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Old 08-19-2006, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After listening to suggestions and getting awesome feedback I have come to decide on a computer that I think works well for the things I will be doing, looks great and won't break the bank. I went from a 10k alienware when I first started specing a computer to a 1300 dollar computer. Thanks nerds.

I will be using this machine for MMO Gaming, downloading, watching movies and your general processing.

MOBO: Asus M2N32 SLI-Deluxe Wireless.
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2
PSU:NZXT PRC 550W 12V
Memory:OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB 240pin DDR2 800 Unbuffered
HD 1: WD Raptor 36.7gb 10k
HD 2: WD Caviar 400gb 7200
Video Card: XFX Geforce 6800XT 512MB
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 7.1 PCI
Optical Drive 1: Asus Black E-IDE CD-ROM
Optical Drive 2: Asus 16X DVD+-R DVD Burner E-IDE

All for a little less then 1300 bucks.
As always if you think something could be tweeked to enhance performance or save a couple bucks by all means let me know.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats a nice setup you got there. I think you should go for this PSU instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
because it's a more known and reliable brand, plus it's cheaper for the same power.
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who are u calling a nerd....?
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The nerd thing was a joke. Thanks for the PSU suggestion. That looks good man.
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Looks good, just make sure that the 400GB HD is SATA and not IDE. and from the looks of it your well on your way to becoming a "nerd" yourself...
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Yeah, there both Serial ATA150. Those are smaller cables then the IDE right? Also my last question would be, OEM or Retail? Does it matter?
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Thats a nice setup you got there. I think you should go for this PSU instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
because it's a more known and reliable brand, plus it's cheaper for the same power.
agreed. great PSU.

Also unless you're very nitpicky about sound i'd say don't get a soundcard. IMO soundcards are a waste of money especially because onboard sound is pretty much a given now.

look into getting a 7600 or ATI 1600 or 1800. better performance and pretty well priced.


If you're going to OC get CL4 ram and if not CL5.

I like the mobo but unless you don't have an ethernet line in you're room or whereever you should get the version w/o wireless cuz it's a lot cheaper for the same thing.
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instead of a audigy you should get an x-fi.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188
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Instead of a soundcard, why not rather get a 7900GT, or at least a 7600GT, which would beat that 6800 into the ground. Even if you're not a heavy gamer, still get the 7600 before the 6800! The 6800 is last-gen, keep with the times!
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