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Old 09-05-2005, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I am new to the forums and thought I would seek some advice from other users. I am ready to buy everything I need and have been shopping around. I am ready to spend around $800.00 to build the machine. I already have a monitor and keyboard and the other little things I am just putting together the tower. Can I get some feedback and suggestions on a good setup? I want something fast and robust. I have a 7MBIT connection and want a killer machine. I would like to have 3.0 or larger for cpu and the rest I am not sure about right now. Please post your thoughts and keep in mind I have a budget of about $800. Thanks in advance for any feedback!

I forgot to mention the computer will be used for some gaming. I run a lot of different applications and do a lot of downloading.
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ($219.00)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533

DFI Lanparty NF4 Motherboard ($123.00)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

Raidmax Samurai ATX w/ 450W PSU ($133.50)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156173

1GB Corsair DDR Dual Channel (2x512) ($89.75)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 250GB ($112.00)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065

Abit X600Pro 128MB ($92.00)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814123142

Asus 52x CD Burner ($21.99)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135023

NEC OEM Floppy Drive ($8.49)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005


TOTAL: $797.97

Speed, Hypertransport technology, Good ram, Decent Video card, sexy case, good motherboard
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply - Retail
Model #: TX1050B

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$139.00 $139.00

Update MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: K8N NEO4 Platinum
** This item may only be returned for a replacement of the same make/model. what's this?
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$129.00 $129.00

Update eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

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$154.00 $154.00

Update AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3000BPBOX
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$146.00 $146.00

Update OCZ Value Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ4001024V25DC-K - Retail
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$87.95 $87.95

Update Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST3250823AS

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$122.00 -$10.00 Instant $112.00

Update SAMSUNG Black IDE DVD Burner Model TS-H552U/BEBN BLK - OEM
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$39.99 $39.99

Total: $807.94
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply - Retail
Model #: TX1050B

In Stock
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$139.00 $139.00

Update MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: K8N NEO4 Platinum
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$129.00 $129.00

Update eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

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$154.00 $154.00

Update AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail
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In Stock
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$146.00 $146.00

Update OCZ Value Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ4001024V25DC-K - Retail
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Update Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
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$122.00 -$10.00 Instant $112.00

Update SAMSUNG Black IDE DVD Burner Model TS-H552U/BEBN BLK - OEM
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** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what's this?
In Stock
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$39.99 $39.99
Subtotal: $807.94

That one isnt bad either, BUT it is slower. The video card may be better but unless you want to play BF2 on High settings that card would be overkill.
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1GB Corsair DDR2 Dual Channel (2x512) ($81.99)

Abit X600Pro 128MB ($92.00)

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That DFI board uses ddr memory not ddr2. The x600 is crap for todays games.
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That DFI board uses ddr memory not ddr2. The x600 is crap for todays games.
Good eye on the memory, sorry. The X600 will work fine for CS/ CS:S and or UT2k4, As well as Dark Age of Camelot on Highest quality. Trust me I put one into a friends system. He loves it.
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I see your a radeon guy jesus, but...it would be stupid, with a $800 budget for a "gaming" computer not to go with at least a 6600gt whichs pawns the X600 AND X700!! I could even reconfigure it to give him a 6800 which is about $190 right now and gives better performance generally than a 6600gt.....this cannot be contested. He will not play doom3, BF2, hl2 and any future games with a X600.....
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I see your a radeon guy jesus, but...it would be stupid, with a $800 budget for a "gaming" computer not to go with at least a 6600gt whichs pawns the X600 AND X700!! I could even reconfigure it to give him a 6800 which is about $190 right now and gives better performance generally than a 6600gt.....this cannot be contested. He will not play doom3, BF2, hl2 and any future games with a X600.....
I personally would rather go with CPU power, he can always upgrade his video card later. I always take power > Video.
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CPU Power is of no use if your video card will hold you down. Bottleneck, anyone?
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it goes video card>ram>cpu

1) AMD ATHLON 64 3000+ - 146

2) DFI nF4 ultra-D - 135

3)eVGA 6600GT - 154

4) 1GB corsair valueselect - 90

5) NEC iDE dvd burner - 40

6)Update Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply - Retail - 139

7) segate barracuda 80GB sata150 hdd- 65

769 dollars woot woot
which leaves enough left for shipping!
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