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Old 04-18-2005, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm helping a friend build a new gaming system for about $800 and have selected a list of parts from newegg.com but I'm wondering if the system I chose is out of proportion or not.

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Antec Black ATX Mini Tower PC Case with 350W Power Supply, Model "SLK1650B" - Retail

NEC Black 16X DVD+/-R DVD Burner support Dual Layer, Model ND-3520A BK, OEM

OCZ Value Series 184-Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200, Model OCZ400512WV3 -Retail (Two sticks)

MSI "K8N Neo2 Platinum" NVIDIA nForce3 ULTRA Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail

Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 XL Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/VIVO, AGP 8X, Model "100115SR" -Retail

The reason why there is no HDD included is because we plan to take the HDD from his mac and install it into this system.
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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a mac HDD works on a PC one??

i doubt it...
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should work although newer macs use sata i think

graphics card is kinda too god for system
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Well if you can stick a maxtor HDD you bought from frys into a mac, I'm sure a mac HDD should as well work in a PC... (Full wipe of course)
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graphics card is kinda too god for system
ur a retard, it's not too good for the system

it's great and perfectly balanced
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looks good, that graphics card isnt too good. lots of people with AXP's have 6800U's THATs too good.
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X800xl isnt a bad card overall it can play most of the games now quite comfortably.
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for sure, its quite a good card really.
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If you have some money to spare when you added up the costs of that system, you might want to consider on a better power supply because the ones that comes with cases arent too good try stick to thermaltake and antec.
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Screw the ATI, get the nVidia 6800GT, or something else from nVidia.
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