Some advice with building a computer for multimedia use.

By parkin_m
Aug 17, 2005
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  1. Hi people,

    my name is mike, im new on here (so hello!) wondered if you could help me a bit.

    I working of designing a new desktop pc, for multimedia use (mainly software music production).

    at the moment i have chosen the following:

    DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 ULTRA-D
    Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Dual Core
    Barracuda 7200.8 250GB ATA100 7200RPM 3.5" 8MB HDD
    Barracuda 7200.8 250GB ATA100 7200RPM 3.5" 8MB HDD

    I dont think there are any compatibility problems so far, (if there arre please point them out!) and now im looking for RAM, since the machine is AMD am i right in thinking that DDRII isnt compatible, so i have to go for DDR400 ram? I was thinking of going with corsair ram, what would you recommend as the best ram.
    also, is the mobo i have selected at the moment going to be wicked, whats the chipset like? and also, would anyone reccomend a different mobo?

    thanks a lot,
    Mike

    p.s any suggestions/hyperlinks to any of the following, that would be suitable:

    FDD
    CD-ROM
    Heatsink
    Fan
    PSU
    Case
    Monitor
    Keyboard
    Mouse
  2. rickycore

    rickycore Newcomer, in training

    love that mobo

    just built a 64-bit rig with that same mobo, i loved it. i used corsair 2x 512 ram pc 3400 sounds like you got some dough to spend judging from the other stuff your buying so you could get some faster, but corsair and kingston i've used both and love em.
  3. ppsssooo

    ppsssooo Newcomer, in training Posts: 67

    for the dfi lanparties go with ocz ram its best for that board i got the nf4 ultra-d
  4. morpheus

    morpheus Newcomer, in training

    If you're doing music production, I would suggest a sound card. You'll need a fair amount of RAM too. 1-1 1/2 GB should do it.

    Welcome to the boards mike, I'm new here too :D :
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