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    New PC?

    I was really thinking it was time to get a new pc! So i checked Dell and there pretty expensive for what i heard building you own pc costs. If i do build my own pc the parts would come from tigerdirect.ca But the thing is i dont know what the best things are. For example AMD vs INTEL. I'm looking for something like this:
    -3.0+ ghz
    -1gig ram+
    -80 + HD
    -A good graphics card


    I dont mind about the fan or other small things. Also i need at least 17" monitor and im not sure about the mother board...

    I checked the site but im not sure which parts work with what other parts, i dont want to buy at $3,000 worth of parts and then find out they dont work wiht eachother

    Well anybody help me?

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    what are you going to be using the computer for most?
    That can make a pretty big differance for what computer you get.



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    Mostly gaming/business
    Programming, graphic work etc.
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    I want it to last long.

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    I jsut realized that this is in the lounge.
    If you put it in the hardware foum there are lots of people there who can help better then i can. (mabey you can ask a mod to move it for you)

    I would suggest going for an amd 64 bit prosseser unless you are planning on using 3ds max.



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    There are no 3d programs that use 64 bit, so it really wouldn't matter.
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    Originally posted by neelz
    There are no 3d programs that use 64 bit, so it really wouldn't matter.
    Yes thats right. But there will be. And he said he wants the comptuer to last long. 64bit is the future.



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    get the 120GB hard disks. they're more bang for the buck.

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    Yep I would also say go with a 64Bit processor. You will get more life out of it. But try and get the fastest one at the moment...not sure which that is.

    As for motherboard, there isn't all that much choice for 64Bit processors as yet. I have had some pretty good experience with ASUS motherboards. The other choice would be MSI but I have never had one of those.
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    Originally posted by neelz
    There are no 3d programs that use 64 bit, so it really wouldn't matter.
    actually not true (unless i missed the cancellation announcement) newtek is going to be releasing a 64bit version of lightwave this spring
    Aint that some ...

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