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post #1 of 17
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well I just got into these hardware things.
I always played with programming.
So, I am not completely new to these, but I am still a noob..

I am using a sucky Pentium 4 computer right now,
So I am looking to change up my system and
get a AMD motherboard, Atholon X2, RAM.

Can you guys recommend those things that I can buy with $150 Budget?


well I looked into neweggs.com
and I found this.
2GB for $25.
Is this RAMs okay to use? the review says it blows out easily.

Also, for CPU,
this
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB

Then,, motherboard I couldn't choose one,
because I don know much about it.


And can you guys share your knowledges and
give me the good website for buying these hardware stuffs?
thank you.
Edited by youngkwangk - 5/17/08 at 8:38pm
post #2 of 17
Thread Starter 
o..one more thing,
do you guys recommend buying at least one case cooler?
or does that depend on what I use?

ahhh one more thing.
sorry I get these questions when I discover things.
do you guys recommend buying a graphic card even though it sucks?
because I heard motherboards that includes graphic cards are not effective enough.
post #3 of 17
I'd stick with intel, OCs better imo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116052
e2180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059
Gigabyte mobo
and your ram looks ok
post #4 of 17
what pig69 said and the ram is one of the best
    
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post #5 of 17
Look he said AMD Build ffs.

Okay I'm from NZ so can't help with the prices but here is what I recommend:

Motherboard: Any decent Gigabyte or Asus board.
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4200 Brisbane core, G2 stepping for some serious overclocking(3 ghz stock volts, 3.2 with 0.05 volts)
RAM: 2x1 GB of whatever's good
Graphics Card: 7900 GT 2nd hand if you can find one there great.

Make sure you have some good case fans, and keep your case tidy an aftermarket cpu cooler may help as well. Good luck
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by dead_j0ker View Post
Look he said AMD Build ffs.
Snap. Just helping out.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
haha..
I guess there are lots of arguments over which is better, AMD or Intel.. lol

but I think I will stick with AMD,
isn't AMD cheaper than Intel?
but still okay to use?

is there any websites where I can buy hardwares?
I know buy.com, neweggs.com
Edited by youngkwangk - 5/17/08 at 9:27pm
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
I think I found a decent motherboard,

is this a decent motherboard to use?
Motherboard
post #9 of 17
http://www.clubit.com/
They usuaslly have some good deals. I bounce between them and newegg.com. And my personal pref is intel. Nothing wrong w/amd though.
post #10 of 17
I agree. If your going for uber cheap, AMD is really the way to go. If you had even $50 more, then I would suggest Intel also.
But the board you linked to is ok. I don't like Micro ATX boards that much myself, but if your good with that, then more power to you. But generally, M-ATX boards don't offer OC friendly settings.

If your willing to try a open box, this board is the shiznet for the price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131022R
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