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Old 10-06-2006, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ultimate $1600 Gaming Machine.

Viewsonic VX922 19" 2ms LCD - $255
Cyber Acoustic 110 Watt 2.1 Speakers - $60
Lian Li 60BPlusII Midtower - $150

Asus P5NSLI nForce570 SLI - $120

eVGA 7900 GTO 512MB - $245

Intel Core2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz - $315

Corsair XMS2 DDR2 675 (PC5400) 1GB Stick - $145

Western Digital Caviar WD3200KS 320GB 16MB Cache - $100

Chaintech AV710 Sound - $30

Samsung DVD Burner - $30

Hiper 580W PSU - $100

Hey guys this is my first post, I joined because I saw you guys are pretty insightful and I could use your help. Im on a $1600 budget w/shipping. Can you improve on my beautiful engineerical masterpiece? Did I just make up a word?

(UPDATED: Lookin good. Ill probably order on monday. ahhh yes YEEEES!! and think, before the end of spring ill have added:

- Another GB of DDR2 675 in dual channel for 2GB RAM
- Another eVGA GTO in SLI
- Another WD Caviar in RAID 0 for 640GB storage

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Old 10-06-2006, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Might want to do some patch up work with those links, they're pretty broken.


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Old 10-06-2006, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't get those speakers.

Instead, use that $60 for 2GB of ram (2x1GB).
You don't have to get DDR2-800. In fact I'm pretty sure DDR2-667 is more productive. Get DDR2-667

For the PSU, go with something a little better. Like this:

The motherboard seems fine and your build looks great.
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow good call on the PSU, that thing looks sweet. And reviews say its quiet too? Thanks man.
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