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Old 10-24-2004, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Parts you wish you had

If you had an unlimited budget, what parts would you get?

2x1GB HyperX (Does anybody use 4GBs of RAM? Why or why not?)
6800 Ultra
2xSeagate 15k 73GB
Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro

I'm not sure on the rest of the stuff, especially cases, PSUs, and cooling etc. I have a Thermaltake V5000A, and a Thermaltake 480W w/ TWV kit. The wires are crazy, and I haven't been able to find a way to organize them.

What kind of crazy stuff would you people get?

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Old 10-24-2004, 11:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's mine

AMD Athlon FX 55
Abit AV8 Birds Eye S939
2x Seagate Cheetah 73GB 15K
2GB Corsair XMS Pro
eVGA 6800GT (overclocked to Ultra)
My sound card (Audigy 2)
My case (Thermaltake Xaser III)
21" Flat screen CRT of some sort.

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Old 10-24-2004, 11:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Processor sounds about right, I'd get an Abit or MSI board though, like the AV8-3rd Eye or the MSI NEo2-Platinum. if I can't run the 4 gigs in dual channel then screw it, might as well get some 2gb kit of Corsair XMS or HyperX is also good. I'd get the 6800 Ulra Extreme Edition for the hell of it. There are 15,000 RPM hard drives out there!? If there are I'd get that, if you're talking about 2 drives in raid 0 that doesn't count. Otherwise I'd get sata drives. I think everyone would have a lot of the same. But I also like this processor and mobo since it's at 2.6GHz currently it outperforms an amd64 only because the 64 is working in a 32bit environment so it's good right now. I'd say an Ultra 500w Modular connection PSU, has real strong rails, or a Thermaltake 560w. SLK-948U heatsink with AS5 and 92mm Tornado with fan control. Definitely a lian-li cases as those are just plain sweet. Crazy *** dvd-burner and cd-burner lol and whatever else I might need
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i'd be conservative, i'd keep my mobo and chip, but here is what i would like:

ASUS 6800 Ultra (even though my plain is at Ultra speeds)
Coolermaster heastsink/fan (the best for my socket)
Turbocool 510 PSU
Plextor dual layer DVD combo drive (do they even have one out yet?)
Coolermaster wavemaster case
Logitech 5.1 speakers (whatever the top o the line are)
Uber Duber soundcard
A few 10,000 rpm drives in raid that total at least 250gigs
XP pro
Viewsonic 20 inch LCD with a 16ms or faster refresh rate
A kick arse post modern/art deco computer desk with glass tops
Corsair XMS DDR400, four 512 sticks, dual channel
Top o tha line printer/scanner/copier (HP, maybe Epson)
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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4x Seagate 146GB Cheetah 15000RPM's in 2 raid 0's
4x 200GB Seagate SATA in 2 raid 0's
4x Seagate 200GB 8MB IDE in 2 raid 0's
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 overclocked to 3GHZ
Cooler Master Aquagate water cooling
Silverprop Cyclone Evolution SE water block
Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939
Geforce 6800 Ultra overclocked to 500/1400
Silverprop Fusion HL GPU Water Block
Black Ice Extreme - CoolMetal (radiator)
2x PCI IDE ATA133 cards
2x Pioneer 108D DVDR/RW
2x LG 52x32x52x16
2x1GB PC4000 with 3-3-3-7 timings
Lian Li PC-V2000
Enermax 600W
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
3.5" floppy
21" Sony Trinitron
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
Asus SK8n
1gb Corsair Twinx1024-3200xlpro
Antec Truepower 550W
Creative sound blaster Auidigy 2 Zs Platinum Pro
(Have to Stay Loyal to ATI) PowerColor X800 XT PE
4xSeagate 15k 73GB
logitech Z680
23" LCD Sony SDM-P234 (this puppys only $4699)
Nec ND-3500A Duel Layer DVD Burner
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Old 10-25-2004, 09:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Athlon FX-55 @ 3 GHZ (Vapochill)
Via P8T890 Chipset Mobo
2x Nvidia Geforce 6800 Ultra Extreme Edition
4x 250 GB w/ 16MB cache each (1 Terabyte woot)
2x 74 gig raptors to boot from
4x 1 gig sticks of Corsair XMS
2x 22" Viewsonic CRT
Dual Layer burner
Silverstone Nimiz w/ custom window
Athlon 64 @ 2.3 ghz
Chaintech mobo
9800 Pro
1 gig RAM
2x 160 gig sata
Audigy 2 zs
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Old 10-25-2004, 09:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not to start another X800 vs. 6800GT thread, but adding just a mere 6800GT to my system would supercharge it. I was talking to somebody online who had an X800 Pro and was as dissatisfied as me, and decided to upgrade. He was like "I couldn't believe the difference, the 6800GT is just so much faster than the X800 Pro." However, once the money starts flowing in again, that is last on my priority list. It would be just adding icing on the cake, which would be nice, but its not necissary right now. I am going to be saving for some other, more vital things such as paying Cox cable to come out to my parents' farm so I don't have to wait hours for pages to load anymore.
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Old 10-25-2004, 10:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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4x Seagate 146GB Cheetah 15000RPM's in 2 raid 0's
Good god mon, with that kind of setup, your computer would turn on before you even hit the button cause it read your mind and sh!t. I couldn't even imagine the speed in which windows would load or copying files would probably be damn near instant. That would be a crazy *** computer to set up apokolipse lol

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