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he doesn't need a video card. that'd make it more than $500. integrated graphics would be enough i am assuming?
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Originally Posted by Anqt31 View Post
I also say go with the E7200. Also, go with DDR2 800 not 1066. Here is some mushkin memory. It's really nice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146731

As for the cooler, go with the Tuniq tower. It's $20 more, but if you go with DDR2 800, you can afford it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

Also, remember the video card. I'd check out a HD 3850 or 3870.
I'll switch the RAM out, but I'm not getting a video card. This isn't my gaming rig.

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Originally Posted by Masterchief3k View Post
he doesn't need a video card. that'd make it more than $500. integrated graphics would be enough i am assuming?
Correct.


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Originally Posted by reezin14 View Post
All the cables you need will should come with your motherboard.
EDIT:What about a sound card ?
I was planning on using on board audio.
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Sound card should be onboard...
Is it going to be good enough for recording,lyrics or whatever ?
 
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Alright, latest changes:

Changed the RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146731

THINKING about changing the mobo, thoughts? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813128059R

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Is it going to be good enough for recording,lyrics or whatever ?
Yeah, it'll be fine.
post #15 of 89
If its not a gaming rig, stick with 2GB of ram... should be plenty and you could save about $40.
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If its not a gaming rig, stick with 2GB of ram... should be plenty and you could save about $40.
Yeah I was just thinking about that. You sure 2gig's will be good? I'm going to be doing some heavy multi tasking.
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That mobo is great(price/preformance),but I don't like the on-board audio,didn't do the trick for me.
EDIT:Take a look at this memory if your going 4GB:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
Edited by reezin14 - 7/9/08 at 6:57pm
 
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2gigs should be fine, I run vista ultimate with 2gigs all the time... I commonly have 5 or 6 apps running. If its not enough you can always buy more.
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Don't get that MoBo unless its not open box cause you won't get the I/O shield or cables.
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Don't get that MoBo unless its not open box cause you won't get the I/O shield or cables.
I'm going to stick with my Foxconn mobo. They would come out to the same price anyway, and the on board audio and video is better with the Foxconn board.
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