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Old 10-01-2005, 08:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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My max price is now confirmed at $3500. I've also been able to get a really cheap copy of XP Pro so the OS isnt a problem anymore.
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well my friend told me that he build a PC with an AMD CPU and with DDR2 and it worked fine... maybe it's a mobo issue??

Lol how did he do that? AMD + ddr2 = big nono for now (next year it's possible).
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (S939 Dual Core) $517.00

GIGABYTE NX68T256DH GEF6800GT, 256MB, 256bit, PCIEx16, DDRIII8M, DSUB, TVOUT, DVI, TWINV $669.90

Kingston 512Mb PC3200 DDR Ram $165.00

Seagate Barracuda 200Gb 7200 8Mb cache SATA Hard Disk $148.50

Sony DRU-800A DVD Re-Writer (16x/4x Dual Layer) $96.80

PHILIPS 19" 190S6FS SILVER LCD MON $514.80

DFI LanParty Ultra D $215


Sub-Total: $2,327

Then u will need a Case,Soundcard,Speakers/headphone.. That wont even reach $3000. Ill find u something better.
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^^maybe you should make it 1GB instead of 512MB and make the 6800GT into a 7800GTX
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra D: nForce4-Ultra, 1000MHz FSB, 4xDDR400(2x), ATA/133, 4xSATA/300, 2x16xPCI-E, 2xGigaLAN, 7.1 Sound, Firewire, ATX

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ CPU + Fan - S939, 2.2GHz, 2x1Mb, 800MHz - Dual Core

RAM: GeIL 1Gb 400MHz CL2.5 DDR Memory Kit (2 x 512Mb 400MHz DDR RAM)

Hard Drives: 200Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 7200rpm Hard Drive - Serial ATA, NCQ - 5Y

Floppy Drive: Sony 1.44Mb Floppy Drive - Black

DVD Writer: Pioneer DVR-110D 16/16/8/6/8 DVD-ROM/±R/+RW/-RW/±DL Internal IDE - Drive Only - Black

Video Card: Leadtek GeForce 7800 GTX 256Mb 16xPCI-E Video Card + 2xDVI/VIVO

Sound Card: SB Audigy 2 ZS Sound Card

Case: Antec SLK3700BQE Black ATX Quiet Medi-tower Case w/ 350w PSU

Monitor: Benq FP91G+: 19" LCD (8ms) Monitor - D-Sub/DVI - Silver/Black

Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite

Total: $3369AU (Quoted form an AU site)
http://www.secret.com.au/cgi-bin/computers/trialdb.pl



i can get the price lower, because for that quote i used a site that is a tad overpriced.. (because that site has a cool system builder setup)
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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That looks pretty nice... but I've a few questions...

I take it the Leadtek 7800 GTX will be better than an eVGA 6800, but can I get another and run them in an SLI setup? How much more would it cost?

Does the 'DL' for the DVD writer mean dual layer? What does IDE stand for? I thought that was integrated development environment! lol

How much more would it cost to have 2 x 1gb RAM setup rahter than 2 x 512mb?

And finally whats the real difference between the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ ? Also, is there a way I can compare AMD speeds to P4 speeds? Say, what would 2ghz of AMD equate to on a P4?

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Old 10-01-2005, 09:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra D: nForce4-Ultra, 1000MHz FSB, 4xDDR400(2x), ATA/133, 4xSATA/300, 2x16xPCI-E, 2xGigaLAN, 7.1 Sound, Firewire, ATX $224

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ CPU + Fan - S939, 2.2GHz, 2x1Mb, 800MHz - Dual Core $825

RAM: GeIL 1Gb 400MHz CL2.5 DDR Memory Kit (2 x 512Mb 400MHz DDR RAM) $145

Hard Drives: 200Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 7200rpm Hard Drive - Serial ATA, NCQ - 5Y $158

Floppy Drive: Sony 1.44Mb Floppy Drive - Black $15

DVD Writer: Pioneer DVR-110D 16/16/8/6/8 DVD-ROM/±R/+RW/-RW/±DL Internal IDE - Drive Only - Black $95

Video Card: Leadtek GeForce 7800 GTX 256Mb 16xPCI-E Video Card + 2xDVI/VIVO$885

Sound Card: SB Audigy 2 ZS Sound Card $164

Case: Antec SLK3700BQE Black ATX Quiet Medi-tower Case w/ 350w PSU $134

Monitor: Benq FP91G+: 19" LCD (8ms) Monitor - D-Sub/DVI - Silver/Black$595

Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite
$127

Total: $3369AU (Quoted form an AU site)
http://www.secret.com.au/cgi-bin/computers/trialdb.pl


So as you can see, to add another video card u will need to upgrade your motherboard.. i would suggest to DFI SLI-DR which is $270, $50 more then the DFI Ultra D listed. Then its another $885 for the card.

If u want 2x1GB PC3200 Ram it is: $354

So total with both the extra video card,sli motherboard and ram is: $4513

The differance between the 4400+ and the 4800+ is that the 4800 is only 200Mhz faste, and you could OC ur 4400 to 4800 speeds easy. 4400+ = 2200Mhz 4800+ =2400Mhz
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Wow, thats a tad more pricey tahn I expected.. I'll ask my mate what he can do about these parts and see if he can get em cheaper (he owns a dealership, so he might be able to get em cheaper for me)
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
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EDIT: u changed ur above post... so none of this makes sence

no, becuase for a second card its $885.. so its $3369-145-224+885+276+354= 4515

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Price quoted without upgrades-DFI Ultra D motherboard - 2x512MB ram+ 2nd video card+ SLI motherboard + 2x1GB PC3200 RAM =
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I see.

However, baneful's suggestion of 2 x eVGA 6800GTs seems to be cheaper... but would it give me less or more performance than the 7800 GTX?

Also, I wouldnt have to change the motherboard around so that makes it a little easier.

EDIT: what doesnt make sense to me though, is how the 7800 is $800 while the eVGA is $250 or so...
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