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    Question AMD Setup, Looks Good To Me But I Dont Use AMD!

    I am building a PC for a friend, and i dont dabble with AMD's much so i just wanted to check that all the hardware i have chose is good/works together. So anyway, the spec: -

    -Scan 6057B Midi Tower case Black without Window 300W PFC + Case Fan

    -AMD *Retail* Athlon XP 2400+ (2.00 GHz) with AMD Heat Sink Fan 3Yr

    -Asus A7N8X-E-Deluxe - nForce2 - x8 AGP+Gbit Lani+6Ch Sound+SATA+1394+SATA-RAID+USB2+WiFi port

    -40Gb Maxtor +8 ATA-133 (7200rpm, 2MB Cache) Quiet Drive Technology 1yr

    -Corsair Value Select 512Mb DDR 333Mhz PC2700

    -MSI 128Mb Geforce FX 5200 TD Tv/DVI Retail.

    How does it look? The 2mb cache on the HDD doesnt really matter, same with the ram being cheap. He was on a budget so just needs something to handle MSN, Winamp, DVD programs, IE etc.

    PS. Anyone who has any creative idea's as what me and a friend can do to kill most parts on a K6, Tell me Thanks

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    /me grins at being the K6 destroying friend.

    Ok, erm, they dont need the A7N8X-E deluxe.
    Asus A7N8X-X nForce2+Lan+6CH Audio+A133 (~£30 less than the one you said, so money can go on an 80-120gb hdd instead)

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    Yea Yea, getting the Asus A7N8X-X nForce2+Lan+6CH Audio+A133 and maybe bigger HDD/better GPU

    EDIT: Swapped mobo, and chose an 80gb maxtor too
    Last edited by Clstrphbc_donut; 15-03-2004 at 02:05 AM.

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    Any particular reason for the Asus over the Abit NF7S?

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    i think it's quite a nice setup there for a budget system. if u happen to get an unlocked cpu, remember to set the FSB to 166MHz and multiplier of 12 (default is 15). or perhaps even higher if u r into overclocking

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    I would say get the NF7-S instead of the Asus, but that's just my opinion. Also, I hope this system isn't for heavy gaming, since the 5200 isn't exactly the best choice you could make.

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    Id get the NF7 or NF7-S aswell, depending on what he needs

    Dont expect much from the graphics card. It might pay to scout out a second hand one, for a much better performace gain.
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    • da_ging's system
      • CPU:
      • E5200 @ 3.75Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB kingston HyperX 8500
      • Storage:
      • 2*WD640gb in Raid 0 +500gb 32mb seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
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      • PSU:
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      • Case:
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      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
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      • Internet:
      • 8mb
    isnt the xp2500 only a few quid more than the 2400??

    also why not get one of those excelstore drives from ebuyer or a samsung spinpoint about the same price but with 3yr warranty and 8mb cache on the sammy

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    Well i have give them the exact quote so its too late to go back now. No, its not for heavy gaming, and wont need to be overclocked. He just generally needs a fast, reliable machine thats as good as it can be for as less as i can get it for. Or they could buy that 2.4ghz celery (Celeron), with 256ram and 40gb hdd, and onboard 32mb onboard graphics for £599 out of a catalogue.....And £350 isn't bad for what it is. May decide on a 2nd machine for myself. Yes Mozzer, AMD
    Last edited by Clstrphbc_donut; 15-03-2004 at 10:41 PM.

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    id pay a fiver more to upgrade to a XP2500

    another fiver to upgrade to a pc3200 ram



    you can guess the rest overclock to XP3200
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    Quote Originally Posted by clstrphbc_donut
    Well i have give them the exact quote so its too late to go back now. No, its not for heavy gaming, and wont need to be overclocked
    Doesnt need to be that good or overclocked. And i have already gave them the price so im going to leave it as it is

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