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Old 01-26-2005, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New build, parts/price ok?

I thought I would get some opinions on what I am putting together. It has been many years since I have done much of this so I am not as sure about current thoughts on the diiferent brands. (and yes I am sticking with Intel) This is all from newegg. I was going to put it in a Ultra Wizard Black ATX Mid-Tower Case and add a 250gb 7200 within a month. (is the raptor worth it?) Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Lite-On 16X DVD Dual Drive, Model SOHW-1633S Black, Retail
Item# N82E16827106962 - $63

Lite-On 16X DVD-ROM, Model SOHD-167T Black, RETAIL
Item# N82E16827131119 - $26

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM - $8
Item# N82E16821103116

Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD, OEM Drive Only - $176
Item# N82E16822144160

Kingston ValueRAM 240-Pin 512MB DDR2 PC2-4200 - OEM
Item# N82E16820144165 (x2 1GB Total) - $229

Intel "BOXD925XECV2LK" i925XE Chipset Motherboard For Intel LGA 775 CPU -RETAIL -$199
Item# N82E16813121262

Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply -$56
Item# N82E16817153007

Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 550 3.4 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail - $280

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, PCI-Express, Model "NX6800-TD256E" -RETAIL - $335
Item# N82E16814127149


Product total: $1,373
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't see a power supply? Its a very important piece. also if you could afford it i'd get the Nvidia Geforce 6800 GT, the regular 6800's are a waste I think. but its about $120 dollars more, but thats your call.
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A very basic system, not very good, but if your looking to the future its a good Intel upgrade base system
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I'd suggest going with a socket 939 cpu and mobo though, for future upgrades.
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I have the power supply there, the Thermaltake 480w.

I know I have been going back and forth about getting the GT. They actually have some options for not a whole lot more. What do you think of refurbished from newegg? Here are the cheapest two options for refurbished and new. What do you think?

REFURBISHED: MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "6800GT-TD256" (OEM, BAREBONE) (limit 2 per customer) - $362

Leadtek nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, 8X AGP, Model "A400 GT TDH" -RETAIL - $385
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Your not saving a whole lot on those refubs, so I would say not to skimp on getting a new version
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yeah pitch in the other $70 and get a new one
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I have heard of BFG cards for $400
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hmm maybe, mine is BFG and i gave around 450 for it, but they may have went down. Plus you can OC the GT's to Ultras really easily .
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why buy an expensive hd thats not worth it really
just get a 7200 rpm and upgrade to a gt
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