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Old 11-26-2005, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Test 6.0= New Computer....

Well I talked to a few of you in the Performance test 6.0 thread and said that I'd start a thread for my new computer so here it is. I'm not sure that I am confident in building it from the ground up, I'd know how to basically "put it all together" and wire it all where it needs to go but I wouldn't know where to go from there as in can I just boot directly to my XP disc and go to town or what needs to be done. Anyways if I feel confident (which I probably will after some talking w/ you guys) I'll need a list of what to buy.
I put together a computer w/ you guys before but it wasn't AMD and I want to make the switch, so if you get bored in the next few days and feel like posting a list of links (new egg preferred) as to how you'd build an AMD computer to be used for video editing/word processing/high intensity programs (for my church)/serious multitasking etc. for under $1400 what would it be?
I'm not stuck on much except that it'll have to have at least a gig of ram, and I've been eyeing (sp?) the 74gig 10,000rpm hd's if they really make a difference. Anyways have at it and don't feel obligated I was just asked to start this thread by some guys on here. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 11-26-2005, 01:51 AM   #2
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Oooo almost forgot if you already have a computer that you use that will do what I'm looking to accomplish feel free to just post your setup regardless of price. Thnx.

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Old 11-26-2005, 02:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: Test 6.0= New Computer....

Ok, well, I'll post links for you later, but, because I know my comps well enough, here goes: amd x2 3800+, 1g of ram, 500gb hitachi deskstar, 6800gs, sli mobo, antec case w/psu (420W), xp home, dvd burner/drive, and any mouse and keyboard and monitor. That might come out to around $1400, but I'm thinking that's a little more actually. Maybe get a 6600gt? I'll get the links when I have time... lol...
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:16 AM   #4
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The keyword you are using is serious multitasking. This should be fun to do. Here's what I suggest:

Nice motherboard with all the latest features you need:
ABIT AN8-ULTRA Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127212

This is a basic dual core CPU, but depending on how much you can afford, you can always bump this up to a 4400+ X2:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retai
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retai
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227211

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160

LITE-ON Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106990

Antec SUPER LANBOY Silver anodized aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129145

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply 100Vac to 240Vac +/- 10% TUV, UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

eVGA 256-P2-N515-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Desktop PC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130247

That's a pretty good setup in my opinion. You will do super fine with these parts.
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: Test 6.0= New Computer....

Cool, thanks guys.
I forgot to mention that I am just building a tower jac006, I already have an acer 17" flat pannel lcd so I will be using that.
TRD I looked it all over and it looks like something I could do except what type of output does that video card have? eVGA? that's different from what I've ever seen.
oh, you guys are sure to be tired of me soon but I also would like to go to a dual monitor setup since that's what I use at my church and that's what I'm comfortable with. I've seen some cards w/ two vga outs for that but I heard that they weren't the best setup since the cards themselves were not high in quality.
I also take it that the 10,000rpm hd's are worth it since you included it in your list, oh and there's no sound card on there but I can take care of that since it can be added later and isn't necessary for initial setup.
Thanks for the help guys.

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That video card uses dual DVI output and a single S-video out to a TV. It's good stuff. You should be able to do dual monitor setup easily with that high performance video card.

Sound cards are nice to have, but the onboard sound is adequate. If you do want a sound card, this is a good one:

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188
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How the heck do I use my VGA monitor w/ a dvi connection? Is there a converter? Oh and I looked at it and saw that it had dual output so I guess that means that I can run two monitors (if I can figure out how to connect them )
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I need to just read, I looked at the video card again and saw that it includes a VGA converter, sorry for the multiple posts and thanks for the list.
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Yeah, it comes with a convertor.
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yeah set up trd said will do fine XD
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