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    TwinMOS 256MB DDR PC2700 CAS2.5 (MY-002-TM) x 2

    Abit NF7 v2.0 nForce2 (Socket A) Motherboard (MB-035-AB) or Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard

    AMD Athlon "Thoroughbred" XP 2600+ 333FSB (Socket A) CPU - OEM (CP-030-AM)

    Western Digital Caviar 40GB Special Edition 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-004-WD)

    Q-Tec 450W Dual Fan Gold PSU (CA-000-QT)

    Coolermaster Aero 7 Lite (Socket A) (HS-007-CM)

    Coolermaster Aero Blower Fan (FG-004-CM)

    Fan Screws - Pack of 4 Screws (FG-002-GE)

    AOpen H600B Super Tower 350W PSU (CA-004-AO)

    Leadtek Winfast A360TD GeForce FX 5700 128MB DDR (GX-022-LT)

    Are these hardware parts compatible, also are they worth buying
    and will the likes of Leadtek Winfast A360TD GeForce FX 5700 128MB DDR run doom 3?

    What would you reccomend?

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    Good choice of board. A few things I would change.

    This processor since its cheaper and is the king of AXP overclocking (will reach your 2600 speeds without breaking a sweat). May as well save some money and get a faster CPU at the same time as that is a guaranteed stepping.

    Get some good 3200 memory so you can run a 200mhz FSB (maybe 200x10 for starters). I recommend this as its the best 3200 memory you can get and at a very good price as well.

    The FX5700 should run Doom 3 fine as Nvidia cards have the advantage in OpenGL vs ATI. However I do recommend getting the Ultra if possible.

    With those changes you will have a much faster system for probably not a big difference in price.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    So what your saying is Leadtek Winfast A360TDH GeForce FX 5700 Ultra 128MB DDR2 is much better than radion 9700 pro 128mb?

    TwinMOS 256MB DDR PC2700 is it really that awful?

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    No, the 9700 Pro will have better performance then the 5700 Ultra even with DDR2. The 5700u's performance is more on par with the 9600 Pro/XT while the 9700 Pro competes with the 5800 Ultra.
    Case: Aspire X-Alien Silver
    Power Supply: Antec True430
    Motherboard: Abit IC7-MAX3
    Processor: Pentium 4 2.6c
    Memory: Corsair XMS PC3500 1024MB(512x2)
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Speakers: Logitech Z-680

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    The 9700 Pro is over a year old now and is still not made anymore

    The card that competes with the 5700U is the 9600XT.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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