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    Budget build help....

    Once you get the drive how do you tell which one it is?? I guess I really shouldn't worry about it too much since there will be no real demand for absolute speed with this computer but I am just curious now.
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    Budget build help....

    OK, here is the final build sheet: Antec NSK4480B Black 0.8mm cold-rolled steel construction ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core...
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    Budget build help....

    Not really looking for the overclocking performance aspect of things, more of the stability side than anything. I want something that is going to be reliable and last for a number of years as I know my dad won't be buying another computer in the near future. Just remember, this is going to be...
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    Budget build help....

    Is the Biostar board that I linked to a good board or is there something else that I should look at in the comparative price range? I think that I am pretty much set on everything else... EDIT: THIS one better for a few dollars more??
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    Budget build help....

    Would a 780G mobo be better than the 780V with around the same price point? Is the AM2+ CPU any better than the regular AM2? Just trying to weigh my options here yet. Any other build ideas would still be great too. I have really been out of the loop as of lately especially with the AMD...
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    Budget build help....

    Thanks for your help and suggestions..... I greatly appreciate them. Got any suggestions on the Intel side? Just mobo and cpu... Anyone else wanna try at this?? Just want more options to try...
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    Budget build help....

    Well it has been a long time since I have tried to keep up on the latest and greatest.... but I am not even looking for that here. My dad called me up this morning and wants me to build a new computer for his g/f. Right now she is running something OLD (P3 1Ghz) and he just gets frustrated...
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    PSU for P4 rig but might upgrade soon

    Well right now the 400CX is $20 cheaper than the EA430 ($10 less and then a $10 MIR). Is there anything else that could possibly be suggested?
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    PSU for P4 rig but might upgrade soon

    I am looking for a PSU to run a P4 rig for now but want something that will be able to run something newer in the near future. I am not going to need a ton of power as this computer is going to be for my daughter and there is no need of high-end high-power components for her to play web games...
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    XP system headaches...

    Will test the RAM and use a different CD. Will report back later. After a complete visual inspection, there are no bulging or leaking caps to speak of. Here are the system specs: Asus P4P800 Deluxe P4 3.0C w/ stock cooler 1GB (2*512mb) Kingston HyperX PC4000 ATI Radeon 9600 Pro...
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    XP system headaches...

    Image 1.1 (Windows Setup) screen is as far as I get. I never make it to Image 1.2 (Welcome to Setup) never appears. It goes black after it is done loading all of the files in Image 1.1.
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    XP system headaches...

    Nope it doesn't get to the "Install, Repair, Recovery Console" screen. I do have another disk that I could try. I haven't tried as of yet but I am planning on it very soon here.
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