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    Nice cpu/mobo combo


    Good evening people looking to build my first computer, but want to know wat a good cpu/mobo combo is, I want to go for a p4 ~3GHZ cpu and wondered what a good motherboard would be, it would need to have 5 pci slots usb 2, 4gb ram capacitiy, sata etc, then since I love my media, would need to be able to fit sound card, video card etc, so suggestions on those components too (was thinking nvidia for graphics card)

    many thanks!

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    Why not go Athlon?

    Theres tonnes of cheap mobo's with Nforce 4 Ultra chipsets that would work nice with that an Nvidia 6800/7800GT .. and Athlon CPU's are fantastic.

    A few features such as firewall dont run to well on Nforce 4 but its easy to just disable the firewall and run your own version instead.

    Dirk
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    My choices would be a nice DFI motherboard and a kickass Athlon CPU.

    Are you willing to spend money? Get Nforce 4 Ultra of SLI motherboard of DFI. Get a socket 939 Athlon 3200+ Venice or 3500+ CPU. Get 6800 or 7800GT as Dirk suggested. And you are ready to rock...
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    Originally Posted by t3j45
    My choices would be a nice DFI motherboard and a kickass Athlon CPU.

    Are you willing to spend money? Get Nforce 4 Ultra of SLI motherboard of DFI. Get a socket 939 Athlon 3200+ Venice or 3500+ CPU. Get 6800 or 7800GT as Dirk suggested. And you are ready to rock...
    Good choices there tejas...I like the combination.

    Dont forget to add to that a decent psu (Tagan and Seasonic make excellent psu's and their flagships will provide quality power and excellent rails).

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