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Help building an affordable gaming computer

By Kaiden16
Jul 13, 2005
  1. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Posts: 102

    i want a mobo, with a nvidia chipset,
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    the msi k8n neo2 is among the highest performance boards around, comes loaded with features, and uses the nforce3 and therefore has an agp8x port.
     
  3. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Posts: 102

  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    refer to the msi website for detalied information on the k8n neo2 and what flavors exist. in a benchmarking/review of some athlon64 boards, thg found the highest overall benchmark performance and value with the k8n neo2, and it was up against other nforce4 boards. it's in thier motherboards&ram section, and was posted some months ago. the bottom line is: if you want an a64 system with an agp graphics card, the msi k8n neo2 is the board to get.

    btw > epox generally makes lower quality products and consequently they are often lower in performance. given the cost of said msi board ($120 USD), it doesn't make much sense to get a different (and lower quality) board.
     
  5. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Posts: 102

  6. crystale

    crystale TS Rookie

    Affordable comp.

    im supposed to build a comp for about 450 dollars for a class. it doesnt need power for gaming its for an older teacher who is going to use it for basic comp skills such as internet and storing pictures of her grandchildren. what do i need?
     
  7. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

  8. crystale

    crystale TS Rookie

    kk ty

    she doesnt want a dvd burner so it should all b good:) ty
     
  9. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    You will need something to load the OS and the price difference between a CD-ROM and a DVD burner is small while the funtional diference is huge.
     
  10. crystale

    crystale TS Rookie

    really?

    ok thank you. im hopeless at this... o well ill figure it out thank you so much for explaining this all 2 me:)
     
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