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Old 05-02-2006, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I'm pretty sure I have everything figured out on what I want to get. Is there anything you guys would suggest changing/adding/subtracting? Also, I'm pretty sure this is 100% compatable, but let me know if you see so otherwise...

MotherBoard:
-DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor:
-AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

Video Card:
-ATI Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Monitors:
2 qty
-Acer Black 19" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

Hard Drive:
-Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Memory:
2 qty = 4GB
-CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory

Optical Drives:
2 qty
-NEC 16X DVD¬ĪR DVD Burner

Sound Card:
-Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Sound Card

Power Supply:
-Antec TruePower 2.0 550W Power Supply

Case:
-Thermaltake Kandalf Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Card Reader:
-Linkskey 19-in-1 USB 2.0 Black Card Reader/Writer

Total with $100 Mail in rebates:
$2,487.92
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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all systems go!

Awsome build...


good luck!
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds nice, ever thought about the Nvidia 7900GTX 512MB? Or are ya an ATI junkie?
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dude u dont need 4 GB of ram. XP uses most 3 GB ( 4GB will actually slow it down) and 2 GB is better than the 3GB cause its dual channel.

other than that. ITS GREAT!!!!
have fun, TAKE PICTURES AND POST BENCHMARKS!!!!!!
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dude u dont need 4 GB of ram. XP uses most 3 GB ( 4GB will actually slow it down) and 2 GB is better than the 3GB cause its dual channel.

other than that. ITS GREAT!!!!
have fun, TAKE PICTURES AND POST BENCHMARKS!!!!!!
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's gonna be one sweet system. I couldn't agree more with any of your choices. Except the video card, I would prefer a 7900GTX, but that's just a personal preference.

Have fun with it!
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Ok, thanks, I'll bump it down to 2gb, then. Also, is the Windows XP 64 better than just regular Windows XP? I heard it's supposed to take advantage of 64bit processors.
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no dont get XP 64 yet, the main problem with them is that some drivers donts support 64bit so........no point. stick with 32 for now until the 64 catches on ( if ever). Dont get the 7900GTX, in a few months the G80s are coming out, save for that instead.
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Ok, thanks, I'll bump it down to 2gb, then. Also, is the Windows XP 64 better than just regular Windows XP? I heard it's supposed to take advantage of 64bit processors.
Yes that's right, you will get better performance using Windows XP 64 combined with a 64 bit processor.

Check out this to read about the benefits of Windows XP 64.
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wats the point of the benefits if some drivers dont support 64bit??!

stick with 32bit for now.
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