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Old 08-18-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. Recently I've been considering making myself a computer. My main concerns are gaming and soundsystem. This is what I've come up with (from newegg.com) and I would appreciate any suggestions or comments. I.E. a better deal, a better part, etc. Thanks in advance!

NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum Construction Plastic Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: LEXA-NP
Item #: N82E16811146018

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$129.99 $129.99


Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: M55SLI-S4
Item #: N82E16813128321


$94.99 $94.99


<DUAL> XFX PV-T71G-UCE7 Geforce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Model #: PV-T71G-UCE7
Item #: N82E16814150149

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$299.00 $598.00


SILVERSTONE ZEUS SST-ST65ZF ATX12V 650W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: SST-ST65ZF
Item #: N82E16817163108

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$159.99 $159.99


AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4600CUBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA4600CUBOX
Item #: N82E16819103751
** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what's this?
In Stock
$266.00 $266.00


CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400PRO - Retail
Model #: TWIN2X2048-6400PRO
Item #: N82E16820145589

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$289.00 $289.00


SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
Model #: MPF920 Black
Item #: N82E16821103116

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$7.99 $7.99


SAMSUNG T133 Series HD300LJ 300GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: HD300LJ
Item #: N82E16822152045

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$91.99 $91.99


ViewSonic VA1912wb Black 19" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #: VA1912wb
Item #: N82E16824116373
** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what's this?
** Dead Pixels Policy: Replacement or Refund for 8 or more dead pixels only.
In Stock
$208.99 $208.99


Logitech G5 Laser 931376-0403 2-Tone 6 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Laser Mouse - Retail
Model #: 931376-0403
Item #: N82E16826104191

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$51.45 $51.45


LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner W/LightScribe and 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model SHM-165H6S - Retail
Model #: SHM-165H6S
Item #: N82E16827106015

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$37.99 $37.99


Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Model #: 70SB046000007
Item #: N82E16829102188
** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what's this?
In Stock
$121.99 $121.99


Scythe Katana CPU Cooler 92mm Cooling Fan/Heatsink for both AMD and Intel - Retail
Model #: Katana CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835185123

In Stock
$24.99 $24.99


Logitech THX Z-5300e 280 Watts RMS 5.1 Speaker - Retail
Model #: 970102-1403
Item #: N82E16836121121
** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what's this?

In Stock
$134.99 -$20.00 Instant $114.99

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Old 08-19-2006, 03:08 AM   #2
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Well this is definitely going to be a high end computer so I'd go with the core 2 duo cpus. But it really doesn't matter that much since the amd x2 4600+ will last u a very long time too. I'm still using a 3.0Ghz single core pentium 4 and I don't think that there is any game out that my cpu couldn't handle. But a core 2 duo would give u better performance. (the E6600 has about the same performance as the amd fx-62)

And I'd get just one 7900GT. It's capable of running all the new games fine. U are just paying $300 to get better frame rates. (which really doesn't matter as long as the frame rate is 60+) And if u are thinking that if u get two now u don't have to upgrade for years, well dx10 is coming out probably Q1 of 2007, and then games are going to start using dx10. If u want to play these games with the highest settings u will have to get a dx10 card. But u will still be able to play then well with a dx9 card, u just can't enable all of the settings.
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DO NOT buy a dual-core processor, the performance hit is only slightly different in comparison to a single-core but it will give you no end of troubles with regards to gaming, if you have to get one, make it the AMD FX-60 otherwise steer clear, past and even future games simply lack the support for the dual core and so crashes are a frequent thing, talking from experience. Stick to basics with the case, it will save you a few bob and will impress people more to see lots of power coming from a standard-looking computer. Put the money you save from the case on some quality fans, overheating is a commonly overlooked issue and the cause of many crashes. With regard to audio, that card is suitable, audio is another cause of game crashing when two or more peices of hardware try to process information through the same channel. You won't need 2 Gb RAM, 1Gb will be sufficent, hope that helped. Jon
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:17 PM   #4
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The Intel C2D processors out perform all of the AMD chips. The big issue with them is finding a MoBo with SLI that is suitable for the user.

I think you should get the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 because the timing is better (5-5-5-12 vs. 4-4-4-12)

The sound card is very good for play... not so for recording.

And the speakers are good enough, not so incredibly loud, but I dont think you need it to be.
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trashedteen, the Core Duo 2 chips, as aecliptic said, pwn all amds, and are relatively cheap too, and stay really cool, you have to TRY to make a conroe overheat. there won't be any issues with the sound card as you can disbale the onboard sound. and if he wants top of the line, and doesn't have any problems spending the jack, 2 gigs is worth it. and the case, get one you like a lot, because you will see it all the time.
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DO NOT buy a dual-core processor, the performance hit is only slightly different in comparison to a single-core but it will give you no end of troubles with regards to gaming, if you have to get one, make it the AMD FX-60 otherwise steer clear, past and even future games simply lack the support for the dual core and so crashes are a frequent thing, talking from experience. Stick to basics with the case, it will save you a few bob and will impress people more to see lots of power coming from a standard-looking computer. Put the money you save from the case on some quality fans, overheating is a commonly overlooked issue and the cause of many crashes. With regard to audio, that card is suitable, audio is another cause of game crashing when two or more peices of hardware try to process information through the same channel. You won't need 2 Gb RAM, 1Gb will be sufficent, hope that helped. Jon
Terriable advice. Dual core CPUs are fun, and wicked and at the prices they are costing now its not expensive to get one. And 1 GIG ram heh forget that get 2.
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BTW, for the price you would be paying for the BEST AMD chip... youre better off adding an extra 200 bucks and getting the X6800, and if you say this chip is just slightly better - than you must be smoking.

Guys, he does have 2 gigs of RAM listed.
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