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alibk
- AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2.4ghz S939 $135.00
- Patriot Signature Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System $109.99
- Thermaltake TR2 W0070 ATX 430W Power Supply - Retail -$39.99
- ASUS A8R-MVP Socket 939 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 CrossFire ATX AMD CrossFire Motherboard - Retail $86.99

Have an unused x1300 already.

Total Cost:
$410.97 (Includes Shipping and Tax)


What do you guys think? (Everything is from NewEgg if you want to check the stuff out)
Anything I should switch?
mikethm
alibk wrote:
- AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2.4ghz S939 $135.00
- Patriot Signature Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System $109.99
- Thermaltake TR2 W0070 ATX 430W Power Supply - Retail -$39.99
- ASUS A8R-MVP Socket 939 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 CrossFire ATX AMD CrossFire Motherboard - Retail $86.99

Have an unused x1300 already.

Total Cost:
$410.97 (Includes Shipping and Tax)


What do you guys think? (Everything is from NewEgg if you want to check the stuff out)
Anything I should switch?


Personally, I would go for Intel Core Duo system instead. It perform much better in day to day tasks. And the price you pay for the Athlon+MB is about the same as getting a Core Duo which will perform equally well in single thread processing and totally whipped when multithreading or multitasking. Just before I get accused of being a Intel fanboy, my PC is a Athlon 2000+ and my laptop is a Sempron ULV 3000+.
diduknowthat
bump it up to the x3800+, you will benefit from the dual core.
psycosquirrel
Mike, how is a c2d system going to be that cheap? The only reason AMD still stands a chance right now is because Intel is too expensive. Not to mention there aren't too many good c2d mobos out yet.

The system looks good. You might want to get a sound card though, the onboard only has plugs for 2.1...

Also, the power supply is not bad, but there are definently better. I assume you are ordering from Newegg, so here is my reccommendation for your price range: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817189003
mikethm
I was thinking more of a Core Duo system instead of a Core 2 Duo system as 99% of users do not need a 64bit system. However my recommendation would be invalid if the threadstarter does need to use 64bits applications. A CD CPU with a motherboard cost like USD200 in my country.
NuniPio
the posted prices seem very cheap.. where abouts are u getting them from? are you sure its the right stuff??
TheGeek
C2D for a good motherboard and good RAM with an E6300 Chip costs about $400 alone. If he went with the X2 series by AMD he could get dual core and 64bit support for less money right now.

Another thing, if it was me, i would not get the patriot RAM and I would downgrade the processor from the 4000+ X2 to the 3800+ X2 and get Either G.Skill, Corsair or OCZ RAM. You also may need a more powerful PSU, but im not familiar with ATI cards power consumption so i could be wrong.
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