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Old 09-10-2005, 08:43 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Does anyone here have a computer built by Monarch and how was your experience with them?
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:06 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I have had a friend with a PC built by Monarch. He said the prices were cheap but some of his parts were not installed perfectly. Now thats just one person, So see some other replys.
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Old 09-10-2005, 02:16 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I was also looking at Vicious PC and these are two other systems I am considering getting. I'm comparing all 3 for price and quality and such

Paladin SLI
Intel Pentium 4 650 EM64T @ 3.4GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache
Jet Black
ASUS P5ND2-SLI Deluxe nVIDIA nForce 4 SLI 1066 MHz FSB, PCI-E, DDR2 w/RAID
Kingston 2GB (2 X 1GB) PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz Memory
160GB S-ATA 150 7200RPM Hard Drive
WD Raptor 74GB WD RAPTOR S-ATA 150 10000RPM Hard Drive
RAID 0 Striped Drives - For Performance Purposes (SATA Drives Only)
nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX OC 256MB DDR3 PCI Express, DVI and TV Out
None.
Internal NEC Dual Layer ND-3540A Black 16X DVD+/- R + 48X CDR Rewritable Drive
Internal LG Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive
None or Bundled CDRW Software w/CDRW Purchase Only
Onboard 3D Digital 7.1 8-Channel Sound
Internal Creative Labs Modem Blaster 56K V.92
Internal Wireless 802.11 b/g PCI NIC
1.44MB 3 1/2 Floppy Disk Drive
Quantum w/Enermax SLI Ready 535W Case & LCD Controll plus TyphoonTM Cooling System
None.
Level 5 TyphoonTM Cooling system w/5 surround Case Fans (Quantum Case Only)
Internet Multimedia Keyboard
Optical Mouse with Hardware Scrolling Button PS/2
Logitech X-230 32 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System
1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 1 Game/Midi and 6 USB ports
Viewsonic VA902b 19QuoteMark 1280X1024 550:1 270nits 8ms Black LCD Monitor
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with SP2
Standard 3 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
Internal 7 in 1 Card Reader
GRAND TOTAL $3030.05

Commando SLI
AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Processor 4600+ @ 2.4GHz, 1000 MHz FSB, 2 X 512KB L2 Cache
Jet Black
Asus A8N-SLI nVIDIA nForce4 SLI 2000 MT/S FSB, PCI-E, DDR400 w/Dual RAID
Kingston 2GB (2 X 1GB) PC-3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
160GB S-ATA 150 7200RPM Hard Drive
WD Raptor 74GB WD RAPTOR S-ATA 150 10000RPM Hard Drive
RAID 0 Striped Drives - For Performance Purposes (SATA Drives Only)
nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB DDR3 PCI Express, DVI and TV Out
None.
Internal NEC Dual Layer ND-3540A Black 16X DVD+/- R + 48X CDR Rewritable Drive
Internal LG Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive
None or Bundled CDRW Software w/CDRW Purchase Only
Onboard 3D Digital 7.1 8-Channel Sound
None.
Intel 8460 PRO100 10/100 PCI Network Card
1.44MB 3 1/2 Floppy Disk Drive
Quantum w/Enermax SLI Ready 535W Case & LCD Controll plus TyphoonTM Cooling System
None.
Level 5 TyphoonTM Cooling system w/5 surround Case Fans (Quantum Case Only)
Logitech Cordless Multimedia Keyboard (Comes with Matching Cordless Mouse)
None.
Creative Labs SBS 350 2.1 Stereo Speakers w/Subwoofer (Black)
1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 1 Game/Midi and 6 USB ports
Viewsonic VA902b 19QuoteMark 1280X1024 550:1 270nits 8ms Black LCD Monitor
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with SP2
Standard 3 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
Internal 7 in 1 Card Reader
$3160.10
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Old 09-10-2005, 02:17 PM   #44 (permalink)
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http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...hlight=monarch

These are a couple knowledgable guys here:

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get it from www.monarchcomputer.com

i just configured a 3700 San Diego with 1 gig of RAM, a 6800 GT, and dual layer opti drives for $1466
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E-Machinnes is a joke, possibly the worst computer, with dell being second worse

Get a custom built PC from Monarch Computers, or a local store.

And that del will handle BF2, but it wont handle many other games to their full potential
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Old 09-10-2005, 02:39 PM   #45 (permalink)
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May I suggest someone,

http://www.overdrivepc.com:8080/opc/...sp?site=gaming

Expencive yes, AMAZING Pc's.
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aexin, your two setups are no competition at all. OK you're being charged an extra $130.05 for the AMD rig, but from that setup I'm guessing you're a gamer and well AMD were built for games, and especially the 4600!! I mean to compare that to a Pentium, you would have to buy a 4.6GHz (as the name suggests "4600+") dual core Pentium, and well you've got two problems there:

1. It's not even been made yet,
2. It would cost you an arm and a leg, and you would lose out to the AMD on pretty much everything.

You are getting practically the best of both world with getting an AMD for gaming, and an X2 for multi-tasking. There's no comparison AMD wins
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