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Old 02-11-2006, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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tell me what you think:

Case:
NZXT Lexa- XP 129.99

Motherboard:
DFI LanParty nF4 SLI-DR 189.99 (i went with SLI so later i could upgrade to two graphics cards)

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 233.00

RAM:
OCZ Performance 2GB (2x1GB) 192.44

Cooling Devices:
Thermaltake Venus 12 80mm Fan and Heatsink 36.99

Artic Cooling NV Silencer Rev. 3 29.99

PSU:
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 89.99

Graphics Card:
eVGA 256-P2-N516 Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 295.95

OS:
Windows XP SP 2 146.95

Hard Drive:
Maxtor Maxline III 300gb SATA 7200 rpm 130.00

TOTAL PRICE: 1,489.33

what do you think?
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lovin the case, planning on getting the same. Getting the same gfx card and proc also. Looks good to me. Tell me how that nv silencer fan works out for you.
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea it seems like a popular build
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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that all looks awesome but that hard drive is eating at me...for some reason
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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go with a seagate for the HDD you thank yourself later
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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why don't u get dual core CPU?? in dual core CPU, u could play a game while u running something in background

and if i were u, i would not waste my money for the OS, i would get free OS from Bit torrent, or get illegal copy of the OS cd.
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ok ill go with 2 seagate 150 gigs for RAID. then ill look into the whole illegal os stuff. thanks for your insight. also i dont think i can fit a dual core cpu in my budget, but ill look and see if i can find a good cheap one. thanks
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Whats wrong with Maxtor? I've used Maxtor for over 10 years and they've never let me down once.
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ok just looked into the cpu's and i was looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103547
but if im running two programs will it be slower because it is made to run multiple programs. and is there anything cheaper like this? and is dual core really worth the extra 100 bucks?
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Old 02-12-2006, 02:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yea dual core worth the extra 100 bucks. dual core let's u run two programs at the same time with much better performance that one core cpu, Also future games will take the benfit of dual core cpu.

so dual core worth the extra 100 bucks
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