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Old 06-08-2006, 03:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The challenge is to design a computer system. It will be just a tower, no display, mouse, keyboard, etc. However, You have a budget. The idea is to build the computer for one of the following purposes:
  • Gaming
  • Digital Art
  • OverClocking ( components for general use/gaming, but with the idea for extreme OC'ing to boost them)
  • Looks (must be used for general tasks, but look cool)
That's right build a system with one of these objectives in mind. Oh yes, your budget is $600 USD.

Good luck Tech Forum Users .




Rules:

You must use one of the following sites; Newegg.com, Mwave.com, Tigerdirect.com, monarchcomputer.com, or, you may use another site that is 'respectable' and/or from another country, if you provide what the price would be in USD.

You may count rebates as the price, but not sales. (ie Newegg's weekend sales)

Please keep to a format like the below example-

CPU- AMD Sempron sAM2 3600+ ($122)
Mobo- Biostar G6100 sAM2 mobo ($67)
RAM
GFX card
Hard Drives
Optical (cd/dvd drives)
Case
power supply (psu) (if case does not include one)
Cooling
Other (panels, etc.)

Price Rules- always round up.

Got it? Good. Get to work!!!!
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Old 06-08-2006, 05:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1GB Corsair XMS RAM - $103
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450
Western Digital 120GB HD - $66
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414
Aspire X-Cruiser w/ 420w PSU - $86
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144157
Sony CD/DVD-ROM Drive - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131
Sony Floppy Drive - $10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103116
Asus A8N5X ATX MB - $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
GeForce 6600GT Video Card - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814135185

Total price: $595

I tried to cover all the bases for this system. I'm sure you'd be able to do digital art, play games, OC, and have a sweet looking computer with this setup...all at the same time.

Sorry for not following the format, but I'm really tired and this seemed easy enough to read.
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1GB Corsair XMS RAM - $103
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450
Western Digital 120GB HD - $66
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414
Aspire X-Cruiser w/ 420w PSU - $86
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144157
Sony CD/DVD-ROM Drive - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131
Sony Floppy Drive - $10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103116
Asus A8N5X ATX MB - $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
GeForce 6600GT Video Card - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814135185

Total price: $595

I tried to cover all the bases for this system. I'm sure you'd be able to do digital art, play games, OC, and have a sweet looking computer with this setup...all at the same time.

Sorry for not following the format, but I'm really tired and this seemed easy enough to read.
Hmm just change over to a
Sapphire X1600pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102651

Then change the mobo to an MSI K8N NEO4-F, or a DFI UT NF4 ultra-D for extreme overclocking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

Defintely change to some OCZ plats

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

OCZ + DFI = awesome overclocking experience.

And then with the leftover cash if any , Upgrade the stock cooler to a CNPS9500, or Thermaltake Big Typhoon. And be sure that any overclocker wants AS5 for their CPU/GPU
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all from newegg:

MSI K9N Neo-F - $79.99

Sempron 3400+ socket AM2 - $97.99

Sapphire X1600 Pro - $99

2x512MB OCZ Gold DDR2-800 - $107.98 (2 x $53.99)

200GB Seagate SATA - $84.99

BenQ 16X DVD burner - $31.99

Cooler Master 430W PSU - $33.99

ENERMAX CS-5271LBFS-B Black - $34.99

total = $570.93
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Hmm just change over to a
Sapphire X1600pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102651

Then change the mobo to an MSI K8N NEO4-F, or a DFI UT NF4 ultra-D for extreme overclocking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

Defintely change to some OCZ plats

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

OCZ + DFI = awesome overclocking experience.

And then with the leftover cash if any , Upgrade the stock cooler to a CNPS9500, or Thermaltake Big Typhoon. And be sure that any overclocker wants AS5 for their CPU/GPU
Nice list, but that goes over the budget...the video card would still work though.
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