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Old 03-15-2005, 04:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there. This is Solufien, an' I'm the new guy 'round here. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with a problem I have. For my 'Build a Computer' project at my Dip. ICT course, I have been instruced to build a computer worth up to NZ$4000 ('bout US$3000), and choose & buy the components necessary for said computer (naturally I decided to build a gaming computer). As one of the main forums for computers in the web, I was hoping that someone could tell me what components I would need, and possibly what are the best/valueable right now. Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you need a monitor?? or just the tower??


god if only i had 3 grand.

anyways:

*Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

*CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

*Graphix Card: x2
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

*Ram: Prolly over kill but.
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

*Case:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

*Harddrive:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

*CD Rom, burner, DVD burner:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

*PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Grand total:
2,975.50
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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can you tell us what parts u need. cos things like a monitor are expensive and so is a operating system well windows in anyhow.

look at these not sure of total price just a quick list

amd fx55
thermalright xp120 cooler
1gig of gskill pc4400 dual channel
dfi skt 939 sli motherboard
2 eVGA 6800GTs or ultras
2 or 3 36gig WD raptors
audigy 4 pro
big *** psu

wish i could afford to built it.
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I would get the same as tipsie smilie, except I would get 2 6800GT's and just overclock them to ultra speeds. The rest can be used on the case, fans, cooling ect.
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yea, tipsy suggested some good parts there.
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Old 03-15-2005, 10:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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AMD 64 3500 939 Winchester
K8NXP-SLI MB
2x 6800 or 6600
2 x 1gb OCZ ddr 400 (dual channel)
Use maxtor 16mb cache harddrives (they fly)
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Nice heatsink as well!
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AMD 64 3500 939 Winchester
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2x 6800 or 6600
2 x 1gb OCZ ddr 400 (dual channel)
Use maxtor 16mb cache harddrives (they fly)
The 16mb cache maxtor's are also unreliable.
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unreliable in what way? I just got my hands on them yesterday for benchmarking, we were going to start selling them with the avid and liquid 6 bundles.
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i would say get like 2 10000 rpm 36GB WD's instead of that 250gig.
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