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Old 08-21-2005, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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all rite, guys, im thinking of building a new PC, i have most of the parts down, just need ur opinion on the system, any suggestions welcome

Here it is:

MGE XG Titanium Black ATX Case $122.00
Enermax Noisetaker 600W PSU $158.00
Asus A8N-SLI Premium Motherboard $174.99
AMD X2 4800+ Processor $886.00
Thermaltake Tower 112 Copper Heatsink $50.99
Mushkin 2GB PC3200 High Performance Memory $264.99
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB S-ATA Hard Drive $139.99
BenQ Black DW1640 16X Dual Layer DVD±RW $47.75
Sony 1.44” Floppy Disk Drive $15.99
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS $83.99
XFX GeForce 7800GTX 256MB DDR3 Video Card $499.99
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition $89.99
Samsung 204T Syncmaster 20” LCD $579.99
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3100 $85.00
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers $139.99

It comes out to about $3300 (free shipping from zipzoomfly), thats basically the highest i can go. not sure if should go with the 4800+ or the 4400+ (i want to stick with the X2 line for the future), i will add another GTX down the road for SLI, and should i get the DFI mobo instead

and how big is the difference between 1600*1200 vs 1280*1024, cuz i was thinking of maybe going for the VX924 instead of the 20 inch

i plan on using this for gaming as well as content creation, im gonna OC a little bit but not too much (maybe around a 300Mhz jump) and some minor RAM OCing
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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-I wish I could go 1600x1200, so if you can great.

-You probably want a DFi Lanparty Ultra instead

-You should get Xp Pro insted of Home

-You should add another hardrive to that setup. For backups or for splitting storage/system.

-Im not sure about dual cores vs single cores for gaming puposes....

-Hows that heatsink vs a zalman 7700??
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heatsink's about the same as the 7700, i dont plan on Ocing too much so i was thinking of the Asus instead of the lanparty, and i can always oc the 4800+ to have dual Fx-55s or better
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sure get a dfi.
alright u might want this monitor for hard core gaming
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116355
thats a sick monitor 4ms response thats nasty
That ram is nicey nicey so stick wid it.
caught caught pirate a windows xp procaught caught
wait till longhorn to buy it it wont be long maybe a year or 2. or wait till 64 bit is popular.
with all that savings u can get water cooling.like 150 on monitor
no windows xp 90$
theres about 240$ for a nice water cooled beastly machine go for it.
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any suggestions on the water cooling solution, thermaltake has some nice 1s
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no dont buy a kit go and build the kity urself. kits arent as good.i know someone can refer u to a good site cause they did for me. and u can pick u vga cooler then ur cpu block and ur pump and stuff pretty cool stuff.
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