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Old 02-10-2006, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well again a new thread. But now it is $1750 budget. If you did't see my other threads I am building my first PC. It is gonna be a gaming rig that has to last me a while without upgrading. Do not include a moniter, mouse, keyboard,speakers, or optical drive, I have those from my last computer. Lastly I am only buying from newegg, no exceptions. So here is the list, I will keep it updated as I make revisions.

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Revision 4

Case - 119.99
NZXT Lexa
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PSU -109.99
Enermax Liberty
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Mobo - 129.99
DFI LANPARTY Ultra-D
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Hard Drive - 87.00
Seagate SATA 160GB
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Video Card - 534.00
HIS Hightech 1900XT
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RAM - 169.00
G.Skill 2GB
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Processor - 325.00
Opteron 165
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OS - 99.99
Windows XP
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Other Asorted Goodies - 14.72
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Total Price (Inclu. ship.) - $1696.13

Revision 1 Edits
There is nothing there yet because I am not sure what to do with $1750.

Revision 2 Edits
Added everything.

Revision 3
The more I thought about it the more worried I got. I did not want to build my PC only to have the PSU not be good enough. SO I cut back on some stuff and got a good PSU.

Edit 4
some minor tweaks.
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by 5u1c1d47m0nck3y


Case - Thermaltake Soprano
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PSU - Antec truepower 550W power supply/ OCZ 520W powerstream
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Mobo - DFI UT NF4 ultra-D or SLI-DR
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Hard Drive - How big do you need it? 80GB? 200GB? 2*200GB?? defintely sata II or 150
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Video Card - eVGA 7800GT why waste money for the GTX
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RAM - 2GB's im assuming your overclocking so G.SKill or OCZ ram
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Processor - Dual core is the way to go. I would go with the OPty 170
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OS - 99.99
Windows XP
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Other Asorted Goodies - AS5, TT bigtyphoon or CNPS9500, couple of case fans, maybe a VF-700cu for your GPU. Maybe some CC
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That should roughly come out to less then 2000
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Case - Thermaltake Soprano
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PSU - Antec truepower 550W power supply/ OCZ 520W powerstream
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Mobo - DFI UT NF4 ultra-D or SLI-DR
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Hard Drive - How big do you need it? 80GB? 200GB? 2*200GB?? defintely sata II or 150
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Video Card - eVGA 7800GT why waste money for the GTX
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RAM - 2GB's im assuming your overclocking so G.SKill or OCZ ram
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Processor - Dual core is the way to go. I would go with the OPty 170
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OS - 99.99
Windows XP
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Other Asorted Goodies - AS5, TT bigtyphoon or CNPS9500, couple of case fans, maybe a VF-700cu for your GPU. Maybe some CC
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That should roughly come out to less then 2000
Very nice, if you wanted the case from your last thread you could get that one, i have it and i like it alot.

I also heard that AM2 wont come out till Q3 so unless you want to wait till then......
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The Soprano is a terrible case, with cheap plastics on the front, and no front air intake for the front fan. It is a terrible case in short. The Tsunami is a better choice if you like the look of the soprano. The case is your choice though, pick one to your taste.

I would go for one of the opterons 165 and above. Definatly go dual core for that.
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uh no front intake fan?? are you blind or are you just lying?

http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase...no/bws/bws.htm

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Dual 12 cm cooling fans with fan holder in front (intake) and rear (exhaust) plans for great heat dissipation
anywyas i know a lot of people who have this case

the cases are better yet a personal choice, like flashy cases go with Aspire, like contemporary cases go with Lian Lan or Antec cases.
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Wait a month or 2, then build it. G80 Series and AM2 Mobos will come in handy in the future. You might want to consider getting a PPU also, i suspect they are going to be a req in future games.
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Specs

Revision 2

Case - 189.99 XG Dragon
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PSU -In case
(I know no one likes the power supplies that comes with the case but I have heard good things about this one. It is a 500W with 26a on the 12v so how bad could it be)
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Mobo - 129.99
DFI LANPARTY Ultra-D
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Hard Drive - 87.00
Seagate SATA 160GB
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Video Card - 509.00
connect3D 1900XTX
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RAM - 169.00
G.Skill 2GB
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Processor - 415.00
AMD Opteron 170
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OS - 99.99
Windows XP
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Other Asorted Goodies - 9.24
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Total Price (Inclu. ship.) - $1,761.89

Added everthing.

PPU? I am quessing that that is the new physics card. What interface do those have. I could always add one later when they are needed.
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If you guys havn't realized I get very impacient (SP?) when you don't respond instantaneously. JK. But really help me out. Do you see anythinf that could be better or any compatibilit issues.
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it's impatient. But anyways, I heard Sapphire's the best for ATI video cards. Don't know if it goes that high-end though.... Also, with an XTX, I don't know fi the PSU will work. The case, in my opinion, is too expensive too. Otherwise, it's nice.
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get a good PSU man.... 26A and 500w means nothing
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