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Old 01-04-2006, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default Planning on a new setup

The only thing I decided on so far is a AMD 3800+ X2

My budget it 1500~1750, cheaper is better of course.

If anyone could give me recommendations on a motherboard, monitor, GPU, HDD, ect. that would be awesome.
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:48 AM   #2
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Motherboard: DFI LanPary Ultra-D: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

GPU: 7800GTX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130254

HDD: Seagate 7200.9 160GB SATA 3.0:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148105

RAM: Mushkin Extreme Perf 2x1GB DDR500: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146397

That should be well within your budget.
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:51 AM   #3
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For a $1500 budget, taken into account the cost of that 3800+ X2:

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

ABIT KN8 Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127222

XFX PVT70GUDF7 Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150108

ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 2ms white-black-white (typ) LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 650:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116375

HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 HDT722516DLA380 (0A31637) 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145088
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I need to buy a monitor as well, what would you suggest for a case though? And thanks for the recommendations.
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That monitor I listed above is the best I can find for a nice price.

Lian Li PC-60APlus Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112077

I just love that case. I post this baby everywhere.
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did he say he needed an LCD? And ABIT mobos are going downhill right now. Dont get them, dont even get their fatality line. They had their time to shine (back with they still made the NF7-S) but now its really going downhill. Their BIOS is lacking, stability is an issue, customer service is below average. I wouldnt deal with them. I would get 2GB of RAM instead. A GT is good but a GTX is nice to have.
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Antec P-180, all the space you could need and with a unique two chamber design. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154

The Lian Li is good, but its pretty cramped. I wouldnt recommend it, the design is good and all that, but its a little tricky to work with.
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I don't think he would want a CRT after looking at that. LCD is the way to go these days. They improved so much. Plus, it's a space saver, energy saver, pleasant on the eyes.

That Abit may not be the flashiest motherboard around, but it sure is rock solid. Very stable and all that he needs to run a gaming system or whatever. If you have more money in your budget, get a 7800GTX. I was careful not to get too carried away. It's not SLi, but that can be changed if you want that SLi support. I'll just have to dig up another motherboard. You'll also need a power supply too:

COOLER MASTER Real Power RS-450-ACLY ATX12V 450W Power Supply 90 - 264V Nemko / TUV / cUL / CE / CNS - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171001

or a cheaper one:

ATX 2.01 Upgraded, Dual 12V Rail Power Supply
Rosewill RV450-2 ATX 2.01 450W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, TUV, FCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182015
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Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136164

vid card
ati- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102502
nvidea- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139175

hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160

ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146970

moniter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001064

speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121126


Now i didnt keep track of price or anything. i just kinda chose stuff. but hell i think it all corrosponds together.. lol ^_^
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Quote:
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did he say he needed an LCD? And ABIT mobos are going downhill right now. Dont get them, dont even get their fatality line. They had their time to shine (back with they still made the NF7-S) but now its really going downhill. Their BIOS is lacking, stability is an issue, customer service is below average. I wouldnt deal with them. I would get 2GB of RAM instead. A GT is good but a GTX is nice to have.
What motherboard do you suggest then?
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