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Thread: Suggestions for MOBO, CPU, RAM, VIDEO CARD




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    Hi there,

    Need suggestions for a good combo of CPU, MOBO, RAM and Video Card. Need for the odd gaming and video and picture editing. The price needs to be in the middle range

    Thanks!

    This is my current setup:

    pIII 700E overclocked to 889
    512 PC133 Ram
    Asus Cusl-C Motherboard
    Geforce 2 MX 200 32MB with Tv Out

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    Well how bout trying an nforce 2 chipset with an athlon 2200+ or higher. For ram i'd go for 512 of pc 3200 and for your graphics card i'd go for a radeon 9500 pro 128 mgs. That graphics card comes with direct x 9 support so it will last you a while. That settup will do you fine:devil:
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    thanks for your reply

    which brand motherboard do you recommend? and is there another video card that is more cost effective?

    Thanks!

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    Any nforce 2 chipset will do. And if your not looking for a gameing card go for the radeon 9000 or 9100. Much cheaper:devil:
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    what is ur range for money??

    heres a good gaming video and pic editor i found in PC UPGRADE

    EPOX 8rda+ nforce 2 chipset (is the best right now,,and is around 115 dollars at newegg.com)

    go with 2200+,cause the price is dropping

    for ram,,because the EPOX , try getting 2 x 256 pc 2700 ddr sdram ,,cause the price is in the middle and it is pretty good (try gettin pc 3200 if u want more power but more cash)

    for video card is ur chose,,since u said u ar going to do gaming video editing, get a 128 mb video card. I suggest radeon beacuse is a bit cheaper.

    Have fun building ur computer
    My gaming rig-----------
    epox- ep 8RDA+ (sweet mobo)
    athlon 2000+
    2x 256 mb pc 3200 ddr 400 ram
    no brand case
    40 gb 7200 rpm western dig
    dvd-rom + cd-rw
    400 w PSU
    radeon 128mb 9700 pro (i am almost broke!)

    My server

    Msi mobo-athlon 2000+ 2x512 pc 2400 ddr ram - 120 gb 8mb 7200 rpm. - radeon 7000 64 mb- 15 nec montoir - atx case with 5 fans total

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    I guess Geforce cards are not as good as Radeons?

    Are AMD better than Intel or it is because the prices are better

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    no,,they ar the same,,but radeon has a lower price. I use geforce for my bros computer beacuse it is a bit easier for me to overclock it. IS ur chose what video card to get.
    My gaming rig-----------
    epox- ep 8RDA+ (sweet mobo)
    athlon 2000+
    2x 256 mb pc 3200 ddr 400 ram
    no brand case
    40 gb 7200 rpm western dig
    dvd-rom + cd-rw
    400 w PSU
    radeon 128mb 9700 pro (i am almost broke!)

    My server

    Msi mobo-athlon 2000+ 2x512 pc 2400 ddr ram - 120 gb 8mb 7200 rpm. - radeon 7000 64 mb- 15 nec montoir - atx case with 5 fans total

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    Hell no. The radeon 9000 is the radeon version of the ge force mx series. But it has direct x 8 support and better performance for the same price. And the radeon 9500 and 9700 series more than beet the ti series.:devil:
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    the advantage of athlon is that u can overclock ur mutiplyer and ur FSB, also the athlon cpu is a bit slower than intel. for intel,u can only do FSB. but the bad thing about athlon now,is u need to unlock ur CPU by using condictive compond to conent the briges.

    i will stick to ATHLON, beacuse of price and OCing
    My gaming rig-----------
    epox- ep 8RDA+ (sweet mobo)
    athlon 2000+
    2x 256 mb pc 3200 ddr 400 ram
    no brand case
    40 gb 7200 rpm western dig
    dvd-rom + cd-rw
    400 w PSU
    radeon 128mb 9700 pro (i am almost broke!)

    My server

    Msi mobo-athlon 2000+ 2x512 pc 2400 ddr ram - 120 gb 8mb 7200 rpm. - radeon 7000 64 mb- 15 nec montoir - atx case with 5 fans total

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    well,is the price,,i live in canada,,and the 9700 is over 400 dollars.
    My gaming rig-----------
    epox- ep 8RDA+ (sweet mobo)
    athlon 2000+
    2x 256 mb pc 3200 ddr 400 ram
    no brand case
    40 gb 7200 rpm western dig
    dvd-rom + cd-rw
    400 w PSU
    radeon 128mb 9700 pro (i am almost broke!)

    My server

    Msi mobo-athlon 2000+ 2x512 pc 2400 ddr ram - 120 gb 8mb 7200 rpm. - radeon 7000 64 mb- 15 nec montoir - atx case with 5 fans total

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