As a "rookie" DIY'er, I'd hate to spend the $$$'s on components that do not work properly/best! Especially...since, I DONT EVEN HAVE "$$$"-more like-"$"! I am eager to build a "GAMING" system, using the "BEST BANG FOR BUCK" method of shopping. My budget is real tight on this project! However, I am determined to build this machine; capable of handling the "sys.requirements" of today's mainstream level of PC GAMING!...(just enough-to run those FPS/RTS/MMORG (s); that I've ONLY dreamt of experiencing someday)! So, if anyone at all, could/would be kind enough to clue me in, on which of the following hardware components, would be "most suitable" for this SPECIFIC MOBO! Currently, I have only the motherboard...so (obviously) this "list" consists of the 4"NECESSARY"components, to the right of the part name is my budget amount.
*VIDEO CARD... <$150.00!
*Hard Drive... <$60.00!
I'm open to advice, if there are any recommendation(s), or other components that "you" think are beneficial to completing this project...PLEASE!SHARE THEM WITH ME...possibly even go as far creating a complete list of necessary parts to get this baby up and running! In the event that I receive such a "list", submitted in a ez to read format-I'd be willing to offer a "reward" to the person, whose "help" seems most IDEAL for my particular situation!! **after all, isnt there an old proverb or something that goes something like..."YOU SCRATCH MY BACK. I re[PAY] you for it!"** ?!?!anyhow, please and thanx...for any assistance-friendly advice-or-helping handful of knowledge-etc...signed, ~pennyLE$$ & helpless~
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Re: WHAT HARDWARE IS COMPATIBLE W/ (my) MOBO!?
Core2Duo would be nice its Sad your mobo can't support it.
Intel P4 960(3.6GHz,4MB) 800FSB is the fastest you can Get $???
Palit 8600gt Sonic is the best vga! $111
2GB of Ram would be Nice buy a Dual Kit! Kingmax and Crucial are a good brand. $124
160GB is enough for Storage Seagate or Excelstor. 62$
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The first thing that I would do is check the MoBo's website and find a RAM compatibilty chart. Make sure that you Mobo doesnt have any know issues with your particular RAM. You may also check the RAM's website and look for compatible RAM for your MOBO. Rule this out first. The Sata F6 thing depends on the MOBO I think that most of the time you do have to f6 the drivers however on my ASUS this was not necsessay. My cut at this would be to take everything out of your system except for the few components that it requires to boot up and load the OS. RAM, Video Card, CD ROM, maybe the Floppy. Reformat your HD so that you can start over clean. Make sure that you have each cable plugged into the mobo correctly as well as the component. Reformat, then reload the OS. Start to load the system drivers one at the time rebooting after each is loaded. Pay attention to what you did last if the problem shows up again. This will probably point you to the issue. If every thing installs correctly without any problems then start putting the other hardware in one piece at the time loading the drivers andsoftware for each component then rebooting and ruung some stress test before moving to the next component.
i hate to tell you this but it seems your pci or in your case agp exp.slot is most likely melfunctioning if your card works on another computer then that may be your problem one thing you can try is take the mobo out and let it sit for a few days or call msi them selves and they may replace it for you for free they are good about that i have the k8n neo4 with a 7950 1g pci.e with same problem and thats my pci e not working
It is impossible to fry a motherboard by using the wrong processor, the board simply won't post. You can use a chart at the ECS website, your motherboard is a Socket A type. Looks like the fastest processor that they have tested is a Athlon XP 3000+.
Have you Reset you BIOS,because after you build a machine up,the Bios has to be set to Default,and were you grounded with a arm band when you put the parts together?,During the assembly it is paramount that you wear a grounded arm band so that your body electrical discharge does not interfere with the components,you probably have a hardware/software conflict.some thing in the BIOS is most likely left on.or set to hardware.
Hi, for the best graphics always go for dual graphic cards. This is the best way to obtain realistic 3D effects.
The onboard audio chips is every bit as good as stated, MSI systems are equal to the best but at a lower price.
The only change I can see that you need to make is to install a better power supply.
A minimum 500w is needed with your system and if your budget allows then anthing up to 600w.
Have fun with your games. Regards mistyman