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Old 04-09-2005, 09:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hey hey, now guys, don't get too off topic.... hrmm, to the suggestions by Dale and VIII, Dale, I think your configuration is wel above 3500, and VIII... ATI is the way I am going on this... hrmm...

Now, to ask more of you all..

Hrmm

I have heard one suggestion for CPU cooling, any others?

Hrmm, also, what is the consensus about the HD config... Should I do 2 WDs and a 200 GB? or some other configuration...


Here is the new and improved list:
Processor: AMD FX-55
CPU Fan:Zalman 7700-cu quiet CPU cooler(unless it won't fit on the board, any other suggestions for a CPU Fan?)
Mobo: ABIT "Fatal1ty AN8"
Memory: 2x Corsair XMS 512 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon X850 XT (this is the one I've decided on)
Sound Card: Audigy 2Z Gamer (is it really necessary?)
Drive(s): Lite On 16x Dual Layer DVD+/-RW (looking for another one, perhaps just a 52x CD-RW... should I stick with Lite-On or should I do NEC?)
Hard Drives: 2x WD Raptor 73GB in Raid 0 w/ something big... 200GB for storage... (Newegg is down at the moment, mayhap it'll come back up before I am done...)
Monitor: Samsung 19" Black LCD... 8ms response time
Case: Lian Li "PC-V1000B" (should I go with PC-V1200B? It's 4 inches deeper)
PSU: ULTRA X-Connect 500W Modular ATX (or the 600W suggested by Dale... any advice concerning this choice?)

And this all totals to about... $2925... with out S&H, or the large HD, or another drive, or minor things that I will inevitably forget.

Am I missing anything? Or does anyone care to comment on my choices, most particularly the questions in the parenthesis.

Thanks for all the help, and please do not... argue, remember, you came here to help, not fight...

Alright, good day to you all, and thanks again...
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thats ok.. maybe Gale will ask you to join his fan club!
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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oops. i mean dale
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:58 PM   #24 (permalink)
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AMD FX-57 (when it comes out)
Zalman 7700cu
DFI Lanparty UT (for 2x eVGA 6800gt) or you can wait for Asus premium for 2x ATI 850 xt pe for AMR
2x 512mb G. Skill LE pc-4400
2x 74gig WD raptor in RAID0
1x 200gb seagate sata
1/2x NEC 3510A dvd-rw
Lian Li "PC-V1000B
OCZ Modstream/Powerstream 600w or PCP&C 510W SLI (the one dale suggested is WAY better, the ultra x-connect is a piece of crap)
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...116-347&DEPA=0
that's the one i have bookmarked that i'll probably get (imo it's good, but there might be better choices)
for soundcard, the audigy 2zs regular or m-audio revolution are good from what i've heard
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Old 04-09-2005, 11:11 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 04-09-2005, 11:30 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Lol, diablo dude. the fx-57 costs like $2900 Australian.. its a bit out of his budget
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Oh is his budget australian? I didn't notice. Yea I guess mine is a little overbudget then, sorry, I thought that was USD in which case it would be in budget.
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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
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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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no, im just sayin the fx is 2900 in australia, so convert that to american and youve taken about 2/3 of his budget.
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:19 AM   #29 (permalink)
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no what the hell the fx-57 isnt out yet for retial just get a fx-55 which costs around $1298AUD to be specific and i know this because i live in australia, im not a really big fan of ati or nvidia but i would go with nvidia at the moment if youve seen some on the tests done nvidia turns out to be overall better.
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that depends on the card
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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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