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Old 05-30-2005, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I am looking to build a new system for myself but since I am a noob at building systems I made this thread to ask all of you of suggestions on the parts I should buy for the PC. I have $1500 to $2000 dollars spending money for the computer. Could you all please take the time to suggest the basic parts I would need to get the PC up and running? I would like suggestions on, the case, mobo, ram, gfx card, power supply, and disc drive (s). Also, if you think I may need anything else feel free to post it as long as it does not exceed $2000 dollars...

I have seen another person on these forums building this setup:


Processor
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...l+ADA3200BPBOX

GFX Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130215

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...146-890&depa=1

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145058

PSPPLY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104153

CD/DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152039

Its a nice setup, and it costs without shipping, approx. $1340. That is a rounded price. I was going to go for that setup but I am willing to spend a bit more money to make it better. For instance another of the same vid card. I provided that setup as a general idea, you dont have to go by it, if you take the time, you can suggest all the parts I would need, or that you think would be better for me to get.

Thanks in advanced to all who are trying to help me with this.

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Old 05-30-2005, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get a 3200+ venice core socket 939 cpu
a dfi lanparty sli mobo socket 939
a 74 gig raptor hdd
a 200 gig sata seagate hdd
1 gig of good ocz or corsair xms pro (awesome cas my friend has these and gets 2.4.4.6)
a nice lian li case
an eVGA 6800gt
bunch of led fans
fan speed controller
dvd-r-rw with lightscribe
all round cables
perhaps water cooled?
something like this???...
http://www.xoxide.com/koolance-pc3-4...se-silver.html
and an antec neopower or ocz modstream power supply
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Old 05-30-2005, 12:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, ok woah....Lol that hit me like a ton of bricks....Lets recap please, keep in mind, im a noob . Ok, so first thing, why the raptor hdd? Also, what is lightscribe...And how much would that setup cost, roughly?
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Here is a much better rig for the money:

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539
Video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122209
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
Hard drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148034
Optical drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129161
PSU - http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ct_Code=100162
Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

Total cost - $1360.00

Oh, one other thing, just because a video card is made m eVGA, GPU. eVGA is really over rated, the leadtek 6800gt I pointed out is way better than the eVGA one because it has dual DVI, and a huge all copper HSF, making it a monster overclocker. Also, you dont need the raptor. It sucks because it only holds 74gb, the reason it's so popular is because t's 10,000rpm, but that also makes it louder and more prne to fail.
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The Raptor HDD will make your load times MUCH, MUCH faster. Lightscribe is also a handy feature that allows you to burn labels directly on to discs with the laser...but we need to see discs before I will really take this technology into consideration.
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Ok, nice setup 003, Im planning to get 2 of those 6800's, I'm guessing its compatible...?
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raptor is a 10000 rpm hard drive
very fast
and lightscribe allows you to burn an image onto the top of certain types of media
i.e. thier "special disks"
and that setup would cost about
1600 non water cooled and about 1700 with water cooled
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Ok awesome beedubaya, but I dont really think Ill need that light scribe...I can just use the trusty rusty black sharpie .
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Oh, wait a minute, ok, lets ask this, what is light scribe used for? Also, why do I need the extra HDD?
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in my setup you may want to get the other 6800gt but i would wait for the new generation of cards and them just upgrade to those in a year or two rather than waste the money and upgrade again
btw sli doesnt help all that much
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