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Old 01-18-2007, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is this the best system for 2000$?

This system is almost exactly 2000$ with shipping. I havent added up the mail in rebates yet.

out of all the research ive taken in from u guys i came up with this system. I wanted to stay under 2000$. if theres any thing u guys would change let me know


Case -- cool master cm stackew
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119042

Mobo-- asus p5b-E
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131070

P.S-- antec 550w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002

processor-- E6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

Video card-- evga 8800GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

memory-- corsair 2GB ddr2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

hard drive-- 320 gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

sound card-- creative extreme gamer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005

speakers-- logitech 5.1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118

operating system-- XP home with vista coupon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116169

mouse and keyboard--
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823109132
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If i were you I would save money on the soundcard and buy better speakers.

Go with:

SB Audigy 2ZS + z5300

instead of:

Fatal1ty + x-530



The combo i mentioned is FAR superior to any sound card paired with those x-530.

Cheap logitechs are not very good. If you must have speakers costing under 100$, go with these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116006

Just remember when shopping for speakers, any specs basically mean nothing to a certain point. The only way to tell which are most appropriate or sound best is if you test and hear them yourself.
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh just a side note on the 2.0 Gigaworks...

I have them myself and they are VERY clear sounding and are more powerful then necessary.

Also check out this guy on newegg's review for a comparison to the x-530's.

Quoted: Pros: Sound is rich and clear. Bass is accurate without the annoying distortion that's common in lesser speakers.

Cons: What's with equipment makers thinking people actually want bright power indicator lights?

Other Thoughts: When I ditched my bulky CRT for an LCD, I figured it didn't make much sense to have a sub and a mess of wires. What I didn't expect was this 2.0 setup to totally outclass my old 5.1 X-530's.
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