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    Ok, I need SERIOUSLY loads of help fast!

    Im getting a new computer, and I have around 1000 to spend, BUT I need to get a monitor etc and the rest, and the machine i saw is a compaq, but it has a DVD+RW and i want DVD-RW what is better ???

    I want to do this

    Programming all languages( VB, VB.NET, C, C++, JAVA)
    Firewire ( movie editing)
    Playing Games
    5+ PCI Slots
    Good Graphics Card
    GOOD motherboard
    Fast CPU at least 2.8ghz (AMD or P4)
    a motherboard that will have USB 2 etc
    Good sound card,

    I just need a new system that can do everything for me fast and at a good price can someone help me pls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Plus i need about 5 + USB Ports, should i just get that compaq?!

    BTw it must have a decent monitor good case everything
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    I would suggest not getting the compaq under any circumstances :thumbs do

    If you go the AMD route:
    try an Epox 8RDA+ (or 8RDA3+ if you can find it)
    Barton 2500+ cpu, which will most likely o/c to somewhere between 2800+ and 3200+ :thumb:

    For Intel:
    Canterwood based mobo
    800 FSB P4, 2.4 Ghz is supposed to be a very good o/c cpu and its much less than a 2.8 or 3.0 :flames:

    Plus(either AMD or Intel):
    Corsair PC3200 or PC3500 RAM, get 2 sticks in order to use dual channel
    SoundBlaster Audigy 2 (regular or Platinum)
    R9700 Pro

    either AMD or Intel thats a damn nice base system just add hdd, optical drives, etc. :cheers:

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    I would suggest you to build your new machine using parts that you order on the web. That way you can get a cheaper price for a machine that can perform mutch better and give you better compability for upgrades etc in the future.

    A fast P4 cpu like the 2.8 ghz one on a good motherboard like asus, epox or gigabyte combined with 2 sticks of a brand memory like kingston, samsung or corsair will get you a machine that manages your tasks great and the SSE2 tasks even better.. :) (Movie editing)

    I don't know if you ever built a computer by yourself but anyhow it's quite easy. :)

    Also get yourself a Geforce4 Ti4200 or a Ati 9500pro, both are great cards and they will get you great gaming performance for a nice price.

    Concerning your wish for 5 pci slots, usb2 and firewire there are many great motherboards from the brands I mentioned above that offers this futures..

    Try and browse the web for some cheap yet reliable shop where you can have a look at the needed parts. Just ask if you have questions about some specifik parts that you found.



    :cheers:

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    Thanks all any chance of you listing URL's and what exactly i;d need in the PC?
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    The best two places to get all computer stuff I have found in my experiance are Newegg, and Directron. I would suggest you go with an AMD system, and get a 2500+ processor, with an Asus A7N8X deluxe w/ onboard firewire, onboard sound, and 2 onboard LAN!!! A great deal at that, and you could go dual RAM w/ 2 512 of PC3200 with all the money you would save! :afro: Newegg is having the Asus A7N8X deluxe on sale right now as we speak. Make sure you buy brand name memory for your Asus board though :) Good luck!

    BTW: The onboard audio IMHO is better than an SBlive! and some people even compare it to an Audigy :)
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    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
    XBoy[/size]]
    The best two places to get all computer stuff I have found in my experiance are Newegg, and Directron.
    They'd be good except....
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    06-02-2003 09:23 PM

    You forgot that wiggo didnt ya hehehe :laugh:
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    I think he was getting at the fact that you're in England... :)

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    Yes I was pointin' out that US links would be pretty useless to someone who lives in the UK. :D

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    can someone post a good system spec under 1000? i thought u ment the thread was old lol, pls post somthing
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