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Old 05-27-2006, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have $1500 budget about.

Now, go ALL out, whats the absolute best system you guys can build with a 1.5k limit?

need all parts (including monitor - prefer a nice widescreen lcd)
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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mainly for gaming and just high performance
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um.....

what are you using this for...Im guessing gaming maybe? autocad?

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Old 05-27-2006, 11:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sorry I only saw your first post

Ok let me build somthing up in a second
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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DFI Ultra D motherboard - $122
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

2 GB G.SKILL HZ DDR500 Ram - $179
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

AMD Opteron 165 -$327
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

eVGA 7900 GT KO - $274
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130015

Caviar WD 160 GB HD $71
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415

Antec Truepower 550 -$83
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

CD Drives- Anything of your choice, NEC and Lite-on are good ones,make sure its RW

Case- Again anything of your choice, but read the reviews, and dont cheap out

CPU cooler- Big typhoon, 9500 CNPS, Scythe Ninja, Tuniq Tower, and of these will work nicley. This is optinal but its highley reccomended

VGA Cooler- VF700 and VF900 are some of the best, this is optinal and sometimes isnt needed .

Artic Silver 5- $7

Total comes out to 1071, and that leave you about 445 dollars to spend on a nice monitor, except Im not a very good monitor guy so Il let someone else handle that
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i have around the same budget...but would a x2 amd be better or should i go Opteron? also, wats Artic Silver 5?
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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depends on witch X2 you were looking at


Id personally get the opteron


and artic silver 5 is a thermal compound that is put on the cpu and cools it. It happens to be 99.9 percent silver.

Its used by almost evreybody and is widley known......They Sort of have a monopoly in that section of computing accesories. Its one of the most popular and is definatly worth the 7 dollars
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This is what i come up with

Case ~$50-$100
(havent really chosen yet)

Video Card: 7900GT $275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281

Monitor: Dell 20.1" Widscreen LCD $360
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-4688

Hard Drive: Raptor 74GB $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160

Motherboard: (cant find one) ~$150ish
looking for one that can REALLY handle the opty 165 OC'ing to ****, and the best ram I can get for my setup

Ram: (best I can get for mobo/processor) willing to spend up to ~$200ish

Processor: Opteron 165 $330
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

Power supply: Antec Truepower $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817103931

CD/DVD Burner Drive ~$40-50

Speakers: Logitech X-530 $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118
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with rebates, and theoretically getting atleast 2 of these when they're on sale, im looking at about 1,400-1600
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