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Old 04-15-2005, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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if you had $1500, and wanted to build a new computer... with everything except monitor... and only 1 graphics card... what would you get, and please no air-cooled systems... ive been working on picking out a vapochill-based system, and want to see some ideas for keeping the price down, thanks in advance.
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http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...3&cat=2&page=1
Water cooling system $200

AMD socket 939 3200+ $200
ABIT fatality mobo $200
1 gig dual channel ram corsair value select $150
6800gt or x800xl about $300
Lian li case $200
Opticals $100
hard drives dual 80 gig sata $150
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http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...3&cat=2&page=1
Water cooling system $200

AMD socket 939 3200+ $200
ABIT fatality mobo $200
1 gig dual channel ram corsair value select $150
6800gt or x800xl about $300
Lian li case $200
Opticals $100
hard drives dual 80 gig sata $150
dual sata is $120, optical doesn't even cost that much, a 3510A is enough, and why the HELL a fatality? a dfi lanparty is way better, and it's not even balanced, if the guy wants something vapochilled, it's obvious the guy wants to overclock, then why are you getting his VALUE RAM?!?!? a lian li case is too vague, although it IS his choice, and a weapon core is better den that dangerdenstuff and i dont even know if he wants it
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i have never messed in eiether water or phase change... just very good air... trying to check it out... and i just came into enough money to go for vapochill if i see it is worth it... ive looked at the xeII vapochill case but it looks kinda small, however im almost afraid to to buy the light speed model and a case and modify it, since the price is almost the same.

EDIT: as far as optical im just looking for a dual format DVD burner, for around 70 already found it however...

water sounds good and all, but just because i want to overclock the video-card also.

as far as RAM im looking at some corsair XMS 4400 not bad timings and already at such a high FSB... looked at G.skill ram but truly not the stuff for me.
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sorry really fast typed, didnt spend much time on it, all valid points but no need to get crazy on me

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AMD socket 939 3200+ $200
DFI lanparty nf4 ultra $150
1 gig dual channel ram corsair ocz $250 guessed??
6800ultra $450
Lian li case $200
Opticals case fans and cables also any accesories he may want $100
hard drives dual 80 gig sata $120
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$1470 and no cooling system? a fun bomb to build there... exploding seconds after pressing on
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good list, my just MY opinion, here's a re-revised one

AMD 90nm 3200+ $190
DFI lanparty ut ultra-d $140
1 gig dual channel either patriot XBL $225 or G skill LA's $300, or maybe sorsair XMS, but they won't oc as good
6800gt $380? or X800XL $300
case of choice
NEC 3510A dvd-rw $52
2x WD sata 80gig $120
OCZ modstream 450w//fortron bluestorm 500w//antec neopower 480w $90-100
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the fatality board is for pentium 4's

I would have to say get G.Skill RAM, it overclocks far better than any RAM I've seen.... PC4200 at 2.5-3-3-7, without coolers
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thanks for all the tips guys
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when i posted the revised list i forgot to add the water cooling setup from the post before so there is hope
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