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Old 08-28-2004, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hellooooooooo Everybody,

I guess this is kick@ss setup. But you guys are the pro's and feedback would be great. I've worked pretty hard on getting this together. If you add it all up and put a little in for shipping its about 2.5g, which I think for these products I saved alot of money. Please critique and tell me what you think. If there are parts that don't run very well together or you think I would be better off with something else then please tell me. Here it is:



Case:
http://www.xoxide.com/kikts.html
$100.00

Power Supply:
http://www.xoxide.com/w0038.html
$70.00

80mm Fans:
http://www.xoxide.com/smartfan.html $13.00
http://www.xoxide.com/heacalledfan.html $5.00
http://www.xoxide.com/blucolcat80f.html $9.00

Speakers: Logitech THX Certified Z-680 5.1 Speaker 500Watt Silver –RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...121-105&DEPA=0 $225.00

Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" –RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...102-171&DEPA=0 $113.00

Video Card: ATI RADEON X800 XT (256MB) 256 MB (GDDR3) Graphics Card
http://www1.dealtime.com/xPO-ATI_RAD...XT_256MB_8_AGP $479.00

Hard Drives:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-160&depa=1 $175.99
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-051&depa=1 $106.00

DVD Burner: NEC 8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive, Model ND-2510A SILVER, OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-025&depa=1 $72.00

CD Drive/Burner: SONY 52x32x52x CD-RW & 16x DVD-ROM COMBO DRIVE
http://shop1.outpost.com/product/3937878 $70.00

Monitor: NEC/MITSUBISHI DP930SB-BK 19" SuperBright Diamondtron CRT Monitor –RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...002-220&depa=0 $300.00

Keyboard/Mouse Combo: Logitech Cordless MX Duo USB/ PS/2 104keys –RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...126-124&DEPA=0 $70.00

Memory: CORSAIR XMS, Xtra-Low Latency 2-2-2-5, 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200, Model TWINX1024-3200XLPRO – Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-523&depa=0 $285.00

Processor: Intel Pentium 4/ 3.2E GHz 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology – Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-172&depa=1 $237.00

Motherboard: ASUS "P4P800-E Deluxe" i865PE Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-492&depa=0 $113






Thanks alot! Oh! and If I am missng anything pleeeease tell me. I am starting from absolute scratch.

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Old 08-28-2004, 06:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why the raptor at 36.7, go for 74.6gb raptor drive. why the 80gb drive also?? go for a 200gb if its for storage.

for the mobo, check out asus and abit.
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Dude! That is Wicked! I can't think of anything else you can do with it accept a different case. Maybe something taller.

Here's some to concider:
http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26308
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Ok I changed up my motherboard? But I am still unsure if that is a good motherboard and/or if it is compatible with all of my other hardware? Is it???

Although it will cost me a little, I changed up my hard drives. One Maxtor 72,000 200gb for storage hard drive, and a WD 10,000 74.6gb for games and stuff? Do you think that is good?

Obviously I want these computer for gaming, and all around greatness. Also something I can use for a long time hense the amount of harddrive space.

I still want that case because I want something traditional but still a little stylish. Also that got a great review so unless it has some technical problems that you guys can tell me about I think I should keep it? I'm not really into the skulls and dragons and stuff on my case.

In my computer, there has got to be other things I need right? maybe some cords I'm forgetting that is essential but no one really thinks about??

Lastly I think?: I have good fans right? But I need some good lighting, I like blue or bright white lights, what are some good lighting I can put in my case? Thanks for the help so far.
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why you getting a 200GB IDE? get a SATA drive

also, is there a need for the extra cd-rw and dvd-rom?

also, in this generation, the 6800GT/Ultra pwns the X800 XT . . . just ask beedubaya :P

also, if youre going with a socket 478 solution, get a northwood processor . . . no big difference in performance, but it runs cooler than prescott
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also, get regular fans, and for lighting, get cold cathodes . . .

i'd rather get a modestly looking fan that cools very well, than a light fan that cools very badly
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also, you can save some money going for 2-3-3-6 RAM . . .really you wont see much difference . . . or at least, thats what anandtech says
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ya northy runs cooler, means ur room wont be as hot. ur hard drives are kinda messed up as all have said. get 2 76 raptors or
satas,not ide. asus mobos are good, cant go wront with them.
and go for 6800gt all the way man, its better than x800, unless ur a diehard fan or ati.
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haha, sorry about all these "alsos," but . . .

ALSO, you can get an NEC 16x DVD+R w/ 4X dual layer for about $15 more than the dvd+r youre getting
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ALSO you could....ummm.......actually I have nothing to say I'm more jealous that you can just throw down money like that when i gotta work a month just to spend $250 on computer parts. Bastard!
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