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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

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    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:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=44943&item=6724555545
    Opinions?

    #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

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    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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