Please help before I hit buy - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-15-2004, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 78
Default Please help before I hit buy

Ok I am about to hit the buy button and just wanted to gauge the pros and cons of getting this system. It all comes out to 1800 shipped. Shoudl this be a good setup for most gaming situations?


Thermaltake Black Highest Xaser III Super Tower without Power Supply, Model "V1000A" -RETAIL

Thermaltake BLUE ROUND 18" Floppy drive cable, Model A2058 -RETAIL

Thermaltake BLUE ROUND 18" IDE(ATA66/100/133) cable, Model A2048 -RETAIL

ABIT "AV8" K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU - Retail

EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card With Free Doom 3Bundle, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, 8X AGP, Model "256-A8-N349-AX" -RETAIL

Antec 550 Watt Power Supply With 2 Fans 5.25 Control Panel, Model "TRUE CONTROL 550W" -RETAIL

AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939 Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor - Retail

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD800JD, OEM Drive Only

Western Digital 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD1600JD, OEM Drive Only

ViewSonic P95F+B 19" PerfectFlat CRT Monitor –RETAIL
Item# N82E16824116232

Sony Internal 16X DVD+R / Double Layer/DVD+RW Drive, Model DRU710A, Retail

Arctic Silver Premium Silver Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound, Model "Arctic Silver 5", 3.5-gram( 1 cc. ) tube

ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 478/462/754/939/940 CPUs -RETAIL
__________________

BIRISH is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 327
Default

im am building something very similar for 1500
__________________

Echo_ is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 06:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 31
Send a message via ICQ to shibbi Send a message via AIM to shibbi
Default

that wasnt of much help was it?
shibbi is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 07:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 32
Send a message via AIM to joshyouah
Default cost

i think the main point of that reply was that it is a good system to game on, it seems that you could get the parts for cheaper possibly elsewhere. I would say that his post of around possibly 1500 or lower would be a good price.
i would recommend checking -
( www.monarchcomputer.com ) for processor/mb combos, maybe other parts with them
( www.newegg.com ) - case, maybe monitor, miscellaneous parts
( www.meritline.com ) - dvd burner, they have cheap ones on clearance
( www.priceline.com ) - double check prices, its a price posting site for all different distributers.
joshyouah is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 07:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 78
Default

Well shipping is 97 bucks so there is 100 pretty much right there. Plus everything is from newegg and I like ordering everything from one place. But If you can get the exact same things I am getting monitor included I would like to know where you are ordering from.

monarch actually wants more than new egg for the same MB/Proc combo. Only plus I see there is that they give you a free game.
BIRISH is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 327
Default

ops sorry for not being mroe helpful my point was that you can build a similar system for chneaper, hhmm tryin to see how you spent 300 bucks more money can u list the prices with those components
Echo_ is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 10:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 78
Default

1765 before the 96 dollars for shipping for:
Case
2 Sata harddrives
Av8 MB
AMD 64 3500
Cosair 1GB
Dual layer DVD burner
Cables
Antec 550 ps
Monitor
HeatSink
Video

Thermaltake BLUE ROUND 18" Floppy drive cable, Model A2058 -RETAIL
$3.25

Thermaltake BLUE ROUND 18" IDE(ATA66/100/133) cable, Model A2048 -RETAIL
$4.25

Thermaltake Black Highest Xaser III Super Tower without Power Supply, Model "V1000A" -RETAIL
$137.00

Sony Internal 16X DVD+R / Double Layer/DVD+RW Drive, Model DRU710A, Retail
$89.99

Arctic Silver Premium High-Density Thermal Compound, Model "Ceramique", 2.5-gram( ~0.8 cc. ) tube
$4.49

ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 478/462/754/939/940 CPUs -RETAIL
$47.99

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD800JD, OEM Drive Only
$66.50

Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD1200JD, OEM Drive Only
$86.35

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail
$198.00

ViewSonic P95F+B 19" PerfectFlat CRT Monitor –RETAIL
$247.50

ABIT "AV8" K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU - Retail
$111.00

Antec 550 Watt Power Supply With 2 Fans 5.25 Control Panel, Model "TRUE CONTROL 550W" -RETAIL
$105.00

AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939 Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor - Retail
$272.00

EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card With Free Doom 3Bundle, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, 8X AGP, Model "256-A8-N349-AX" -RETAIL
$395.00
__________________

BIRISH is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.