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Old 12-30-2006, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been planning on this desktop (monster) for a while now, and here it is.

The case:
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Comes with full water cooling system - 2 radiators.


CPU: Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo (2x2.4) Socket 775:


Motherboard:
1. LGA775 Intel® Pentium®Extreme Edition/ Pentium® D / Pentium®4 processor FSB1066
2. Supports 4 DIMMs Dual Channel DDR2 667 ECC memory
3. Features dual PCI-E graphics slots running at x8 speed
4. Equipped with flexible PCI-E x4 slots for multi-view application
5. PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
6. Features SATA 3Gb/s and IEEE1394 interfaces
7. Creative Sound Blaster Live 24-bit 8 channel Audio with DTS support
8. Unique GIGABYTE C.R.S. (CMOS Reload Switch) support



HD: Western Digital 250Gb 16MB Buffer

Memory: 2x1GB kingston

GPU: Nvidia Geforce 7800
Memory: 512MB
Memory Interface: 256-bit

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Old 12-30-2006, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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nice case, but it's over rated... you could get a full tower and an H2O setup for cheaper, then upgrade your video card to a 7900GT at least...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119042
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106074
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Agreed with Nukem. You can also get the 7950GT instead. I think it's cheaper and just as good, if not, better in performance than the 7800GTX.
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are you sure that your motherboard supports the C2D?
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it supports core 2 duo fine, a friend of mine has the same specs.

I did change the memory though, kingston claim they only give full support to intel MBs, although I have seen them work on that exact motherboard above.
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oh, about the GPU - money was never my issue, I am just not that much of a gamer, no real need for something too fancy, just took the first one i found which i saw as good enough
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That case has wheels on it? That lock up? Like...I don't get it.

Is that so you can move your computer around like a notebook?
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The case is very heavy. So it's easier to push/pull it than to carry it.
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oh, about the GPU - money was never my issue, I am just not that much of a gamer, no real need for something too fancy, just took the first one i found which i saw as good enough

Money has never been an issue some people would do anything to be able to say money wasnt an issue.


anyway why have less if you can have more ..... ??




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i could stare at that vid card for hours. its so sexy.
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