Building a Computer Come and Help Please

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  1. ChutUps

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    I've decided to upgrade my computer, my computer is pretty crappy right now

    Asus A7N266
    AMD Athlon XP 1700+
    512 of some generic ram
    80 gig Maxtor Harddrive

    I pretty much suck with computers so I just went through some forums and did a little research, and I've come up with buying these parts.

    MSI "K8T NEO2-F" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-130-469&depa=1

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-501&depa=1

    CORSAIR 184-Pin 512MB ECC REG DDR PC-3200, Model CM72SD512RLP-3200 106.85

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-309&depa=0

    Do you think those parts will be sufficient. I don't really want to upgrade again for another couple years. Like I said I'm not that good with computers so feel free to add anything.
     
  2. FreeSpace

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    They should be suffecient, but what's the deal with the 90nm A64? Are you quite sure the motherboard will accept it?

    Also, ditch the ECC RAM. It's slower than regular RAM, and it's pricey. With that board, I would buy a Corsair Value Select Dual Kit, with 2x512 modules.

    Also, if you don't want to upgrade for two years, then pick up a motherboard with PCI Express, such as this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-152-049&depa=1

    I have a Chaintech Socket A mATX board coming in the mail soon, and I can't wait. They make great budget boards.

    Also, pick up a new video card, such as this:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-121-529&depa=1

    That Asus X800 is a great card, especially when you factor in that it has dual DVI outputs ;).

    Just my two cents. I would make these adjustments to prolong the lifetime of your rig.
     
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    How can I tell if the motherboard will accept it? I'm totally lost. I will look into Corsair Value Select kit. Thanks.
     
  4. FreeSpace

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    nForce chipsets all support that, but I'm not sure about the nF1.

    Hey, reread my post. I added in some more goodies.
     
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    uh, NF1 doesn't even support AMD64, so I dunno what you're smoking :squint:
     
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    Cool thanks a lot, I'm gonna look into it more, but I'll switch the Cosair Dual Value Select kit, right now I"m kinda of on a budget so I don't think I can afford the video card.
     
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    So is the motherboard I choose compatible with the cpu I choose?
     
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    it'll work, but it's not that great. I'd much rather get an nForce chipset.

    My comment was towards FreeSpace, whoose comment yet again befuddles me with ignorance and confusion.
     
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    What Motherboard would you recomend?
     
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    MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum has proven itself to be reliable, stable, and a great performer.
     
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    yes that's the mobo.

    but stay away from refurb.
     
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    754 doesn't support dual channel, and is considered a "budget" solution. You're much better off with the s939 platform.
     
  15. FreeSpace

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    I was never talking about CPU's...I was talking about dual channel support with nForce chipsets. The conversation was about memory, not CPU's.

    As for the MSI Neo2? Don't know much about it, but it's a stable mot8her fucker from what I have heard.

    I'm going to miss using my FIC once my Chaintech comes :wtc:. I love this FIC like a son. Five years old, and it's still kicking ass daily.
     
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    you had one of the rare FICs then. On average they were poor in the reliability depeartment.

    But exceptions occur in rare instances. I know of people that swear by ECS... It makes me wonder why god created such a cruel world... but alas, there are people that still like ECS.
     

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