Time to Build a New PC

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I guess in light of my new PC issues, I'm exploring building a new PC. Looking for some input on a motherboard and processor.

    I use the PC for light gaming, internet access, word processing, photoshop, light video editting, web design, and DVD backups (my own, of course).

    I'm looking for best performance for best value, naturally. Something on the higher end is fine. Intel only. I've kind of had my eye on the Asus P5WD2 Premium mobo.. Recommendations on a video card would be great too! 256MB.. Send the opinions!!
     
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    do not get teh P5WD2... Definitely can not recommend that board.

    What's your budget? So you're an Intel fan?

    I'll put together some specs that meets your needs.

    You already have monitor and the perhipials?
     
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    Yep, already have monitor and all the periphs..

    Just need mobo, cpu, video, and ram. Definitely an Intel fan.

    I wouldn't mind an E6400...
     
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    whats your budget?
     
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    Hmm... $600 for board, cpu, ram? Give or take?
     
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    Is that enough RAM you think?
     
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    1GB is fine for 95% of people. If you want, double it to 2GB. That's overkill, imo, so don't go higher than that.

    That's why I love about RAM.... you have 4 slots, and with only two taken, you can always upgrade... and that's a simple turn off, open case, snap in, close case, turn on.
     
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    Agreed. And good bang for the buck, too.
     

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