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    Okay...does this sound good?


    A19470 ASUS V9280-TD GEFORCE4 128MB 8XAGP NVIDIA TI-4200 DDR W/GAMES/TV-OUT (Retail) $162.00

    A19093 EPOX EP-8RDA NVIDIA nFORCE2 CHIPSET ULTRA ATA133 ATX FORM FACTOR 1xAGP(8X)/6xPCI/3xDDR W/ USB 2.0 & AUDIO Detail Specs (CPU TYPE:AMD DURON, ATHLON) $95.70

    A08530 CORSAIR CM64SD512-2100 64X64 PC2100 512MB CAS2.5 DDR DIMM $159.00

    Total $416.70
    AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    1.39GHz
    Radeon 7500
    SiS MOBO
    512 SDRAM
    LITE-ON DVD-R DRIVE
    HP 24x CD-R/RW Drive

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    the 8RDA motherboard has a dual channel memory controller - so get 2 x 256MB dimms instead of a single 512MB, also it supports both Pc2700 and PC3200 - so get the fastest memory you can find (i.e. PC3200) for the best performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDR
    I think putting an XP2400 and a Radeon9700 in an SDR memory based system is a waste of time & money - plus there's a good chance his motherboard won't even support T'Breds


    What chipset is your motherboard - I don't recognize m810, who's the mfg'r?
    Man, I've got to learn to read threads properly before answering. I just assumed flamingbanana had a DDR board.

    In that case I agree with everyone else, get a DDR board. The Epox 8RDA+ (I just ordered one myself) with 2 X 256MB PC3200 and a decent 3D card.

    All prices in USD from newegg.com

    Epox 8RDA+ = $132
    2 X 256MB PC3200 Kingmax ( DDR400, CL2.5 ) = $160
    ATI OEM RADEON 9500 PRO 128MB DDR DVI = $180

    Total = $472

    The Ti4200 is a good chipset, but with AA and AF turned on, the 9500 Pro really pulls away from it. Plus the 9500 Pro is hardware DX9 compliant where the Ti4200 is only hardware DX8.1 compliant. So I spose the 9500 Pro is also a bit more future proof than the Ti4200

    Also, if you can find a way to get another $34 over the budget you specified of $500, you can get;

    ATI OEM RADEON 9700 ATLANTIS 128MB DDR 8X AGP = $242

    The 9700 has all the same features as the 9700 Pro, except it has slightly lower clockspeeds. With a bit of O/C you could get it performing very close to that of the Pro version.

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