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February 7, 2007 2:40:23 AM

I'm building a somewhat budget computer for $700

I know I want a X2 3800+ and a 7900GS, plus I like the Centurion 5 case and that is 350 right there.

I need RAM, a decent budget MOBO, PSU, and HD...

I was looking a Corsair X2S DDR800 then I saw the DDR667 as well so what's the difference between them? (As in performance wise, obviously one is slower, but does having slower than standard cripple a system?)

I heard Hiper made quality PSU's and I've found one for 49.99 480W

So really I just need a decent MOBO and HD for almost purely gaming until prices lower

Any suggestions?

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February 7, 2007 2:51:36 AM

the difference between those is speed of the memory.

if u get a mobo that supports ddr800 memory or front side bus then u can use it.

Check with the motherboard specs to see if both speeds are supported.

Always start with the motherboard, find out what it supports (usually at the manuf's web site tech specs) then build from there.
February 7, 2007 3:01:29 PM

I usually start with the motherboard, but I can't just seem to find a decent one that fits my budget. Cause I know what I need like SATA, AM2, and what not, but there doesn't seem be a decent MOBO in my price range... except for all the micros...
February 10, 2007 10:40:17 PM

and whats ur price range apol?
February 10, 2007 10:50:04 PM

As of now is around 700...

Here's what I got so far...

RAIDMAX SMILODON (no psu) 79.99
WD Caviar 160Gb Sata 62.99
Abit KN9 nForce4 socket AM2 73.99
eVGA 7900GS 169.99
FSP 450W 53.99
Corsair XMS2 (2x512Mb) DDR800 111.00 (might change this to DDR667)
AMD X2 3800+ Dual Core 2.0Ghz 119.00
Random LED fan...

Total = 707.66

I'm not going to OC and so far I'm just checking up on compatibility of everything.
February 10, 2007 10:52:12 PM

As of now is around 700...

Here's what I got so far...

RAIDMAX SMILODON (no psu) 79.99
WD Caviar 160Gb Sata 62.99
Abit KN9 nForce4 socket AM2 73.99
eVGA 7900GS 169.99
FSP 450W 53.99
Corsair XMS2 (2x512Mb) DDR800 111.00 (might change this to DDR667)
AMD X2 3800+ Dual Core 2.0Ghz 119.00
Random LED fan...

Total = 707.66

I'm not going to OC and so far I'm just checking up on compatibility of everything.
February 10, 2007 11:29:01 PM

You may want to consider getting a single 1gig stick of RAM...that way if you get a bit of extra cash in the future you can add another gig, which may be nice if you plan on switching to Vista
February 10, 2007 11:29:32 PM

Abit's are nice and reliable for a few yrs... i used to have 6 of the Abit SE6's back in the 90's

the Kn9 looks like a decent brd, its form factor is ATX form factor 305 x 245mm

so thats 12 inches x 9.6 inches approx.

Gonna need a regular large case for that :)  mite be able to fit it into a mid tower :) 

what game u gonna be playing?> how about Star Wars Galaxies: Empire Divided?

here's the video to preview the game i've played for 3 yrs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfXyiAvFpFo

here's the official site: http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/

SWG: ED has the most passionate gaming community in the mmorg world!
February 10, 2007 11:37:16 PM

I'm not to worried about getting vista right now... I have Windows XP x64

The case I have has a form factor of 12 x 10.5

So now it just to make sure this is what I want :D  and to get the compatibility issues worked out.....
February 11, 2007 1:49:27 AM

Check out the "$700 build" thread.
February 11, 2007 4:13:46 AM

I did...

So now I'm pretty much set except for the RAM....

1.5Gb of ValueRAM or 1Gb XMS2 within $10 of each other and both from corsair...
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