this:

CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2800 Motherboard: Asus A7N8X RAM: Corsair XMS 3500 DDR 433 MHz Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar 200GB 7,200 rpm CD burner: Lite-On LTR-52246S 52X write, 24X rewrite, and 52X read speeds DVD-ROM: Toshiba SD-M1612 16x DVD playback Mouse: Logitech MX700 Cordless Optical Mouse Keyboard: Logitech Elite USB Keyboard Joystick: X45 digital joystick and throttle Gamepad: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Pro Sound card: Turtle Beach Santa Cruz 6.1 Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Video card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro Monitor: Princeton Arcadia AR3.2FTX Combines XGA-computer compatibility, HDTV compatibility, and a built-in NTSC TV tuner in one monitor - very very very NICE

It will cost a lot of money but it will be the pimpest machine - my next effort :lol:




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#8 15 years ago
Originally posted by OpTikN3Rv PC2100 jesus dude get atleast PC2700

true that wouldnt hurt ;)




apocalypse_kid

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#9 15 years ago

Cost a lot more though, 2100 is the sweet spot for Athlon's at the moment.

Hi nadesico158,

A word about fans, I would suggest getting a retail boxed athlon with the fan included, for several reasons.

1) If you buy a retail boxed athlon and use the supplied fan AMD will give you a three year warranty rather than the standard 12 months.

2) It's cheaper to buy the retail athlon with fan than it is to get a seperate CPU and equivalent fan from another maker.

Regarding the mobo, suggest getting one with serial ATA connectors. Also if you have to have firewire paying extra to get a mobo with onboard firewire will be much cheaper than buying one without and adding a card afterwards.

My suggestions for mobo are:

Gigabyte GA-7VAXP Ultra, this is a stable mobo, not designeed for the extreme overclockers but if you are spending a lot of money on a mobo you want something that's stable and reliable.

This board has USB 1 and 2, firewire, serial ATA, Raid, DDR 400, AGP 8X

or if you are into messing about with overclocking etc:

Shuttle AK37GT/R, which also has all the above except the firewire.

I have used both Shuttle and Gigabyte with good results.

have fun

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#10 15 years ago

Listen to apocalypse_kid about buying the cpu w/ the fan but go with a Thermaltake Volcano 7+ - it will decrease heat CONSIDERABLY!