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Old 04-28-2006, 11:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I recommend Boxx Technologies

http://www.boxxtech.com/

Though not built for gaming, there still awesome machines.
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I checked out all the prices of the places mentioned. So far monarch has it pretty well beat, both in terms of price and options; I was able to stick an FX-60 on with the price difference and still came out well ahead of alienware's price.

It will take a few days for my check to clear the bank so I'm still open to any additional input =) Thanks for the ideas and help so far.
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IMO Ibuypower sucks. I don't think anyone has mentioned Voodoo yet.

http://www.voodoopc.com/omen.aspx
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Old 04-29-2006, 12:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My Voodoo customization came out to $9600 lol.

Looking at monitors, 21 or 20.1 inch seems to be the native res for 1600x1200. I was thinking of getting a 24 inch, which is widescreen and the deminsions are different I believe.. Will that make any noticable difference other than size?
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Does anyone see any compatibility problems with this set up?

Asus Vento Black case
510w PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool ATX EPS PS
Asus A8N-SLI mobo
AMD FX-60
Zalman Alcu Silent CPU Cooling Kit
2 or 4 gigs DDR OCZ Dual Channel Platinum 400 3200
1x 150g SATA Raptor 10,000
2x 500g SATA3G 7,500
RAID 0
Creative X-Fi Platinum 7.1
2x eVGA 7900 GTX EGS
D-Link DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter
Logitech Z-5300e Speakers
Either Plextor PX-716SA DVDRW SATA
or
Lite-On SHW-160P6S-03 DVDRW

Any suggestions on the which of the DVDRW's to go with, and will that PS be powerful enough to handle the load? Also will the SATA raptor be compatible with the SATA3G backups?

Thanks for your time =)
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I went with this:

Monarch Adversary Crossfire Edition Custom Desktop
w/PCI-E

Case: 100239 - NO PS - Thermaltake VA7000BWA Shark Full

Power Supply: 100663 - PS 600W - OCZ PowerStream ATX
2.01/EPS SL

Case Fan: 100987 - 120mm - Thermaltake 120X120X25mm Case
Fan

Motherboard: 110693 - Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe CrossFire
Audio/GB

Processor: 120480 - AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual-Core (939)

Thermal Grease: 800018 - Shin-Etsu G765 Thermal Grease

Heat Sink Fan: 130099 - Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu Silent CPU
Cooling

Memory: 140210 - DDR (400) 3200 - 2 GB (2 pcs 1GB)
Corsair

Hard Drive: 150353 - SATA - Western Digital Raptor X 150
GB

2nd Hard Drive: 150148 - SATA3G - Seagate (ST3500641AS)
Barracuda 500 GB

3rd Hard Drive: 150148 - SATA3G - Seagate (ST3500641AS)
Barracuda 500 GB

RAID Setup: 80012 - RAID 1 (One)

DVD-RW: 160227 - DVD±RW - NEC ND-3550A 16X
Dual Layer DVD± x2

Floppy Drive: 170108 - Mitsumi Floppy 7-in-1 USB Card
Reader

Sound Card: 180427 - Creative Labs X-Fi Platinum 7.1 24-Bit

Crossfire "Mother" Video Card: 190682 - ATI (Original)
Radeon X1900 Crossfire

Crossfire "Daughter" Video Card: 190761 - ATI (Asus)
Radeon X1900 XTX 512MB GDDR3

Thermaltake Fan Controller

Round Cables UV Kit Blue

Monitor: Acer AL2416Wd Silver 24" 6ms Widescreen LCD

Klipsch ProMedia THX 2.1 Personal Audio System (Black)

Zalman Real Surround Sound Headphones (ZM-RS6F)

Opti-UPS PS1000B Power Series (Black)

G7 Wireless Gaming Mouse

Some Gaming keyboard that glows blue. All I remember. Kinda drunk the day I ordered it.


The monitor arrived Thursday or Friday.. Sat it next to the 15" CRT I've been using since 2003 or so and laughed for a long, long time. Can't wait for the rig to arrive; there's no way the x700pro I have now could push it lol
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that would be the satiek eclipse i believe.

Have u ever considered buying from newegg? im sure they can put it together for u. aww rats hey dont assemble parts for you.

but cant u put it together urself? seeing from your basic knowledge, it would be a sinch.
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