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Old 01-10-2006, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, so i've done a lot of research and this is the system i am thinking about purchasing...

Motherboard
Asus A8N-E $109.00 newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530

Processor
AMD 4400 $497.00 newegg
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819103546

Hard Drive
WD Caviar wd1600js $85.00 newegg sata ii, 160gb, oem
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415

Memory
corsair twinx1024-3200c2pt $99.00 newegg 2x512
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

Video Card
evga gforce 6800 $174.00 newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130263

Sound Card
nothing

CD-Drive #1
Plextor 740A DVD $65.00 newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131354

CD-Drive #2
sony DDU1615/B2s $22.00 newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131

Floppy
nec $7.49 newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005

Power Supply
Antec tp-ii 550 $96.00 atacom.com
http://www.atacom.com/program/print_...06&USER_ID=www

Monitor
Dell 24" will buy later

Case
Antec p180 $115.00
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16811129154

Total ~ $1,272.00


please make any comments that you want, in particular, are the mobo /power supply/memory/hard drive good choices??

thanks
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Old 01-10-2006, 03:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it all looks good, but upgrade the DVD burner to DRU-800A.. its not much more.
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If it's not for gaming, looks good.

If it's for gaming, i'd take some money away from the processor and put it into a 7800GT/GTX...unless you can afford both.
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If it's not for gaming, looks good.

If it's for gaming, i'd take some money away from the processor and put it into a 7800GT/GTX...unless you can afford both.
Yeah, its not really for gaming, so thats why i stuck with the 6800.
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If you an afford another $30-$40 get the 6800GS. Also, I am not a fan of Asus products. I would get the MSI K8N. Its also cheaper.
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Agreed, go for the K8N and then get the eVGA 6800GS. Nice system btw.
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looks good, if you are not using this system for gaming, then save the money and stick with the card you have.
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So the consensus is to go with an MSI mobo? Particularly the K8N. Any reason why you believe they are better than Asus?

I think I will stick with the 6800, just because I am not a big gamer, but thanks for the suggestion.
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