I want to build myself a computer: price +-1000$, main use is graphic design programs and games.
Does anybody have any advise on which (brand and/or type) processor, mainboard, memory, hard disk (IDE or serial ATA?) and graphics card I should use?
I would like to have a P4 processor. and 120 GB diskspace, 512 MB ram is enough for me...
PS: What about the Intel® 865/875 chipset for my mainboard?
thank you alot!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by alfonzodams on 08/05/04 07:51 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
i875/865 are both speedy and solid, i would get i865...(money issue )
Cybercraig got a nice rig, copy him if you can, but you could save a few more bucks by not taking that RAM..that's good quality rams
If I had to actually PAY for RAM, I'd try to get Ballistix, and still I'd come up short!
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Yeah, i know that they are asking for gaming recomendations. and that the A64 kills Intel.
There are some that push Intel no matter what, and with a name like that, at first glance i would assume you would be one.
Its all good though, i just thought it was ironic.
I'd recommend A64 for almost anything someone wants to do. I mean, for most people on this board, 5 fps more in games is more important then images and movies taking longer to encode. That being said, if someone wanted a Dedicated video/image editing rig, I'd have no qualms recommending intel. I don't think there's that many athlon fanboys on this board, but A64 is better and cheaper than P4 right now. And yeah, intel chipsets are awesome, but now so is the Nforce3, so there is really no disadavantage unless we're talking about the aforementioned case.
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