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Old 06-23-2006, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay..I need to build before college so basically 2nd week in August. Will the price change much from now till then? It's $1178 with shipping. But I think this build is PRIME. I've customized and sought out everrry single piece.

LCD - $175 - Rosewill 19" 8ms DVI
(NOOO room for a crt. lofting with desk under bed.)

GPU - $244.00 - eVGA Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB
(eVGA Step-up and warranty)

CPU - $145.00 - AMD 64 3800 2.4GHz 1GHz FSB S939
(AMD 64-OC 2.8GHz-1MB L2)

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

MOBO - $107.00 - ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
(SLI Compatabile-ASUS!-Decent OC'r?)

PSU - $69.00 - Antec TRUEPOWER 2.0 550W Power Supply
(550W-SLI Ready-VALUE)

HD - $80.00 - WD Caviar 16MB 250GB SATA 3Gb/s
(16 MB Cache-Partition for OS+Prog)-(Games)-(Storage))

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

HSF - $39.00 - Zalman 7000 CU HSF
(Copper-OC to 2.6GHz)

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

SND - $29.00 - Creative Labs Augidy 7.1 Soundcard
(Higher quality gaming - better fps?)

HDPHNS- $17.00 - ALTEC LANSING STEREO STUDIO HEADPHONES
(BASS-Roommate = Quite Times!!!)

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

FANS - $8.00 - 2x 80MM RED LED FAN For Front Intake
(BLUE and RED LED 80MM fans - REDs cool the HDD)

Any comments suggestions? Don't like the board? etc...
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nope... i would get a conroe.. if they are out by then
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ugggg....i knew you'd say that. I don't want to have to buy DDR2 and an L775 board and allll that crap....seems like i'd be back at square one.
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The prices shouldn't change all that much. Of course unless there is a big rebate on it.
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But that AMD i assume is locked in? Its not going to go back up to 300? after conroe that is?

I'll probably go conroe...*sigh* Will there be decent boards out? I have no idea how to setup and intel build.
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wait arent the amds gonna drop prices? i heard the x2 (s939) will drop by 30% or 50% not sure which. but i would go with conroe.
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The regular 64 SC already dropped to match Intel's D or something, but yes the X2's will drop a huuuuge amount.

I do believe Conroe is more bang for the buck. I mean equal to AMD 2.4GHz DC for just 180 bucks? wowzers. It might drive up my price a fair bit though, yet in the long run would be compatable with all the huge conroes for the next few years. I think I need help setting up a nice conroe build when it comes out. It sounds painful but...oh well :/
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All you'd have to change is mobo/ram/cpu and that's it. I dont know how well the Conroes will perform with only 2mb of cache.
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I'm def gonna have to wait to see how this AMD AM2 RHT issue plays out. We'll see....AM2 boards are still expensive though. and so is DDR2 800
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you can get a nice msi board for 79.99
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