Motherboard/processor help?

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    zanyspy_dude King of teh n00bz

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116171

    What do you think OT? pentium 4 3.0 ghz w/ Hyper Threading....


    is it compatible w/ these motherboards? I've never installed a cpu myself, is it difficult?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128242

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128285

    Last question. I'm over my head on the motherboard i've decided. I don't need to overclock at all, which would you recommend for me? be as specific as possible. Thanks all. You know i love you, and thanks


    Dave
     
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    do not buy gigabyte motherboards. If you want an Intel CPU, then you should get an Intel motherboard. Nothing will beat that reliability.

    And if you're getting a new cpu/mobo (and hopefully RAM, too) then go with the LGA-775.

    I'd recommend the Intel D915PBLL for you.
     
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    Thanks for the help. Why the lga-775?

    Checked out the model you recommended and it isn't much more. Think i'll go with that :big grin:
     
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    Latest technology. If you do something new, why buy something that's being phased out?

    good choice ;)
     
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    do NOT buy an all-in-wonder card... Piece of shit, they are.

    get an nVidia PCI-E video card, and a PCI tuner.
     
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    i totally agree on the piece of shit, but i didn't seen anything else w/ a tv tuner on newegg...
     
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    get a standard PCI-E video card, and a seperate PCI tuner. The Hauppage cards are good for standard XP Home/Pro. Personally, I use an NVTV with XP MCE2k5.
     
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    ok, i've got some big problems w/ the pci cards

    small resolutions (750 x was the biggest i saw.)

    Few have composite in (i have hdtv so i don't even have cat cable to put in w/o going through some head ache)

    none have composite out (would be cool if i could put movies from computer to tv, or taped programs)

    am i just missing something, or will i really have to go w/ all in one's to solve this problem?
     
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    tv OUT is the job of the video card... not the tuner. 99% of PCI-E cards will have SVideo/Composite out. Some even have Component out.

    99% of tv tuners will have svideo/composite in.

    TV broadcasts are under 320x240 res... So the average tuner with 640x480 exceeds normal broadcast specs.
     
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    OHHHHHHHH


    good to know :big grin: so even HDTV is that low? You rock, thanks sooo much for al your help!
     
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    Get an nVidia 6200 (like an XFX).

    HDTV is higher (1920x1200, or around there) but your computer isn't gonna like HDTV, btw.
     
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    yes, if you're not gaming, then that card is fine.
     
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    what card would you recommend for that?
     
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    depends on budget. At least the 6600GT. For more money you could go 6800GT, or one of the 7800-series cards.
     
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    buget is 1000, and i'm under now and i have everything so i'll see about that other card.

    Edit:
    wrong kind of interface.
     
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    you can get all 3 of those cards in PCI-E... I know because I have all of them :rofl:
     
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    i always choose eVga, they might lack the beautiful PCB and coolers that other cards flaunt...but they usually come out on top with the highest overclocks. if u get an aftermarket cooler for it, it should fly.
     
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    I have always found eVGA to be a "budget" brand... Not bad, but certainly not the best performer. XFX has been the most consistant for me. BFGTech is probably the best, but they are VERY inconsistant, and expensive. XFX is the compromise between value and power.
     

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