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Old 03-20-2005, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would this comp be able to run doom 3 or hl2?
and do i have al the right pieces?

ANTEC Performance Plus Metallic Gray SOHO File Server Case without Power Supply, Model "PlusView1000AMG"
Item# N82E16811129124
Status: In Stock

$75.00

CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)

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

$57.99

NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Beige w/ Software, Model ND-3520A, OEM
Item# N82E16827152036
Status: In Stock

$60.99

Thermaltake Beetle 4 in 1 CPU Cooler w/LEDs + Heatpipes, for Intel 775, P4, AMD K8, K7, Model "CL-P0086" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16835106057
Status: In Stock

$56.99

Floppy Drives

NEC 1.44MB Black Internal Floppy Drive, OEM
Item# N82E16821152005
Status: In Stock

$8.00


Seagate 200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model ST3200822AS, OEM Drive Only
Item# N82E16822148033
Status: In Stock


$125.00

Keyboards

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

$32.99

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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

Monitors - CRT

Viewsonic Q71B 17" CRT Monitor –RETAIL
Item# N82E16824122128
Status: In Stock

$112.00

Motherboards - AMD

DFI "LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D" NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
Item# N82E16813136152
Status: In Stock

$137.00

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

$23.00

Power Supplies

A+GPB/Athena Power 550W EPS12V Power Supply, Model "AP-P4ATX55FE" - Retail
Item# N82E16817104122
Status: In Stock

$84.50

Processors

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

$267.00

Software - Operating Systems

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

$92.95

ACTIVISION Doom III - PC Game RETAIL
Item# N82E16832133112
Status: In Stock

$29.99

Turtle Beach 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card, Model "RIVIERA" -OEM
Item# N82E16829118103
Status: In Stock

$26.99

Speakers

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

$143.50

Video Cards

eVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "256-A8-N344-AX" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16814130203
Status: In Stock (2)

$748.00

TOTAL:$2,354.22
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Old 03-20-2005, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah that'll be able to play all newer games very well indeed. That is a very nice graphics card.
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Besides ditching the NIC and going for an DFI SLI instead of Ultra (i see you have 2 graphic cards) it is great and will play HL2 full res, full AA, full ainsf, full everything
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You will be able to play anygame on the market by far.

Also I wanted that heatskin, couldn't find it in the UK
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you don't need the gigabit ethernet card, there's already 2 onboard ones

also, ditch the sound card (i'm guessing it won't handle your speakers as good as the onboard ones can; or am i wrong?)

you COULD try to get a better monitor (isn't there a 17' samsung LCD with 600:1 and 12ms on sale at newegg for under $200?) or a flat CRT

you're getting TWO video cards and you have a non-SLI board? you'll need the SLI version of the dfi board or you won't get everything out of your 2 6800gt's (you might as well just get one card)

one last thing, you COULD replace your athena psu (never heard of it, although i've seen it) with a fortron bluestorm 500w or an OCZ powerstream
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Turtle beach is arguably better than creative. I prefer m-audio myself. I still say get the antec true 550 eps for a powersupply
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Old 03-20-2005, 05:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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$700 for a 6800? Where are you getting that?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-203&depa=1

Or

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-215&depa=1
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Old 03-20-2005, 05:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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He's getting 2 of them. The total price is 700 and change
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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k i got the dfi sli motherboard and i got the OCZ psu so now it all comes out to $2,317.07
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yea, but just buying 2 graphics cards and putting both in and expecting them to work wont' cut it. They won't, they'll hog each other's pipes and confuse the CPU. I dunno if that mobo he's got even has 2 AGP slots. SLI has to have a special motherboard that supports it and a special card that costs 2.5x the cost of a single card non SLIed. and SLI has problems, too. Like it's a fad, and the new 512 bit cards will put it to shame and will make them obselete faster than normal. Save some money and just buy a single one.
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