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Old 08-08-2005, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cheap. Dual-Core. 64-bit. suggestions?

I already have a cd, hd, mouse, keyboard, and monitor.

$234.90
Intel Pentium® D Processor 820 2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket 775, 2x1MB Cache, Dual Core Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ductCode=80830

$129.99
Asus P5LD2 945P P4/Pentium D/Celeron 1066FSB LGA775 DDR2 ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial ATA Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=247005

$119.00
Corsair VS1GBKIT667D2 1GB Kit DDR2-667 PC2-5300 Value Select Memory Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=85016-44

$229.99
Asus Extreme AX800/2DTV Radeon X800 PCI Express 256MB DDR Video Card
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=324540

$69.99
Logisys CS888CL Pre-Assembled Arylic Case (Clear) Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=145005

$79.99
Ultra ULT31562 X-Connect 500W ATX Power Supply w/2 80mm Fans (Titanium w/ UV Blue)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=373029

Total: $863.86

Any suggestions or possible problems? Is zipzoomfly legit?
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I don't know much about that power supply. It's not what I would have chosen. Everything looks fine. I'm not an intel fan, so I don't really know where that processor stands. I mean, I know about where it'll fall, but not quite... I believe if DJ-Chris finds this thread he'll rash you about your Asus motherboard. I have had good experiences with Asus products in the past, so I think it's great.

I'd definately take that system if someone decided to give it to me!

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Intel D 820 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ductCode=80830
$234.90

MSI 945P mobo http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=241178
$152.99 -$25

MSI GeForce 6800 card http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=321918
$239.99 -$30.00

1G Dual Channel http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=85016-44
$119.00

500W http://www.xoxide.com/logisys-mesh-500w-psu-blue.html
$29.99

Blue Acrylic Case http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=145006
$72.99 -$10

total $784.86

This seems cheap for a 64-bit and dual core processor. I try to hit the pricing sweet spot. Will this setup work? Does DJ-Chris like MSI?
I have built 5 abit machines but never a msi.
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I would go with a eVga. Dont buy the 6800. Buy the 6600GT or the 6800GT.
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I've heard good things about MSI. I don't know what DJ-Chris thinks... Read reviews on the product on newegg or something. That's where I do all my learning to see if the product is quality or not. It makes more sense to me to see what CUSTOMERS have to say, rather than techie speculators.

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ok i switched to MSI 6600GT and i found a cheap case around town.

Intel D 820 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ductCode=80830
$234.90

MSI 945P mobo http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=241178
$152.99 -$25

MSI GeForce 6600 GT card http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=321916
$172.99

1G Dual Channel http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=85016-44
$119.00

500W http://www.xoxide.com/logisys-mesh-500w-psu-blue.html
$29.99

total $684.87
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Ok I think people mislead you when they told you ASUS would not be good. This is proberly because people around here use to making AMD machines.

Here how it works

ASUS amd K8 motherboards are not good and MSI makes awsome K8 motherboards.

but

ASUS is by far the best maker of intel P4 motherboards. Abit is slightly behind them. If you going to make a intel system you should definally change back to the ASUS motherboard you orginally chosen.
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I've heard good things about MSI. I don't know what DJ-Chris thinks... Read reviews on the product on newegg or something. That's where I do all my learning to see if the product is quality or not. It makes more sense to me to see what CUSTOMERS have to say, rather than techie speculators.

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I have heard good things about MSI as well, and doing a build with a Neo4 for someone very soon.

Anyways, about me and Asus. It's true, that Asus are no good for AMD builds. However, Asus are one of the king's for Intel build motherboard's.

And for newegg reviews, these reviews are edited, and biased towards the product. Bad reviews are taken off of newegg very frequently.
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Yeah ASUS is good for Intel and bad for AMD.

The 6800 isnt a bad card, if you unlock the pipes and overclock it

The best power supplies are Antec. Thermaltake and OCZ but this doesnt mean that that powersupply wont work, its just not the best quality.

I would get a eVGA 6600GT or a Leadtek/eVGA 6800GT

Is this machine going to be used mainly for gaming?
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Old 08-11-2005, 04:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Intel D 820
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ductCode=80830
$245.00

Asus P5LD2 945P
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=247005
$131.99

eVGA GeForce 6600 GT card
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=322696
$159.99

1G Dual Channel
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=85016-44
$119.00

500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817192002
$31.99

total $687.97
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