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Old 08-23-2005, 06:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I actually read through a little too fast and didn't realize that the 3800 was the X2 dual core. That is actually a very good CPU, but at current will be behind the 3700 in gaming performance until games are written for dual core.

I would definately ditch the USB thing and the network card 100% not necessary. The sound card is up to you but the DFI board has very good onboard sound.

If you want to spend the money the 7800GTX is a hell of a card and is the top card at the moment. The 6800GT is also still very good though and you could save significant change.

Also, I forgot to mention the first time. That monitor you linked to was 25ms response time, no good at all. The one PZEROFGH linked is a very good option.

@PZEROFGH, probably with a new builder, I would ditch the RAID setup, just to keep it simple. I would just recomend a 250gb driver or something. Also, there is no need for the expensive RAM since it doesn't sound like he will be OC'ing, might as well just get some valueram. No difference in stock performance.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
135 dollars
am i right idiotec...? but if he gets the money he can alwauys buy another 6800GT.
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[B]1) DFI nF4 ultra-D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
135 dollars

2) eVGA 6800GT pcie16 blah blah
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130215
309 dollars

3) OCZ powerstream 520W power supply
135-20(mail in rebate)=115

4)maxtor 200GB hdd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822140168
91 dollars

5) Samsung 19in LCD monitor 8ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001185
324-40(mail-in-rebate) 284 very good deal

6)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104150
logitech mx510 red gaming mouse
28

7)http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827101131
Sony black IDE DVD drive and CD drive
25

8)http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106966
Lite on black IDE dvd burner blah blah cd-rw and cd-rom
43

-50

-11

-10

12)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539
san deigo 3700+
289 dollars


-58

13)you need a case and some speakers

14)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175103
Saitek black wired eclipse keyboard
47 dolalrs

15)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
87
WHEW

TOTAL MINUS TAX(IF APPLICABLE) AND SHIPPING is 1453 dollars
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Old 08-23-2005, 06:57 PM   #24 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
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am i right idiotec...? but if he gets the money he can alwauys buy another 6800GT.
Yeah, that's it. Yeah, if he wants the possibility to through another 6800GT in there some day, the SLI board is a good option. It is also an excellent board. Just a suggestion to save some money if he wanted. BTW though, you can mod the Ultra-d to an SLI board
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Yeah, that's it. Yeah, if he wants the possibility to through another 6800GT in there some day, the SLI board is a good option. It is also an excellent board. Just a suggestion to save some money if he wanted. BTW though, you can mod the Ultra-d to an SLI board
really thats pretty cool anyways heres my final setup
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1) DFI nF4 ultra-D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
135 dollars

2) eVGA 6800GT pcie16 blah blah
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130215
309 dollars

3)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104152
OCZ powerstream 520W power supply
135-20(mail in rebate)=115

4)maxtor 200GB hdd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822140168
91 dollars

5) Samsung 19in LCD monitor 8ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001185
324-40(mail-in-rebate) 284 very good deal

6)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104150
logitech mx510 red gaming mouse
28

7)http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827101131
Sony black IDE DVD drive and CD drive
25

8)http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106966
Lite on black IDE dvd burner blah blah cd-rw and cd-rom
43

9)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116147
35 dollar creative 2.1 speakers

10)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144102
aspire x-ploer
55 dollars

11)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539
san deigo 3700+
289 dollars

12)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175103
Saitek black wired eclipse keyboard
47 dollars

13)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
corsair valueselect 512x2 pc3200
87

WHEW

TOTAL MINUS TAX(IF APPLICABLE) AND SHIPPING is 1543 dollars

this includes everything you need but no shipping

im not sure if you will like the case or speakers, thats up to you...and i wish i had your kind of money
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Ok, why do you have two optical drives in your list?? A DVD burner will do everything (CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, ect).

Also, if he has the money, I'd get the 7800GTX and 2gigs of RAM.

If you want a 19" LCD gaming monitor, this is the best:

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824116277

Add those upgrades to PZEROFGH's list above and you'd still be under $2,000 which was your price limit to begin with correct?
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Ok, why do you have two optical drives in your list?? A DVD burner will do everything (CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, ect).
For direct copies......

I always like to have 2 drives...
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why are you trying to spend more moeny here, i mean do you like spending other peoples money, we are trying to give him the best for the minimumest cost

EDIT: whoSE GOING TO BUy a 500 DOLLAR MONITOR when you can get a 7800GTX for that price
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He said he was willing to spend up to $2,000. So why shouldn't he spend that and get better performance?
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