Building Gaming Comp...need input

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    Building Gaming Comp...need input

    Here's what I have now. Please comment or add or whatever.

    ASUS A7V8X mobo
    XP 2400
    2 512 sticks of Kingston pc 1000 DDR
    Soundblaster Audigy (and 5.1 system)
    Radion 9700
    Western Digital 80 gig 7200 RPM HD



    Any Ideas on CD/DVD drives, or on the mobo/processors would be appreciated.

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    i dunno isnt 80 gig a lilbittoomuchthe more HD u have the slowerit willrun on the other hand the less HD u have the slower it goes because of the virtual memory .... if there is nything i would change then its the HD ====>1 of 80 gigs

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    About a CD-WRITER...

    I have this one: http://www.samsungelectronics.com/odd/cdrw/sw_248f.html

    And dude... in 3 months, I never loosed any disk, and every time I burn in 48X, it's perfect.

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    I have an 80gig drive 7200rpm - it's pefectly fine - in fact I've about used every gig in it.

    But I also have a 10gig drive which my OS is installed on it...

    the HD is perfectly fine - but I would suggest partitioning like a 5gig space for your OS and keep the games/files separated from the OS. It will improve the speed and keep things cleaner when u install/uninstall programs.
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    I gave winxp 10, is uses around 6 at the moment.

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    Re: Building Gaming Comp...need input

    Originally posted by MarkX
    2 512 sticks of Kingston pc 1000 DDR
    Wow! Where'd you got PC 1000 memory sticks from???
    Hehe, there are PC66 PC100 PC133 PC166 PC200 PC266.
    Not really sure how this is done at the pentium side, but i'm sure
    it's alot more complicated there.

    How about your monitor? It's one of the most important features
    of a PC.

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    Get a TFT monitor.
    They're very good for the eyes.

    I'm currently sitting at the workstation of my parents and watching onto a 17' AOC TFT


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    Originally posted by codingmaster
    Get a TFT monitor.
    They're very good for the eyes.
    But not so good for the wallet .

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    >But not so good for the wallet

    Yo, u're right, the one, my parents have costs 500 $

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    TFT monitors did become more affordable this year,and is being
    bought more then ever. I still stick to my good old monitor AKA
    eye fryer

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    Re: Re: Building Gaming Comp...need input

    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    Wow! Where'd you got PC 1000 memory sticks from???
    Hehe, there are PC66 PC100 PC133 PC166 PC200 PC266.
    Not really sure how this is done at the pentium side, but i'm sure
    it's alot more complicated there.
    Where have you been for the past 2 years?? He's talking DDR, and while what he said wasn't correct, because there isn't anything called PC1000, there is PC1600, 2100, 2400, 2700, 3000, 3200, 3500, and 3700!!

    If you're buying a computer to play games on, stick with a CRT monitor. They're provide a much sharper image.
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    Re: Re: Re: Building Gaming Comp...need input

    Originally posted by ober5861
    Where have you been for the past 2 years?? He's talking DDR, and while what he said wasn't correct, because there isn't anything called PC1000, there is PC1600, 2100, 2400, 2700, 3000, 3200, 3500, and 3700!!
    Right Right, sorry i was confused with SDR memory.

    stick with a CRT monitor. They're provide a much sharper image
    Some TFT monitors claim better sharpness then CRT's,
    never had the oportunity to try it tough.

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    > Some TFT monitors claim better sharpness then CRT's,
    never had the oportunity to try it tough.

    I've heard that, too - but I've never seen one in real life. We use TFTs at work, and while they're kinda neat, I wouldn't want to use is for gaming.

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    I meant 1600 on the ram, my bad. Anyone see any potential conflicts or anything?

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