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Old 08-04-2005, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Could you guys give my list the once over and tell me if you have any thoughts or suggestions? I'm hoping this PC will be pretty high end.

Main Components

Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA
MoBo: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 FX55 San Diego
GPU: BFG Tech Geforce 6800GT 256MB
RAM: OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 200GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: PLEXTOR Beige IDE DVD Burner Model PX-716A/SW
Floppy Drive: SONY Black Internal Floppy Drive
Sound Card: CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS (7.1)
PSU: Thermaltake Silent Pure Power ATX12V/ EPS12V 680W

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Monitor: ViewSonic VP191B Black 19" LCD
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker
Mouse: Logitech MX518
Keyboard: Saitek Black Eclipse

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OS: Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition With SP 2
Mouse Pad: RATPADZ GS Mouse Pad

Total Cost- $3,004.84 (USD)

So, what do you think?
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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pretty high end and pretty high priced

im guessing ur using it for gaming? o and your speakers are usless unless ur buying a soundcard
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I knew I'd forget to include something.

The sound card I'm gonna get is the CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS (7.1) .

Yes I plan to use this machine for gaming.
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FX-55 is overkill unless u plan to play alot of UT2K4. id get a slower processor and get a 7800GTX instead.
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Acually UT2K4 is one of the games I am definitly going to get.

Do you think a 3700+ San Diego with a 7800GTX would be better for gaming than an FX55 with a 6800GT/Ultra?
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What are you guys smoking? UT2k4 is not very hardware intensive.... at all. I have the box right here and it requires a 1.0ghz cpu or better and a 32mb vid card or better.

I run the game on a 3200+ Venice oc'd 450mhz and a 6800GT and I get like 140fps avg during gameplay @ 1600x1200 all maxed out.

By the way, UT2k4 is only $10 at newegg.com. Or go to best buy and pay $40.
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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hmm...I've heard alot of mixed opinions on how much CPU power UT2K4 uses, but I don't really care. My main question is which will perform better in games:

3700+ and 7800gtx

or

FX55 and 6800Ultra
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I'd say 3700+ and 7800 GTX.

you can also overclock the 3700+, since it is the San Diego/Venice core (San Diego = Venice with more cache)
you will be able to get really high speeds. the RAM will overclock well, the motherboard will overclock well, and the Venice/San Diego is a really good overclocker.
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There's more power in the video card, and both of those processors are enough power to handle any game on the market right now, so the one with the stronger vid card wins. First combination

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hmm...I've heard alot of mixed opinions on how much CPU power UT2K4 uses, but I don't really care. My main question is which will perform better in games:

3700+ and 7800gtx

or

FX55 and 6800Ultra
My vote go to none of the above

Get a 4200+ and a 7800GTX that would be the best combination.
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