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Old 01-02-2006, 02:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hallelujah, you have quite a budget.
I'd say definately go for this bundle for your processor, motherboard, and ram. Newegg has an awesome deal on a(n):
AMD FX 55 Processor (One of the best processors.. period)
3 Different Motherboard choices (All fairly good)
And some Corsair xms 1Gig memory
all for 821-849$
then I'd get:
Yes the 7800GTX 512MB is a great card, but would you really pay 200 more $ for a few more fps? I wouldn't. So I'd go with the 7800GT or 7800GTX for 304-459$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130247
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130254

Extra Memory:
With a 2000$ computer, you shouldn't go with less than 2Gigs of ram. So included with the above ram, I thought you should get some similar kind.
Corsaie XMS 1Gig RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

Sound Card:
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188

Powesupply:
This should be able to run your beast of a system, someone correct me if I'm wrong.
OCZ Powerstream 520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817711002

Hard Drive
250Gigs enough? This is a very good hard drive with 7200 RPM and 8Mb Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065

Case
Thermaltake XASER Armor Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106008

This comes to about 1800-2000$ without shipping, so it's pretty high up there.

Good luck, it'll be a monster of a computer.
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Psu $209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817711001

Case $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077

GPU $459
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130254

DfI Board $132:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

Opteron Dual Core $525
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103584

Ocz Ram $192
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146970

Raptor Hd $156
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160

Raptor Hd $156
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160

DVD Burner $39
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

DVD rom drive $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135136

Sound card (optional) $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178

Total $2020

Sweet *** system.
Ive got a raidmax case with some fans in it. I also have a dvd drive and burner and cd drive.
Is there anything else i could save a little more money on?
Also how hard would this be for someone like me (noob) to set up and get going?
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah, with the setup he posted you can get rid of the raptor hard drives and get a standard one. The Raptor hard drives deliver really nice performance, but if you aren't too picky about it I'd say just get a Seagate or Western Digital 200-500Gig hdd.
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well if i did that then i wouldnt need to get the dual core processor then right?
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Ive got a raidmax case with some fans in it. I also have a dvd drive and burner and cd drive.
Is there anything else i could save a little more money on?
Also how hard would this be for someone like me (noob) to set up and get going?
Its easy enough. Just read up on it before you start and dont rush things. Yah you dont really need 2 hard drives, just tryin to fill up your budget. but yes it'll decrease load times..

We can drop the sound card. the mboard comes with sound and its pretty good. You can add one later if not happy with the sound.

We could get a cheaper priced processor, but otherwise i would leave it at that.

Even Pz can build a pc:

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=82566
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well if i did that then i wouldnt need to get the dual core processor then right?
There is no relation there. Dual core / raptor hard drive> not related....

I would go for a dual core processor cause amost everything a pc does is multitasking so youll love it.
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If you dont want a raptor, (i would you have the $) then get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
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Jesus. vaderpro, Learn to edit your posts. Theres a little button under the status Box. :P
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Jesus. vaderpro, Learn to edit your posts. Theres a little button under the status Box. :P
Learn to shut up once in a while, your really annoying...

Yah my posts are so incomprehensive. Don't you have anything better to do?
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