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post #31 of 43
You need a 16mb cache hard drive. So much faster.

Also, I'd suggest 2x1gb of RAM, since it's about $70. 2gb will might the computer last longer...and you picked out vista...you think 1gb will be enough?
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post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by rduffy123 View Post
I would go with a single core cpu, what do they need a dual core for? They dont game or do anything cpu intensive. I would stick with onboard graphics too.
Media transcoding? Media viewing?
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post #33 of 43
8mb is fine.
i have 8mb cache on my hard drive and it runs media great.
    
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post #34 of 43
get a better hdd, a stand alone gfx card qand i would strongly suggest going with 2gb of ram for vista.....
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post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by blackeagle View Post
get a better hdd, a stand alone gfx card qand i would strongly suggest going with 2gb of ram for vista.....
Why a better HDD? What for?

I allready have a onboard GPU on the mobo.

I have upgraded to 2Gb of ram now after some thought
    
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post #36 of 43
Don't use a maxtor harddrive, they die really fast. Use a Seagate or WD
post #37 of 43
Looks like the rig will be way overpowered, you might wanna go for a cheapo AM2 build or find some leftovers on socket 939 or even 754. How about a Asus barebone with a nice proc? will save you loads of money.
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Mad i have the feeling everyone here thinks this is a ultimate gaming build lol. Most of the posts are pointless. " Buy a 5000w psu and 8gigs of ram man, then word will fly for them."
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Mad i have the feeling everyone here thinks this is a ultimate gaming build lol. Most of the posts are pointless. " Buy a 5000w psu and 8gigs of ram man, then word will fly for them."
lol.
yeah i think that too
    
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Don't use a maxtor harddrive, they die really fast. Use a Seagate or WD
Allready swapped for a WD

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Looks like the rig will be way overpowered, you might wanna go for a cheapo AM2 build or find some leftovers on socket 939 or even 754. How about a Asus barebone with a nice proc? will save you loads of money.
Cheapo AM2 build..........this IS a cheapo AM2 build lol.

If you read the 1st post you will see that my mum said that she doesnt want any second hand parts. All new. So thats a new on the leftovers.

How much are the Asus Barebones? Remember I need a FULL computer (EVERYTHING)

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Originally Posted by rduffy123 View Post
Mad i have the feeling everyone here thinks this is a ultimate gaming build lol. Most of the posts are pointless. " Buy a 5000w psu and 8gigs of ram man, then word will fly for them."
I have that same feeling. *Upgrades onboard to 8800GTX for internet explorer*
    
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