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Old 05-23-2004, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building the ultimate gaming rig

Ok... im on a quest for the ultimate gaming comp, and to be honest, i cant do it alone. What i need, is opinions on what i should put in it following some basic guidelines... they are as follows:

Processor must me Athlon64
Mobo must have AGP 8x
Must Hold at least 2 gigs of ram (prefferably more)
Video card must be from the new ati series
Video capture card a must
HDD must = 500 gig + (can be more than 1)
Sound card is already purchased
Case already purchased
anything else have fun with... oh and btw... money is no object

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Old 05-24-2004, 09:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's a really nice system I specced out for a friend. The only thing missing is a case.

ABIT "AN7" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
Supported CPU: AMD Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron Processors
Chipset: nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 + MCP-T
FSB: 400/333/266/200MHz
RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR333/266 Max 3GB, 2x DIMM for DDR400 Max 2GB
IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS/2,1xLPT,1xCOM,8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),1xLAN,2xIEEE1394(Rear 1),SPDIF In/Out,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: 6-Channel AC97 CODEC
Onboard LAN: Realtek 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x Serial ATA 150, RAID 0/1
Onboard 1394: 3 Ports
Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813127167 $96.00 $96.00

ATI RADEON X800 PRO Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL
Chipset: ATI RADEON X800 PRO
Memory: 256MB GDDR3
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + TV-Out(S-Video/Composite Out) + DVI
Pixel Pipelines 12
Support 3D API: DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 2.0
Cable/Accessories: 2 Adapters, 4 Cables, 1 CD, Manual
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz
Retail Box (See pics for details) more info-> N82E16814102363 $479.00 $479.00

Video/Audio Decoder: Not Specified
Interface: PCI
Ports In: CATV In+S-Video In
Ports Out: Audio Out
Remote Control: IR Remote Control
Accessories: Remote Control, USB Remote Receiver, Adapter, 1 Cable, Driver CD, Manual
Supported OS: Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE
Retail Box (See pics for details) more info-> N82E16815116306 $95.00 $95.00

AMD Athlon XP 3000+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail
Model: AMD Athlon XP 3000+
Core: Barton
Operating Frequency: 2.16GHz
FSB: 333MHz
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.65V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket A
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Packaging: Retail Box (Heatsink and Fan included) more info-> N82E16819103381 $146.00 $146.00

Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - OEM
Manufacturer: Corsair
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 3
Support Voltage: 2.5V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820145479 $88.00 $176.00

Alps Beige 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model DF354H068F, OEM
Capacity: 1.44MB
Average Access Time: 3 ms (track to track)
Interface: 34 Pin Standard Floppy Connector
Form: 3.5 inch
Media Type: All Standard 1.44MB & 720KB 3.5 Floppy Diskettes
Features: High reliability attained by the employment of a direct-drive motor
Packaging: OEM more info-> N82E16821103301 $10.00 $10.00

Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD360GD, OEM Drive Only
Capacity: 36.7GB
Average Seek Time: 5.2 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 10000 RPM
Interface: Serial ATA
Features: Not specified
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years
Packaging: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16822144200 $111.00 $111.00

Logitech Elite Keyboard USB/ PS/2 104keys -RETAIL
Interface: USB/ PS/2
Number Of Keys: 104 keys + 19 function keys
Wireless Technology: N/A
Palm Rest: Detachable
Design Style: Standard
Features: Ultra-flat, Zero Degree Tilt keyboard design for increased comfort, Nine customizable keys for one-touch access to favorite web sites and applications, iNav buttons and scroll wheel for keyboard-based web navigation, Multimedia keys to control audio and video directly from the keyboard, iTouch software to customize keyboard features more info-> N82E16823126114 $30.00 $30.00

ViewSonic E90B 19" CRT Monitor -RETAIL
CRT Type: Shadow Mask CRT
Dot Pitch: 0.27mm diagonal
Max / Optimal resolution: 1792 x 1344 / 1280 x 1024
Frequency / Bandwidth: fh: 30~86kHz; fv: 50~180Hz / 202MHz
Features: anti-reflection, anti-static screen coating
Dimensions & Weight: 17.5" x 18.0" x 18.0" (WxHxD), 41.6 lbs
Manufacturer's Warranty / Phone No.: 3 year limited warranty on CRT, parts and labor / 800-688-6688 more info-> N82E16824116302 $165.00 $165.00

Encore 56K V.92 Internal PCI Fax Modem, Model ENF656-ESW-INPR - Retail
Interface: PCI Bus, Plug and Play
Standards: V.92 and earlier ITU standards, Group 3
Chipset: Ambient/Intel 537 chipset
DTE Rate: 115200bps
Fax Speed: 14400bps
Bundled with Panda Antivirus Software (30 day trial) more info-> N82E16825180004 $9.00 $9.00

Lite-On DVD-RW/+RW Drive, Model LDW-811S/ 851S, Retail
Write Speed: 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R, 4X DVD+RW, 2X DVD-RW, 40X CD-R, 24X CD-RW
Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM, 12X DVD-ROM
Interface: ATAPI / E-IDE
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
Features: SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer Under Run error, VAS to reduce vibration & noise during recording & reading
Packaging: Retail Box (see pictures for details) more info-> N82E16827106924 $79.00 $79.00

D-Link AirPlus G High Speed 2.4Ghz 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter, Model DWL-G510 - Retail
Standard: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Wireless Data Rates: 54Mbps(max)
Security: Up to 128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA
Interface: 32bit PCI 2.2
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz to 2.462 GHz
Range: Indoors: Up to 100 meters, Outdoors: Up to 400 meters
Modulation: OFDM, CCK, BPSK, QPSK
Transmitted Power: 15 dBm ± 2dB
Antenna : Dipole with detachable reverse SMA connector
Temperature: 0 to 55° C
Humidity: 95% Non-Condensing
Weight: 55g
Dimensionsmm) 114.3 x 54 x 8.7 more info-> N82E16833127145 $49.00 $49.00

Subtotal » $ 1,477.00

Its a frigging Laptop, not a Labtop!!!!
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