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Old 02-05-2006, 02:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There are a few 1000W PSU's out there .
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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[B]I'm assuming your budget is unlimited judging by this...

Get water cooling, or phase if you're daring.
Hard Drive: Seagate Cheetah 15,000RPM 147GB 3.5" SCSI Ultra320 68pin Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822111151
you forgot to include the $600 SCSCI controller so he can acturally use that harddrive.
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If we looking just for fun then this what I would do with a unlimited budget.

Iwill DK8EW Dual Socket 940 NVIDIA nForce4 Professional 2200 $489
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813129136
AMD Dual-Core Opteron 280 Italy 1GHz FSB 2MB L2 $1324X2=$2648
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103573
POWERCOLOR 1900XTX512OEM Radeon X1900XTX 512MB $600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131004
Crucial 2GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM ECC Registered DDR 400 $540X8=$4320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145310
PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW $490
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703003
Areca ARC-1110 PCI-X 64bit SATA II Controller Card $382
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816131003
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6V300F0 300GB 7200 RPM 16MB $128X4=$512
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144014
LSI Logic LSI00008 PCI Express SCSI RAID storage adapter RAID $655
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816118027
HITACHI Ultrastar 36.7GB 15,000 RPM 16MB 195 X 4 = $780
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822141139
Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS 7.1 Channels $293
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102189
PLEXTOR 716SA $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131351
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I am going to HAVE to say that this person is under 21 (the fact that they registered with the name 'helpmebuildapc' supports this), and probably will not be building this PC.... This is what we refer to as a 'pipe dream'. I have built a few PC's, and I would have to say that the #1 thing you learn is:
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

To the initial poster:

If you are SERIOUSLY considering this setup, I appologize for my previous comment. Since you DO seem to be fairly unfamiliar with computer technology, I would suggest at LEAST a month of reading product reviews, and past articles at:

http://tomshardware.com
http://anandtech.com
http://hardocp.com

That reading is ESSENTIAL if you are looking at such expensive components, but want to save as much money as you can at the same time.


Also, there is no point in going Crossfire (or SLI if it's nVidia) if you are using a single monitor. They really only benefit multi-monitor setup's.
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ok well i just finished watching a movie, seems like thers been a lot of replies since I left. umm ok my budget is not in stone, but i was thinking around $5000 or so. ok so i see that you all think the power supply is bad. please dont mind me asking, but why would it be so bad? like i said i am trying to save money whereever i can because as you probably noticed, this is pretty expensive. i liked it because its cheap, lots of power, it looks cool and it has 4 eggs. is there anything that makes it THAT bad? i mean if you really think i should spend practically 5x the price and get another one i guess i will, but is really needed? im not so sure il be overclocking, but i donno, i might. dont no really anything about it. what is the real difference between that ram? i mean double the price just seems like a big jump and it has basicly very similar specs as the cheaper ram. ok ok, so is this power supply good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703002
its just very hard for me to accept how **** expesive it is.
and i see wut the raptor is. does it only come in 74gb, thats a little small. oh wait nvm i see 150gb on newegg.com:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012
thats still pretty **** expensive, and i woudl probably need 2 of them because i have more than 150gb. and i have no idea whats a good case, please find one for me. and i will be getting that dfi main board somebody posted here earlier. for the sound card i need to get at least the fata1ity because it is the first one with the X-RAM.
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Also, there is no point in going Crossfire (or SLI if it's nVidia) if you are using a single monitor. They really only benefit multi-monitor setup's.
hehe lecturing someone about not knowing something then making a statement like this. SLI dont support mutiple monitors(they might of added support in the newist driver) and I am not sure about cross fire. either way neither are ment for muti-monitors.
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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$5000, ok. Here you go.

AMD X2 4800 -$630 The FX60 is not worth the extra $400 for a 200MHz increase. You can easily overclock the X2 4800 to the FX60 speeds without any trouble.
DFI lanparty UT RDX200 Cross-Fire -$168
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR400 -$190
SAPPHIRE Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition -$580
SAPPHIRE Radeon X1900XTX -$610
Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS Sound Card -$290 (if you must, but you better have some pretty **** nice speakers/headphones)
Antec Performance I P180 Silver Computer Case -$115
PC Power & Cooling TURBO-COOL 850W Power Supply -$450
Western Digital Raptor 74GB 3.5" SATA150 Hard Drive -2X @ $155 each Put them in RAID 0
Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive -$110
NEC Beige IDE DVD Burner -$40
Logitech G5 Laser 2-Tone Mouse -$50
Saitek Black Wired Eclipse Keyboard -$45
[/url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16837102059]Windows XP Home[/url] -$90

Total =$3500

Maybe add a nice monitor and speakers.
Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Speaker -$260
View sonic 19" LCD monitor -$360

Total (w/ monitor + speakers0 =$4100



I would recommend that you wait until March for Nvidia's 7900 series cards. They are supposed to be f*in awsome and will eat X1900 cards for breakfast. If you do you will need an SLI motherboard, which are much more common than Crossfire ones.
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:50 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Dude, you have thousands of dollars of hardware in that PC. You need a very powerful PSU to give adequate power to those, as well as being reliable. That PC P&C PSU would be optimal, but you could probably go with a 'slightly' lighter PSU from a very reliable company, such as the OCZ suggested above.

That PSU you suggested looks like a disaster waiting to happen. I wouldn't suggest that even for a budget build. And I cannot see how you are complaining about the price of the Raptor HDs when you are buying two X1900's in Crossfire and a FX-60. You really need to do some more research and learn more about PC hardware before you go through with such an expensive build.
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Can't you all see that this guy is trolling? Probably just fuucking with ya'll. Anyone that has $5000 to build a PC obviously ought to have the experience to know what to get for that money.
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Can't you all see that this guy is trolling? Probably just fuucking with ya'll. Anyone that has $5000 to build a PC obviously ought to have the experience to know what to get for that money.
umm ok no im not. the reason i came here is bcuz i dont no wut good parts are. ok and to that guy that posted what i should get, yes thats in my budget, but i still am gonna go with the fx60 for a couple of reasons. first the x1900xtx i looked at the specs of it and its faster than the x1900 cross fire version, and i read somewhre that when u have crossfire it only goes as fast as the slower card. so the xtx is a waste i think. so i will get the the xt, and then i will have even more money left over, so i will easily be able to fit the fx60 in my budget. and also, wouldnt two of them 150 gig raptor hard drives be better bcuz they are both 100000rpm? i could also squeeze two of them in the budget, so if i can afford them and they would be faster, y not? thnks for helping me
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