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Old 01-30-2006, 08:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Before you make your move on this system...i would consider buying a 2x1gb package or 1gb stick of good overclocking ram such as this one

1 stick
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231031

2 sticks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

The reason that i would go with 1gb stick(s) is because you can always buy another stick later. Some boards get finickey with 4x512mb sticks.

I would also keep in mind that the new series of gfx cards are coming out soon. This is why i would just go with a 6800gs or 6600gt for the time being... now being on the budget that you are on i would feel that this would be a good move because you can save up the money you didn't spend on the gfx card and wait until the g80 comes or wait the the price of the g71 cores falls. Call me crazy but i wish i would have waited. Just something i thought that i would put out there

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I probably wont upgrade this computer for a couple of years.So what I get now is gonna be in there for a while.
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Drop the MS Office and get 2x1GB of ram.
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Wow open Office is great from my first breif overview. So forget the productivity software.Woot, Woot. Down with microsoft.
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Revision 2

Case - 99.99
Aspire X-Navigator
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Mobo - 129.99
DFI Lanparty UT nF4
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Hard Drive - 89.00
Seagate Barracuda 160Gb
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Video Card - 295.00
eVGA 7800GT
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RAM - 194.00
G.Skill Extreme
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Processor - 301.00
AMD X2 3800+
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OS - 88.95
Windows XP
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Total Price (Inclu. ship.) - 1235.45

No productivity software so I got some more
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Get a cheaper case and a better PSU.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Cheaper case

Win XP x64 if possible
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:01 AM   #17 (permalink)
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also if you are gonna get a case that expensive you might as well get a lian-li...best cases around
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Get an Antec case that comes with an Antec powersupply.
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Revision 3

Case - 99.99
Aspire X-plorer
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PSU - 69.99
Raidmax Aurora
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Mobo - 129.99
DFI Lanparty UT nF4
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Hard Drive - 89.00
Seagate Barracuda 160Gb
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Video Card - 295.00
eVGA 7800GT
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RAM - 169.00
G.Skill
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Processor - 301.00
AMD X2 3800+
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OS - 88.95
Windows XP
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Total Price (Inclu. ship.) - 1235.45

Got some cheaper ram for a better power supply.
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:31 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I would go with this

Antec TRUEPOWERII 550W - 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

G.SKILL Extreme Series DDR500 - 197.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

Coolermaster Centurion 5 - 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

price with these equipped is 1208.45

i went with the ddr500 because you are getting an overclocking board and what better way to use that board to its fullest by getting ram that runs 25% faster for $3 extra?
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