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Old 04-17-2005, 02:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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you can't buy everything from ZZF!!!

you need some stuff from newegg too

trust me, with SATAII in Raid0, this comp would be crazily fast
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I dont look to kindly upon new egg. i've been doing buisness with ZZF for 5 or 6 years and they have yet to dissapoint me.I'll give newegg a blow though.
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Old 04-17-2005, 02:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...152-035&DEPA=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...218-062&depa=1

they'll come back in 3 days

wierd..i can't find sataII, but i know they're somewhere on newegg
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I cant wait three days, I'm ordering the parts today. One of the reasons I like ZZF so is because they have free 2 day shpping on their parts. New egg may have cheap shipping per part, but it adds up. The only thing that zzf charges to ship is the cases, and that is alot! But I can just go get a case locally, compusa or something.
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UPDATE: I just hd some words with him, and he is rather adamant on P4 and there is really no persuading him otherwise. So now the ONLY stipulation other than the $1000 budget is that it has to be an Intel.
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Get a 64-bit P4. The 6XX series.

Also get either a 6600gt or a X800. The X800 is cheap if you get it in a PCI-E flavor.
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nah, intel screwed up on their 6xx proc.

just go for the 5 series
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Naw, Intel 6XX series owns. I've seen the benchmarks. Plus 64 bit

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 630 Processor Prescott 3.0GHz
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produ...ductCode=80826
$225.00

Motherboard: Asus P5AD2-E Deluxe Intel 925XE
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=240424
$204.99

Video Card: Asus Extreme AX300/TD Radeon X300 PCI Express 128MB DDR Video Card
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=324508
$74.99

Hard Drive: Get 2 of these: Western Digital WD Caviar 80GB Serial ATA 7200RPM
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produ...tCode=101206-1
$56.50 X 2 = $113.00

RAM: Patriot 512MB X 2 Kit DDR2-700 PC2-5600
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ductCode=83711
$235.00

Power Supply: Thermaltake PurePower 460w Blue Light PCI Express Power Supply
http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-pu...press-psu.html
$89.99

DVD: NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=172504
$57.99

Floppy Drive: Mitsumi 1.44MB 3.5in Internal Floppy Disk Drive
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=110402
$13.75

Total: $1089.70

Oops overbudget, silly me

But I still think this would pretty much own. If you can't afford it there are a few spots that you can cut some money on.
But I think this would be a pretty good setup, the memory it insanely fast because the board had such very nice memory control features like PAT and HyperPath2. You don't have to overclock it for him but at least enable PAT and HyperPath2 for him as this will decrease memory latency a lot, enabling both of those would be wicked.

Here is some info on the motherboard.
http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/sock...d/overview.htm
The motherboard is just plain sweet I think, and I love my ASUS board like no other. Apparently if you want AMD then ASUS is a bad idea. But for Intel ASUS makes the best boards for sure.

Oh, and the video card will do for gaming but if you want a serious gaming machine that could use an upgrade to a 6800 gt or x850 xt or x800 xl.
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$204 is alot of a motherboard. Get something that is around $110. And dont get 2 HD's, just get 1. Save some money and get a X800 PCI-E card for like $210.

Also get a board with DDR only, not DDR2. The cpu only has 800mhz FSB. So get 2x512mb of DDR PC-3200 . DDR2 is too expensive and you wont take advantage of it.
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3.4ghz p4 (emt64, not sure of the part number 6xx)
abit aa8xe-3rd eye mobo (i have it, awesome)
any cheap gpu
2x 74gb raptors raid0, + storage drive
1gb high-quality ram (corsair, ocz, whatever)
lian-li or comparable case
ocz powerstream 520w psu

that should work like a beast and be around 1k
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