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Old 01-01-2007, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to build my first computer and wanted to post my selections for everyones opinion.

I am a graphic artist/ animator and would appreciate all the help I can get.

This is the overview of my selections: (maxed out budget!)

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800 AM2
2.4 ghz, 2x 1mb L2 $215

Motherboard - Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wirelesss
AM2 nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX $130

Memory - Corsair XMS 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800 $264

Case - LIAN LI PC-61 USB Black
Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $100

Power - Apex SL-800EPS 600W PSU $ 80

Video Card - eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT
256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card $130

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 400GB
SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $120

DVD Burner - SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model
DRU120CWith 5X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE $ 45

DVD-Rom - SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive $ 20

Floppy - $ 10

Monitor(2) - PHILIPS 109B65/27
Black 19" CRT Monitor ($199ea.) $398


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Old 01-01-2007, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go with a core 2 e6300 with a gigabyte ds3 instead it will outperform that build and can overclock like a dream.

why 2 crt monitors? i would go lcd instead unless your one of them people who swear that crt is better for the price

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I guess I'm just an 'amd man' and never really researched the core 2 plus, I'm not concerned about overclocking.

I like the crt for the work I do and especially, the price.

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looks really good to me.
though fade2black is right. you may want to do a little research on the core 2 duo. especially for your career field. from what i have read the c2d is much faster at 3d creation.
in any case, the 4800 is an excellent choice and will perform well for you.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by fade2black2004

why 2 crt monitors? i would go lcd instead unless your one of them people who swear that crt is better for the price
Crt is straight out better at the same price. Better contrast ratio, higher refresh rates, better color reproduction, etc.

Lcd takes up less space, but at what cost.

I'm gonna get an 24" or 30"lcd, which will probably be worse quality and performance than my samsung 19"crt. I just want a bigger screen, and can sacrifice on performance and quality.
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