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Old 02-15-2006, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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as some of you probably know i'm getting a new customized comp and trying to get best i can for a PCI-E gaming comp around 1500 so....

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Memory - CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) - 165$

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar 250GB Serial ATA150 - 98$

Case - Antec Performance I P180 Silver - 110$

Video Card - Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - 549$

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ - 362$

Disc Drive - NEC Black IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner ND-3550A - 38$

PSU - ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) ATX12V 535W - 89$

i still havn chose mobo but im tryin to find an MSI with ATI X200 chipset and 4 ram slots. if ya know one please link! thx

P.S.-how the f*** do you change to custom avatar??? i've tried browsing and picking a small one and entering URL and nothing...
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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great build, but If I were you, id get some non-valueselect RAM.
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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unless you plan on overclocking your RAM, stick with the value select.
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Go DFI for your motherboard, and like others have said, if your not OCing, stick with value select.

I don't like the case personally, but that's up to you.

For your CPU, go with the Athlon 64 X2 3800+ and OC it to Athlon 64 X2 4200+ speeds (very easy and save a lot of cash), or spend the extra cash and buy an Athlon 64 X2 4400+ and OC it to Athlon 64 X2 4800+ speeds.
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I used to be an ATI fanboy (loved their 8000 and 9000 series during their proper times). But recently, they've been piissing me off, especially with their over-priced x1900s. I'm REALLY uncomfortable with the idea of having a master and slave card with the whole crossfire thing. Just get the 7800GTX instead.
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definately go dfi lanparty on the mobo, but not a shabby build for roughly 1400 w/o mobo. its gonna kick
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I used to be an ATI fanboy (loved their 8000 and 9000 series during their proper times). But recently, they've been piissing me off, especially with their over-priced x1900s. I'm REALLY uncomfortable with the idea of having a master and slave card with the whole crossfire thing. Just get the 7800GTX instead.
Are you serious? The X1900XT can easily be OC'd to the X1900XTX by a 25 or 50mhz OC, saving you almost $100 off the top for a price of less than $550. The X1900XT murders the 7800 series cards, and if it ever gets beaten it's because the game is unfairly optimized for Nvidia. Anyway, it's at least $100 cheaper than it's Nvidia "counterpart" the 7800GTX 512, and it's better in performance ... What more do you want?
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Are you serious? The X1900XT can easily be OC'd to the X1900XTX by a 25 or 50mhz OC, saving you almost $100 off the top for a price of less than $550. The X1900XT murders the 7800 series cards, and if it ever gets beaten it's because the game is unfairly optimized for Nvidia. Anyway, it's at least $100 cheaper than it's Nvidia "counterpart" the 7800GTX 512, and it's better in performance ... What more do you want?
seconded.

not to mention 7800GTX 512's are insanely hard to find.
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not to also mention the 7800GTX price increase over the 7800GT is retarded...
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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wait whats wrong w/ MSI and teh case?

P.S.-i can't OC =\
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