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Old 01-11-2005, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone, N00b here, just wanted to get your opinion on some specs for a PC i am thinking of getting. I just got a quote from a local PC shop: (Prices in CAD)

1. Steel case in beige with 420W power supply $43
2. [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 3500+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology $349
completed with CPU Fan and Heatsink
3. Two extra Case fans $10
4. ASUS A8N-SLI with PCI-express motherboard $249
5. Kingston 1024 MB [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory $216
6. GeForce 6600GT 128Mb (PCI-e) Video Card $259
7. Western Digital 160 GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA Hard Drive $120
8. LG Dual Format/Double Layer 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive $91
(Visit LG website ca.lge.com on op. speed for model BSA 4163B)
9. On board 8 channels sound card -
10. On board 10/100 Network card -
11. 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive $12
12. Internet keyboard and mouse $15
Less system discount -$34

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Net system price $1,330 Plus Tax

The price is the system assembled price.

Extra : Logitech cordless keyboard and optical mouse additional $34

In USD that comes out to $1,093.31

Whats everyones opinion please, very important. And have i neglected anything or should anything be changed. *I have my CRT 17" monitor and i will connect my old P4 and this new pc to it, so thats not necessary.

Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2005, 02:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pretty solid, I imagine you are planning to get another gfx card later?
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds nice, get the cpu with out the stock fan they suck get this badboy it will keep it cool, everything else looks good
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...106-038&depa=0
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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looks really good, and at a nice price to go along with it too.
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yeah looks like a nice setup, youll have fun with it. Your prices are good for retail. I could sugest you some things but then whats it matter it would only save you like 20 bucks. All in all not a bad deal man. Good job, now feel free to send one my way
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Old 01-12-2005, 05:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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send one your way?!?!!!, boy do I not feel sorry since you have 3 Freckin computers! :cyclopes:
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments guys. Yes i plan to get another 6600gt in the future, i just dont wanna spend another 260 right now on it. Plus when the next line comes out (6900 and x900) in the second quarter of this year, i am sure the price will drop. So i can wait for that.

If you gave me the money i would love to send u one...LOL.
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