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Old 12-03-2004, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New PC - Two more decisions to make

I'm just about to build a new computer, and I've been piecing it together for a while now. Two major things I haven't decided on though, video card and case/psu. This is the rest of the system.

Mobo: MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 90nm core(I forget the name)
RAM: 2 sticks of Crucial 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200
HD: SAMSUNG 120GB 7200RPM IDE, 8MB Buffer
CD/DVD: NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive

I could use some recommendations on cases, there seems to be tons out there. . .As for the video card, I'm probably looking at a newer Geforce card, prices for the 6800 seem to vary a lot depending on who makes it, so I'm not sure what to get. I'm looking to spend about 300-350 on the case, psu and vid card.

Another question too, how much of an advantage would i get with two HDs set up in raid 0??

Thanks for your help.

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Old 12-03-2004, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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r u spending 300-350 on all three things?

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Old 12-03-2004, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is NO way you will be able to get the 6800, a case and a psu for under $350... I'm thinking $400 on the video card and a nice case (mine was only $54 and I LOVE it... It also came with a 420watt psu). Here is the case I have-

And here are it's other two flavors-
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Old 12-03-2004, 08:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Man, I like that case! If i get a new one soon (x-mas is comin) I'll try and get that one. Did you max out all the fan placements?
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LOL as a matter of fact I did... most of them are crap fans that are really slow.. I will be buying some new ones soon (All blue uv ). Can you believe it, 4 front intake fan slots, 2 rear exhaust spots, one side intake slot, 2 psu fans, 1 northbridge fan, 1 CPU fan (I have Vantec tornado running full blast all the time, about to get a fan controller), and a vid card fan. That's a grand total of 10 fans. Now it only comes with 2 rear fans, and a side fan that has a light on it... Also the front cobra eyes light up blue on the blue case (idk what it is on the others, I'm assuming you're referring to the blue one), and turn a reddish color with hdd activity. It is wicked.
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