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1) My computer knowledge level: Good

2) I will use this computer for:
-Gaming: hardkor3 gamer, need graphics and frame rates. Not the most hardkor3 gamer in the world, lol.

3) -CPU
-Motherboard
-RAM
-Video Card*
-Hard Drives*
-PSU
-Case

*This will be my first rig, and I plan on taking the video card, hard drive, sound card, and cd-rom drives out of this computer that I am on now, and into my new rig. They will all be replaced with time. My main concern is to get a new computer up and running. A board that has AGP and PCI-E would be of huge help, as my current card is AGP 4x.(GF4ti4600)

4) Prefered budget to stay within: $400-$500
5) The absolute max I am willing to spend is: $650-$700 if reasonable.
 

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lol thats one hardcore video card for a hardcore gamer
 

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Intel P4 630 @ 3.0 Ghz- $176 Shipped
http://www.nextwarehouse.com/prod.cf...BX80547PG3000F

Motherboard: ASUS P5WD2 $165 Shipped
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...e=pricegrabber

RAM: OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2-533 3-3-3-8 $86.44
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227044

Video Card: eVGA 6800GS PCIe 256MB $169
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130267

PSU: Antec Smart Power 2.0 450W $66.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103936

Case: Use old one, or Antec Super LANboy $76
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129145

Total: 742, even though it is over, you really need to get a new video card... I would use a old case instead of getting lesser components.
 

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Athlon64 3200+ 2.0GHz $162
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

Biostar TForce6100 $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264

eVGA GeForce 6800GS $189
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130267

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1Gb DDR400 $83
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145505

NZXT Trinity Black (also comes in silver) w/400wt PSU $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146015

You definatly need a new VC so the 6800GS is a good start. $583 around budget.


PS go with AMD not Intel
 

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get a 3200+ venice for 160 from newegg
DFI lanparty nf4 ultra for like 130 on newegg.
evga 6800GS 200
some value ram 1gb - 80-90
FSP 450w psu (dual 12v rails 18a each) 50 at newegg
and a case of your choice...
all within your budget
 

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I won't have any problems bringing over my sound card or hard drive will I?
Sound Blaster Audigy 2, and Samsung SV6004H. That HD will probably be the first thing I replace after I get my system up and running. Thanks for all the input, I'm going to check out all of links and try to make a decision.
 

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I won't have any problems bringing over my sound card or hard drive will I?
Sound Blaster Audigy 2, and Samsung SV6004H. That HD will probably be the first thing I replace after I get my system up and running. Thanks for all the input, I'm going to check out all of links and try to make a decision.


no problems bringing over your sound card or HD.. but yea, you might want a new drive.
 

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you can get a seagate 80gig sata drive for about 60 on newegg... they're fast and reliable. that's what I have in my RAID 0 setup. I think it's model line 7200.7 or something like that
 

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I just got an Antec mini tower from newegg for 62 w/ a mail in rebate so it's like 48 after rebate plus shipping. it comes w/ a 350w smartpower II psu... which is small, but the case looks nice.

your best bet would be to get the 50. antec mid tower case from neweeg and then get the psu that I also ordered... fsp 450w w/ dual 12v rails and 18a on each one. it's 56 shipped from neweeg

sorry I'm not giving links... I'm at work so I don't want to take the time to look up the specific items... but i'm bored so that's why I'm here in the first place... i know...
 

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Ok, Here we go:
Clawhammer: Socket 754 Processor with 1mb cache
Newcastle: Socket 754 and a 939 Processor with 512k cache
Venice: Socket 939 Processor with 512k cache
San Diego: Socket 939 Processor with 1mb Cache

Those are the basic AMD cores. The other differences are that the socket 939s support dual channel memory. Some cores overclock better than others and the such. The San Diego is the best out of the ones I listed.
 
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