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Old 11-26-2004, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Post Need Advice and Opinions on Budget System.

I have been posting alot of questions lately. Well, I think I have it finished. Please look at my system and tell me if it's all compatable. I am on a budget and don't need to spend to much more than this. My only worries is the cheap case. Looks ok to me and comes with a 480 watt power supply. The memory is "Value" memory but I don't tend to overclock it and I will get another GB around Feb. Am I missing anything ? I allready have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers. Thanks in advance !!

Computer Parts List

-Video Card - XFX nVidia GeForce 6800 GT 256MB Retail $409.00 $5.00 SHP -

- Processor - AMD64 3500+ Socket 939 Newcastle Core Retail $265.00 Free SHP -

- Motherboard - MSI “K8T NEO2-FIR” VIA K8T800 Socket 939 Retail $117.50 $4.99 SHP -

- Memory – 1 GB Corsair Value Select 2x512MB DDR PC-3200 OEM $152.00 Free SHP -

- Hard Drive - Western Digital SE 120GB 7,200 RPM 8MB Buffer $78.00 $4.69 SHP -

- Case - Logisys Black/Silver Skyrise ATX Case with 480 PSU $35.00 $15.99 SHP -

- Optical Drive - Lite-On 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive OEM Bulk Pack $38.99 $5.00 SHP -

Total Before Tax Including Shipping: $1131.16

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Old 11-26-2004, 01:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would get the eVGA 6800GT instead of the XFX one. One of our forum members has an XFX 6800GT, and it doesn't even perform as well as my X800 Pro. The eVGA 6800GT, however, is easily overclockable and sends the X800 Pro to its knees.

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Old 11-26-2004, 02:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Maximum PC said in a review that the XFX was great while the Asus model was garbage. Never mentioned the eVGA but I have read on the forums also where many love it. I'll wont to try and overclock it so i'll go with the proven eVGA, thanks for the info !
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