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Old 11-09-2005, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Case - COOLER MASTER Praetorian PAC-T01-EK Black

Hard Drive (option 1) Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s

Monitor - SAMSUNG 710N-2-Black 17" 12ms LCD

Motherboard - DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D ATX AMD

Video Card - XFX PVT70GUDF7 Geforce 7800GT

DVD Drive - LITE-ON Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model SOHD-16P9SBLK

DVD Burner - NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A

PSU - Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500W

Memory - OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Platinum System

OS - Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Service Pack 2

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939

Speakers - Logitech X-530 5.1


Any opinions on this build would be great before I start buying!

ps. I wanted to know if running two harddrives in RAID 0 would be better than having just 1, not worried about space but speed.
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Old 11-09-2005, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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everything looks good except one thing...

the vid card is XFX. XFX are known for heating/dying cards... get a nice eVGA or BFG or something.

LITE-ON drives are what come in prebuilts... not very good >_<.. get a different manu.
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Old 11-09-2005, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130256

Replace your video card with that and everything else looks awesome
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can wait a while longer when the 512mb 7800gtx comes out, and there'll probably be a price drop, you can get the 7800gtx but IMO.

Edit:I agree with you guys dont get xfx, i've had bad memories with them, get an evga.
XFX Video Card=Bad
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When does the 512 come out?? I heard the 14th.

and since when is XFX so bad??? i've heard nothing but good things about them!!! im so confused!
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yes the 14th. also, may want to get a 4400+ x2, or a 3800+x2, OR an opteron dual core 165 939.
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XFX have heating/dying issues... read my first post
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Yea stay away from XFX, the best brands are eVGA, Leadtek, BFG and so on.
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BFG have heating/dying issues too.. not as common.. but they have em
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have had a couple of the old model BFG including my current 6600, no problems whatsoever and the temperatures are pretty low. Even if I am running my settings at the highest.
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