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Old 01-31-2008, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is the New computer I am (hopefully) getting soon.

Tell me what you think, and what should be downgraded/upgraded.

Liam's New Computer:

DVD Drive:

Aopen OEM 20x IDE Dual Layer DVD Writer w/SW $37 HOT

Monitor

22 Proview FP222AFW 2ms DVI Wide Screen 3000:1(DCR) 2Xd-Sub 1xDVI HDMI $307 HOT

CPU

Intell Conroe (Quad Core) Q6600 $325 HOT

Motherboard

Gigabyte X38-DQ6 $345

Video Card

640MB Generic GeForce 8800GTS $399

Case

Thermaltake Armor *Black* (with seethrough side) $219

PSU

Thermaltake Toughpower 750W $198

Ram
2GB Generic DDR2 800 Memory $49
2GB Generic DDR2 800 Memory $49

Hard Disk Drive

Maxtor sata 320g $89

Sound Card:

X-Fi Xtreme Audio $88

Keyboard+Mouse

MS retail 500 black desktop black $27

Speakers:

logitech R10 2.0 $14

Extra's:

Web Cam

USB Web Camera with night Vison $11

Bluetooth

USB Bluetooth Dongle $10



Total In AUD $2167

Total In USD $1928.76
Total In Euro's $1296.99
Total In GBP $969.61

Wow Look at the exchange rates.

Anyway im just wondering if i have gotten everything right, so please comment and tell me what you think? if you think its worth it? etc...

P.S. Buying from MSY Technology Pty
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Try to get 8800GT 512MB or 8800GTS 512MB because both are based on the new G92 cores and both perform better than 8800GTS 640MB
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For around the same price you could get a samsung 226bw same specs just more of a brand name. I have never been real happy with proview stuff mine craped out on me to much. I also would go the with the 512 8800 Gts it will kill the 640 you got listed.

$325 seems a little steep for your proc is that lowest you found one?
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For around the same price you could get a samsung 226bw same specs just more of a brand name. I have never been real happy with proview stuff mine craped out on me to much. I also would go the with the 512 8800 Gts it will kill the 640 you got listed.

$325 seems a little steep for your proc is that lowest you found one?
yes the 640 is an older card, go with the 512.
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thats 325 Australian dollars, according to this website (Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - Price Comparison - Buy at cheap prices) it is $321.95 to $401.24 at 43 stores

Ok ill see if i can find the 512, i just thought bigger meant better, but i guess its really not size, its how you use it. :P

thanks for your help.


i was told not to buy off of the internet, because i might get a faulty part.
like the sites you get links to from nvidia... like tigerdirect.com etc.
how safe is it really?




Oh and another problem was:
Windows XP
OR
Windows Vista?
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You can get a faulty part anywhere at any time. While tigerdirect is somewhat over-priced they are very reliable when it comes to returns and shipping.
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the Gigabyte X38-DQ6 i think has a back plate already installed for some type of cooling chipset or something, so you cant use any big aftermarket coolers with thereown backplates, but if you were gonna use the ac7 you should be ok then
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whats the point of having a soundcard and $14 speakers?
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So Then I dont Have to buy expensive speakers. i plan to install seround sound soon.
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