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Old 04-23-2006, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My build, couple questions plz...

Hey guys, I just customized this PC at Monarch and well I am not sure on a couple things really, if you guys could offer your feedback it'd be greatly appreciated. Also I wouldnt mind lowering the price just a tad.

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After my last Enermax powersupply messed up I really dont like them but I dont know how good Thermaltake is compared to them, I would have much rather prefered Antec but they arent there so =(

The motherboard I have no idea what I am picking, I just picked a random Asus one from the list.

Also the hard drive I picked I really don't want but I got confused on picking either IDE or SATA or SATA3 drives. I am guessing I need to choose a Sata drive but the whole Raptor, Caviar thing throws me off as well.

Monarch Furia Custom Desktop (PCI-E w/SLI)

Case: 100239 - NO PS - Thermaltake VA7000BWA Shark Full

Power Supply: 100339 - PS 620W - Enermax Liberty ELT620AWT ATX 2

Case Fan: 130146 - 120mm - Thermaltake Thunderblade A1926 Bl

Motherboard: 110257 - Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI Audio/GB

Processor: 12A234 - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Dual-Core 1MB Per

Thermal Grease: 800018 - Shin-Etsu G765 Thermal Grease (Cools CPU

Heat Sink Fan: 130150 - Thermaltake A1772 AMD Preferred Option (S

Memory: 140327 - DDR (400) 3200 - 2 GB (2 pcs 1GB) Corsair

Hard Drive: 150239 - SATA - Western Digital (WD740GD) 74 GB/10

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW: 160021 - CD-RW - Lite-On SOHR-5239S 52X32X52 CD-RW

Floppy Drive: 170104 - Sony 1.44MB 3.5" (Black) Floppy Drive

Sound Card: 180425 - Creative Labs X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 24-Bit

Video Card: 190595-2 EVGA GeForce 7900 GTX EGS 512MB DDR3/PCI-

Round Cables: 270152 - Round Cables Kit 2-24" IDE 1-18" FDD 1-18

Operating System: 210112 - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2

Warranty: 800072 - 24/7 Tech Support, 3 Year

Subtotal for 80390 with your selected options: $3,094.56

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Old 04-23-2006, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the Raptor is a high performance drive and the caviar is the standard drive. personally i would get a DFI, MSI or Gigabyte board over an Asus s939 board. i suggest the DFI LanParty Ultra-D.

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Old 04-23-2006, 10:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ever consider buying parts urself and putting it together?
1) you arent limited to certain part
2) its cheaper
3) its fun
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I have considered it but I decided if I was going to invest so much money into it, I don't want to buy all these expensive pieces and mess them up since I've never built my own PC before. Really the motherboard/CPU installation would be my worst concern. I look at mine that has a huge Zalman fan on it atm and I don't see how the **** they installed it without breaking stuff.

And I know if I can't get it working my rage will kick in and I'll probably break all the pieces then have a heart attack. So to avoid a costly death I think it'd be best to order it =(
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