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Old 04-10-2004, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i'm new here, but i've heard good things. I've recently bought new computers but they suck. i have money to burn and i was wondering if this is a good box (it's an alienware)

Aurora™ System

Alienware Full-Tower Case (420-Watt PS) - Space Black (would it be possible to switch to 500?)
AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-53 Processor with HyperTransport Technology (planning to OC)
Ajigo High Performance Heatsink / Fan Unit for Athlon 64 Processors (since i'm OCing, i was thinking about replacing this with corsair's best water cooling sytem or a really high end fan system)
ASUS SK8V - VIA K8T800 Motherboard (good mobo?)
2GB Corsair XMS DDR SDRAM PC-3200 Registered ECC - 4 x 512MB Module (planning to OC, is there a diff memory i should get?)
Alienware Extreme Edition GeForce™ FX 5950 Ultra 256MB 8x AGP w/DVI & S-Video (planning to OC, i like this because alienware doesn't go thru 3rd partys)
AlienIce™ Video Cooling System - Terra Green
148GB Western Digital Raptor Serial ATA RAID 0 Array (ne higher end hds? i've heard this one's the best)
250GB Western Digital Caviar SE Serial ATA 7,200 RPM 8MB Cache
Plextor PlexWriter Premium 52x32x52x CD-RW - Black
Plextor PX-708A 8x DVD±R/W Drive - Black
3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro - 7.1
Integrated High Performance 3com® Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
US Robotics 56K V.92 Performance Pro Modem
Alienware™ 8-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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btw, if ne1 has ideas 4 better hardware, great, i'll take ne suggestions, even intel v amd (but don't turn this into a a brand name brawl, just suggestions, and remember i'm going to OC as much as i can.)
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plz, i need some advice here, i have spare cash, but i wanna make sure i dont spend it wrong. can ne1 tell me if it's a good system?
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's Alienware, what more do you need to know?????????????? :laughing:
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true, but can i OC it well? and is that highest end stuff out? i want 2 have the TOP puter in gaming (b sides nutters who hook up servers 2 there puters) and ne ideas on where i should buy other stuff like monitors and speakers, i like creative's 7.1 and NEC has a 22" flat CRT i have my eye on
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THAT is the best components around And you don't need to OC that bad boy cause it's probably the fastest around already

Umm, well as for speakers, Logitech Z680's are best

Monitor's I don't really know much about, but I'd check newegg.com for any other component you want to buy
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cool thx a ton merlin
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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o, 1 more thing. so i dont really need corsair's water cooling system or faster memory, i saw they had pc4000s
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http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/xms.html
http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/hydrocool.html
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correction 4400s
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