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Singularity

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Hey guys...I'm thinking about buying this rig. Any suggestions?

CASE : HOT NEW! Xplorer Mid-Tower Case 420W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display (Black Case w/Black Face)
CPU : (939-pin) AMD ATHLONâ„¢64 3700+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology
MOTHERBOARD : (Sckt939)ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI Chipset SATA RAID Dual PCIE MB w/Gb-LAN,USB2.0,IEEE-1394,&7.1Audio
MEMORY : 1024 MB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY (Corsair XMS High Performance Memory w/ Heat Spreader)
VIDEO CARD : NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
VIDEO CARD 2 : NONE
MONITOR & LCD : NONE
HARD DRIVE : 120GB Hard Drive (Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM Ultra ATA 133 Hard Drive)
Hard Drive 2 : NONE
Optical Drive : SONY DWQ-28A DUAL FORMAT 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2 : SONY 16X DVD-ROM (BLACK COLOR)
SOUND : HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
Price: $1440.00



Also, how loud is a 10,000 RPM hard drive?
 

jac006

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Yeah, with a that vid. card, memory, cpu, etc. you'll definitely need a 450W min, especially if you want to upgrade in the future and not worry about a psu...
 

Singularity

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jac006 said:
Yeah, with a that vid. card, memory, cpu, etc. you'll definitely need a 450W min, especially if you want to upgrade in the future and not worry about a psu...
I'll get 600W.
 

jac006

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Btw, a 10,000rpm hd is pretty loud. For the money though, I would definitely go with a hitcahi desktar 500gb, which is almost as fast but with tons more storage...
 

Singularity

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jac006 said:
Btw, a 10,000rpm hd is pretty loud. For the money though, I would definitely go with a hitcahi desktar 500gb, which is almost as fast but with tons more storage...
Would you reccomend two 6800 Ultras or one 7800gtx?¤
 

mammikoura

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Singularity said:
Would you reccomend two 6800 Ultras or one 7800gtx?¤
one 7800GTX. I'd say the performance is about the same, but if u get 7800GTX u can get another one when u need it. (and then it will be alot cheaper) And I don't think they make 6800 ultras anymore.
 

jac006

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Yeah, one 7800gtx, because of upgradibilty... the 7800gtx's is one heck of a card. Dual 6800ultra's are nice, but still, the 7800gtx pwns because you can always add one later and have ultimate performance...
 

TreeHugger

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ya go to nvidia they have recomended psu wattages. Also consider switching the asus board to a msi, gigabyte or dfi-lanparty board since they don't get bottlenecks
 
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