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What CPU/Mobo/RAM combo to buy with $500?

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  • Oct 5th, 2004 2:57 pm
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Nepean
when are the S939 90nm CPU out? I know some stores in the States have them but in Canada?
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Alright, so I'm back up and running, took me awhile... ended up with

Athlon 64 3000+
Samsung 512MB RAM
ASUS K8V-X (couldn't find K8N).

Now I have another question, when it boots up, before it reaches the Windows boot screen, it seems as if the fan dies for just a second and then revs back up. Does anyone know what I'm taking about? If so, is that normal?

EDIT: Just want to extend my thanks to everyone who contributed to this! Aside from that weird fan drop, everything seems to be running smoothly, and it seems MUCH better than my previous setup already. Thanks a lot!!

EDIT2: Anyone know what temps I should be expecting with stock fan? I'm getting 49-50C in Windows.... =(

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