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Old 10-22-2005, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All rite guys, need your opinions on this one. Been thinking of building my comp for a while and decided to finally do it. Did a lot of research online and this is what I have so far.

Coolermaster Wavemaster (Silver) $123.00
PC Power and Cooling 510 Watt SLI Power Supply $219.99
AMD Athlon X2 4400+ Dual Core Processor $497.00
Thermaltake XP-120 Heatsink $68.99
OCZ 2BG DDR400 Platinum System Memory $227.59
Western Digital Caviar SE16 250BG SATA Hard Drive $125.00
DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR Motherboard $180.00
BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC Video Card $479.99
Creative Labs X-Fi Xtrememusic Sound Card $126.00
NEC Black IDE DVD Burner $39.94
Microsoft Windows XP Pro with SP2 $141.95
Logitech G7 Mouse $54.98
Microsoft Natural 4000 Keyboard $49.99
Samsung 204T LCD Monitor $549.99
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers $134.99

My budget is basically $3000 and this thing is almost 3000 flat. Im gonna use this comp for gaming and general everyday use. Throw me any suggestions or parts that aren't that good. I am gonna OC but only a moderate amount (like maybe 2.6Ghz on the 4400). Im gonna add another GTX down the line, but no point to that rite now.

Finally, the only thing I am really unsure of is the monitor. I really want to stick with an LCD. Not sure though if any 1600*1200 ones are good for gaming.
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Coolermaster Wavemaster (Silver) $123.00
PC Power and Cooling 510 Watt SLI Power Supply $219.99
AMD Athlon X2 4400+ Dual Core Processor $497.00
Thermaltake XP-120 Heatsink $68.99
OCZ 2BG DDR400 Platinum System Memory $227.59
Western Digital Caviar SE16 250BG SATA Hard Drive $125.00
DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR Motherboard $180.00
BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC Video Card $479.99
Creative Labs X-Fi Xtrememusic Sound Card $126.00
NEC Black IDE DVD Burner $39.94
Microsoft Windows XP Pro with SP2 $141.95
Logitech G7 Mouse $54.98
Microsoft Natural 4000 Keyboard $49.99
Samsung 204T LCD Monitor $549.99
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers $134.99
1) hmm LOL i cant find anything wrong...

2) get the 2GB of DDR500 ram OCZ gold series. its like 280 dollars.
3) get the saitek eclipse keyboard its awesome
4)i dunno

5) you can save money by going with the X2 3800+ and getting some 5.1 speaksers
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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on the speakers, the Klipsches are still extremely good speakers, par with the 5500s from the reviews at newegg

how far can i generally OC the 3800+, the heatsink should allow 4 some major OCing

and i thought DDR500 is wierd with AMD processors
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yeah i know.
i was going ot buy two pairs of those and get 4.2 speakers
thirid party heatsink will bring it to . i dunno as far as it can go.
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all rite, thanks, any suggestions on the monitor, the one thing im gonna be looking at all day when im gaming, not sure about that, how bigs the difference between 1280*1024 and 1600*1200
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LOL, thanx for that reply, how much is "alot"
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dell makes some nice monitors get a nice wide screen one
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is that better for gaming than a traditional 1600*1200 screen, i think the dells have a 1680 by 1050 res
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WHO CARES ABOUT RESOLUTION!!!

whatever you like to play at, get a monitor with that native resolution lol
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