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Old 08-10-2005, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is a computer system that vaderpro helped me to make. It is supposed to be used for mainly playing top of the line games such as Everquest II, World of Warcraft, Doom 3 etc. What do you guys think? If there is anything that could be improved, please tell me below. This is from monarch computers.

220202 Logitech KB Premium Desktop Keyboard/Mouse combo 1 $39.00 $39.00
250234 Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker w/Subwoofer (970114-0403) 1 $59.00 $59.00
80503 Monarch Furia Custom Modded Desktop w/PCI-E 1 $100.00 $100.00
Cases: 100998 - No PS - Antec Performance One P180 ATX Mi $135.00 $135.00
Power Supply: 100969 - PS 480W - Thermaltake W0010 Silent Purepo $73.00 $73.00
Case Fan: 100887 - 120mm - Antec 120mm SmartCool Case Fan $18.00 $18.00
Motherboard: 110480 - MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum Audio/GB-LAN/PCI-E/ $129.00 $129.00
Processor: 120205 - AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 512K 90nm Rev. E Veni $135.00 $135.00
Thermal Grease: 800018 - Shin-Etsu G675 Thermal Grease (Cools CPU $14.00 $14.00
Heat Sink Fan: 130122 - AMD Certified Opteron/64/FX Heatsink $8.00 $8.00
Memory: 140693 - DDR (400) 3200 - 1 GB (2 pcs 512) OCZ $108.00 $108.00
2nd Memory: None
Hard Drive: 150606 - SATA - Seagate (ST3160827AS) 160 GB/7200- $93.00 $93.00
2nd Hard Drive: None
3rd Hard Drive: None
4th Hard Drive: None
RAID Controller: None
RAID Setup: None
CD/DVD-ROM/CD-RW: 160754 - CD-ROM - LG GCR-8523B 52x Goldstar CD-ROM $25.00 $25.00
CD-RW/DVD-RW: 160080 - DVD±RW - BenQ 1620PRO DVD±RW Dual Layer 1 $51.00 $51.00
2nd CD-RW/DVD-RW: None
CD-RW Software: 210613 - Ahead Nero 6.3 Suite DVD+-RW Software (OE $6.99 $6.99
DVD-ROM Software: None
Floppy Drive: 170104 - Sony 1.44MB 3.5" (Black) Floppy Drive $19.00 $19.00
Sounds Card: None
Video Card: 190325 - eVGA GeForce 6600 GT 128MB DDR3/PCI-E/TV- $175.00 $175.00
Network Card: None
Wireless Network Card: None
Mod Kits: None
Round Cable: None
Case Light: None
Case Function Add On: None
Operating System: 210112 - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2 $89.00 $89.00
Additional Software: None
Antivirus: None
T-shirt: None
Warranty: 800007 - 1 Year - Parts & Labor - Barebone (No Sof
Hot Rush: None - Standard Order ( ships within 8-13 business
Far Cry Promotion: 270332 - FREE Full DVD Version of Far Cry 64/32 -
Half Life 2 Promotion: 27F854 - FREE Half Life 2 Full Version Coupon with
Video Capture: None
TV Tuner: None
Subtotal for 80503 with your selected options: $1,178.99
Order Total: $1,276.9


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Old 08-11-2005, 01:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good. Maybe SLI board? Other that that. Looks good, but not exact parts i would buy for $1300. BUt okay.

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Old 08-11-2005, 07:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yea i would maybe go for a better cpu, maybe overclock it? u could also try sli with two 6600 gts. just a thought though.
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by jester6565
yea i would maybe go for a better cpu, maybe overclock it? u could also try sli with two 6600 gts. just a thought though.
No. We've covered this. One 6800GT does better then two 6600GT's. So just get a 6800GT and save for if you want another.
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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alright sounds good, but he could get a little bit more powerfull cpu
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is a AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor a better cpu?
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I mean that you could get somthing like a 3400, or 3700, or if you have the money go with the fx series. Im not saying its bad, just there are somethings better
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I spotted this cruising newegg today.....Im not sure about these systems, but looks ok with a better processor. Maybe you can e-mail them to find out what mboard they use, what brand of 6600gt they use, and what brand of PSU and hard drive they use. They could be junk, cause they dont list the specifics....maybe someone else has purchased or knows about these systems.....just another option possibly...Monarch u will know for sure what you are getting.

As well, on that system i put together, try to get a dvd read drive instead of the cd drive i put down...dvd drives will do both dvds and cds...

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