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Old 05-24-2006, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default New PC for this summer

according to what I have now, I decidedthat I would need to mak a new PC. a first 64-bit, a first DDR2, etc. Well, I thought a bit of the stuff I want and I decided to shre them with you, since I'm open to comments and suggestions. This time, I won't go blasting, but I definately need a new one, to make it Vista ready and yadah yadah. And, if I buy this new PC, I am giving my P4 to my mom, if she accepts. If not, it's going to the shelf...sinceI hate selling my stuff.

I finally decided that it's time for a decent machine for gaming and such. Also, I used Newegg for pricing, but mine will be a little more expensive.


Soo...keep in mind:
$900 for a laptop
$1600 for PC. (Max of $2500 for both)

PC:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Motherboard: ASUS M2N32-SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011
RAM: 2GB RAM DDR2 800
Hard drive: 2x 300GB SATA-II
PSU: 620W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194004
This thing has disconnectable molex from PSU...meaning Less wires!
Video Card: Dual 7600GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150145
Case: Something like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077
CD/DVD x2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136085
OS: I'll take care of that


Pricing will be raised by $10 each and taxes will be added after.

CPU: $410
Mobo: $235
RAM: $297
HDD: $220 (For both two. $110 for each)
PSU: $180
GPU: $365
Case: $65 (Might get a used one for $25 at a local shop selling used stuff)
DVD: (These two are $80 at local shop...) $160

Total prices WITHOUT taxes:$1932
Total prices WITH taxes: $2221.80

Oh dear...I wentabove threshold! Whatever, it'll last longer. I'll just put my max at: 2221.80



Anyways, what do you think? Suggestions and comments OPENED!!!
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:42 AM   #2
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Looks like a great build. I'm afraid that you won't see that much of a performance boost with two 7600gts though, since they're so powerful just by themselves. Try sliing two 6 series cards, to see a greater performance boost.
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:44 AM   #3
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No link for ram, do you have an idea what company your gonna go with? OCZ is the best, well atleast to me it is..
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:57 AM   #4
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Thats a pretty nice build. Love that motherboard!

Do you really need 600GB space? What about just having 300GB, and then buying a watercooling kit or something..
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:55 PM   #5
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yah... 600Gb.. lol thats a t much, what you plan on keeping in that comp? looks like a sweet build tho!! Nice processor. Oh and instead of SLI'ing two 7600GT's buy a 7900GTX 512 i think youl appreciate it more
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Or get rid of one of those hard drives, and buy 2X7900GTX
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:30 PM   #7
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See, it's nice to buy always the latest stuff, but I already went way over my budget. Oh, you mean of buying ONE 7900GTX? Meh, we'll see.

@PerfectSK: Weird...how can two 7600GT not be as much powerful as one? Really weird.

@joxley: Might as well. Windows Vista will eat 15GB right off the bat.

@Dev: I'm probably looking for some Kingston, Corsair or OCZ. Not quite sure yet.
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:33 PM   #8
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Save your money - dont get 600GB space.

Maybe, if you really want, a 300GB and a 150GB? But a 300GB will do it fine!

Suppose it's your build at the end of the day..
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:11 PM   #9
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Yeah, I'll think I'll go for 2x 160GB SATA-II. Saves me money. And, I think I'll SLI two 7800GT
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