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Old 09-05-2005, 12:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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^i wouldnt go with the asus mobo^

only 2MB cache on the hdd?

he should go with 2GBs
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Old 09-05-2005, 12:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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^i wouldnt go with the asus mobo^

only 2MB cache on the hdd?

he should go with 2GBs
Hard drive should be replaced by an 8 meg, just customize it.

And try to get a DFI Lanparty, or an MSI K8N Neo4 for that setup. But if you have to have the Asus, if it breaks it's their fault.
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Old 09-05-2005, 02:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I told ya I just quickly put it togehter.
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Old 09-05-2005, 05:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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well heres the thing I BUY POWER is more like cheap computers yet I believe Digital Storm has better service and the customized user manual and the restore dvd do make a big difference,

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/co...ed.asp?id=6966

I made the some config that you did on I BUY POWER and it was only about $100 more which seems reasonable to me dont you guys think?
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Here's the thing: alot of people have only $800-$1200 to spend on a computer, and they are getting decent systems. I really dont feel that spending $3200 is going to give you a huge advantage unless you have money to blow and want bragging rights. All we want to do here is help you save money and give you a system that will more than suit your needs. So i will put together a better system than above an you can purchase it from the other place if you want.

Do u need monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers/?? well i added mouse/keyboard/spkr but no monitor

Case ( Coolermaster WaveMaster Case w/420W Power Supply Silver )
USB 2.0 Accessories ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
Meter Display ( Thermal Temperature LCD Display Beige )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( Thermaltake Purepower 680 Watt Power Supply [SLI Ready] )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Beige )
Processor ( [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 4000+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )
Free Software/Game ( Free Half Life 2 Download Coupon Free Half Life 2 download coupon with purchase of AMD-64 based systems )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink + 2 Extra Color Lighting Case Fans )
Motherboard ( MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum-SLI nForce4-SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Dual Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 2048 MB [1024MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Operation System ( MS Windows XP Professional Edition w/Service Pack-2 )
Video Card ( [NEW !!! PCI-Express 16x] Nvidia GeForce 7800GTX 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Hard Drive ( Gaming HARD DRIVES [Serial ATA-150, 10,000 RPM] WD Raptor WD740GD 74.0GB 8M Cache Hard Drive )
IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Card ( None )
2nd Hard Drive ( [Special !!!] 160 GB HARD DRIVES [S-ATA] Western Digital 160 GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Hard Drive )
Raid Controller ( None )
USB Flash Drive ( None )
MP3 Player ( None )
Raid Configuration ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM Drive - Sony Silver )
TV Tuner ( None )
Video Camera ( None )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( NEC ND-3520A Dual Format/Double Layer 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Silver )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Power Protection ( None )
Headset ( None )
Speaker System ( [Black] Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround Speakers + Subwoofer )
Fax Modem ( None )
Printer ( None )
Printer Cable ( None )
Network Card ( 10/100 Network Onboard )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Monitor ( None )
Keyboard ( Combo: Logitech Black Desktop Internet Keyboard + Optical Mouse Black )
Mouse ( Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.1A USB Internet Mouse Beige )
Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty )
Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )
Sub Total: $2,319.00
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Old 09-07-2005, 07:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I rather go with Digital Storm to be honest with you, i read the latest Maximum PC maagzine too that reviewd IBUYPOWER and CYBERPOWER and they got a horrible score and they said htey use bad parts. I want a Digital Storm system, its a balance from price and performance and quality can you make me a system from Digital Storm please
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:53 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yah your probaly right. But definately check out monarchcomputers.com , i just priced a system there and they were cheaper than newegg plus they build it!! They are very reputable, and you can get exactly what you want.
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Ok heres a system from digital. Its from the Twister Ultra Amd.


Specifications:
Case: Digital Storm Twister LITE Series (Black Edition)
Power Supply: Enermax EG701AX-PVE SFMA 600W (SLI)
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (1MB Cache) w/HyperTransport Technology
Motherboard: MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum (Chipset: nForce4 SLI) (Raid / Dual 1GB Lan / USB / Firewire)
Memory 1: 1GB Super Talent (Lifetime Warranty) at PC3200 400MHz
Memory 2: 1GB Super Talent (Lifetime Warranty) at PC3200 400MHz
Floppy Drive: Sony 1.44MB Floppy (Black Edition)
Misc.: Certified Digital Storm Heat-sink and Fan (Stage 1 Cooling)
Hard Drive 1: Maxtor 250GB (Interface: Serial ATA) 7200RPM (8MB Buffer)
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB (Interface: Serial ATA) 10K RPM (8MB Buffer)
Optical Drive 1: Sony 16X DVD-ROM (Black Edition) (Model: DDU1613)
Optical Drive 2: Lite-On 16X Dual DVD+/-RW (Black Edition) (Model: SOHW-1673S)
Video Card: nVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB (By: Leadtek) (PCI-Express)
Sound Card: High Definition 6-Chanel Audio
Network Card: 10/100 Ethernet
Modem: - No Thanks
Round Cables: - No Thanks
Case Lighting: Cold Cathode Tube (Blue Edition)
Office Software: - No Thanks
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Pro
LCD Display: - No Thanks
CRT Monitor: - No Thanks
Speakers: Creative SBS560 5.1 Speaker System (Black Edition)
Keyboard: Logitech Internet Keyboard (Black Edition)
Mouse: Logitech MX510 Optical (Red Edition)
Router: - No Thanks
Printer: - No Thanks
Scanner: - No Thanks
Warranty: 2 Year Parts & Labor Warranty and Toll-Free Technical Support

Total $2415.00

The thing i didnt like about this place was the limited options. (ie there was only one choice for 1gb sticks of ram!!) There are some brands i would rather use but they dont have them....

They are a little behind the times with their products (outdated)

But there ya go. I would still go to monarch, although the sites a little confusing.
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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For a Gaming PC with a price tag of about $3300.00, I would recomend a company such as Alienware or Hypersonic Pc (http://www.hypersonic-pc.com/).

On a relevent note: My Computer Company's website, http://www.randalletech.com/ , beccomes oporational on Sept. 30 2005. My personal system, shown below in my sig, was manufactured by my company.
You would most likely be interested in one of our Rayven(R) systems, which start at around $3500 and are comparable to the Alienware ALX.
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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1. Trim down your sig. That's way too big.

2. Holy crap, that's INSANE. He doesn't need anything huge.

3. Monarch is good too. You can never look into too many options when buying a computer.
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