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Old 06-13-2006, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay here goes...

GPU - $264.00 - eVGA Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB
(eVGA Step-up and warranty)

LCD - $175.00 - Rosewill Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor
(No room for CRT - Has DVI - Low R.T. 8MS)

CPU - $171.00 - AMD Opteron 144 SC 1.8GHz 1GHz FSB S939
(AMD 64 - OCs to 2.6GHz on air - 1MB L2)

RAM - $129.00 - Corsair XMS 2GB Pack DDR400 RAM
(2GB Greatly Increases System Speed - BF2!)

MOBO - $109.00 - ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
(SLI Compatabile - ASUS reliablity)

PSU - $89.00 - Antec TRUEPOWER 2.0 550W Power Supply
(550W - SLI Ready - QUALITY)

HDD - $80.00 - WD Caviar 16MB 250GB SATA 3Gb/s
(Plenty of space - 16MB Cache - Raid0 just not effective enough)

TOWER - $60.00 - Aspire x-Plorer Black w/Side Window
(No PSU - Fan Control - Front Vents)

DVD - $36.00 - NEC DVD Burner
(Standard DVD Burner)

FANS - $18.50 - 80MM RED LED FAN For Front Intake
120MM GREEN LED FAN For Rear Exhaust
LOGISYS Computer 4" Red Cold Cathode

HDPHS- $19.00 - ALTEC LANSING STEREO STUDIO HEADPHONES
(Great Bass - Light - Quite time..)

MOUSE - $6.00 - Logitech Premium Optical Wheel Mouse
(Cheap optical finally - Logitech quality)

$45.00 SHIPPING

TOTAL $1166.00

By next paycheck I can go flat broke on this badboy...But maybe I should wait till July for atleast the G80 and Conroe to drop prices. I might snag a sound card down the line too, but right now my Logi X-530s are soundin just fine. I've been planning this system since Jan. It's getting within my reach finally, I want to make the most of it.

What do you guys think? All look good though? Should kick *** coming from an 80GB ti4200 2000XP+ 16" CRT 450W POS
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i would try and pick up some G.Skill DDR 500 for $179 with that extra cash will make ocing a **** of alot easier
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id wait for one more paycheck to bump up to 1500

and get opty 165

then that's one badass system
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well i just plan to run the mem divider. I forget about the lower multiplier though...you're right. Maybe this will work to get it up to 2.6GHz....

HTT 289
CPU S 2.601GHz

CPUM 9
MEM D 13

MEM clock 140
MEM s 200.08 MHz

HTT Mult 3
HTB S 867 MHz
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I don't care for a DC at all. Im a gamer and DC doesn't seem to help all that much for higher end gaming.

Besides the price issue is more about justification than anything lol. I DID have 500gb planned out and was aiming for the 148. but i opted for an LCD and a 2gb or ram instead.
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may i suggest a DFI Lanboy or MSI Mobo? they're more adept to OC'ing, which it looks like you'll be doing with the Opty and 7900GT KO
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