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    #46
    i'm glad you conributed so much to this thread, monkey. please confine your nonsense to your own threads.



    i suppose that it doesn't pay to be superficial when on a budget. i primarily went with the collermaster case because of the decent PSU and good airflow. the looks were aesthetics were just a plus. but i'll look into saving some money with lower end cases.

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      #47
      Originally posted by MonkeyMan123
      Just a suggestion, no need to be all touchy cheez cant even say anything in these ********* forums without getting flamed and reported for christs sake
      Reported for taking the name of the lord in vein, and swearing.

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        #48
        Originally posted by Knobby
        Reported for taking the name of the lord in vein, and swearing.
        Reported for typing the name of the Lord in the wrong case.

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          #49
          Originally posted by Folk
          Reported for typing the name of the Lord in the wrong case.
          You're my new best friend.

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            #50
            Originally posted by Knobby
            Getting an ATI card is fine, but I still highley reccomend this rig:

            CPU: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-486&depa=1

            Video card: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-226&depa=1

            Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...135-106&depa=1

            Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...180-056&depa=1

            Memory: (2x if you want 1gb) http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...146-889&depa=1

            Sound card: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-171&depa=0

            Case: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...119-057&DEPA=1

            You will get 64-bit preformance and Shader model 3.0 support with this rig. This *MAY* even last 2 years without an upgrade. You will definatly get more than 60fps in UT2004 with it. Also, if you do decide to get an ATI card, which I do not reccomend, you should go with the XT version. If you really want a socket 939 CPU, I would reccomend this motherboard, and this CPU, however it will be a little more expensive. If you want a motherboard with PCI-e (future proofing), it will be even more expensive. But if you want to save som money, you could nix the sound card and just use the onboard 8-channel audio.


            So from the links you posted, you want him to get an AMD64 CPU and a mobo for a P4 socket 775?

            Whoopsy, better go shopping again.

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              #51
              Originally posted by |Robot|Paragon
              So from the links you posted, you want him to get an AMD64 CPU and a mobo for a P4 socket 775?

              Whoopsy, better go shopping again.
              Woops, heee is the one i ment:
              http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...180-064&depa=0

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                #52
                Wrong, heh. Thats a 939 mobo, he would need a 754 for that proc.

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                  #53
                  Well then theres something wrong with neweggs filter, because I set it to only pick up socket 939 motherboards and CPU's.

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by Knobby
                    Well then theres something wrong with neweggs filter, because I set it to only pick up socket 939 motherboards and CPU's.
                    No filter or search engine is perfect. You still have to verify that the items found are the items you are searching for.

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                      #55
                      Your on the right path. Good socket 754 mobo with nvidia Nforce3 250 gb would be an MSI Neo Platinum.

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                        #56
                        I built my computer for $330 but I already had monitor, keyboard, CD/DVD, Hard drives, and mouse. I was lucky

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                          #57
                          Re: $500 computer

                          Originally posted by chimbaktu
                          here's a challenge for you guys: build me a computer for $500. here are the rules: i already have the OS, monitor, and peripheals. But i need a case, mobo, CPU, GPU, hard drive, and memory. sound card is optional. and i would like this machine to be geared towards gaming. i've built my own computers before, so this is not a problem. i've been looking at parts and such and have an idea of what i want and would get, but i would like to see what you guys come up with. have fun, and hopefully this rig could get 60+fps with medium settings or higher in UT2k4 (tweaks not included).
                          Here's the deal: I'll make the computer, but you have to pay for shipping and parts costs (naturally). Then, I can send it to you (I'll pay for that shipping) and charge you $1,000 for the work

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