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Thread: Buying a PC




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    Update, this is now what I am going for:

    ECS K7S5A with integrated sound and 100 mbps rj45 adapter)
    Athlon XP1600+
    32 Meg AGP Geforce
    Aussie PC Floppy Disk Drive
    Microsoft Internet K/B + Mouse
    LG 17-inch 1770
    Seagate HDD 60 Gig 7200RPM
    384 MB PC-133 SDRAM
    SONY 12/8/32 CD-RW

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    Well, if you plan on overclocking the duron (which i assume you will be) then the 300w is a must. the 250 is *just* managing to power everything stock. What cooler are you getting too?

    the gf32meg beating the 64meg in 3dmark is valid. Ive seen em do it, but in games they are noticebly struggling. And thats where it counts really.

    if youre looking for good online stores, id give Scorptec a look, as well as
    Computer Alliance
    I shop there all the time. Great prices, and matching service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahamut Zer0
    Well, if you plan on overclocking the duron (which i assume you will be) then the 300w is a must. the 250 is *just* managing to power everything stock. What cooler are you getting too?
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    heheh.. i must be one special exception to the rule then.. i've oc'ed my ath.. no probs at all.. but yeah, i know what you're getting at.

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    the gf32meg beating the 64meg in 3dmark is valid. Ive seen em do it, but in games they are noticebly struggling. And thats where it counts really.
    I didn't notice that much diff myself..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slamo
    And that Geforce is only a geforce, not a geforce 2. I'm trying to cut as many costs as possible. So far I have bought it down to 00

    Are you sure that they're not trying to flog you a GeForce2 MX200??? They are as cheap as chips, but the performance is at least 50% worse than the original "GeForce", the GeForce256
    What came first - Insanity or Society?

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    Well what is a good video card that is value for money?

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    my opinion: a geforce 2 MX 400... doesn't need to be 64mb or anything.. 32 is fine.. a mx400 is much better than a mx200, even if the 200 has more ram...

    if you wanna stretch that little bit further.. you could got for a gf3 ti200.. but that's a fair step up in price...

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    I am currently trying to decide weather to go for DDR or SDRAM as the motherboard I am buying supports both but not both at once. Which is the best value for money at the moment?

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    <font size="4">UPDATE!</font>

    This may be final so if there is something that isn't compatible, please tell me now, I really need to know if the Athlon will work with that mobo.

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    I don't really like those Just Cooler things...

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    why not, they look like a good idea

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