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Old 01-02-2007, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ive been using a p4 3.2g for 4 years now. time to change. But
at what point does it get sort of redudant shelling out more bucks for a system? meaning, if im tight on the cash, is it worth it just relenquishing the slightly better specs? this is for audio/daw work. which one should i pick. i can afford all of them, but obviously the most expensive one, its really sucking my wallet dry.

example:
COmputer # 1
Quad-Core: Tower, Asus P5W64, QX6700 2.66Ghz, CNPS 9500,
Kingston DDR2-800 KVR800D2N5/1G X2
DDR2800-1024X22GB DDR2-800, XFX 7300GT,
16X DVDRW-CDRW, 80G HD, XP-Pro
gigabit lan
Price $2300

computer # 2
MOBO/CHIPSET: ASUS, P5W DH Deluxe, LGA775, Intel 975X, DDR2-800 8GB/4, PCIe x16, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 10, HD Audio, 2x GbLAN + WLAN, FW, ATX, Retail
PROCESSOR: INTEL, Core 2 Duo E6700 Dual-Core, 2.66GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache, 65nm, 65W, EM64T EIST VT, Retail
COOLING: ZALMAN, CNPS7000B-AlCuLED Copper-Aluminum CPU Cooler, Blue LED
RAM: CORSAIR, 4GB (4 x 1GB) XMS2 DDR2 Pro PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz CL5 (5-5-5-12) SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC, Platinum
price: about $2300-2400

Computer # 3

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
- Dual Core (2x4MB L2 Cache)
- 2.0GB Dual Chan. DDR2 RAM
- Genuine Intel 965 Chipset
- 500GB SATA II 16MB (RAID 0)
- DVD Dual Layer w/ Lightscribe
- Nvidia 6200 PCI-E w/ DVI
- Gigabit Ethernet + S/PDIF Out
- Windows XP Home Edition
price: $1600

Computer # 4
HP M7690N
Intel® Core 2 Duo E6400 1066mhz FSB
Watch HD DVDs/burn DVDs
Dual 250GB hard drives • Watch and record TV
2048MB of DDR2 SDRAM (could add 2 more gig)
price: about $1600

Computer #5
Athlon 64 X2 5000+

Dual Athlon 64 Cores Clocked at 2.6GHz
_._Frequency / Cache Sizes: 2.6GHz w/ 512KB L2 cache-per-core (1MB total L2 per processor)
_._L1 Cache Sizes: 64K - L1 instruction + 64K - L1 data cache per core (256KB total L1)
_._Memory Controller: Shared integrated 128-bit wide memory controller
RAM: 2gig DDR2
price: $899
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what's your budget??? You could build a very nice system for approx. 1300.00 with everything... all of those systems are pretty standard, but lack various things here and there... graphics mainly... but if your willing to spend 1600.00 on an HP then I KNOW you can build one for less and get what you want...
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - 185.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
MSI P965 Neo-F - 92.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130052
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 - 210.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
BFG Tech 7950GT 512MB - 260.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143071
Antec NeoHE 500W - 100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103940
Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200/16MB - 80.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+RW - 31.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151136
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Black/Silver - 50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077
Microsoft Windows XP Home - 90.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116169

Hanns·G Black 19" - 180.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254009
APEVIA KI-COMBO-BK - 20.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823165014
Logitech X-530 - 60.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118


1358.00 without shipping...
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thanks nukem..I cant build a computer though. or do you mean somebody else assembles it? sorry man, im a computer idiot lol

i was thinking though, i think i might want to be in the higher echelon of processors i.e 6700, 6800
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ya'know.... everyone thinks they can't do it... trust me, if I can do it, ANYONE can... I'm not about to advocate buying a system... so I'm pretty sure you can build one... it's all plug n play... there are some things to watch for, but over all everything just snaps together, and you load your OS. But I can garrentee that you would feel better knowing that YOU built your system, than letting someone else put it together and not knowing what is going on with it. and besides that, if something did go wrong with it, you could fix it yourself, instead of sending it in, or bringing it to a shop that would over charge you for fixing it.
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But I truly dont know what im doing. if there was a comprehensive guide to follow maybe it would be considered. but assuming i got all the right parts lol
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http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=66789

http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...hreadid=108120

these will help right off the bat.. read through these and then think about it. It honestly is not hard to do, it does take some time and a little research into what you want, but the actual construction and loading is the easy part.
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