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April 14, 2006 1:59:13 PM

New PC will buy parts in next couple of days, did I forget anything or any suggestions on other parts. It will be used for light gaming and internet etc. Any compatibility issues?

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April 14, 2006 2:41:36 PM

Looks good! Enjoy it.

The only suggestion I can make, is if you want to futureproof your system for a bit longer, spend another $100 and get an Opteron 165 CPU.
April 14, 2006 3:01:15 PM

Only two sugestions.

1- recommend 2gb ram meaning 2x 1GB sticks.

2- recommend 3800+ x2 or opteron 165.
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April 14, 2006 4:21:18 PM

Actually, if you're going to crank out more cash on the system, go for a better videocard. A 3700+ will surf the internet just fine (A P3 will surf the internet just fine) and it beats out the X2 3800+ in -EVERY- CPU chart that is related to gaming. And it costs less. Alot less.

If the system is primarily for gaming, you made great picks. If you're going to splurge somewhere, move up to a 7900gt for about another $150. It's an amazing card for the money, and will make the LARGEST difference in framerate for the money. You might consider going to 2GB memory, if you feel like splurging a little bit. Even then, you probably won't notice a large difference, but you will notice one.

I do get really tired of people trying to tell gamers to get a dual core processor that performs WORSE for most current gen. gaming and costs alot more. Want better gaming? It's all about the videocard.
April 14, 2006 5:30:38 PM

The reason I chose the 3700 is that I'm not really into OCing and it was the best processor I could get for my budget.
April 14, 2006 5:37:54 PM

Thanks for everybody's replys. I would love to get a better video card but can't fit in my budget. I am planning to ad a another 1GB soon, just can't do it right now. I agree with simplyput about the dual core processer. In my opinion, right now the dual cores are not that great for gaming and in most cases are overkill for most users.
April 14, 2006 8:52:26 PM

Agreed that dual core is not the fastest with games right now.

Ram suggestion is get 1Gb stick now and add the second later if it wont be that long. The dual channel performance hit should be around 3-4%. But you wont have the 2T penalty when you add the second gig unlike if you went with 4 sticks of 512mb.
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