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Old 04-26-2006, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking about to buy...any last suggestions???

hey again guys. thanks for all of your help!!! this is the setup im going with unless there are other suggestions. any recomendations for a case would be helpful too!!
MOBO: dfi, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136151

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

RaM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227084

video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281

dvd r/rw/cd r/rw: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151118

hd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414

powersupply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817711002

total: $1226

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Old 04-26-2006, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks good. If you had more money I would suggest the GTX . But yea, that should run pretty much anything right now. I have the same DVD writer. Its pretty good and I have had no problems yet.

<a href=\" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153035\"> Power Supply</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130071\"> Video Card</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127222\"> Motherboard</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145575\"> Memory </a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188\"> Sound Card </a>
AMD 3800 x2 Socket 939
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033\"> Upcoming Hard Drive </a>
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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everything is just dandy, the only two things i would do is downgrade the mobo to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152 it's the same one as above just without sli...unless you were planing on adding another vid card latter. and then with the extra money, upgrade to this cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

this is a case i would definentaly recomend http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129145
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you plan on using SLI? If not, go for non-SLI DFI LanParty Ultra-D. Those can also be modded for SLI, but I don't know much about that. That's a kinda small HDD, do you not plan on doing much downloading or something?

Anyway, that's all the input I can give. Looks good.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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k, first things first, get the DFI LP UT ULtra-D, no need to waste money for an SLI-DR, plus u can EASILY mod it to SLi later on. 2) with the money cut from the DFI sli-dr get an Opteron 165. 3) now that you chose the 165, get OCZ Gold PC4000 DDR500 2GB Duall Channel ram ( 500 because it would be easier to OC for a while without worrying about the ram). 4) get an Antec TruePowerII 550Watt, it has more wattage, and it has more amparage, the OCZ has only 1 rail. plus Antec is cheaper.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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we think alike!! well for the most part : )
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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nice choice on the opteron 165. I assume you actually multi task and aren't just one of those guys who thinks it sounds cool.

Anyways the reason I said that is I used to be one of those guys, but The multi tasking I do is like playing a game and then hitting the windows key and sending some mail or something. I was going to get a 165 but now I'm just gonna get a single core one for like $170.
The other thing that stopped me was you're buying a dual core server processor. Now that sounds badass but isn't it just alittle overkill? Just something to think about.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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that may be true if you're not gonna overclock....but it looks to me with the hardware that he bought, he's gonna wanna do some serious ocing, and that's what the 165 is good at.
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I like your choices. However, I would suggest going with the DFI Ultra-D ($122.99). It can be modded to SLI.

See DFI-Street for a guide to the mod.
- COOLER MASTER Wave Master TAC-T01-E1C Silver Case
- DFI LanpartyUT nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS = latest)
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 1GHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache
- OCZ 2GB (2 X 1024) DDR (500) PC-4000 EL Gold Gamer Ext. XTC (OCZ5002048ELGEGXT-K)
- OCZ PowerStream OCZ520ADJSLI ATX, BTX, EPS12V 520W
- XFX Geforce 7900 GTX 512MB (665/1630)
- HITACHI Deskstar 7K80 80GB 3.5\" SATA 3.0Gb/s x 2 (RAID)
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
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wich is the one i have posted

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