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Old 01-28-2007, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, Im using this computer for gaming mostly with some Maya or another animation program on the side... here is what I have so far:

CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103759

Motherboard- ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

RAM- G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) System Memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231085

Video Card- EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000YS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136032

Optical Drive- SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131

Power Supply- .................................................. ............


Case- ATRIX CSCI-A9003-C4 Black SECC steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811209029

Speakers- Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121122

Monitor- Acer AL1917WAbd Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009100

Mouse & keyboard - Logitech 967557-0403 Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 14 Function Keys USB + PS/2 RF Wireless Slim Cordless Desktop S 510 Mouse Included - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126180


Operating System- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116202

Total: 1856.90

Is everything compatible? Any wires or anything I need, since a few of those are OEM.... any help is appreciated
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i suggest:

64bit vista
2GB of RAM
and a Core 2 duo build for a lot less

also for the PSU look at the OCZ 700w GameXStream
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is this what your talking about?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116205
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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holy jeez monkey

how is it that much more expensive, i thought it was like 250 or something. that cant be right

you wont get all the nice visual effects with the 32 bit though, but i know the price on the 64 bit should be down
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Alright, I have this now.. I need a motherboard suggestion:

CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

Motherboard- .............................

RAM- G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231111

Video Card- EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000YS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136032

Optical Drive- SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131

Power Supply- .................................................. ............


Case- ATRIX CSCI-A9003-C4 Black SECC steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811209029

Speakers- Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121122

Monitor- Acer AL1917WAbd Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009100

Mouse & keyboard - Logitech 967557-0403 Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 14 Function Keys USB + PS/2 RF Wireless Slim Cordless Desktop S 510 Mouse Included - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126180


Operating System-

Total:

yeah.. I thought that the price for it was a wee bit too high!
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Yeah, I wouldn't get open box vista, because you can only install it once. If your Motherboard Crashes then you have to buy a new vista key. Also I don't know if you should get the GTX. I know it is a great card but you should save the money and get a GTS. You then can get a good motherboard. Like this one:

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA 680i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009

The ram you picked out is ok but it has not so good timings. You could over clock or go with these.

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

Everything else looks great, but it is all up to you. Also I love that case you picked out. I may pick up something like that is a month or two.


Vista that 64-bit and $200 but highly unrecommended open box product.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116215
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dont get the evga board is expensive and unless your going to do sli its usless to you, save your money and get an asus p5b deluxe or gigabyte ds3

and keep the gskill ram, with corsair your mainly paying for the name
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Not a bad build, i wish i had that money...
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RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
excellent RAM for an even better price, trust me its awesome

GPU-8800GTS
its a great card for a ton less

Mobo-try the gigabyte DS3

that will save you a couple hundred, looks great

and maybe even go for the e6300 and OC it if you want
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dont get the evga board is expensive and unless your going to do sli its usless to you, save your money and get an asus p5b deluxe or gigabyte ds3

and keep the gskill ram, with corsair your mainly paying for the name
Agree with the motherboard, but teh price of corsair has gone down a lot. The gskill ram he had didn't have th best timing and he was paying more for the worse timings. So then your paying more for less. Even though it is unnoticeable.
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