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Old 10-04-2005, 05:18 PM   #61 (permalink)
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yeah, once i get the rest of my parts, that's what my set-up is going to be like. I'm going to run Windows XP Pro as a primary OS. when Vista Beta2 comes out i'll partition my Raptor and put Vista on one partition. i can't wait.
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you sound pretty OS savy. how does running 2 operating systems function for you?
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idk i'll let you know when i get two. haha i'm running XP home on this POS. but on startup i have a custom login so it askes me which OS to boot up

1) Windows XP Home (bootscreen)
2) Windows XP Home

that's how it'll boot up with windows xp and vista. i'm also thinking about putting a third partition and installing linux onto that. i mean 74GB is a lot for OS's only.

haha i'm not on the computer in my signature don't worry. i'm in the process of building that one right now.
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sound pretty sweet - keep us updated.
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Old 10-04-2005, 05:26 PM   #65 (permalink)
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haha it might be awhile but i'll definatly post a thread when its all finished. i had a minor issue with the case but i had to send it back and they just got it today so it may be awhile untill i get it back. right now i only have my mobo, soundcard, OS HDD, and i need the case. i still need to order PSU, CPU retail, Other hDD, monitor, RAM, Mouse, Keyboard.

this rig will definatly qualify for an ultimate gaming PC
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how much does it cost all up?
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:55 PM   #67 (permalink)
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around/ a little under 2k
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:04 PM   #68 (permalink)
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are those the specs in your sig? and is that in american $?
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:23 AM   #69 (permalink)
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OK guys sorry to revive this topic but my friend has just given me a second quote based on what's bene said here, and this is it. Problem is, the price is way over my $3500 (AU) budget. Any suggestions?

Supply:

ATX Midi Tower Case Black
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 --- $290
2GB (4 x 512MB) DDR2 RAM --- $280
AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+ CPU --- $755
Sony 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive Black --- $16.30
Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 37GB 10,000RPM --- $199
Hitachi Deskstar 200GB 7200RPM SATA --- $200
Lite on CD/DVD Burner --- $80
2x Leadtek GE PX6800 256MB SLI --- $1240
Creative Audigy 2 ZS --- $174.55
Logitech Cordless Desktop KB+M LX300 --- $94.90
4ms 19¬Ē LCD Monitor --- $720
COOLER MASTER CM Stacker STC-T01-UW --- $230
Enermax 600Watt SLI PSU --- $200
Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM
Warranty: 1 year back to base

Total : $4479.75 (incl. GST)
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:44 AM   #70 (permalink)
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Here

- Drop the CPU to X2 3800+
- DDR2 ram dosnt work on AMD atm so DDR will be fine also 2x1GB is better then 4x512.
- No need for a 10000RPM HD, just get a 7200 with NCQ
- Dose ur monitor really need to be 19"
- $200 PSU?

also if ur still struggling to get to ur budget.. buy 1 6800 now and 1 later
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