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Old 11-07-2005, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, hows it going. I'm preparing a soon to be build approx. 1 month from now, i know prices and new things may come out but i would like to know how things are with what i've come up with so far. My range is about $1600 usd and maybe can squeeze 1700. Leme know if compatibility and everything works and if any bottlenecks may exist etc. Thanks in advance.

1.)cpu- Amd Athlon 64 X2 3800 / $322
2.)mobo- DFI Lanparty nF4 sli-DR / $189
3.)video card- Nvidia eVGA 7800GT / $329
4.)ram - oCZ Gold 2 x1gb PC 4000 / $309
5.)speakers- Logitech z5500 5.1 / $220
6.)hd - Seagate Barracuda 250gb 7200 rpm 8mb ata / $110
7.)dvd-rw cd-rw burner reader ; the works - suggestions?
8.)sound card - Audigy Z2/ $55
9.)case / 50
10.) psu - suggestions??

Total without psu and dvd-cd $1584
Suggestions , recommendiations, opinions, plz!
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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X2's are dual cores.. if your gaming, ditch it because games use one core and one core only. if your multitasking, thats when the dual cores come into play
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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untrue !!!! games that were scripted PROIR to the technology of X2's only use one core yes ! however X2's and other dual cores will soon become the future of games as different cores can be given to perform different tasks, i have a X2 3800 and i absolutly love it, would never go back to a single core CPU, i also believe games are already being written to incorporate both cores eg: FEAR and i believe the new unreal engine will too along with the script for PhysX cards.


to cut a long story short.....nice build, stick with the X2 and GREAT video card, i have the MSI 7800GTX and it is truly amazing.
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Thanks for the info ghost. Wasn't aware.
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lol static :laughing:

get an antec neohe 500W power supply for around 100 dollars at newegg
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Thanks for the info ghost. Wasn't aware.
no problems, happy to help
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ok...a couple of suggestions

do u really need those speakers?? sorta expensive, i think, get klipsches 2.1 system for ~130 (just as good as 5500), and spend wut u save on an X-Fi sound card or a better case

no point in spending all that cash on the DR mobo, at least drop down to get the UT version or the SLI-D, its cheaper with crap functions u dont need eliminated

for psu, look at antec's 550 watter and seasonic's 600 or 650 watt supply

everyting else looks good, that is going to be a nice system, have fun with dat
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Thank you all for your recomendiations, you guys have been very helpful! One more question, i'm having some doubts about Video card because of all the talk of PhysX. I really want to take advantage of that technology, should i wait?
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i dont think so, just my thought...
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