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Old 12-23-2005, 11:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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When you're a kid $4000 is like a buttload of money.

But, as you get older, get a job, buy a home, vehicle(s), food, utlities... etc...etc.... You'll quickly realize that 4K is nothing.
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default MAd computer build

Like you said you dont have alott of computer buiding knoledge so i wouldent build it your self, go to www.cyberpowerinc.com and you can have

CASE : ALUMINUM X-Navigator Server 420W W/ Window & Temp Dis, Fan Control w/ Liquid Cooling (SILVER w/ Blue, Black, & Silver Face Plate)
CPU : (939-pin) AMD ATHLON64 FX 57 CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology
MOTHERBOARD : (Sckt939)ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI Chipset SATA RAID Dual PCIE MB w/Gb-LAN, USB2.0, IEEE-1394, &7.1Audio
MEMORY : 2048 MB (1GBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY (Corsair Value Select)
VIDEO CARD : NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
VIDEO CARD 2 : NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
MONITOR & LCD : NONE
HARD DRIVE : Gaming Hard Drive (10, 000RPM SATA150) (SATA150 - Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10, 000RPM 8MB Cache WD740GD)
Hard Drive 2 : Gaming Hard Drive (10, 000RPM SATA150) (SATA150 - Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10, 000RPM 8MB Cache WD740GD)
Hard Drive 3 : (SATA150) Maxtor 250GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Hard Drive
Optical Drive : 16X DVD ROM (SILVER COLOR)
Optical Drive 2 : SONY DWQ-28A DUAL FORMAT 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BEIGE COLOR)
SOUND : Creative Labs SB AUDIGY 2 VALUE 7.1

for about 3379.99 then go buy a apple monitor or a samsung sotmthing with aabout 4 ms and then buy a nice logitec mouse and keyboard, and then you have about 200 dollars for games
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Don't get teh FX-57, the X2 4800+ will give a HUGE performance increase over the FX-57 when games start to be optimized for dual core cpus, so dont get eh FX-57 get the X2 4800+ you'll be happier down the road.

CASE : HOT NEW! Xplorer Mid-Tower Case 420W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display (Black Case w/Black Face)
CPU : (939-pin) AMD ATHLON64 X2 4800 CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD : (Sckt939)ASUS A8N-SLI Premium nForce4 SLI Chipset SATA RAID Dual PCIE MB w/Gb-LAN,USB2.0,IEEE-1394,&7.1Audio
MEMORY : 2048 MB (1GBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY (Corsair Value Select)
VIDEO CARD : NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
VIDEO CARD 2 : NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
MONITOR & LCD : NONE
HARD DRIVE : (SATA150) Hitachi 400GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache Hard Drive
Hard Drive 2 : (SATA150) Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM 150 8MB Cache Hard Drive
Optical Drive : (Special Price) LG GWA-4161 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2 : NONE
SOUND : New! Creative Labs X-FI XtremeMusic 24-BIT PCI Sound Card

Get this configuration instead 900GB of storage and will be better performance down the road with X2 4800+
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Are you going to overclock? Even if you aren't I wouldn't recommend value RAM. Look into some OCZ like PZERO suggested.
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If you want bang for buck change your budget to 1500
If you want to go all out

X2 4800+
ASUS Mobo
2x eVGA Geforce 7800 512meg GTX - SLI'd
2GBs of RAM - Corsair RAM
Raptor harddrives using SATA3 technology
SoundBlaster Sound Card
Multimedia / memory stick / floppy drive pay
PIONEER DVD BURNER MODEL DVR-110BK
Wait a year then buy a Blue ray Burner from Pioneer


I do not recommend these parts but they are the best on the market and if thats what you want then thats what you should get.
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DONT FORGET A QUALITY PSU!!!

anyways defintely dual core

defintely 2Gb of ram

defintely 7800GTX 512MB

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Old 12-23-2005, 06:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah from what I can think...

Athlon X2 4800+ s939
Zalman 9500CNPS
4GB of OCZ Gold on 2T timings
Foxconn or MSI or DFI motherboard
Dual 7800GTX 512MB Motherboards
2 or 4 500GB IBM Deskstar's in RAID0
DVDBurner
DVDRom
Floppy with build in 8-1 card reader 8)
Widescreen LCD
THX Certified 5.1 sound system
Creative XtremeMusic X-Fi Sound card
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What the **** are

"Dual 7800GTX 512MB Motherboards"


LOL

I think you mean dual 7800gtx 512 meg graphics cards


my 2 cents here

AMD x2 4800 dual core
4x 74 gig raptors in RAID 0+1
Dual 7800gtx 512mb eVGA or Leadtek
either DFI lanparty Ultra-d SLi or the Asus a8n premium
4 gigs of OCZ platinum
ZALMAN 950cnps
Dual DVD-burners dual layer
sound blaster x-fi fatality edition, just cuz its the most expensive one lol
cooler master stacker 830
pc power and cooling 850watt SLi power supply
and like 7 120mm fans to fill up all the spots in the case

add in maybe 2 fan controllers

mouse go for the g5 laser mouse, and a cordless di novo keyboard

monitor go for viewsonic's 19inch 2ms lcd
maybe 2

Logitech z-5500 speakers

and thats about all i can think of off the top of my head
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why doesnt he just go with quad core cpu's two physical dual core cpu's lol
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Because that requires a TITAN Server motherboard which requires socket 940 which causes a mess of issues.
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