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Old 11-16-2005, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'lll finally be getting my new desktop pc within the next 6 months, just putting it together now. So far I've come up with this. It seems pretty good but could anyone rate it and give me recommendations, etc? Thanks in advance
Also, I'm buying from Monarch
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Monarch Furia Custom Desktop (PCI-E w/SLI) 1
Case: 100336 - No PS - Antec Plusview II ATX Tower w/Cle
Power Supply: 100241 - PS 550W - Antec True Power 2 SLI ATX 2.0
Case Fan: 100873 - 80mm - Antec 80mm Quiet Case Fan
Motherboard: 110314 - Asus A8N-SLI NForce4 SLI Audio/GB-LAN/USB
Processor: 120241 - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Dual-Core 1MB Per,
Thermal Grease: 800018 - Shin-Etsu G675 Thermal Grease (Cools CPU
Heat Sink Fan: 800083 - None - Fan REQUIRED - except with RETAIL
Memory: 140308 - DDR (400) 3200 - 2 GB (2 pcs 1GB) Corsair
2nd Memory: None
Hard Drive: 150329 - IDE - Seagate (ST3250823A) Barracuda 250
2nd Hard Drive: None
RAID Setup: None
RAID Controller: None
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW: 160324 - DVD-ROM - Sony DDU1615 16X DVD-ROM (Black
CD-RW/DVD-RW: 160459 - DVD±RW - Pioneer DVR-110DBK Dual-Layer 16
Floppy Drive: 170511 - TEAC 1.44 MB 3.5" Floppy Drive (Black)
More Storage: None
Sound Card: None
Video Card: 190115 - eVGA GeForce 6800 GT 512MB DDR3/PCI-E/TV-
Modem: None
Network Card: None
Wireless Network Card: None
Add-On Card: None
Case Function Add-On: None
Round Cables: None
Operating System: 210111 - Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/Servi
Additional Software: None
Antivirus: None
Warranty: 800099 - 6 months - Parts & Labor - No Software Su
Hot Rush: None - Standard Order ( ships within 10-15 busines
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Video Capture: None
TV Tuner: None
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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6/10. First of all, 512mb will just slow down the 6800gt. if you really want 512mb video ram get an x1800xt, or for $800 get a 512mb 7800gtx that will kill the x1800xt... second you should build your own system it will be better and cheaper.
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Crap, as a 6800GT is a waste of money as well as the motherboard is not great.

XP Pro is also a waste unless you need it for it's networking features which 99% of the people here do not.
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Then again, most people don't pay for windows to begin with...
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No free half-life promo?

What exactly do you plan on doing with your comp?......video editing, gaming, etc.?
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Crap, as a 6800GT is a waste of money as well as the motherboard is not great.

XP Pro is also a waste unless you need it for it's networking features which 99% of the people here do not.
Well okay what video card/mobo do you recommend instead? I can get Xp Pro for a lot cheaper, I just put in on cuz that's what I'm going to use, I'm not buying it from Monarch btw.

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No free half-life promo?

What exactly do you plan on doing with your comp?......video editing, gaming, etc.?
I didn't fill out the page for the free stuff, just for hardware. I plan mainly gaming and some 3d rendering for my new comp.


Not hearing anything real positive, but can I have some precise feedback/recommendations so I know the specifics of what I should be looking at rather than just telling me something is crap or that it sucks? What should I be looking into instead?
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1. instead of corsair ram, go with OCZ
2. dont pay for windows
3. dont get that vid card, get a 7800GT or GTX instead
4. dont get asus for a motherboard, get a DFI with an amd processor, much better fit and OCer
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Thanks I'll throw together a new system and post it.
Why do you recommend OCZ memory, because it's better for overclocking?
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yeah, and the stock latencies are better to begin with
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Okay, I didn't know that. One more question: Is SATA worth the extra money since I'm doing gaming/rendering or is it better to just stick with IDE?
Here's the new build as well:

Monarch Furia Custom Desktop (PCI-E w/SLI) 1
Case: 100336 - No PS - Antec Plusview II ATX Tower w/Cle
Power Supply: 100241 - PS 550W - Antec True Power 2 SLI ATX 2.0
Case Fan: 100873 - 80mm - Antec 80mm Quiet Case Fan
Motherboard: 110222 - DFI Lan Party NForce4 SLI-DR Audio/GB-LAN
Processor: 120241 - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Dual-Core 1MB Per,
Thermal Grease: 800018 - Shin-Etsu G675 Thermal Grease (Cools CPU
Heat Sink Fan: 800083 - None - Fan REQUIRED - except with RETAIL
Memory: 140226 - DDR (400) 3200 - 2 GB DDR (2 pcs 1GB) OCZ
2nd Memory: None
Hard Drive: 150322 - SATA - Seagate (ST3250823AS) Barracuda 25
2nd Hard Drive: None
RAID Setup: None
RAID Controller: None
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW: 160324 - DVD-ROM - Sony DDU1615 16X DVD-ROM (Black
CD-RW/DVD-RW: 160459 - DVD±RW - Pioneer DVR-110DBK Dual-Layer 16
Floppy Drive: 170511 - TEAC 1.44 MB 3.5" Floppy Drive (Black)
More Storage: None
Sound Card: None
Video Card: 190465 - eVGA GeForce 7800 GT 256MB DDR3/PCI-E/VIV
Modem: None
Network Card: None
Wireless Network Card: None
Add-On Card: None
Case Function Add-On: None
Round Cables: None
Operating System: 800008 - None - No Software Support /6 Months Part
Additional Software: None
Antivirus: None
Warranty: 800099 - 6 months - Parts & Labor - No Software Su
Hot Rush: None - Standard Order ( ships within 10-15 busines
Half Life 2 Promotion: 27F854 - FREE Half Life 2 Full Version Coupon with
CD-RW Software: 210613 - Ahead Nero 6.3 Suite DVD+-RW Software (OE
DVD-ROM Software: 210600 - nVidia nVDVD 2.0
Video Capture: None
TV Tuner: None
Lance Armstrong: 270447 - Lance Armstrong LIVE STRONG wristband
Free Giveaway: 270251 - Patriot Pen Blue and Grey - Free!
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