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Old 07-14-2006, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i am pretty much close to having my setup complete but i am trying to decide between these two. THey are basically the same except for a few changes in a couple of parts. Which one do you prefer? Also I would like to know if the cooling will be adequate running stock and also OC'd as I might do that in the future.
-Feel free to suggest anything different. My max budget is around $1500

COMPUTER = $1311

CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
$170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735

MOBO- ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
$96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131022

RAM- CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
$199
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

CASE- GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ATB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233003

HD - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
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Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
$170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033

OD - NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI 16X DVD±R DVD Burner
$31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

PSU- Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL
$90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

GPU- eVGA 256-P2-N564 Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
$274
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130015

or.......

COMPUTER = $1410

CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
$170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735

MOBO- ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
$210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011

RAM- CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
$199
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

CASE- GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ATB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233003

HD - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive x2 in RAID0
$170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

OD - NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI 16X DVD±R DVD Burner
$31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

PSU- OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100
$160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

GPU- eVGA 256-P2-N564 Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
$274
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130015

Thanks for the help
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the x2 isn't 170 bucks. And the conroe wasn't 999 so don't get your hopes up. no promises on any future prices/drops.
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ummhh if I were you and I was a gamer I would go with the first model cause it has the raptor 10000 RPM along with it .
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the x2 isn't 170 bucks. And the conroe wasn't 999 so don't get your hopes up. no promises on any future prices/drops.
yea i was just hoping that it will because thats what they said but you might be right
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i'll go for the second one, good for couple years or atleast future upgrades.
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is it the mobo that is the best for the future, cause I figuered having the 74gig raptor would be the advantage in the first build.
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Second one definitely. I don't think the raptor is worth it if it's not in raid. On the topic of the prices drop, they probably will drop to that level seeing how badly Intel is schelaking AMD with Conroe.
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That case is awesome, im very happy with it
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you dont need the 700 W power supply, considering your comp only draws about 350 W and around 450ish at load, dont spend so much on a comp, after spending 2 grand i look at myself wondering, man i need a life, xD so i try to go outside now instead of playing counterstrike, but im suffering from withdrawal symptoms such as pretending to play cs on a 500 mhz comp while imaging headshoting ppl at long A, HEADSHOT. man im bored
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the x2 isn't 170 bucks. And the conroe wasn't 999 so don't get your hopes up. no promises on any future prices/drops.
The X6800 is going to be $999. Didn't it seem weird that Newegg had that kind of a price? And it was only up for less than a day?

The X2 will most likely be about $170 because that was official from AMD.
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