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Old 12-16-2005, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MSI k8n Neo4-F ATX Mobo- $81.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Lian Li PC-60USB B2 Silver ATX case- $99.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112022

WD Caviar SE16 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Hard Drive- $115.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

G.Skill Value 184-pin DDR400 RAM (2x1gb)- $163.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231039

OCZ ModStream 520w PSU- $108.99 not including $15.00 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104155

AMD Athlon X2 4400+ Processor- $497.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546

Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS- $93.99 not including $40 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102162

eVGA 7800gt 256mb N517 PCI-e- $319.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130249

NEC Silver DVD Burner- $41.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152060


Total: $1519.47 not including $55.00 in rebates


Is there anything else that I should consider before I order this rig...Also if there are any ways to cut down the cost I would very much appreciate the help...I am open to any changes that someone might want.
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Old 12-16-2005, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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nice work eveything seems good hope it wokrs out. i dont see anything you overpaying that u dont need.
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I'm satisfied with onboard sound, you dont really need the creative unless you have really good speakers to notice the difference.
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The sound card will increase fps, in sound heavy games such as BF2, espicially when you have the sound quality turned all the way up.
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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aer you talking about the video fps or what? how does a sound card improve that?


edit: and besides...an audigy 2 zs for 50 bucks or whatever it is, is not a bad deal at all
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The sound card will increase fps, in sound heavy games such as BF2, espicially when you have the sound quality turned all the way up.
lol no it cant.

no wait actually it can. instead of using onboard soudn u get a audigy 2 zs and u get about 3-7 fps more newer game.

try when u get your audigy 2 zs try with out it then installit and see the difference.

you see with onboard u using more cpu for sound. with audigy 2 zs u get rid of of the cpu doign sound and u get cpu doign more game related stuff.

weather u wanna pay 50-400 more for a few fps is your dilema.
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