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Old 02-03-2007, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2 computers, I'm buying one when I wake up.

My mom didn't go thru with the order because she wanted to get my a g17 keyboard and a g7 mouse for my birthday so she wanted to wait till i got home from work to talk to me about it. So here's the 2 options, one is about 1810 and one is about 1600. Here they are. Please look at everything, like the power supply the processor the motherboard all of that, I really don't know anything about computers so I'd like input on all of it.


Specifications:
Case: Digital Storm Twister LITE (Black Aluminum Edition)
Power Supply: 550W Thermaltake (SLI Compatible) (Silent PurePower
Edition)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz (1066MHz Front Side Bus) (2MB
Cache) (Conroe)
Motherboard: Asus P5N-SLI (Chipset: nForce 570 Intel) (SLI Compatible)
(Conroe)
Memory: 2GB DDR2 Corsair at 667MHz (Dual Channel)
Hard Drive 1: 160GB Western Digital (8MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Optical Drive 1: Sony DVD-ROM/CD-ROM (DVD Reader 16x / CD Reader 40x)
(Includes Power DVD)
Network Card: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL
/ Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (nVidia GeForce 7950GT 512MB (By: eVGA)
(PCI-Express)
Sound Card: Motherboard Multi-Channel High Definition Audio (7.1
Channel)
Cooling: Air Cooling (Certified Digital Storm Heat-sink and Fan (Stage
1 Cooling)
Case Lighting: Blizzard Internal Lighting (Blue Edition) (Cold Cathode
Tubes)




Specifications:
Case: Digital Storm Twister PRO (No Side Window) (Black Anodized Aluminum Finish)
Power Supply: 550W Thermaltake (SLI Compatible) (Silent PurePower Edition)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz (1066MHz Front Side Bus) (2MB Cache) (Conroe)
Motherboard: Asus P5N-SLI (Chipset: nForce 570 Intel) (SLI Compatible) (Conroe)
Memory: 2GB DDR2 Corsair at 667MHz (Dual Channel)
Hard Drive 1: 250GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Optical Drive 1: Sony DVD-ROM/CD-ROM (DVD Reader 16x / CD Reader 40x) (Includes Power DVD)
Network Card: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (nVidia GeForce 7950GT 512MB (By: eVGA) (PCI-Express)
Sound Card: Motherboard Multi-Channel High Definition Audio (7.1 Channel)
Cooling: Air Cooling (Certified Digital Storm Heat-sink and Fan (Stage 1 Cooling)
Case Lighting: Blizzard Internal Lighting (Blue Edition) (Cold Cathode Tubes)
Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Mouse



So these are the 2 computers I'm looking at. I'll be buying one tomorrow morning. Tell me which one will be better if I plan to OC and which one will be better if I don't plan to OC.


The first one is $1726.
The second one is $1830.


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would an 8800GT be better than 2x 7950 GT 512mb?
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Build them yourselves! You will save so much money, and it's easier than you may think.. I build my first one with no knowledge on how to do it less than a month ago with the help of the people on this forum, and I'm 15 to boot. DO IT!

Also, Instead of 2 7950 GTs, get one 8800GTS/GTX.
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go with second one its also better on OCing
and ya instead of 2 7950's get a 8800gtx
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haha that's funny you'd say get one 8800 i had just wrote that, but there's no way for me to build my own, it just won't happen.
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Why not? It's literately just plugging stuff in, i'm 100% sure you can plug crap in!
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oh in that case go with the second one it will serve you well dont really need dx10 yet or well sli but ya it will
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whats there to decide?
they are basically the same except price.
the 2nd one is higher only because its got a keyboard and mouse.

ONLY difference is Processor (e6300 vs e6400), and HD (WD 160GB vs Segate 250GB)
take ou the KB and mouse price difference is prolly $50

anyways, I'd go with 2nd one, since its not that much more than 1st build
2nd build gets KB and Mouse
better deal
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By building yourself, you save $561.. That's a lot of money.

Here's the build I composed for you:

CM Centurion - $50
Gigabyte 965P DS3 - $133
eVGA 8800 GTS - $360 after MIR
Hiper 530w - $80
E4300 Allendale 1.8Ghz - $178
2x1gb G.skill RAM - $178
Seagate 250gb HDD - $80
Logitech G15 Keyboard - $72
Logitech G7 Mouse - $70
Samsung DVD/CD Burner w/ Lightscribe - $32

Total: $1269.00
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whats there to decide?
they are basically the same except price.
the 2nd one is higher only because its got a keyboard and mouse.

ONLY difference is Processor (e6300 vs e6400), and HD (WD 160GB vs Segate 250GB)
take ou the KB and mouse price difference is prolly $50

anyways, I'd go with 2nd one, since its not that much more than 1st build
2nd build gets KB and Mouse
better deal
The prices are minus the cost of the keyboards/mouse. Cuz the first one comes w/ a keyboard I just left it out.
and to evergreen I can't build my own =(. My mom wants the warranties that come with buying it built, that's the only way she'll front me the money.
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*****slap her, then take her credit card
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