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  1. #1
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    Angry Vid Card!!! Grrrr

    What sup everyone.I've been playing COD for about a year now. about 6 months ago I bought a new HP comp w/surround sound nice.I decided last week to by a new vid card so I bought it (6800 ultra) went to put it in my system......NO GOOD GRRRRRR....I dont have a AGP 2.0 or HIGHER MB.I also purchased memory too (1024mb on top of the 512 I already had).So now Im lookin to BUILD I need your help what do I need next I have about 300 right now to buy with. I should order a MB right. Which one is the one I need..I hope 300 can buy atleast mb and case...


    Thanks NACHOS

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    Give details such as your cpu (Intel, AMD, Socket Type) memory (DDR, DDR2) and video card interface (AGP, PCIe).

    We're not clairvoyants you know....
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    ive not worked on a modern HP machine so dont know if they use standard PSU's and cases.

    but you will defo want a new motherboard and likely a new case and PSU.

    you didnt say where about you are so 300 could mean anything, i'll assume its USD so thats about 160, which is enough for a top motherboard, case and PSU
    Gigabyte Z87M-D3H l Pentium DC 3.2GHz l 16GB Ram l 64GB OCZ SSD l Radeon 7750 OC Edition l Windows 7 Ultimate X64
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratt
    Give details such as your cpu (Intel, AMD, Socket Type) memory (DDR, DDR2) and video card interface (AGP, PCIe).

    We're not clairvoyants you know....
    You can just run Everest and post a report like this.

    --------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

    Version EVEREST v2.01.347
    Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
    Report Type Report Wizard
    Computer SHERVIE2 (SHERVIE2)
    Generator Shervie2
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 98 SE 4.10.2222A (Win98 SE)
    Date 2005-09-15
    Time 10:02


    --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 98 SE
    OS Service Pack -
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name SHERVIE2 (SHERVIE2)
    User Name Shervie2

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1666 MHz (12.5 x 133) 2000+
    Motherboard Name Abit NF7-S (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN, IEEE-1394)
    Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 SPP
    System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award (04/22/04)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter Turtle Beach Santa Cruz / VideoLogic SonicFury Audio Accelerator

    Storage:
    IDE Controller Primary IDE controller (single fifo)
    IDE Controller Secondary IDE controller (single fifo)
    IDE Controller Standard Dual PCI IDE Controller
    Floppy Drive GENERIC NEC FLOPPY DISK
    Disk Drive GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE47
    Optical Drive JLMS XJ-HD166S (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
    Optical Drive LITE-ON LTR-52246S (52x/24x/52x CD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (FAT32) 57225 MB (44264 MB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port

    Network:
    Network Adapter Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter NDIS5 Driver (192.168.1.101)
    Network Adapter PPP Adapter.
    Network Adapter PPP Adapter.

    Peripherals:
    USB1 Controller nVIDIA MCP2 - OHCI USB Controller
    USB1 Controller nVIDIA MCP2 - OHCI USB Controller
    USB2 Controller nVIDIA MCP2 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
    Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes!

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ | ASUS M3N78 PRO AM2 | 2GB G.SKILL Extreme Series Memory | Geforce GT 430 1 gig | 120 gig Seagate 8 meg cache ST3120026A | Lite-on LDW-811S DVDRW | Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-M1612 | Antec True Power 480w | Win XP Pro SP3 | Cable Modem

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    Clairvoyants

    Sorry I am new to this BUILDING Thing. but I would like to put together a strong gaming pc.I have $300 to spend right now I would like to buy a case & mb. That the gforce 6800 ultra card woould fit in . I need to know which mb to buy and the right case. I figure $300 can get me those parts.I will be buying a little at a time.My next purchase will be a processor AMD I will have $500 for that. IM not good with all the comp LINGO. help please.. FEED BACK MUCH APPRECIATED
    Last edited by NaChOs; September 15th, 2005 at 01:22 PM.

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    What model HP did you buy? What processor do you have in it? <<<That we need to know for the MB.
    Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes!

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ | ASUS M3N78 PRO AM2 | 2GB G.SKILL Extreme Series Memory | Geforce GT 430 1 gig | 120 gig Seagate 8 meg cache ST3120026A | Lite-on LDW-811S DVDRW | Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-M1612 | Antec True Power 480w | Win XP Pro SP3 | Cable Modem

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    Mb

    Im not useing the HP Im going from scratch. What do I need to make a strong gaming PC. I understand I need MB, PROCESSOR which I want to be AMD I have $500 for,(VID CARD WHICH I HAVE the 6800 ultra), CASE, I also have 1024 memory, do I need a HARD DRIVE ?what else is needed.
    Last edited by NaChOs; September 15th, 2005 at 02:41 PM.

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    OK since this makes little sense, lets go step by step:

    Do you have HP, is there a reason why you dont want to use any parts from it and if you do want to use some parts of it tell us what those are (check the posts above)?

    What exactly do you have allready, apart from HP, 6800Ultra, yes/no, anything else?

    What is your exact budget for everything which is missing?

    Example, if you only have 6800Ultra and dont wanna use HP, then you will need:
    case
    power supply
    hard disk
    motherboard (assuming network and sound card are onboard)
    CPU + heatsink and fan
    ram
    CD or DVD recorder
    keyboard
    mouse
    monitor LCD/CRT
    Last edited by F_A_L_C_O_N; September 15th, 2005 at 03:07 PM.

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    BTW next time its better to post a new message, most people will miss it, if you only edit the old one.

    - OK so you have 1GB of ram - what type is it, what does the sticker say?
    - You are saying you have the case, what type, can you post a picture
    - Is the power supply in there what does the sticker say?
    - You do have 6800Ultra AGP then

    Apart from the motherboard (again assuming you get one with NIC and sound card, which is almost a given nowdays) and CPU + HSF for which you have $500 budget, you will need:
    - hard disk, if all you need is to install OS and games, something like WD 80GB 7200rpm will do just fine
    - some sort of CD/DVD unit, prefarably DVD recorder, Id go with LG
    - keyboard, whatever suits you really (make it PS/2 though)
    - mouse, for gaming something like Logitech MX310 would be a good choice (wireless mouse is not best suited for gaming)
    - monitor, Id go with LCD (mainly for the sake of your eyes), something from LG or Samsung
    - OS (WinXp Home for example)

    You still have to tell us, do you have the monitor, because the rest could possibly go into the $500 budget, but you would be hard pressed to get monitor for that amount as well.
    Then we can give you the more exact list of parts to get.

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    ok hear it is i went on a shopping spree. I got asus mb(A8N SLI PREMIUM NFORCE 939) what do u think? then I got (500w PS) (MAXTOR 160 HD)(ATX MID CASE)(TOSHIBA 16XDUAL LAYER DVD +/-RW)(bfg 7800 ULTRA PCI EX VID)(US MODULAR 1024MB)I ORIGINALLY HAD ORDERED AN AGP CARD BUT I SENT IT BACK. (20.1" LCD WIDE SCREEN FROM DELL)( MICROSOFT WIRELESS MOUSE/KEYBOARD) Im goin to order my processor in about to weeks. Im gettin (AMD ATHLON 64x2 4400 cache 2mb). what else do I need am I missing something? I am new at this building thing....this system will be used for Gaming mostly.

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    Well what would make sense is get some advice before hand, so that for example you dont get AGP card with PCIe mobo.
    Not that you are the only one around here who has done that.
    Then is the question of PSU, it would be real shame if you got some no name PSU with this system.
    BFG is OK.
    Toshiba is bad choice IMO.
    Maxtor OK, but I prefer WD or Segate for realibility.
    Dont know if that US modular is ram, but you definitely wouldnt want to go with only 1 stick of ram with S939 system. Also its important to get good quality ram and preferably 2GB of it before spending way to much on CPU.
    Depending on the model that Dell 20" could be a really good choice.

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