system options...?


Baseband Member
-Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe nForce 570-SLI MCP Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Dual Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB

-2x Nvidia GeForce 7900GT 256mb (SLI)

-[Socket-AM2] AMD Athlonâ„¢64 X2 4600+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

- Corsair 1024MB [512MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module

-160 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache]

-Enermax EG565P 535 Watt Power Supply [SLI-Ready]

then comes with integrated 7.1 surround sound sound card, a case, liquid cooling (cpu only), dvd-rw/cd-rw drive, its a pre-built complete system. no speakers or monitor all for


or should i get this one and build it my self, all parts are from new egg.

Mobo - MSI K9N SLI Platinum Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor

RAM - Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit

Hard Drive - Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

video card -(2x) BFG Tech BFGR76256GTOCE Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16

CD Drive - NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner

case w/ power supply-Broadway Com Corp 9968 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 550W Power Supply

OS - Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/SP2B

cooling - Titan NIKITA TWC-A04 92mm Water Cooler

all for $1374.70 USD


Daemon Poster
TBH - the top one is actually a better deal. Although, you could make the bottom a better deal by:

Changing the hard drives - the Raptor is becoming a waste of money because of new technology like NCQ, so just get a normal SATA 2 hard drive with more space.

Then upgrade the graphics cards.

If you don't want to do that, then buy the pre-built one - it has much more powerful graphics.


Baseband Member
ok kool, would the 2 7600gts handle jsut about any game out there right now on high? and should i just drop the 4600 dwn to a 4400, o/c it to 4600 speed, drop the raptors and have a normal HD, or just buy 1 7900 for now then add later? cuz i can buy part by part from new egg, but for that other one, i have to buy all at once and i dont have the $$$ right now, btw its from "ibuypower"