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Old 03-25-2004, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm plannin on going to a local store in san diego to customize a computer. they are popular and it seems cheap. tell me what you think about it and the pricing. i plan on using it for gaming, some video editing and graphics

AMD Athlon 64 3000
MSI K8T Neo-FSR Motherboard
512mb DDR-400 PC-3200 Kingston
80gb 8mb serial ATA Westen Digital HD
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb
Thermaltake Xaser III Lanfire case w/ 420watt supply
Dvd-rom drive ( Burner later)
on board sound card

$1050 including CA tax.

does SB Audigy platinum improve sound? can peoples tell the different w/ on board sound card?

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Old 03-25-2004, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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very good, where did you get this???

great price!

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Asus P4P800-S
Albatron nVIDIA GeForce 6800 256mb
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Old 03-25-2004, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it's a small shop in san diego, ca. called chipsandmemory..u can check out their site
they are very popular and their shop is always packed with peoples. i got my computer there 3 years ago and it's worked fine. and the price seems right too.
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Old 03-25-2004, 03:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thats a pretty good deal

Yes, you'll be able to hear the difference from an Audigy card and onboard audio, plus you'll get moe FPS, because the CPU doesn't have to worry about processing the sound

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