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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So I am looking into building a computer. I know how to do it but I don't know what I should get.

Haves:
Raidmax mid tower ATX case
GeForce 6800XT with DVI/VGA input AGP 8x
card reader
fans
hard drive
power supply

I need a good processor and motherboard that I would want to overclock. The motherboard would need to support AGP and just go from there. Also RAM. 1 gig or 2 gig. Also a TV/Monitor not to expensive that my video card can support the resolution. Needs to be smaller than 23.5 inches wide. (i was looking at this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112182) If you need more info on what I want ask.



I would love to get it all from newegg because I have always had good luck with them.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
C2D e6400 Conroe Biostar TForce965PT Evga GeForce 7600GT Seagate Barracuda 320GB Perp. Recording SATA 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows Vista Business and XP Pro hp f1903 19 inch hp standard Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Raidmax ATX-268WB GE wireless optical plain black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
C2D e6400 Conroe Biostar TForce965PT Evga GeForce 7600GT Seagate Barracuda 320GB Perp. Recording SATA 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows Vista Business and XP Pro hp f1903 19 inch hp standard Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt 
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Raidmax ATX-268WB GE wireless optical plain black 
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post #2 of 10
Right now on Newegg there is an open box Biostar TForce4U mobo. It has PCIe and AGP so you can upgrade in the future. I would recommend either the 3700+ or 3800 X2 CPU depending on budget. (X2 is better, dual core)
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've always had intel processors. What's the difference b/t AMD and intel? Never had an AMD processor. Pros cons of each?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
C2D e6400 Conroe Biostar TForce965PT Evga GeForce 7600GT Seagate Barracuda 320GB Perp. Recording SATA 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows Vista Business and XP Pro hp f1903 19 inch hp standard Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Raidmax ATX-268WB GE wireless optical plain black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
C2D e6400 Conroe Biostar TForce965PT Evga GeForce 7600GT Seagate Barracuda 320GB Perp. Recording SATA 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows Vista Business and XP Pro hp f1903 19 inch hp standard Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Raidmax ATX-268WB GE wireless optical plain black 
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post #4 of 10
AMD is better for gaming (in the OLD category) and it is a more cost effective way to get more performance since you still want to stick with the AGP card you have. Intel doesn't have any great CPU's or motherboards that have AGP. What is your budget, I see you are spending big bucks on a monitor, why so big of your videocard won't handle the high res?
post #5 of 10
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Right now I have a 19 inch monitor. I guess if I really don't need a bigger one, I could just replace my current with a new 19 inch. Budget has to be resonable. Looking at newegg, the AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200 manchester and windsor are looking pretty resonable to me or the 3800 manchester.

The processer and mobo need to be overclockable.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
C2D e6400 Conroe Biostar TForce965PT Evga GeForce 7600GT Seagate Barracuda 320GB Perp. Recording SATA 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows Vista Business and XP Pro hp f1903 19 inch hp standard Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Raidmax ATX-268WB GE wireless optical plain black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
C2D e6400 Conroe Biostar TForce965PT Evga GeForce 7600GT Seagate Barracuda 320GB Perp. Recording SATA 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows Vista Business and XP Pro hp f1903 19 inch hp standard Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Raidmax ATX-268WB GE wireless optical plain black 
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post #6 of 10
Some intresting reading if your up to it. http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7-6389077-1.html this is a good read and may give you some stuff to google. I for on have always liked Anthlon since I have been building my own box. Yes, Intel does put out some cpu's that are the top of the line. But 2 things matter to me. Anthlons are most always less expensive. AND ALWAYS MORE FUN.
I build both Intel and Anthlon systems for people. To most of them one is as good as the other.
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AMD 64 3500+ Abit AV8 Windows XP Pro/w sp2 Planar 17” @ 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Costom Xeix Slilver LED L Diablo 550W Black and Chr Addtronics 7896 A Server Costom Xeix Slilver LED L 
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AMD 64 3500+ Abit AV8 Windows XP Pro/w sp2 Planar 17” @ 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Costom Xeix Slilver LED L Diablo 550W Black and Chr Addtronics 7896 A Server Costom Xeix Slilver LED L 
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post #7 of 10
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I did look at that but i really dont wanna spend the ammount of money on the AMD 64 X2 4800. Around $200 is more like it. Also what is the difference between the AMD cores like windsor and manchestor?
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(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
C2D e6400 Conroe Biostar TForce965PT Evga GeForce 7600GT Seagate Barracuda 320GB Perp. Recording SATA 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows Vista Business and XP Pro hp f1903 19 inch hp standard Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Raidmax ATX-268WB GE wireless optical plain black 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
C2D e6400 Conroe Biostar TForce965PT Evga GeForce 7600GT Seagate Barracuda 320GB Perp. Recording SATA 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows Vista Business and XP Pro hp f1903 19 inch hp standard Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Raidmax ATX-268WB GE wireless optical plain black 
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post #8 of 10
Man the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800 seems amazing...I'm looking to upgrade my computer mainly for Video Editing, Design, and Music. I'm def. leaning toward an AMD.

What would be the next step up from the AMD64 X2 4800?
post #9 of 10
Correct me if I am wrong but Manchester is 939, Windsor is AM2, the cores are about the same other than that.
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD 64 3500+ Abit AV8 Windows XP Pro/w sp2 Planar 17” @ 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Costom Xeix Slilver LED L Diablo 550W Black and Chr Addtronics 7896 A Server Costom Xeix Slilver LED L 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD 64 3500+ Abit AV8 Windows XP Pro/w sp2 Planar 17” @ 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Costom Xeix Slilver LED L Diablo 550W Black and Chr Addtronics 7896 A Server Costom Xeix Slilver LED L 
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post #10 of 10
uh, Mutha... that article is dated Nov 2005. Things have changed a little bit since then.
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Intel E6600 (LL629A) DFI BLOOD IRON P35-T2RL Diamond HD3870 GSkill ( 2x1G) DDR2-800 HZ's 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows XP Home (OEM) Sceptre 22" + Sceptre 20" Logitech G15 XG VIPER ( hey, it was free.) 
Mouse
LOGITECH MX518 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E6600 (LL629A) DFI BLOOD IRON P35-T2RL Diamond HD3870 GSkill ( 2x1G) DDR2-800 HZ's 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows XP Home (OEM) Sceptre 22" + Sceptre 20" Logitech G15 XG VIPER ( hey, it was free.) 
Mouse
LOGITECH MX518 
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