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Old 01-16-2005, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default New system

Ok heres the deal...
I'm looking for a system that will be a decent gaming system as well as being able to run server software,and any other tasks i need.

Heres what im thinking:
ASUS P5GD1 LGA-775 PCI-Express Lan DDR2 $139
Kingston 1GB DDR2 2x512 $349
Powercolour Radeon X300 256MB PCI-express $169
Intel P4 3.6 GHz $549
case: Antec Sonata 450 watt power supply $140
LG 16x dvd-rom $35
LG Dual Layer 16x DVD +- RW $85
Soundblaster Audigy 7.1 $109
300 GB Sata 16 MB cache $269

$1844 total
$1603 total with my discount.

Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:40 AM   #2
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umm you are getting ripped off wherever you are planning to get the parts tell them to shove it.

http://www.newegg.com and http://www.zipzoomfly.com are the best places for most parts, for video cards i recommend http://www.buyxg.com

Same processor on NewEgg for $449 $100 less http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...oprocessors+PC

That video card is one of the worst cards made in the past ten years. Dont even think about getting it.

Get a 6600 GT for the same price http://www.buyxg.com/store/item.asp?id=1046

Those are the two parts i noticed were overpriced, check those two sites to make sure you are getting the best deal.
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Old 01-16-2005, 05:33 AM   #3
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Yeh i would change that video card loads more powerful it will be amazing the diffrence.
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Are those in canadian prices? the prices i posted are all in canadian dollars
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
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oh no, but that video card is horrible go with the radeon x700 or the geforce 6600
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Alright sounds good. Thats y i asked... I've seen that powercolour card go into alot of computers so i guess i assumed it would be a decent card. Maybe its just the price compared to some of the others that makes it so popular.

Also i wanted to stay away from the $500 mobo and the $800 video card thats also for sale there.
I figured i could probably get the performance out of something a little less pricy.
The higher cost does not always signify a better quality product.
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Old 01-16-2005, 06:03 PM   #7
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Yeah nothing on your list needs to be changed. except that video card.

Everything else is very high quality and fairly inexpensive for Canadian Dollars.
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Yeah, nice PC, but get an AMD64 processor with an nForce4 PCI Express MOBO. It will cost a bit less, and will give you better performance.
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alright. thx for the feedback ppl.
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Yeah, I would go with an AMD setup, as opposed to Intel. AMD just makes better CPU's.
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