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Old 04-06-2005, 06:30 PM   #101 (permalink)
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o right zalman 7000cu w 120mm fan
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:32 PM   #102 (permalink)
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the only thing thats holding me back from ordering these components is the damned video card. the radeon is a lil too much, when i can get a 6600 gt for $100 less.

here r all the 6600 gt's
which is a keeper?
http://www.newegg.com/app/SearchProd...ult.asp?DEPA=1
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:33 PM   #103 (permalink)
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C4stro the x800 xl just dropped to $270, pretty sweet deal...
So that's like a $90 difference now. But do you realize that the x800 xl, if you spend the extra $90, is actually a better deal? It is a lot more powerful than the 6600 gt. Let me give you some quick stats comparison.

X800 XL
Memory Bus Width: 256bit
Memory: 256MB GDDR3
Pixel Pipelines: 16
Vertex Pipelines: 6
Core Clock: 400MHZ
Memory Clock: 980MHZ
RAMDAC: 400MHZ
3D Support: DirectX 9, OpenGL 2.0
Pixel Shader Profile: 2.0B
Fill Rate: 6.4 Billion texels/s
Memory Bandwidth: 31.36 GB/s

6600 GT
Memory Bus Width: 128bit
Memory: 128MB GDDR3
Pixel Pipelines: 8
Vertex Pipelines: 3
Core Clock: 500MHZ
Memory Clock: 1000MHZ
RAMDAC: 400MHZ
3D Support: DirectX 9, OpenGL 1.5
Pixel Shader Profile: 3.0
Fill Rate: 4.0 Billion texels/s
Memory Bandwidth: 16 GB/s


AS you can see it is a much more powerful card, especially in the memory department. Of course if also depends on the game, but in general the x800 xl is a very powerful high-end card while the 6600 gt is a weaker budget card.

If you don't plan on upgrading soon I would try to budget in the x800 xl, heck dropa hard drive if you need to. The video card is more important.
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:51 PM   #104 (permalink)
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damn....its 2x as good in nearly every aspect..
i think i just may take up on that x800 xl

but damn this bill has hit 12 hundred.

...i think ill just get a 5 finger discount or two at best buy

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alright there r 4 fans that meet that meet the discription you gave me, is there a difference at all? lol
http://www.newegg.com/app/SearchProd...ult.asp?DEPA=0


but im gonna need aloooot of space on this rig, like i think 300gb's would fit me, but of course we cant get EVERYTHING we want....but we can get close
would it be smart to get like 2 120gb hard drives on a RAID mobo?

+would it cost an arm and a leg?
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:59 PM   #105 (permalink)
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NVM i found the fan.
this is it right?
Antec 480 watt 120mm fan ATX 12V v2.0 power supply, Active PFC, Model "NeoPower" - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-924&depa=1
$127.00
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:10 PM   #106 (permalink)
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That's the one.

About the hard drive thing, buying one large drive will usually be a little bit cheaper than buying 2 hard drives with half the memory each. But personally I think it is worth the xtra bit for the speed of RAID 0.

How did you budget get to 1200? It should be cheaper than that...
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Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:50 PM   #107 (permalink)
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-Abit "AN8" NVIDIA nForce4 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL -motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-197&depa=1
$145.00

-AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail (core is a winchester) -cpu
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-502&depa=1
$190.00

-Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail -RAM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-450&depa=1
$162.00

-Seagate 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model ST380013AS, OEM (2 of these) -hard drives
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...148-019&depa=1
$60.00 x2

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL -sound card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-162&depa=1
$89.00

Rosewill ATI Radeon X800XL Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI, PCI-Express, Model "RX8XL-256PX"-RETAIL -video card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...164-041&depa=1
$279.99

A-Top XBlade Black/Silver Ultimate Gaming Machine With 450W PSU & Side window, Model "AT859A-BK" - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...105-113&DEPA=1
$67.99

Antec 480 watt 120mm fan ATX 12V v2.0 power supply, Active PFC, Model "NeoPower" - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-924&depa=1
$127.00



-$1161.97
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:28 PM   #108 (permalink)
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nice computer, its amazing how much prices went down since i first built my college computer

AMD 64 3500
Asus A8V
Western Digital EIDE 160GB
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Lian Li Pc65
along with monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers costed 2,000...amazing
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just imagine....in like 2 years r what ever the computer im building is going to be $500
my god.
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:47 PM   #110 (permalink)
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right now im shopping trying to find the lowest prices on the net besides newegg.com

i cant see a difference at all and im 99.9% sure these r the same products. tell me if im ****ing up at all.
jus saving a few bucks here and there

1. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-450&depa=1

saved $22

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_t...41#description

2. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL

saved $20

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-178&depa=0

3. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...164-041&depa=1

saved $10

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...C-pr1c3grabb3r

4. http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...105-113&DEPA=1

saved $13

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch...=done&nextloc=

5. http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-924&depa=1

saved $18

http://www.xpcgear.com/antecneo480.html

saved $83 in all
thats pricegrabber.com for ya
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