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Old 10-02-2007, 08:14 AM   #1
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Default getting a new computer

I thought my XPS would keep me up and running for the next few years, but sadly that's not the case. I've been trying for a few weeks, but no matter what I do, it won't successfully play my engineering software. My school gave me $20,000+ worth of engineering software, and I have nothing to use it on. So, I decided to get a somewhat cheap, but powerful desktop to run my programs. I'm purchasing from cyberPower, here are the specs...


2 extra fans

power supply
600 watt coolmaster

(Socket AM2) AMD Athlon™64 X2 5200+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

cooling fan
Artic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent at 20dBA & Overclock Proof)

(Socket AM2)Asus M2N-E SLI NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN,IEEE1394,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

2 gb corsair ram

video cards
2x NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express

hard drive
80GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

and then your basic other stuff

I went with a small hd only because I already have an external 250 gb. Also I already have a 20" monitor I can use with it. i was thinking about going with a single 8800, but the dual 86 are cheaper, and more appealing to me. I'm gonna order this tonight. i'm welcome to changes, but I'm using my own money, so I can't go any higher in price.

The total comes to a mere $762

BTW, I'll be running xp pro on it. i'm tired of vista problems.

Foxconn FlamingBlade, Intel Core i7 920 OC @ 3.63 GHz w/ Asetek 240mm LCLC, 3 x 2GB Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600 @ 1734 6-7-6-18, 2x 150 GB VelociRaptor raid 0, WD Caviar 1 Terabyte, 2x(sli) EVGA GTX 260 core 216 OC'ed, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi titanium, Wireless N, Vista Home Premium 64-bit, 850 watt Corsair psu, Blu-Ray player, DVD/CD player/burner, Acer H233H, Samsung TOC T220HD, 32" Vizio 1080p, HAF 932 case, Bose Companion 3 multimedia system
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:45 AM   #2
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Hmm... one 8800GTS will be better than 2x 8600's I'm afraid.

Everything else looks alright
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
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