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Old 08-13-2004, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Computer Specs. {Help!}

Hey everyone, I am building a new computer and I want some of your guys opinions on the parts I selected. I am going to be using this as a home PC and use it for absolutly everything, gaming, surfing, programming, webdesigning, animation etc.
I have a max. buduget of $3,000 (after tax)
And btw.I dunno if this forum is primarily in the USA or Canada, but I am in Canada, so $3000 Canadian, approx. $2,250 American.

CPU - Intel P4 3.2GHz
Motherboard - Asus P4C800 Deluxe
Memory - Kingston Hyperx PC3500 512MB (X2)
Fan - Thermaltake 80MM 2000RPM
Floppy - Standard 1.44 3.5Inch floppy drive
Video Card - Asus Radeon 9800XT
Keyboard - Logitech Cordless MX Duo
Power Supply - Enermax EG365P-VE 350W With 2 Fans
Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
CD Writer - Plextor Plexwriter Premium 52x32x52
Network Card - 3COM Etherlink XL 10/100
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB
DVD Writer - NEC ND-2510A 8x4x12
Heat Sink - Any Ideas as to which one I should get?
Case - Any Ideas as to which one I should get?
Monitor - Any Ideas as to which one I should get?
Speakers - Any Ideas as to which one I should get?

Please let me know what you think, thanks.

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Old 08-13-2004, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Computer Specs. {Help!}

Originally posted by TwistJaw
I have a max. buduget of $3,000 (after tax)
Dude, I dont' know what you should get but with that much money, if you got any left over, you can build me one too!

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Old 08-13-2004, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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haha, well I would rather not spend 3 grand but I need a new good computer.

I forgot to mention, I probably use WinXP Pro
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Old 08-13-2004, 07:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Alright... ignore my previous posting... just wishful thinkin I suppose.

As for the last items w/ the question mark, i can address the last two. With the Dell system i ordered a few years ago, i upgraded the speakers to the Harmon Kardon speaker system exactly like this one:

When they replaced my lemon, they also replaced my system speaker -- pretty similar just one model up. Personally I don't like it was much as the first one... but both of them give a nice bass and the highs are not easily distorted.

Monitor wise, i'm totally jonsing for a FPM but have no money in hell to buy one right now. Just scraping by. SamSungs make some awesome FPMs and just released the worlds largest FPM. They are big time in terms of leading the industry in FPMs. I hear Dells also make good FPMs but personally I do not like their FPMs.
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Old 08-13-2004, 07:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Wolf, those speakers look pretty good for the price. Anyone have any info about a heatsink and case.
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Old 08-14-2004, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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case with a pretty decent power supply
Case alot depends on your idea of style, but this one is very decent and probally in your price range. 120mm fans will move more air quietly than 80mm. Most of the componets you have already decided on are great. Speakers lots of good choices, Klipsch,Logitech,Cambridge,Creative. Gaming you'll want a crt monitor get the best you can afford.
My personal taste in cases is conserative........actually like the lian-li PC V-1000 great reviews but a bit on the spendy side. Good luck on your great sounding setup.
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Old 08-14-2004, 10:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the Altec Lansing speakers i have are awesome, by far the best 2.1 channel speakers i have ever heard, read this review:

and i love simple cases, but really quiet ones too, there arent many on the market like this, but this GMC model is astounding.

and if you buy this case you can get this power supply really cheap: (bottom of list)

and dont worry, all the prices are in Australian dollars, i think its fairly cheap.
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Old 08-15-2004, 02:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ok, thank you guys for the reply.

Does anyone know what is a good heat sink for a Pentium 4 3.0 or 3.2 ghz?
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dude dont do p4 do amd 64 man if your gonna spend that much money
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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dude dont do p4 do amd 64 man if your gonna spend that much money
dont tell people what to get . . . just recommend . . .

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