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Old 01-07-2006, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My rig coming this month

Okay I'm now going to start ordering parts for my computer and should have them all ordered this month. I already have a case so I don't need to worry about that. So far This is what I have planned.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ toledo CPU $497

eVGA 7800 GT video card $319 (planning on going SLI sometime in summer for UT2007)

DFI Lanparty nForce4 SLI-DR $170

I decided to get 2GB value ram and I know mushkin makes good RAM $148 ( I am willing to spend more if recommended)

Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 250GB SATA hard drive $104

Antec TruepowerII 550W power supply $89.99 (79.99 with cpu combo)

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card $121.99

some DVD burner (silver) around $40

estimated total before shipping: ~$1479.98

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Old 01-07-2006, 12:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice stuff. Im getting the same cpu, mobo, and garphics card in about a week.

AMD Opteron 170 @ 2.9 Ghz
DFI LanParty UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert
OCZ Gold XTC PC4000 (2x1024)
Nvidia 7900 GT
Creative Audigy 2 ZS
Thermaltake Big Typhoon (Artic 5)
Gigabyte 3DAurora case
SilverStone Zues 650W PSU
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Old 01-07-2006, 01:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That is nice ram, but if you end up overclocking you wont be liking the latency and timings being so high.
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Old 01-07-2006, 01:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good looking parts, although if you're going to overclock, that ram won't do. You should consider OCZ if you're going to overclock.
AMD 64 3200+ Newcastle@ 2.2Ghz
1GB (1x1GB) OCZ Performance Series
ATI X700 Pro 256MB OC\'d 475/525
OCZ Modstream 520W
Thermaltake Tsunami
Samsung 914v 19\" 12ms LCD
SB X-Fi w/ Logitech Z 5300e
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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what are your speakers

you need good speakers to see the real power of the xfi or else it wouldnt be much of a difference

and if your budget allows, you might want to get 74GB raptors ( or 150GB ones, coming soon ) because those HD's are really fast.

it looks good have fun and good luck
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would recommend the Opteron 170 for 100 dollars less, and with that money you can buy some decent speakers to go with that X-FI
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes I am planning on getting a nice headset does anybody know some good headsets. I have around a 100 dollar budget for the headset.

I know that value ram isn't the way to go for ocing but I decided that I won't be ocing for a while.

I would like the 150gig raptor but 300 bucks for a hdd is out of my budget, I am thinking about the 74GB and then adding another in the future and putting them in raid 0.
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If you had 2 74gb raptors in raid 0, is that like 148gb total or is it just 74, the only reason that i ask this is because i thought that raid 0 mirrored the info on one disk to another so that it would split the data transfer's in half.
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RAID0 is stripping. The data is split between the two drives. RAID1 is mirroring where the same data is stored on both hdds. So with two raptors in 0 you would see it as about 148gb.

I have two 120gb seagates barracudas in RAID0. Those are quite fast and at about the same price as a 74gb raptor with more than 3 times the space, its quite nice.

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