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Old 05-23-2007, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered the following system off of Newegg.com and want to know if I got a good deal on parts and performance for my money. I was aiming to build a decent gaming/LAN box that can run games like CS:Source, Unreal, and Half-Life 2, but I tried to keep cost in mind as well.
  • LITE-ON 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE - OEM
    $30.99 - N82E16827106049
  • POWMAX 702 MATRIX CP702-3 Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail
    $29.99 - N82E16811145050
  • SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2004C 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    x2: $111.98 ($55.99 each) - N82E16822152022
  • Leadtek WinFast TV2000 XP RM(OEM) PCI Interface Video Device - OEM
    $25.99 - N82E16815122006
  • DIAMOND X1650PCIE512SB Radeon X1650PRO GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    $129.99 ($35.00 Mail-in Rebate) - N82E16814103019
  • SYBA PCI to Firewire 1394a 2+1 ports controller card (VIA) Model SD-VIA-3F - Retail
    $5.99 - N82E16815124032
  • CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT533D2 - Retail
    $64.99 - N82E16820145527
  • JetWay JP4M9MP-LF LGA 775 VIA P4M890 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    $42.99 - N82E16813153057
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E4300 - Retail
    $114.50 - N82E16819115013

Cost: $562 + $30 shipping = $592 total

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Old 05-23-2007, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is this system a good deal?

Not really....You could of built, a better one for the money.

For less than that, you can get a:

BIOSTAR TForce550
X2 3600+
2GB of G. Skill DDR2-800 NQs
7600GT
FSP 400W PSU
and the rest...
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the only reason to buy a jetway mobo is if you are going mini-itx.
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u could defiantly improve that biuld
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Default Re: Is this system a good deal?

thats kind of disheartening for him, did you ask the forum for a computer build?
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has he odered it yet? if not we can make him a better one
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Read the very first words, "i ordered", so sounds to me like he's already ordered.
Im sure you can cancel though as long as it hasnt been on order for too long?
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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7600GT can completely destroy X1650pro and it cost the same

7600GT
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

7600GT OC with dual-DVI
Newegg.com - eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, I already ordered it... Meh.
How well will this perform with games, specifically Unreal, HL2 and the Source engine in general?
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How well will this perform with games, specifically Unreal, HL2 and the Source engine in general?
7600GT should play HL2 and unreal tournament 2004 on max settings
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