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February 6, 2007 4:12:11 PM

Ok I have a rather tight budget

So here is what I got

MOBO - Biostar NF4UAM2G $64.99
Proc - AMD 64 X2 3800+ $135
RAM - Corsair XMS2 1Gb $111
PSU - XClio 450BL ATX 450W $37.99
GPU - eVGA 7900GS $169.99
HD - WD 160Gb $52.99
Case - CM Centurion 5 $49.99

Now I have a view questions

How does this look so far?
Where can I get a cheap quality monitor?

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February 6, 2007 4:16:01 PM

Quote:
Ok I have a rather tight budget

So here is what I got

MOBO - Biostar NF4UAM2G $64.99
Proc - AMD 64 X2 3800+ $135
RAM - Corsair XMS2 1Gb $111
PSU - XClio 450BL ATX 450W $37.99
GPU - eVGA 7900GS $169.99
HD - WD 160Gb $52.99
Case - CM Centurion 5 $49.99

Now I have a view questions

How does this look so far?
Where can I get a cheap quality monitor?


First, what's your entire budget? For $135, it'd be better to go the extra $40 and get a Core2Duo, but with you wanting a $60 motherboard, I don't know if you have the extra head-room.

Also, there's a Corsair 2x 512 DDR667 XMS2 on Newegg for $83. Are you located in the states?

What do you mean by "cheap" quality monitor? What's your price range exactly? Do you want LCD? Wide-screen?

Also, AMD or not, Biostar motherboards are a joke, don't buy them.

That power supply is also incredibly "questionable". If you're going with a cheap power supply, get a Fortron (FSP) power supply or a Hiper power supply. They're about the same price and I guarantee their quality.

Is the HD you're getting SATA?

Post links, details, budget, what you want to accomplish.

The 7900GS is nice, but don't sacrifice the performance of every part in your rig to get it. A 7600GT with a core2duo set up would be better for you in the long run than going with a Roberto's Mexican Food restaurant AMD motherboard and an El Cheapo power supply. (I'm Mexican so none of you guys start calling me racist)
February 6, 2007 4:20:53 PM

Quote:
Ok I have a rather tight budget

So here is what I got

MOBO - Biostar NF4UAM2G $64.99
Proc - AMD 64 X2 3800+ $135
RAM - Corsair XMS2 1Gb $111
PSU - XClio 450BL ATX 450W $37.99
GPU - eVGA 7900GS $169.99
HD - WD 160Gb $52.99
Case - CM Centurion 5 $49.99

Now I have a view questions

How does this look so far?
Where can I get a cheap quality monitor?


Well you should post your budget. If you are really tight, you could always go with socket 939 and save on the processor and get double the memory.

I strongly recommend http://www.newegg.com , they have fantastic prices and customer support. You can look at Monitors there and find plenty, and each one you can look at the review to find a good 4 or 5 star monitor.

I don't know much about that PS. If you really want to go with AM2 socket, and your budget is low, I'm sure you'll be ok with that system. Just remember though a 450W PS is starting to get out of date now with the new power hungry cards, processors, and hard drives. So if you want to upgrade in the future, you may have to replace that.
February 6, 2007 5:42:10 PM

Ok all of those prices are from newegg. I'm sticking with AM2 cause of it upgrade path. Pretty much I'm building a pc to hold me off for the year or so.

Is the Core2Duo better than X2 3800+ for gaming.

The standard ram for AM2 is 800... the one you posted was 667

Oh and my budget is like 700 or so... right now my total is like $653 shipping included... so what should I change?

Edit: Oh I plan to game on it for now and upgrade later in the year when prices drop, but I want to get the most out of it...

On the monitor I want CRT cause I am on a laptop now and I can see the difference...
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