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Old 10-01-2005, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this a good computer? Let me know if you have any suggestions.

CPU- AMD Athlon 64 3200+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
$177 (with MOBO combo)

MOBO- GIGABYTE GA-K8NU-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128279
$119 (With CPU combo)

Video Card- EVGA Geforce 6800 256-P2-N383-BX Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130236
$229

HDD- Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144154
$115.50

CD- ASUS Beige 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE CD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135035
$21

DVD- LITE-ON Black IDE DVD Burner Model SOHW-1693S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106989
$37.99

RAM- OCZ Performance Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227031
$111.93

OS- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102153
$146.95

Case- MGE TITANIUM CA-TITANIUM-S 0W Silver Cooling Fan With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811171054
$111.49

PSU- POWMAX Demon PSDE580 580W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163018
$29.99

KB/mouse- Logitech Cordless Desktop Optical Black RF Wireless Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126131
$24.95

Total cost=$1124.80

let me know if you see something i can get for less, or any suggestions.
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good to me. I would get the 3700 San Deigo and a DFI Lanparty SLI-DR board, but what you have would work fine too.
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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will you be OCing?
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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For the most part that seems like a pretty sound setup but considering you are selecting an sli motherboard you may want to look at a 6800GT at least but preferably a 7800GT
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I dont know much about OCing, but I have a friend who I could ask, so I might OC.
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How is this video card?

eVGA Geforce 6800GT 256-P2-N376-AX Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130215
$299

I want to stick to a 6800, because I dont want to drop more than $300 on the card.
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yea that looks like a great card and my friend just got one and it is superb really so you should be very pleased with it I reckon.

I also agree that western digital is a good make for the hdd and evga has a good reputation in terms of your graphics card. It appears to be a quality system
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You might look at a better psu tho- I am no expert on which PSU is best but $30 suggests to me that you may be skimping a bit on psu when PSU is important for the purposes of having a stable system. As I say having no experience of the PSU you suggest I can't really comment but a lot of people I see on these boards who want a decent PC setup like yours tend to spend like $60/$80 on psu

Someone else might be able to suggest a decent one lol
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, I think that it is kinda cheap, and the only reason I choose it is beacuse it looks cool. I dont know much about PSU's either, so if any can give me a suggestion on a good one that would be great.
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103512

i suggest that one for your psu
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