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Old 02-03-2006, 04:08 AM   #11
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wow what did u do with the last computer? did u take send it back or somethin? i would build your own but if your lazy and dont want to lol that looks like a good comp, but ive heard bad things about XFX cards
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:28 AM   #12
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Ok so thats aussie dollars i see. So where r u purchasing this from? I reccomend www.computeralliance.com.au They are really good. And that thing ur buyin is a beast dude.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:31 AM   #13
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For that price, that setup SUCKS!
over 2,000 dollars will get you something BETTER than that!




The processor is good. The motherboard lacks a few features... You should check out this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...84#DetailSpecs

This baby has 8 (YES, EIGHT!) SATA (SATA II) 3.0G ports, plus 2 ATA ports. Includes Firewire and also has a dual Gigabit integrated lan, baby!
It also features integrated Dolby 8 channel surround sound.
Features 10 (TEN) USB 2.0 connections and supports 0/1/0+1/ 0+1/5 JBOD RAID. (That's RAID 5!!)





Memory and RAM is the same thing in this sense. You called the HD RAM, and it's not RAM at all.

The memory is fine, but if you plan to overclock, go with 2gig DDR500 Dual Channel RAM kits.

That video card is good. Can't say anything about it.

You're wasting your tme with that hard drive. It's SATA 3.0GB/s but only runs at 7200 RPM. The bottle neck is the 7200 RPM. You could save money just using PATA.





Get rid of that Microsoft mouse and keyboard. It's crap. You need something better.

Keyboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175103

Mouse:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104191

LiteOn DVD Burner and CD Burners are actually good. LiteOns are actually one of the top 10 best CD/DVD drive manafacturers. Good choice.






That LCD monitor sucks!
If you're gonna spend 280 bucks on a monitor, at least use DVI and not RGB analog.

Get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...19#DetailSpecs

The monitor is 19 inches. So, it's the same size as the one you picked out. The constrast may not be as high(500:1 instead of 600:1), but the cd/m2 is much higher and plus this monitor supports DVI. Not only that, but it's 8ms. Much better than 12ms. Not only that, but it's cheaper.

If your sayin he should buy from Newegg, then im sorry but he cant. Looks to me like hes an aussie, and they dont send to our beautiful country.

EDIT: And thats 2319 aussie dollars, makin that $1748 american, is it shit for that price now?
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:45 PM   #14
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Thanks for the feedback.
Can you guys help me out, I want to see all the choices

You pick please.

CPU: AMD ATHLON 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ (2.0GHz/2x512KB/0.09u/E6)

Motherboard: ?------?

Mermory: ?------?
Video Card: ?-----? GeForce 7800GT 256MB

RAM: ?------?

Optcial Drive: Liteon SHW-160P6S-OEM-BLACK 16x Dual Layer DVDRW, DVD+/- Dual Layer Recording, OEM, Black

Mouse & Keyboard Combo: Microsoft Basic Black Optical Value 2.0 Keyboard and Mouse combo

Sound Card: Creative - Audigy Value

Monitor: ?-------?
Case: Thermaltake Soprano Midi Tower Case, Black

**?------? means you pick
And the budget is below $2500. Thanks guys, oh and if i forgoten something please add it ty.
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OK he dint think he liked the other computer system. So we set out to find another. Is this any good?

Specs:

CPU: AMD ATHLON 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ (2.0GHz/2x512KB/0.09u/E6)

Motherboard: Asus A8N-E nFORCE ULTRA/HT1000/S939/4DDR/PCIEx/GIGALAN/RAID 0, 1/ATX

Mermory: Kingston KVR400X64C3AK2/1G Twin pack 1GB PC-3200 DDR 400Mhz Kit (2x512mb sticks)

Video Card: XFX GeForce 7800GT 256MB DDR3 OC editions.

RAM: Western Digital WD2500KS 250gb 7200rpm 16mb SATAII/300

Optcial Drive: Liteon SHW-160P6S-OEM-BLACK 16x Dual Layer DVDRW, DVD+/- Dual Layer Recording, OEM, Black

Mouse & Keyboard Combo: Microsoft Basic Black Optical Value 2.0 Keyboard and Mouse combo

Sound Card: Creative - Audigy Value

Monitor: Samsung 913V 19" Silver LCD, 12ms

Case: Thermaltake Soprano Midi Tower Case, Black

Cost: $2319 AUD

Please tell the truth Dont worry if he STILL dosen't like this system i won't let him on his or my computer

lol sometimes I wonder why people even ask. If you hand picked that stuff, why do you ask?? lol
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EDIT: And thats 2319 aussie dollars, makin that $1748 american, is it shit for that price now?

Yes it is.

I was able to build a system for 1300 with:

a RAID 0 80g setup (I already have 400 gigs on my current PC)
Opteron 165
Watercooling
MSI Dual Gigabit Board (Same as listed above)
2 Gig DDR500 RAM
100% Acrylic case (Blue)
450 - 500 Watt PSU
Liteon DVD 16x with Lightscribe
GeForce 6800 GS
Built-in 8 channel surround sound

With the LCD screen, it would make it 1580
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wow thats pretty pwnage
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Whats a good hard disk for gaming?
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Sorry about double post, Does anyone have a suggestion for a good hard disk.
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a seagate 7200.9 would be good
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