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Old 05-16-2006, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CPU Athlon 64 3000+ (socket 939) $110
Motherboard eVGA nForce4 SLI (133-K8-NF41) $79
Memory Corsair ValueSelect DDR400 (2x512) $78
Graphics eVGA GeForce 7600 GT CO $179
Sound card Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

$42 (check prices)
Keyboard Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 $23
Mouse Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical $14
Hard drives Seagate 7200.7 160GB $69
Optical drive Pioneer DVR-111DBK $45
Case Antec Sonata II (includes 450W power supply) $91
Operating system Windows XP Home $75
Total $805
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Me like. Though the included Power Supply is like having no power supply (except worse since it can fry your system).
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I likey also, though you could get the MSI K8N NEO4-F for 80 dollars which would be way more better

THe power supply is decent compared to others. Though you could get another one.

Everything else looks awesome

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You could get a better video card for about $20 more(if you get from newegg and use their rebate) You can get the HIS X1800GTO for $208 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161012

other than that, looks good, go with PZEROFGH's suggestion on the MSI board too
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nope the 7600gt is onpar with the x1800gto, go look at tomshardware benches. in some tests one has higher frames than the other and vice versa.
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Why don't you just link the page where you got everything from so everyone can read the reason behind the build?

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1962704,00.asp
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ownd. LMAO.. good build for the money none the less
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The power supply on that Antec case is good(smart power series), you dont need a new one..not for that system
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I have an Antec Smartpower 500w....never had any problems? DIdn't think Antec made any crappy power supplies.
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