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    Talking Newbie Computer Build

    Hi guys, just to ask you, have found a computer i might purchase and would like to know whether any incompatibilities may arise from the combination of the hardware:

    256Mb Sapphire Radeon X1600Pro PCI-E(x16) 12Pipes 800MHz GDDR2 500MHz GPU D-Sub/DVI-I/HDTV

    AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3200 Orleans Core, 2.0GHz, 512KB Cache, Retail

    Asus M2N, NF430, S AM2, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533 667 800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

    2x512MB Aeneon Major, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12

    Thanks a lot!!!!!

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    I can't see any problems!

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    out of interest what is making you choose the amd route?

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    nowt wrong with AMD

    What hard drive dear chap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    nowt wrong with AMD
    I'd still go for a E6300(or if you can, wait for the new intel chips) to be honest if its in your budget, mainly because its faster

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    unfortunately my budget is round 250pounds (375euros), as i dont want to spend more on a computer currently. Moreover the use of the computer will be for photoshop, music editing and some games like halflife 2 (as i am performing all those tasks on my laptop + all business related and dont want to overuse overheat and all the over words you can get! )

    As for hard disk: got an 80gb 7200 ide 133 (will use for windows install) and might go for a 250gb sata2. Will it have any performance issues regarding the difference of ide and sata?

    And a final questions asus or abit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel View Post
    As for hard disk: got an 80gb 7200 ide 133 (will use for windows install) and might go for a 250gb sata2. Will it have any performance issues regarding the difference of ide and sata?
    No - they are just as fast as each other.

    And a final questions asus or abit?
    On that budget - whichever is cheapest. Both are good.

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    I normally find that the ABit boards overclock better, other then that, its personal preference.
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    asus it is! as for overclocking some will take place

    just a note my previous desktop computer is a pentium 733 with 1gb ram!! it was time to get something better!! lol

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