Building new computer..

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  1. rsxtypeivtec

    rsxtypeivtec New Member

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    can someone come up with a new cpu for me. Looking to build one soon just dont know whats new/good thats out there right now.

    Im not too much of a gamer or anything, just like a lot of speed.

    Looking for probably an AMD processor (guess the athlon 64 is what is hot right now?)
    at least 1 gig ram
    need some help with motherboard/cpu combo and ram

    budget for the desktop alone i dont want to spend more than 600-700 total. So i dont really need the top of the line mobo/cpu just something nice and fast!

    and the rest i can probably come up with.

    thanks
     
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  2. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    I built this rig Tuesday. Perhaps you may like it...

    Chaintech VNF4/ULTRA MOBO
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-152-053&depa=1

    AMD64 939 Winchester Core 3000+
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-501&depa=1

    I guess Newegg got fucked up in the middle of me trying to find you shit so the rest is...

    512x2 Coursair Value RAM 3200 DDR 99$

    MSI 6600GT PCI-E 190$

    Total its about 560$. Throw in a case, decent HDD and other minute stuff you got your 700$ budget. Its really fast for me so far and runs everything like lightning.
     
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    PC Principle New Member

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    You could also go with a lesser GFX card if you want and get a better processor, HDD etc. if you feel like it.
     
  4. rsxtypeivtec

    rsxtypeivtec New Member

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    how do you like that chaintech mobo??
     
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    PC Principle New Member

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    It works nice so far. Mine came with a fan on top of the heatsink on the chip instead of just the heatsink itself, added bonus :cool:

    They could have placed the 24 pin power supply socket in a little better place though. Its like in the middle of the board almost. Other then that its pretty cool for me
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    actually, just the heatsink is BETTER than a fan... fans fail. And stay away from chaintech... Stick with Intel/MSI/Asus. Search the forum -- there are many threads like this.
     
  7. FreeSpace

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    Don't be such a fanboy.

    I haven't seen one guy with a Chaintech problem, hell, I run an mATX Chaintech 7NIL1 board in my main gaming rig no problems.

    AXP 2600+ T-Bred, Radeon 9700 Pro, 512MB Infineon PC3200 Dual Channel, Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, 80GB WD 7200/8MB ATA/133.

    If MSI's track record is so flawless, how come their KT133A based boards suffered from "The Great GSC Capacitor Failure" while Chaintech's and Asus' boards did not?

    You can also keep insulting MGE...But, I think their Viper case speaks for itself when it can keep a rig with DUAL 2600+ MP's and a 9700 Pro at 85 degrees Farenheit ambient. Did I mention the STOCK 500w PSU powered all of that without a hiccup?

    I am getting so sick of your posts. It's the same thing over and over.
     
  8. Joytogeter

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    holy fanboy alert :ugh:
     
  9. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    We all know that already. He'd be on my ingore list if he didn't misinform people so much.
     
  10. Davido

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    DFI "LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D"
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-136-152&depa=0

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ - Winchester
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-502&depa=0

    I'd recommend this combo, dfi boards clock very well. Also, you can wait till April for the new Venice cores, replacement for Winchesters which will overclock better and run cooler than the Winchesters.

    Corsair Value Ram, HIGHLY recommended.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-440&depa=0
     
  11. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    wow, are you talking about yourself? :ugh:
     
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    Says the person who had a thread up the other week about a defective M/B :ugh:
     
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    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester Core
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-501&depa=0
    MOBo nForce4 Ultra
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=13-152-049&depa=0
    Corsair Value Select
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-440&depa=0
    GF 6600 whatever brand make sure that Core and Memory is 300/550 [email protected]
    6600 3dmark03 5400+ $120
    X700Pro 3dmark03 7100+ $150
    6600GT 3dmark03 7600+ $190
    Ex. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-145-097&depa=0
    HD IDE or Sata 80GB+
    Ex.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=22-144-122&depa=0
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=22-145-075&depa=0

    PSU 400Watt+ a good one around $50~$80
    Case $40~$60
    I hope this is help :)
     
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    THANK YOU!
     
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    rsxtypeivtec New Member

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    thanks for the help...ill be looking around for a nice combo.

    still havent decided on what to get
     
  17. FreeSpace

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    I was dreadfully ill last week with lack of sleep.

    I've been hearing of Abit problems more often now than with Chaintech...Somdbody I know of had an Abit blow up on them recently.
     
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    ..........o..k then.......:ugh:
     
  19. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I'll never own a chaintech board so i cant really complain about them :hs:

    however My order of preference is DFI, ABIT, Asus, MSI. I wouldn't own anything else.
     
  20. PC Principle

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    My Chaintech board has a heatsink AND a fan on top of it. :hs:
     
  21. FreeSpace

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    Same here...Mine has an nForce 2 Ultra 400 chipset.

    The thing doesn't even get warm in intense HL2DM sessions, in fact, the cooler must be about 70 degrees Farenheit or something.

    I positively LOVE this board.
     

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