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My New Computer Setup

by flatrockar / July 21, 2006 3:27 AM PDT

I have a concern with the compatiblity of the setup. I would like to know what you think, firstly regarding the motherboard compatability and secondly the overall value of the setup. Also, i have heard that AMD's are going down in price, if anyone knows when I'd appreciate the info. Lastly, is the ram i have chosen compatible with dual core and is one brand of ram better then another. Now, onto the computer specs:

Video: XFX GeForce 7600 GT 256MB Extreme Edition $199.00
Processor: AMD Althlon 64 x2 Dual Core 3800+ $319.00
Motherboard: ASUS A8N SLI-DX
$150.00
Ram: Kingston Value Series 1GB PC3200 DDR400
$100.00
Drive: Pioneer DVR-111 16X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
$40.00
Case: Thermaltake Silent PurePower (Black) $98.00 Fans PC

Total: $906.00 (CANADIAN DOLLARS)

The OS and Harddrive I have already. I also have an ATI All in One card that i would like to use for my tv tuner. Feedback is appreciated.

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by flatrockar / July 21, 2006 6:26 AM PDT
In reply to: My New Computer Setup

can anyone help me?

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Only as good as the money spent.........................
by logger99 / July 21, 2006 6:41 AM PDT
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With system specs like yours, I surely wouldn't use a low-grade memory like Kingston Value series...that's why it's so cheap....it's not as fast or dependable in a high-speed system such as the one you've designed......I don't want to start another big discussion over Dual Channel vs single stick (since it's been proven that DC is faster), but I would go with a LL (LowLatency) DC memory from OCZ, Corsair or maybe Crucial. Why slow the performance and also put your system at stabilty/reliability risks when your investing in quality parts.....................

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some thoughts on your setup
by linkit / July 21, 2006 7:44 AM PDT
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AMD price drop (July 24):
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7591-0.html?forumID=26&threadID=191862&messageID=2075906

There are two types of Athlon 64 X2 3800+ in the market now: socket 939 and socket AM2. Socket AM2 is newer. Be careful to get the motherboard with the right socket to match your CPU. Also, AM2 motherboards can use DDR2 RAM.

If prices are about the same, I'd go with the Socket AM2 CPU, matching motherboard, and DDR2 RAM.

The number of cores in the CPU doesn't determine the type of RAM. Your motherboard will determine what type of RAM is compatible.

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new pc
by ddbpack / July 22, 2006 2:35 PM PDT

if you havent orderd it yet id go with the new intel quad core! a hell of a lot faster than amd!

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Intel Quad-Core...What?
by engelasche / July 22, 2006 2:54 PM PDT
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For all i know, intel aren't releasing any quad core CPU's only the new core 2 duo chip which are only dual-core. If your refering to the Xeon chips they're just outrageously expensive.

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It's in the works
by linkit / July 22, 2006 5:31 PM PDT
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not anytime soon
by linkit / July 22, 2006 5:26 PM PDT
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Quad core release moved from 2007 launch to Q4-2006, but who really knows.

Quad core power consumption is supposed to be 100 Watt-ish (back to where Prescotts were).

You can get your hands on a Core 2 Duo within weeks. Less heat issues, too.

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CRUCIAL
by Scrotes4Life / July 21, 2006 12:56 PM PDT
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Why are you cutting corners on your Memory ???????????
CRUCIAL Ballistix.

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