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Old 06-27-2007, 07:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone im new here but im also finding my self going back and forth on the following issue

i am extremely soon, buying a very expensive computer from a website that's rather cheap (I know i know, build it my self and save money, i got reasons for doing it this way)

i explained this to my friends who are tech savey however when i told him i was planning on getting 4GB of mushkin Ram he said i wouldnt need 4gb of Ram for a while and id get more of a performence boost from a 2nd geforce 8800 gtx now ill link the system spec's for the system on the Entier order

feel free to tell me what you would change and why, this system is roughtly 2500 dollers and my budget is bassically 2400 so im dipping into some reserves a tad but i CAN add the 2nd 8800 if i drop 2gb's of ram

Ethier way i can Add a 2nd card or 2gb of ram Later (and plan to do it reguardless of choice)

without Farther Aude, here are my spec's Case ( [New !!!] Nzxt Hush Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Black )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( 600 Watt -- Power Supply SLI Ready )
Processor ( [=== Quad Core ===] Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (4x 2.4GHz/8MB L2 Cache/1066FSB) )
Processor Cooling ( [=== Silent ===] Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooling Fan System Kit Silent & Overclocking Proof = Maximum cooling efficiency for quietness and performance )
Motherboard ( Asus P5N-E SLI nForce® 650i SLI Chipset w/6-channel CODEC, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 4096MB [2048MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Mushkin Value )
Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA )
Hard Drive ( Gaming HARD DRIVES [Serial ATA-150, 10,000 RPM] WD Raptor WD740GD 74.0GB 8M Cache Hard Drive )
2nd Hard Drive ( [Special !!!] 200 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )
External Raid Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( None )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 18X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Monitor ( None )
2nd Monitor ( None )
Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
Meter Display ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
Operation System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) )
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( None )
IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Card ( None )
USB Flash Drive ( None )
TV Tuner ( None )
Video Camera ( None )
Headset ( None )
Power Protection ( None )
Printer ( None )
Printer Cable ( None )
Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) [RUSH !!!], Ship Out in Next Business Day )

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Old 06-27-2007, 08:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A lot of no-names in there. I don't buy anything unless I know what I'm getting.

Vista can use 4 gigs of RAM, though.


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Old 06-27-2007, 09:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ur buying from cyberpower.......

firstly ditch those PMPO speakers... they are lame!!! u should look into buying with integrated graphics... buy the 8800gtx from newegg, lose the 4gb ram and get 2, or ditch those all together and get the 512mb stick from cyberpower, then get g-skil HZ's and put em in urself in ur new PC, since it costs u the same to get 4gb from newegg as to get 2 gb from cyberpower
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Im not buying from cyber power im buying from iBUYPOWER: Custom Build Gaming Computers Desktop PCs, Notebooks much cheaper and much better reviews

i got speakers thoese speakers im just getting as reserves (as they are 3 Dollers) And the cost difference between the ram at newegg ect would almost be lost in the extra shipping cost
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