New system

The system im building here is for gaming and video/photo editing.

CPU -> Athlon 64 3200 Socket 754 $279.99CND
(which socket should i go with right now becuase im not sure i heard the 754 will be a dead end for uping the system later on)

MOBO -> asus K8N-E Deluxe Socket 754 $209.99CND or A8V Deluxe Socket 939 $175.00

HDD -> WD Caviar SE 200G 7200rpm SATA 8M $177.00

For this has anyone ever tried the Sapphire cards for the ATI chipset?
VideoCard -> SAPPHIRE Radeon 9600XT 256M VIVO $259.00

RAM -> OCZ PC3200 DDR400 512MBx2 CAS2.5 (OCZ4001024PDC-K) $319.00


Kingston Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory (2 x 512MB) $258.99

CD/DVD Burn -> Megastor Dual Layer DVD Burner / 2.4x DVD+R DL / 8x4x12x DVD±RW / 32x16x40x CD-RW $bought

PSU ->Ultra 500Watt ATX Power Supply with 2-80mm Cooling Fans $bought

CASE -> Ultra Dragon Glossy MS-Blue ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB and FireWire $bought

HSF ->Venus 12

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  1. The socket 754 is slated for sempron use, in the future, so it will become the lower end mobo. Not really a consideration, as agp graphics is being phased out, so you will want/need a new mobo to update your graphics in a couple of years anyhow. By then DDR2 might even be worthwhile.
    The Ati cards run great on the Nforce chipset.
  2. "The Ati cards run great on the Nforce chipset."

    thats like saying AMD's run great on intel platforms. If your going for a Nforce platform go for a Nvidia card.

    i recommend the P4C 3.2Ghz. and a Gigabyte mobo they have a dual bios and are reliable. the P4 has HT will might come in handy when runing multiple aplications.
  3. My Ati card run very well on my nvidia powered mobo....

    -Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!
  4. Heh. Works great for me ^^.

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  5. What the .....
    ATI will run equally great on SIS/VIA/Intel/Ati/nVidia

    Xept maybe on via cause their chipset often sux ;-)

    Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, Leadtek FX5900 w/ FX5950U bios@500/1000, 2X30gig Raid0
  6. thx alot for the help. Dose anyone know of the Sapphire
    ATi Cards to see if they are any good or not?

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  7. They are excellent! Sapphire is an OEM builder for ATI. My best buddy just got a 9600XT-256mb to play DoomIII. I'll post how he does. :smile:

    Abit IS7 - 2.8C @ 3.4 - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
    Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
    Sony DRU-510A - THAT'S MORE LIKE IT!
  8. Saphire makes a lot of variations on each video card. If you have a model, check with the graphics forum. Those guys know thier cards.
    Tell you right now though, stay away from the Atlantis R9800 with 128 bit bus. A 9600pro is faster.
  9. cool thx

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  10. cool thx

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