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Old 03-11-2006, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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all rite, guys, my friend wants a good custom computer but doesn't know (or want to know) how to build one...so im doing it for him. like the topic states, i have $2500 to give him a good computer including monitor, speakers, keyboard, and mouse

Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA (Black) $114.99
Power Supply: OCZ PowerStream 520W SLI Ready Power Supply $119.99
Processor: AMD Opteron 170 2.0Ghz Dual Core CPU $396.99
Memory: 2GB OCZ Gold Gamer eXtreme XTC Memory $189.80
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB Hard Drive $115.00
Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert $189.69
Video Card: XFX PV-T71G-UDP7 GeForce 7900 GT EXTREME Video Card $349.00
Sound Card: Creative Labs X-Fi Xtrememusic Sound Card $124.99
Optical Drive: BenQ DW1640 Dual Drive DVD Burner $43.99
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home $64.99
Mouse: Logitech G5 Mouse $54.99
Keyboard: Microsoft Digital Pro Media Keyboard $28.99
Monitor: Viewsonic VX2025WM 20.1in Wide Screen LCD $419.00
Speakers: Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers $135.00
Mousepad: Func SU-OR-BL Surface 1030 Orange Base Mousepad $16.99
Heatsink: Zalman CNPS9500 LED Heatsink $54.99

Total (With 2 rebates):
$2360.39

Any suggestions welcome.
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thats gonna be a pimp system
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Looks great. Especially liking that Opteron 170.

Go with a 7900GTX. No need to buy a 7800GTX-like videocard when the 7900GTX is avaliable.
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yeah, i was thinking about the 7900gtx, but my friend wants to save some money up for the G80s
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Ah, excellent plan then. I plan to do the same, except by selling my 7900GTX. I got it before they ran out of stock, and it should still be worth a decent amount in 2-3 month.
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im going to sell my X1900XT when the new cards come out as well
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id say get ocz modstream instead, modular psu for sweet cable management
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um not to sound stupid, but it says 7900 GT extreme on ur list, not 7800, wasnt the point of what green said that you should get 7900, and you said ur getting 7800, and yet it says 7900 on ur list. w/e :P
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is the performance any different compared to the powerstream??
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um not to sound stupid, but it says 7900 GT extreme on ur list, not 7800, wasnt the point of what green said that you should get 7900, and you said ur getting 7800, and yet it says 7900 on ur list. w/e :P
he said 7800gtx like, not 7800gtx, the 7900gt has performance that is slightly better than the 7800gtx
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