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Old 07-22-2006, 01:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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got a little more of a budget so i had to start over here is what i got from ibuypower. i have some questions,i still havent been able to decide on a case but will these cases be compatible with the mobo, wich one would you pick?(links posted below), are all monitors compatible im getting mine seperate the link is below, and can someone give me a good and compatible power supply at the Watts needed for 40-50 dollars that i can order with the monitor from newegg. dont know how many watts i would need to run my system? ive read the reveiws about ibuypower, some were real good and some were real bad, but IBP tried to fix it and i can always get money back for a year.ive looked at alot of other config sites and they are all so much more expensive then IBP.

and one more thing. about the liquid cooling system that it comes with, how exactly do those work?


Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light Green )
Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )

[Socket-AM2] AMD Athlon™64 3500+ CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

Free Game - [Age of Empires III] Free Drive - [1GB USB Flash Drive]

CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit )

GigaByte GA-M55SLI-S4 nForce4-SLI Chipset w/7.1 Audio, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB

1024MB [512MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module

Nvidia Geforce 6600 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video

Physics Processing Unit ( None )

160 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache]
2nd Hard Drive ( None )

Raid Configuration ( None/ Do i need this, what is this?)

16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black (this will play and burn cds and dvds right?)

Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

[Black] Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround Speakers + Subwoofer )

Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive Beige )

PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige
Mouse ( Microsoft Optical Intelli-Mouse 5-Button Beige )

Meter Display ( What is ths?)

Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Beige )

Operation System ( MS Windows XP Home Edition w/Service Pack-2 )

Additional Software ( Microsoft Works 8.0 (make the most of your home PC)

Cost- $837.00 (with case. cases are same price so it doesnt matter price wise.)



here is the config im using.
http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/store/c...r.aspx?mid=182

monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824222011


case choices What do you guys like better

raidmax ninja
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156177

Nzxt Apollo (not sure color?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146021

silver
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146024



so let me get some major input. need to make decisions, probably ordering nex week.

and thanks everyone for taking any of your time to help.
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How much is this system costing you? That graphics card is really quite dated, and isn't exactly worth buying.
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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really, the baseline for graphics cards to play modern games at acceptable/playable rates is a 6800, more recent cards are also highly suggested, if you're going to be doing much modern gaming, that's the least I'd suggest.
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im pay $837.00 for the system with no monitor.

about the graphics card. my freind built his computer and he has a nvidia geforce 5700. and he runs wow and cs and i asked pple if my card would be better then that and they said it is. so ill just use that card until direct 10x comes out. that card will run like medal of honor, cs, wow?


need psu help and case help. thanks
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800 bucks for that piece of junk?

Have you considered buying your own? Or do you want one pre-built?
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Ok well if it is going to be for gaming..then you will want to focus on your graphics card and memory (at least 1gb ram).

I suggest taking a look at monarchcomputers.com
Try to get at least a 7600GT....if you can, go with a 7900GT as your 3d card.
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or scour the classifieds for a prebuilt/used gaming puter for a real deal
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