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Old 07-27-2006, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok i'm on a 1250 budget and i wanna use this for gaming mostly and i might wanna overclock in the future but i'm not familiar w/ it (that's why i got the XMS ram). do you guys see any problems w/ this build?

$886.00
(before all applicable rebates)

CASE: HOT NEW! X-Discovery Mid-Tower Case 420W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display (Black Color)

CPU: (Socket AM2) AMD Athlon¬ô64 X2 3800+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

MOTHERBOARD: (Socket AM2)MSI K9N Neo-F nForce 550 Chipset DDR2/800 SATA-II RAID 16x PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &7.1Audio

MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Memory w/ Heat Spreader)

VIDEO CARD: None, or On-Board 16X PCI-Express Shared 128MB Integrated 3D Graphics Video Card

VIDEO CARD 2: NONE

LCD Monitor: NONE

HARD DRIVE: SPECIAL!!! 160GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

Hard Drive 2: SPECIAL!!! 160GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

Optical Drive: LiteOn SHM-165H6S 16X Double Layer DVD+-RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology (Black Color)

Optical Drive 2: NONE

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

i plan on buying a monitor and 7600GT seperate. the HDD's are set to be in RAID 0 (good or bad idea). there's also thermal grease and "CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit + 2 EXTRA CASE FANS". i also chose Windows XP Professional 64-bit version.


well here's the URL in case anybody feels especially helpful and wants to see the other parts i can chose from to help me pick better ones. (though i don't expect anybody to look at it)
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/b...figurator_top.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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can't somebody at least say something? i don't mean to sound whiney but 21 people viewed this and not a one said a thing. i need to have a computer by the 15th for school so i'm hoping to get help asap. thanks
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250GB, 500GB and 1.5TB Seagate Barracudas (2.25TB total)
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Xclio 3060 case *** HannsG 22" monitor
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you can't build it yourself?
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you can't build it yourself?
it's not that i haven't considered it. but i just looked up what it would cost for me to buy all this stuff off newegg and it would cost me roughly the same. i've never built a rig before so i'm pretty inexperienced on that side of things (hooking things up) i'm installed tons of drivers, windows etc. for friends and family but i'm just worried about setting up the processor and gpu heatsinks or liquid cooling i'd want in a system.
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250GB, 500GB and 1.5TB Seagate Barracudas (2.25TB total)
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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for newegg i'm pretty sure it'd cost at least the same amount of $$$ to build it as it would for me to buy this. and i wouldn't have to set up raid 0, heatsinks, thermal grease or liquid cooling.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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To me it seems a good system. have you considered Intel core 2 duo ? since you

1 you are going to use it for gaming
2 planning on overclocking in future

Besides al that the core 2 duo processors aren't that high in prices.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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To me it seems a good system. have you considered Intel core 2 duo ? since you

1 you are going to use it for gaming
2 planning on overclocking in future

Besides al that the core 2 duo processors aren't that high in prices.
i've considered it but i don't know much about it. i couldn't find much information about the slowest one (only one near my price range) i've also heard that it'd be a more expensive route to go over 939 or AM2 and i'm on a fairly low budget for what i want.
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Here, I'll help, I guess.

As far as Conroe goes, you may want to use the search function. But I'm in a nice mood, so I'll give you a couple links.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...cessors/1.html
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2795
That's just a taste of what's out there.

Personally, I wouldn't buy from a service like CyberPower PC, but if it's what you want, go for it. It's your money and you can do what you want with it.

As far as building it on your own, here is a very detailed guide written by the guys over at Corsair. It's very well put together. I used it for my first build and it helped immensly.
http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/re...spx?id=2&sid=1
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i guess if that price includes water cooling.. its a good deal

i'd recommend getting a better powersupply though..

oh and viperman... that guide is awesome! best i've seen!
i'm an Arsenal fan as well but not a huge fan of Henry, sorry hey look we have similar components as well..
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Here, I'll help, I guess.

As far as Conroe goes, you may want to use the search function. But I'm in a nice mood, so I'll give you a couple links.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...cessors/1.html
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2795
That's just a taste of what's out there.

Personally, I wouldn't buy from a service like CyberPower PC, but if it's what you want, go for it. It's your money and you can do what you want with it.

As far as building it on your own, here is a very detailed guide written by the guys over at Corsair. It's very well put together. I used it for my first build and it helped immensly.
http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/re...spx?id=2&sid=1
i know how well it stacks up against AMD processors and all. but i'm just concerned that it won't fit into my budget w/ buying a mobo that actually works well with it and not risking stability.
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250GB, 500GB and 1.5TB Seagate Barracudas (2.25TB total)
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