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Old 06-06-2005, 03:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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rate 1-10 please
so im goinna buy this comp, ive gotten much research on it from multiple forums (alotta thanks to u guys), and now i wanna see what u guys think
stuff to think about:
-Gaming and visual arts comp
-19''samsung CRT monitor
-keep it cheap(er) (tried to keep it nothing over a grand)
-GAMING and VISUAL ARTS
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-CASE: HOT NEW! Xplorer Mid-Tower Case 420W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display (Silver Case w/Silver Face)
-CD: LG GWA-4161 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER
-CASUPGRADE: 12" COLD CATHODE NEON LIGHT (GREEN COLOR)
-CPU: (939-pin) AMD ATHLON64 3000+ CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
-FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 6in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer
-FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE
-HDD: Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM Serial ATA 150 8MB Cache
-KEYBOARD: PS2 MULTIMEDIA INTERNET CONTROL KEYBOARD
-MOUSE: Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse
-MOTHERBOARD: (939-pin Socket) Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 nForce4 Chipset MB w/ LAN, USB2.0, IEEE, & AUDIO
-MEMORY: 1024 MB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY (Corsair Value RAM)
-MODEM: PCI 56K V.92 FAX MODEM W/ VOICE
-OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional X64 Edition (Requires AMD Athlon 64 CPU)
-POWERSUPPLY: THERMALTAKE 480WATT POWER SUPPLY
-SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
-SPEAKERS: 600WATT PMPO SUBWOOFER STEREO SPEAKERS
-VIDEO: NVIDIA Geforce 6600 GT 128MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD-- Powered by Leadtek

_PRICE: (+1051)

user/poster INFO/INPUT IS MUCH APPRICIATED
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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assuming you had a grand, i'd give it a 8 out of a possible 10 that you COULD do with a grand
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...uct_Code=80311

try using monarch computers to build your comp instead; thermaltake sprano (85) , ocz modstream 450w, amd venice 3000+ box version venice, a gig of corsair twinx (113), dfi lanparty (117), no HSF (boxed version comes with one), 160gb wd sata hdd (110), nec 3510a dvd-rw, evga 6600gt, windows xp home, you get free hl2 and css, free farcry, free crapster, and a brand new built by professionals, everything tested to work, kick-*** computer for $1032

x64 has all beta drivers, lots of compatibility isses, none of the games utilize 64bit, etc.

then hop over to newegg/zipzoomfly and grab yourself a floppy if u need one, keyboard and mouse, and a modem if u need one and www.frozencpu.com and get yourself a pair of cathode light glowing things
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Well it's decent, but as said you could do better, expisally if your building yourself

This is the top changes you should look at
DFI Lanparty Ultra-D Motherboard
AMD 3000+ SKT 939 *VENICE CORE*
2x 512 Meg TWINMOS or what DiabloII said
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Lose the speakers (if you need more money)
and get a decent PSU the one that comes with a case is probably crap
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I give it an 8 out of 10 as well, he did better than I would have.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I say, get cheaper speakers and get yourself an eVGA 6800GT.
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Don't get the x64 edition of Windows XP. The driver support is terrible for it right now, and will run your 32-bit games worse than the 32-bit version. Just get Windows XP Professional 32-bit. Then you can upgrade later after there is 64-bit software and there are better 64-bit drivers.
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DJ Chris- cant get the DFI Lanparty Ultra-D Motherboard cuz this site doesnt offer it, and u cant NOT get a motherboard, so it would end up costing me double =(
how can u tell which CORE the processor is? AMD 3000+ SKT 939 *VENICE CORE*

Kadahaf- the cool thing about those speakers is they only are a 3 dollar add on.. and they are 600 watt lol
and for the PSU im getting the THERMALTAKE 480WATT POWER SUPPLY as an upgrade instead of the case one

desiboi- cant get the 6800 GT cuz that costs 231 more $$$ and im trying to keep this budget/good
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Eat great PSU choice Thermal take PSUs are VERY solid and reliable
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...there's also the option of getting an SLI motherbaord and then u can add another 6600gt later.....right?
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