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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by .Kai, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. .Kai

    .Kai Thread Starter

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    Here is my soon to be computer:
    17" Sony Moniter
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @ 2.2GHz (CPU Processer)
    MSI K8N Neo Platinum Edition (Motherboard)
    ATI Radeon 9600 PRO 128MB DDR (Videocard)
    Sony DVD Drive 16x
    Sony CD-RW 16x/10x/40x
    160GB Hard drive
    60GB Hard drive

    Sound Blaster Pro
    Keyboard/USB Mouse/Speakers
    512MB DDR RAM

    Could you rate this computer?

    Just curious if this is a good build. :D
     
  2. Skivvywaver

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    Get a good quality PSU and some quality ram and you should be OK. Another thing you "might" want to look into is a 9800 pro vid card. They are cheap, well not cheap but under $200 right now. If you are getting the 9600 for less than $150 then that is fine. If it is $150 or more get a 9800 pro.
     
  3. .Kai

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    Haha, Skivvywaver you seem to be everywhere on these forums.
    Thanks for replying, and where can I find one that is -200$ the 9800 PRO seems to be very cheap and a good deal, since I am going to get 9600 PRO for 250$... wierd.. but now I guess I can go for the 9800 PRO cause in stores they sell for 350$..where can I get the one your talking about Skivvywaver?
     
  4. .Kai

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    Wow, I am on 60 posts already :D
     
  5. Skivvywaver

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    www.newegg.com I got my MSI 9800 pro from them. The card comes with a 360 core(XT) and has a massive heatsink on it. They just got them back in stock. I had mine overnighted so it cost me a bit more. I'll be back with a direct link.
     
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    Getting that one with christmas money :D Probably the best deal out there right now.
     
  8. .Kai

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    Another Question.
    9600XT Radeon 128MB DDR TV-Out, DVI / VIVO = $254.88
    9600XT Radeon 128MB DDR TV-Out, DVI w/GAMES = $212.10
    What does the slashes mean /VIVO w/GAMES ?
     
  10. cheese

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    I own the black/silver version of that case. I like it alot, when building there was plenty of room. But on mine when i got it, the front LED cords were tamgled up inside the cover, so it was a tight fit to get it hooked onto motherboard. Theres 7 fans, and an orange LED light up one on the clear side panel. Just make sure not to hit the door, its a little flimsy.
     
  11. .Kai

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    What door? :D
     
  12. .Kai

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    Could someone explain to me what overclocking is? I hear its both good and bad idea.
     
  13. Biddlesby

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    Overclocking a cpu is increasing the speed at which it natively works at. I.e. if you buy an XP 2400 you could overclock it to 3000 (literally, overclock - over the clock speed, faster clock speed). I don't do it myself, my friend ran into problems with things crashing when he overclocked. I don't like fiddling around with CPUs.
     
  14. .Kai

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    Once overclocked can it be reversed?
    Also I heard that you can oc a videocard to?
    Is it much safer?
     
  15. .Kai

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    If so how far can a RADEON 9600 XT be overclocked

    (Not OC'ed Current)
    Memory Clock Speed (MHz) = 300
    Engine Clock Speed (MHz) = 500

    To the safe limit...if there is one
     
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