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    k i never tryed ATI yet but ill give it a shot and norton coms free with it and i made a mistake on those to dvd-rom i meant cd-rw

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    Well, if you really want performance and have $, I would go with an Intel system as they really beat AMD's, no question about it. If you arent an over clocker, get an:

    Intel 3.0GHz 800FSB CPU,
    i865 chipset (check out MSI's Neo2-FIS2R or an Asus P4P800),
    1024MB of Corsair 3200 Platinum RAM
    3x 80GB Seagate Barracuda SATA drives (1 for you OS, the other 2 in a RAID 0 array for games and what not)
    Radeon 9800Pro 128MB (not nearly as expensive as the XT, and performs almost as well, even better when o/c'd)

    Those additions will increase the speed of your system incredibly. To make my point about AMD's against Intel, read this: http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20030623/index.html
    Not that I dont like AMD's, they are incredible processors with a price/performance ratio, but if you have the cash for an intel, why not spend it? As you can see, the 3.0GHz Intel def beats out the 3000+ . The prices in the article are as of July tho, so the processors have come way down since then. Anyways, my :2cents:, that system should be alot faster. Good luck with your new system, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Why don't you get a Athlon 64/FX-51 based system?? You can afford it with that budget...
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tah gAmer

    and I heard that that AMD 64 bit prcessors are not thatgood...is that true?
    Totally untrue, the Athlon 64 FX51 CPU is the best on the market at the time ;)

    Also, MistaK6 suggested an i865 chipset (check out MSI's Neo2-FIS2R or an Asus P4P800) ,thats untrue, go for the i875 chipset, and an Asus P4C800 or an ABIT IC7 Max3, as the i875 chipset is better and faster than the i865.

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    I'm just reiterating what I read: http://www.tomshardware.com/motherbo.../i875p-60.html . Seems if its faster and cheaper, I'd go with it.
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    Also, MistaK6 suggested an i865 chipset (check out MSI's Neo2-FIS2R or an Asus P4P800) ,thats untrue, go for the i875 chipset, and an Asus P4C800 or an ABIT IC7 Max3, as the i875 chipset is better and faster than the i865.
    In fact tests have proved that there is little to no difference between the i865 and i875 chipsets especially when it comes to overclockin'. tah gAmer already has a P4P800 but I'm wonderin' if he has a 2.4B or 2.4C in it plus what memory is he usin' in it and is he it in dual memory configuration because it just sounds like he's just plain set it up wrong.

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    lmao, so he does. Well, I'd suggest getting one of those for system A too. And yah, Wiggo's right (of course :p ) , it sounds like you mismatched the wrong parts. Give us some more detailed info and we can map out two very kick ass systems for you :thumb: . : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    - Getting both a DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drive is probably a bit redundant. What most people do is get a DVD-RW and a CD-RW drive, if you wish to have 2 drives.
    I disagree. I've seen that a lot of other folks also forego a second drive, but I recently built a P4C video editing machine for a buddy with a DVD-/+RW and a DVD-ROM, and he loves it as he can burn a direct copy without loading to HD first and switching CDs. Saves time and wear on the drives. Also, a little redundancy is a good thing with computers being what they are...IMHO. Guess it just depends on how you use your particular machine. :cheers:
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