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Old 08-08-2006, 12:24 AM   #1
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this is wat i want to build and what could i downgrade to find a better price

Athlon 64x2 4200+
A8N-SLI Premium
Zalman Reserator Watercooling
geforce 7800
Creative Sound Blaster
Western Digital Raptor 36GB 10,000 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 300GB SATA Hard Drive
Antec NeoPower 480W Modular Power Supply
cd/DVD burner??(suggestions)
CD/DVD reader??(suggestions)
Floppy Drive (suggestions)
Case for hardrive(suggestions)
Mouse Keyboard (suggestions)

so is there anything i can downgrade to meet a price of 700-1000 dollars
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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Are you sure you want watercooling? It really isn't necessary if you don't plan on overclocking sky-high. Just get one CD/DVD drive, as well. Don't worry about a floppy drive if you're really in a pinch but I always find it so nice to have one. Use an old keyboard and mouse until you can buy nicer ones, and what do you mean a case for the hard drive? If they're internal you shouldn't need one. I know for a fact that motherboard has onboard sound (most if not all do now anyway) and that should hold you over until you purchase a sound card.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:50 AM   #3
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ok i mean the whole case that holds everything and i dont get the soundcard thing, and can u install most these things later??? such as the extra dvd burner
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wait, what do you mean by that, you asked what parts cuold be downgraded to meet your budget
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:06 PM   #5
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like parts that are not really needed or another part thats the same just cheaper
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:32 PM   #6
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Is your budget including everything like the speakers, os, etc?
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don't get the raptor. It's expensive and has very little space, a normal 7200 rpm hdd will be fast enough.
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7200 RPM SATA hard drive will do just fine, as mammikoura said.
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:57 PM   #9
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...I like my Raptors.

But, that's just because I had a little money to spend and my old hard drive was an old 7200 RPM IDE drive. I figured I'd just get two Raptors since I had the money at the time. A 7200 RPM SATA should be just fine though and will save you 20-50 bucks.
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It's always good to have two little drives though, incase one breaks down, and you could use the extra drive for back-ups. However, with the small size of those raptors, you might want some more space. Opt for a 120 or 160gb hd. With prices these days you could get a 300gb under $200 if you knew where to look.
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