Next build - $900 budget - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2005, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to banefulassasin
Default Next build - $900 budget

I have a $900 budget, and cannot go much more above it. I have been thinking about the following setup:

epox ep-9npa+ultra - $105
amd athlon 64 3700+ - $270
1GB patriot signature series - $80
hitachi deskstar 160GB sata2 - $75
sapphire radeon x800gto2 - $200
lite-on cd-rw/dvd-rom - $30
cooler master centurion 5 - $45
fsp group (fortron source) 450W - $50

The rest of my budget will go to OS, keyboard, and mouse. How's it look?
__________________

banefulassasin is offline  
Old 10-16-2005, 02:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
PZEROFGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH
Default

get the DFI nF4 ultra-D board. dont get the X800GT02 get the 6800GT or 6600GT
__________________

__________________
Hmmm?
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 10-16-2005, 03:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default

I have the 6800, its a wonderful card. My vote for it.
Ste is offline  
Old 10-16-2005, 03:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to banefulassasin
Default

i may spring the extra cash for the dfi board, for better oc'ing.i cannot afford the 6800GT. and i would like to get the x800gto2 because you can softmod it to 16pixle pipelines instead of the stock 12 i believe. i suppose i could the the bfg 6600gt oc because it costs the exact same as the x800gto2 would.
banefulassasin is offline  
Old 10-16-2005, 03:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
PZEROFGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH
Default

you can softmod an X800GTo? anyways go with a 6800 or 6600GT i would say.
__________________
Hmmm?
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 10-16-2005, 04:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 223
Send a message via AIM to nezzari
Default

Nvidia > ATI

You can call me an Nvidia fanboy, but I've had nothing but bad experiences with ATI.
nezzari is offline  
Old 10-16-2005, 05:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to banefulassasin
Default

so the vanilla 6800 or the bfg 6600gt oc? which one?

and yes, [a x800gto2 bios mod unlocks it from 12 to 16 pipelines, so its essentially like an x850xt since they both have r480 core
banefulassasin is offline  
Old 10-16-2005, 05:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
PZEROFGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH
Default

6800!!
__________________
Hmmm?
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 10-16-2005, 05:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to banefulassasin
Default

been looking around and will probably go with the 6800 vanilla because its cheaper and i could use the cash.
banefulassasin is offline  
Old 10-16-2005, 07:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to banefulassasin
Default

how's the thermaltake tsunami case? i like its looks, but am wondering how it does cooling wise and how sturdy it is.
__________________

banefulassasin is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.