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Old 12-10-2008, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Top-Of-The-Line Build circa 2004

For all you hardware experts out there, a question:
If it were 2004 right now, and you were going to build a gaming PC from the ground up, and you wanted to use top-of-the-line products, - remember, it's 2004 - what would you build? Whatever that is, that's what I want to put together. List everything: case, mobo, GPU, CPU, PSU, HDD, sound card, EVERYthing. Thanks for your input!

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Hard question I wasn't a builder around that time but guessing it would be
Case: a self built number
Mobo: Amd 8000 chipset
cpu: opteron was the best I believe
Psu: Antec they have been around since the dawn of time guessing somesort of truepower 1
hdd: Seagate 7200.7 (guessing that was the model)
soundcard: creative soundblaster live
gfx: has to be an AGPx4 number like the 6series?? they are surely old enough
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Case: Coolermaster Wavemaster
Mobo: DFI UF4 Lanparty SLI-DR
CPU: AMD FX-53
CD-ROM: Plextor SATA 18x Burner
PSU: OCZ Powerstream 600
HDD: WD 74GB Raptor
Sound Card: Creative Audigy Gamer
GFX:2x 6800ultra

That is about late 2004-2005.
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Q1~Q2 2005 S939 X2 4800+ $1000+

Good lord my chip is old.
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Single core Opty's were the tops, Nvidia nForce4 and nForce4 Ultra chipset mobos (preferably DFI Lanparty), DDR800, 6800GT's (no SLI), 36GB Raptors.

2005 would be s939, not AM2, Hussein. World of difference.
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yeah AM2 came much later, 2006 i believe.
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2004 Maximum PC Dream Machine with the prices in 2004

1 CPU: Intel Pentium 4 560 ................................$700
2 Motherboard: ASUS ........................................$300
P5AD2 Premium
3 Case: Silverstone Nimiz SST-TJ03* .............$1,070
4 Power supply: PC Power and ..........................$219
Cooling Turbo Cool 510 Deluxe Express
5 RAM: Crucial Technology ...............................$730
Two sticks 1GB PC-4200U DDR2/533
6 Primary videocard: ATI Radeon ......................$500
X800 XT Platinum Edition
7 Secondary videocard: ATI All-in-Wonder VE ........$99
8 Primary storage: Two Western .......................$500
Digital 740GD Raptors
9 Secondary storage: Two .................................$500
Maxtor DiamondMax 10s
10 Dual-layer optical drive: Sony DRU-700A .......$200
11 Optical drive: Plextor PX-712A ........................$200
12 CRT display: NEC MultiSync FE2111 SB .........$600
13 LCD display: Sharp LC-M3700 .....................$5,000
14 Soundcard: Creative Labs ..............................$100
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
15 Speakers: Logitech Z-680 ................................$300
16 LCD touch screen: Earth LCD XLK-5002T ........$795
17 Cooling: Thermaltake .......................................$30
Jungle512 fan/heatsink combo
18 Mouse and keyboard: Logitech ......................$250
DiNovo Media Desktop
19 Mouse pad: C4 Mouse Pad ...............................$10
20 Cables .................................................. ..............$25
21 OS: Windows XP Pro ......................................$200
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Case: Logisys X Blade (Still use till this day)
Mobo: Abit IS7-E Socket 478
CPU: Pentium 4 3.0Ghz
RAM: Geil DDR400 512mb
GPU: ATI 9600 SE
HDD: Hitachi 80Gb
CD-ROM: Plextor unknown speed

That was my build after I graduated from high school in 2004. I can't even remember what psu I used. Twas a beast of a machine.
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Only an idiot was using intel in 2004. Socket A Athlons had spanked intel already, and then the Athlon 64's s754 and s939 just heaped it on. you have to remember that these are the processors that kicked intel in the cods. Ultimately, these CPU's are responsible for Intel coming up with the C2D's.
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Yup...and the same architecture performs relatively well up to this day.
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