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Are these hardware parts any good for my new computer

Just wanted peoples opinion on the new computer im "building" the hardware/ parts are as follows:
- AMD 3600 FX2 Dual core socket AM2
- Asus M2N-E mobo
- Inno3D 7650GT 512MB
- Samsung 940BW 19" Widescreen LCD
- Silverstone ST405 400W power supply
- 320GB Seagate HDD SATA2

Oh and any ideas on what memory to purchase. Looking at the 1GB range.
So any good? Any recommendations? As you can see, that ther is balance in terms of budget. Example a not so expensive mobo for a expensive VGA card

The use for the computer is Gaming as well as Photoshop CS2 work with minor video/ sound editing.

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Are you certain that you want a widescreen

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monitor? They are generally lower priced because the total screen area is smaller, thus the price of the LCD is lower.

It really depends on what you use the computer for.

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Looks OK...

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That is a pretty low end processor though as I think that is an AMD Athlon 64 x2 3600+ as the FX models tend to have 2 digits like my FX-60 or its successor the FX-62.

I do have that monitor and I do enjoy it for my games.

I'd look for DDR2 memory where I'd likely suggest going with a 2 x 512MB configuration.


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yup, the cpu is a bit weak

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remember that x2 dual-cores have lower clock speeds than same numbered single-cores. so a x2 3800+ is actually slower than a regular 3800+ in most games.

get at least an x2 4200+ even if you have to downgrade to a 7900gt to make your budget.

as for memory, i recommend 2gb since most new games are now recommending 1gb and vista runs more smoothly with 1gb.

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