Upgrading computer

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  1. Shampoo

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    Damn I never get replies.
     
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    lol dude i dont either
    but my recommendations, for what they are worth:
    don't get a case that comes with power the power supplies they come with usually really suck
    id get another hard drive either for some sort of RAID or just for one with the OS and the swap and then one for storage and program files. it can make a big difference with double the amount of heads, hard drives are big bottlenecks
    also I think if i built a computer now I would want to spend a little more and get an ati x800 or nvidia 6800 the 9800 pro is a great card but the next gen ones are a huge step up
    also id make the cpu a 64. That one mght already be though im not too familiar with intel's lineup
     
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    My recommendations, get a new power supply, and get a different brand hard drive. Go with Western Digital or Seagate.
     
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    Well, I'm personally not a fan of AMD, so I don't have too much to say about their stuff. The board you picked out is a nice board though, and should be fine. As far as the power supply, the ones that come with cases are generally pretty crappy... they don't tend to last long, and when they die, they can sometimes take out other parts of the computer. For brand, I would go with Antec, PC Power and Cooling, Enermax, or Seasonic.
     
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