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Old 11-07-2007, 02:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Please rate my components! Did I forget anything?

I'm building a computer for my brother and have to keep it under $1400 US. Could you please review the listed components and rate them for performance compared to price. He will be doing primarily gaming, but will surf the internet some too. The whole thing will be oc'ed as well. Also, did I forget anything? Thanks in advance!

Case: Antec 900
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$125

Motherboard: ASUS 590SLI AM2
Newegg.com - ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$169

Processor: AMD 64x2 4000 Brisbane 2.1GHz
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Processor - Retail
$99

Heatsink: AC Freezer 64Pro AM2
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
$20

RAM: G.Skill HZs 2 x 1Gb
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
$140

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 250Gb SATA
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$70

GPU: EVGA 8800GTS 320Mb
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$295

Optical: ASUS DVD+RW with Lightscribe SATA
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
$33

PSU: Xclio Greatpower 600watt 72amp on (4) 12v rails
Newegg.com - XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 600W ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100-240V / 200-240V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail
$109

Monitor: Hanns G 22" LCD
Newegg.com - Hanns∑G HW-223DPB Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
$260

Total: $1390 with Shipping
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you picked a lot of top quality parts, however I found a few things you could save money on.

Memory, while the HZ's are really good, they're not much, if any better then these
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
and the Ballistix are a lot cheaper.

Video card, While the GTS 320 is a great video card, since the 8800GT came out I suggest waiting till they come back in stock and order one of those, or wait for the new Ati equivalent.

Also the only AMd processor worth somewhat getting is the 5000+ Black Edition, as it's unlocked multiplier comes in great handy, other than that, go Intel, even with cheap processor's the E2160 is tough to beat.

PS: I love and am going to get that monitor soon.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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With that large of a budget, you'd be much better off going Intel. You would get *much* more performance.

The 8800GT out-performs the current 8800GTS, and is cheaper. Get the 8800GT instead.

Other things look okay. This is the build I would do. Comes out to $1100 before shipping. Leaving you with enough room to get a monitor.

Case:
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

RAM:
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

HDD:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

CD/DVD:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

HS&F:
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Pretty good there

although Iam not fond of that case.. besides its hefty price (and weight) Iam still not so sure about blowing hot air from the PSU - UP onto everything.. something tells me that blowing hot air on things you want to keep cool is just not going to help much.

and hey I remember that moni- lol. I won't be getting one for a looong time but oh well.
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yeah thats great sick biuld
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