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Building my first PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by msmith76, Nov 22, 2004.

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  1. msmith76

    msmith76 Thread Starter

    Nov 16, 2004
    I am looking at puttting together my first pc from scratch. I like to do a lil gaming (mostly DF Black Hawk Down online), internet, mp3 music, and programs like Paint Shop Pro 8.

    #1 I am looking at this mobo on ebay:

    #2 Any suggestions as towards video cards, sound cards, ect. any opinions would be nice. I do have a GeForce FX 5200 128MB PCI card in this pc and am considering just using it in the new pc.

    #3 Any tips or tricks anyone would care to share would be nice.

    Thanks and hopefully my first venture into this will be sucessfull.
  2. batharoy


    Sep 13, 2004
    Don't buy this board.
    Here's a few reasons why.
    The chipset they use on this board is 3rd on a list of 3 chipset makers.
    The first being Nvidia then VIA then SiS, others may say VIA is first but that
    doesn't matter because SiS will always be 3rd.

    Hers a review of the board (not very flattering).
    Motherboard Review

    If your looking for a budget board ASROCK is a good maker of budget boards.
    They are somehow linked to ASUS boards.
    Here's a good price on one from newegg.com
    The board is $5 more but shipping is $10 less.
    ASROCK board
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