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Old 12-29-2007, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A nice well rounded gaming rig. Not sure which way im going to go yet but I do know one thing.

We have cats and a dog...

Dog does not shed but the cats sure do and well what better place to curl up then chairs next to the computer.

So it pulls in all the hair and clogs my current system, as it stands about once a month (I could even do it more) I have to sit down with my compressed air and screwdrivers and take out the fans and heatsync and clean them...

So my question is can I find a case that is more pet proof without killing the budget or the actual space inside for parts.

I do know if it helps.
Oh BTW I am in Canada so newegg is outta the question

I want to run

Dual Processor (maybe 64x?)
2 HDD aprox 200-300gb each
2 DVD drives
Card Reader of some sort
GeForce 8800 maybe or another highend card
at least 2gb of ram if not more.
wireless network card
windows XP not Vista

if thats a help at all.

I will be trying to buy most of it locally at this shop
Memory Express - Desktop & Notebook Computers and Computer Parts
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TigerDirect.ca - Computer Parts, PC Components, Computers & Electronics
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll give it a go mate.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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INTEL E6750 - 200.00
Intel Coreô2 Duo Processor E6750 2.66GHz w/ 4MB Cache at Memory Express
MSI P35 Neo-2FR - 140.00
MSI P35 Neo2-FR w/ DualDDR2 800, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, Crossfire PCI-E x16 at Memory Express
Crucial Ballistix - PC2 6400 - 80.00 (25 mir)
Crucial BallistiX 2GB PC2-6400 Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 1GB) at Memory Express
VisionTek HD 3850 - 180.00
VisionTek Radeon HD 3850 256MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out, HDMI at Memory Express
Seagate 250GB 7200/16mb - 70.00
SEAGATE 250GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II w/ NCQ, 16MB Cache at Memory Express
Antec tru power trio 550W - 100.00
Antec TruePower Trio 550W Power Supply w/ Triple +12V at Memory Express
LG super multi 18x DVD burner - 28.00
LG Super Multi DVD Writer 18x18x10 DVD +/-RW Dual-Layer, SATA, Black (OEM) at Memory Express
Cooler Master Centurion 534 - 70.00
Cooler Master Centurion 534, Black w/ Window at Memory Express

868.00 CAD
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Case - Antec P182 Advanced Super Mid Tower, Gun Metal Black at Memory Express
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 w/ Geforce 6100, DualDDR2 800, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E x16 at Memory Express
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition w/ 2x1MB Cache (Retail Box - No Heatsink / Fan) at Memory Express
Thermal Paste - Arctic Silver Arctic Silver 5 High Density Silver Thermal Compound, 3.5g at Memory Express
Heatsink + Fan - Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler for AM2 / 754 / 939 / 940 at Memory Express
Memory - Corsair 2GB XMS2-6400C4 TWIN2X Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 1GB) at Memory Express
Graphics Card - XFX GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out at Memory Express
Hard Drives - 2 x SEAGATE 250GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II w/ NCQ, 16MB Cache at Memory Express
DVD Drives - 2 x ASUS DRW-1814BLT 18x Dual Layer DVD+/-RW w/ Lightscribe, SATA, Black (Retail) at Memory Express
Network Card - D-Link AirPlus G 54Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter (DWL-G510) at Memory Express
Power Supply - Thermaltake Toughpower 750W Power Supply at Memory Express
Operating System - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition oem at Memory Express

Memory Express don't do card readers, you will have to get one from a third party site.

The Antec P182 has removable dust filters.

Check YouTube for reviews on the parts.

Hope this helps,

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I would take nukem's build with this instead
SEAGATE 500GB Barracuda 7200.11 SATA II w/ NCQ, 32MB Cache at Memory Express
Just as fast as 10k's. If you can afford it grab an HD 3870. You can stick with the E6750 or save and grab and Allendale E4500.
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you could get some fan filters to stop your cats hair from entering your case, i couldnt find any on that site though
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ObsessedAboutPCs--I like the build since I prefer AMD to Intel but my question now is

How would that system be for gaming over the next 2-3 years?

I noticed you went with the new Geforce 8800 card and Nukem went with a Radeon card. Any reason to why the Nividia over Radeon?

And what is Thermal Paste? I have never heard of it.

Edit: (for reference later) that build is about 1530 if I dont get the rebates on the ram.
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Aside from the expense of the card itself, the better of the 2 is the GTX, but I was looking at a mid range budget build. And some people are preferrable to one brand or another... With the new hardware that keeps coming out, you would end up going broke, trying to keep up and stay "bleeding edge" graphics...

The reason I chose INTEL, is performance. The Core2Duo is a better performer overall than AMD's chips right now... Who knows abotu the future, but we'll see... as for gaming for the next couple of years.... I think either build would do you good... but I think it comes down to preference...

Thermal paste is what you want to put on the CPU before you install the heatsink fan to help the transference of heat. if you use the stock fan it will have some on it, and depending on what kind of after market fan you get it will come with some as well... Unless you are going to be building one system after another or doing some major overclocking, would you really need AC5.. it's good mind you.. I have some, but I use my in about 5 different machines... (see my point?)
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if you want amd then grab the 5000+ black edition instead
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Nukem: so if you were to change the build of that PC to a not so budget machine. More of a gaming rig. Which I should be able to play some new fancy heavy on the machine game what would be upgrade or changed on that one.

Still with Intel.


Also sound cards...what about those?

edit: why not Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/ SP2B, OEM at Memory Express windows xp pro?
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