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Hi all please give me you best advice on what to choose or if what I cam up with is ok. I want to have 2x256 (matched) ram and 6 channel sound on the mobo as well as SATA and Lan support.Looking for best bang for my buck.

AMD MOBILE ATHLON XP-M 2500
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...1420&promoid=0

ABIT NF7-S SOCKETA NFORCE2 DUAL DDR AGP 5PCI SATA 1394 SOUND LAN
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...9842&promoid=0

ARCTIC COOLING COPPER SILENT 2L SOCKETA 1500-2800RPM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...1425&promoid=0

CORSAIR VALUE SELECT DUAL CHANNEL 512MB KIT PC3200 DDR CAS2.5 2X256MB

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...1585&promoid=0
 

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Hi all please give me you best advice on what to choose or if what I cam up with is ok. I want to have 2x256 (matched) ram and 6 channel sound on the mobo as well as SATA and Lan support.Looking for best bang for my buck.

AMD MOBILE ATHLON XP-M 2500
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...1420&promoid=0

ABIT NF7-S SOCKETA NFORCE2 DUAL DDR AGP 5PCI SATA 1394 SOUND LAN
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...9842&promoid=0

ARCTIC COOLING COPPER SILENT 2L SOCKETA 1500-2800RPM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...1425&promoid=0

CORSAIR VALUE SELECT DUAL CHANNEL 512MB KIT PC3200 DDR CAS2.5 2X256MB

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...1585&promoid=0

best bang for bucks is save up money and get an AMD 64 or 64 FX and get a sweet SLI mobo to go with it.
 

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lol nice response...

Bang for the buck...

Mobile 2500+

Both these mobo's are good for OCing, and i believe have 6 chan. I know the shuttle has it, but dunno i would assume dfi has it.
Dfi lanparty ( if you want SATA)
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-138&depa=1
Shuttle an35n-ultra ( if you want bang for buck)
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...150-055&depa=1

You could use the geil 2x256 or look into some PQI with low latency
But you are better off getting 1 stick of 512 now, and another later if you are playing games. Don't get the corsiar vs , i have it , im not impressed.

That heatsink sucks, you will need a better one. If you want a cheap one, get a volcano or some cheap thermaltake. If you want a Good one, get a Thermalright si-97 from either heatsinkfactory.com or frozencpu.com OR maybe a thermaltake pipe101 . You can match both with a blue fan that has high CFM, since that appears what you want.

You could get one of these cases
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...147-011&depa=1
or
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...147-001&depa=1

They both come with a power supply, its a decent supply. You'll be able to get a decent OC with it. The first case comes with 3 fans, and has better air flow...so...

Pick your own HD, get a 30 dollar cd-r/dvd rom, a 5 dollar floppy, a 4 dollar keyboard, and whatever mouse you want.
 

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what? said:
lol nice response...

Bang for the buck...

Thanks man this is more helpful - especially the tip about the Corsair ram I was set on that. The cases you recommend look nice too never saw this brand I will try to find a local supplier the one with 3 fans looks awesome for the price.
 

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The only reason I suggested it was because I skipped out on the newer CPU's when i built my rigs and now I'm regretting it. There is a huge performance increase in the 64 line and even a lower end one like a 3000+ 64 will be far better than an XP 3000+. Not to mention the upper end PCI-X video cards tend to be cheaper than same chipset AGP ones in the long run. Having SLI available is cool since you can always add another card when you can afford it but don;t have to right off. The key here is LONG term happiness rather than a quick fix.
 

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Long term in computer world is like 1 year. If he builds the shuttle board setup, he won't be spending that much. He should be able to save up for a sweet 64bit system in a bit.
 

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The only reason I suggested it was because I skipped out on the newer CPU's when i built my rigs and now I'm regretting it.

Hey I totally understand the rational and I aggree but the bottom line is like to start designing a system built on the socket 939 or get SLI support (even pci-e) I am looking at as much for the motherboard as I am for a mobo and cpu
. I hate budgets wish I had like twice as much but hey thats life. Yup sli would be the way to go , pick up another cheap card in 6 months and extend the system life by as much - worked fine back with my monster 3dfx
, ah those were the days - like 2 or 3 choices to make not 2 or 300

 
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