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Old 03-26-2005, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Intel Gaming Machine : Only $5915.50

Well, just fooling around on Interested to see what close to $6,000.00 dollars could get ya. This is what I came up with.

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CPU: Intel P4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz 1066MHz FSB Socket LGA775
Motherboard: ASUS "P5AD2-E Premium" i925XE
Case: RAIDMAX Samurai XE Black ATX Mid tower
Power Supply: Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Memory: OCZ Platinum Enhanced Bandwidth Revision 2 Limited Edition 240-Pin (2)GB DDR2 PC2-4200
HDD's: (2) WD Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA in RAID 0
Additional Storage: Seagate 7200.8 300GB 7200RPM SATA w/ NCQ
Optical Drive 1: SAMSUNG 16X DVD Drive
Optical Drive 2: HP DVD640I Internal DVD±R/DVD±RW w/ LightScribe
Other Drives: Standard Floppy
Audio Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro PCI Sound Card
Cooling System: Thermaltake BigWater 12cm Liquid Cooling System
Keyboard / Mouse: Logitech Cordless Desktop LX700
Monitor: SONY SDM-P234/B 23" Wide Screen Flat Panel LCD
OS: Windows XP Professional SP2

If my paypal account only had $6000.00 in it!

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Old 03-26-2005, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, you'd suffer though since you'd be using the P4. Now, replace the CPU, MOBO, and RAM with an A64 and a s939 mobo and you could add another gig or two of ram with the left over cash! :-D

If my paypal account only had $6000.00 in it!
I second that!

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Old 03-26-2005, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For that price you could be an FX-55 with SLI'ed 6800 U's

Would kick the isht outta that system
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Scratch the bigwater. I'm still tryin to get rid of mine plus the 2nd rad I bought with it. Gonna build a new one from dangerden.

Anywho, yeah screw the Intel especially if you're wanting a gaming machine you'd want to go AMD FX-55 all the way
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i would wait for the fx 57s. no idea when there coming out though.... i built a computer on alienware for 30,000 dollars. it wasnt one for gaming though it was for like media center stuff and 3d design.
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Originally posted by PoisonPorkchop
i built a computer on alienware for 30,000 dollars. it wasnt one for gaming though it was for like media center stuff and 3d design.
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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lol IMO 6k is overkill for a pc lol but that's 1 heck of a beast you came up with! =]
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just need $2k and I'd have a machine of my dreams lol. Hell $1k would help of course, but I meant if I was building it from scratch, not just adding onto this machine.
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea nice

I built a computer on alienware for 29,000 before, it's not really that hard. Base price for an ALX is lik $5000, then when you start adding in the extra 50 inch lcd monitors, digital projectors, productivity software, etc. it adds up fast.
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Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
Idle: 51C---------------------------------------Idle: 21C
Load: 72C--------------------------------------Load: 28C
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Zalman 5.1 Headphones----------------------Zalman 5.1 Headphones
Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
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here's a problem
the 3.73GHZ actually gets outperformed by the previous 3.4 and sometimes the 3.2

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