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Old 03-19-2005, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey i need help building a comp.I went to newegg and i got

Crackin' Deals!
A-Top XBlade Black/Silver Ultimate Gaming Machine With 450W PSU & Side window, Model "AT859A-BK" - Retail
Item# N82E16811105113
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$54.99



CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)

HP DVD640I Internal DVD±R/DVD±RW w/ LightScribe RETAIL, Retail
Item# N82E16827140007
Status: In Stock

$99.00




Samsung 16X DVD±RW, 5X Dual Layer, Model TS-H552U/BEBN Black, OEM Bulk W/ SW
Item# N82E16827151066
Status: In Stock

$57.99

ARCTIC COOLING Blue LED CPU Cooler for Socket 754/939/940, Model "Silencer 64 Ultra TC L" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16835186123
Status: In Stock

$19.99

Hard Drives

Seagate 7200.8 300GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ Hard Drive, Model ST3300831AS, OEM
Item# N82E16822148064
Status: In Stock

$210.00

Keyboards

Thermaltake A1836 XaserIII Office Keyboard & Mouse PS/2 104keys -RETAIL
Item# N82E16823162001
Status: In Stock

$32.99

Memory (System Memory)

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Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail
Item# N82E16820145450
Status: In Stock

$175.67

Motherboards - AMD

ASUS "A8N-SLI Deluxe" nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
Item# N82E16813131517
Status: In Stock

$199.00


U.S. Robotics Gigabit Ethernet NIC PCI, Model USR997902 - Retail
Item# N82E16833135202
Status: In Stock

$23.00

Processors

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AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939 Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor - Retail
Item# N82E16819103514
Status: In Stock

$267.00

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Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition With Service Pack 2 -OEM
Item# N82E16837102151
Status: In Stock

$92.95

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Sound Card

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0360" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16829102164
Status: In Stock

$219.99


Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Certified Speaker System -RETAIL
Item# N82E16836121121
Status: In Stock

$143.50

Video Cards

EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "128-P2-N368-TX" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16814130214
Status: In Stock (2) $179 each


$358.00

Product total: $1,954.07 ($2303.21 with shipping)

is this a rip or a good deal? and if i forgot any pieces then tell me plz and if i chose the wrong parts.
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Old 03-19-2005, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oh boy...where do i start?

first, get the NEC 3520A dvd-rw drive, it's better than your choices and a lot cheaper (you really only need 1 drive, 2 drives is also ok)

second, you have a huge hard drive, do you SERIOUSLY need all that space?

third, you don't need a network ethernet card, the motherboard already have 1 or 2 gigabit or 10/100 lab ports

fourth, you COULD replace that asus-sli mobo with the better dfi lanparty ut ultra-d SLI

fifth, you could get an amd 64 3200+/3400+ and overclock it past 3500+ speeds, there's no point in getting the 3500 (unless you've got the money, then go for it)

sixth, don't get fooled by the name, TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS for a sound card? all you really need is a low-end turtle beach sound card

seventh, don't get the arctic cooling, instead, look for something called the "XP-90," it's much better from what i've heard

eighth, if you went with all those suggestion, you'll have enough money to get either 2 6800gt (overkill though) or a 6800 ultra

ninth, that case has a sh!tty power supply (DO NOT GET THAT CASE), you'll need something that supports SLI and is 24pin and delivers nice ampage through 12V (someone please suggest one, one that i can think off the top of my head is PCP&C 510, but that's $200+) and get a case seperately (all you need to do is screw the PSU into the case, it took me more time finding my screwdriver than actually installing my psu)
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Old 03-19-2005, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wow...i wish i had a budget like yours. everything looks compatible. what will you be using the computer for? gaming?
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Don't get the asus a8n-sli. I've used the asus, and the gigabyte k8nxp-sli.. I prefer the gigabyte over the asus, better layout, higher quality, and less issues. I've never used a DFI before, but i havent heard anything bad yet.

Make sure you get a processor with the winchester core.

If you want to go all out on your sound card, i suggest the M-Audio Firewire-410, M-Audio firewire Audiophile, Audiophile 192. I borrowed a firewire-410 from work to test some games on last wensday till the following monday. I broke down and bought it by friday.

get the saitek gamers keyboard (it has backlit keys), pretty sweet looking.
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yea the gigabyte board is good too
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Old 03-19-2005, 08:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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which xp 90 theres to many and they all say for amd k7 or k8
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Old 03-19-2005, 08:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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would this case be ok? A-Top XBlade Black/Silver Ultimate Gaming Machine With 450W PSU & Side window, Model "AT859A-BK" - Retail

if it isnt can you recomend a case that has a side window and a red or blue neon light?
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Old 03-19-2005, 08:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...129-124&depa=0

I like those, and the antec 1040 sx
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Old 03-19-2005, 09:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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wat cooling system? and is this power supply ok? A+GPB/Athena Power 550W EPS12V Power Supply, Model "AP-P4ATX55FE"
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Old 03-19-2005, 09:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If you decide to get the k8nxp-sli get the antec true 550 eps. I'm not sure if the dfi sli motherboard has eps connection on the motherboard. Otherwise get the True 550 non-eps (or whatever the next level down is, 460 i think.)
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2 x Samsung 1gb DDR400 CL2.5
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M-Audio Firewire-410
Sandra Memory Bench:
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