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Old 05-18-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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Thermaltake Black Highest Xaser III Super Tower without Power Supply, Model "V1000A" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Case Type: Xaser III Super Tower
Color: Black
Material: Chassis:1.0mm SECC Japan Steel; Front Panel:Aluminum
Drive Bays: 5.25'' x4,3.5''(External) x2, 3.5''(Internal) x6
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: USB2.0 x2,IEEE1394 x1,Mic x1,Speaker x1
Power Supply: N/A
Cooling System: 80mm Fan Rear x2,Front x2,Side x2,Top x1
Mainboard Compatibility: Standard ATX,Micro ATX,Extend ATX
Dimensions: 20.9''x8.1''x20.5'' (HxWxD)
Special Features: C / F display switch;4 Channel adjustable fan speed knob;Two way lock in front panel etc. more info-> N82E16811133105 $120.00 $120.00


ASUS "P4C800-E DELUXE" i875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL
Specifications:
Supported CPU: Intel Pentium 4(HT)/Celeron Processors
Chipset: Intel 875P + ICH5R
FSB: 800/533/400MHz
RAM: 4x DIMM support DDR400/333/266 Max 4GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 100, 1x UltraDMA 133(from Promise 20378) up to 6 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP Pro/8X, 5x PCI, 1x Wi-Fi
Ports: 2xPS2,1xCOM,1xLPT,1xSPDIF Out,1xLAN,2x1394(Rear 1),8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: AD1985 6-Channel Codec
Onboard LAN: Intel 82547EI GbE
Onboard SATA/RAID: ICH5R, 2x SATA, RAID 0/1; Promise 20378, 2x SATA, RAID 0/1/0+1/Multiple RAID
Onboard 1394: VIA 1394 chip
Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813131464 $179.00 $179.00


Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply
Specifications:
Type: ATX
Maximum Power: 480W
PFC: No
Power Good Signal: 100-500ms
Hold-up Time: >16ms at Full Load
Efficiency: >65%
Over Voltage Protection: +5V trip point<+6.8V;+3.3V trip point<+4.5V;+12V trip point<+15.6V
Overload Protection: Not specified
Input Voltage: 100-240 Vrms
Input Frequency Range: 47Hz-63Hz
Input Current: 8A
Output: +3.3V@30A;+5V@40A;-5V@0.3A;+12V@18A;-12V@0.8A;+5VSB@2A
MTBF: Not specified
Approvals: Not specified more info-> N82E16817153007 $55.00 $55.00


Intel Pentium 4/ 3.4C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512K L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail
Specification
Model: Intel Pentium 4 w/ Hyper Threading
Core: Northwood
Operating Frequency: 3.4GHz
FSB: 800MHz
Cache: L1/12K+8K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.55V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket 478
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2
Warranty: 3-year MFG
Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan) more info-> N82E16819116168 $415.00 $415.00


Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-2700 with Platinum Silver Heat Spreader- OEM
Specification
Manufacturer: Corsair
Speed: DDR333(PC2700)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2-3-3-6
Support Voltage: 2.5V
Bandwidth: 2.7GB/s
Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
Special Features: with Platinum Silver Heat Spreader
Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820145412 $126.00 $504.00


SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM
Specifications:
Capacity: 1.44MB
Average Access Time: 94 ms
Interface: 34 Pin Standard Floppy Connector
Form: 3.5 inch
Media Type: All Standard 1.44MB & 720KB 3.5 Floppy Diskettes
Features: High Quality and Reliability,Customized colors available
Packaging: OEM more info-> N82E16821103116 $11.99 $11.99


Western Digital Quiet Drive 250GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD2500PB, OEM Drive Only
Specifications:
Capacity: 250GB
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology, Shock Guard
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
Packaging: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16822144155 $187.00 $187.00


SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive, Model DDU1612, OEM
Specifications:
Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM, 16X DVD-ROM
Interface: E-IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 512KB
Access Time: 80-220ms DVD, 165ms CD
Data Transfer Rate: 1,800~3,600 kB/s (CD), 8,788~21,632 kB/s Single Layer, 5,586~13,520 kB/s Dual Layer
Features: Compatible with all CD formats

Sony DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model DWU18A Black, OEM Bulk Pack
Specifications:
Write Speed: 40X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD+RW, 4X DVD-R, 2X DVD-RW
Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM/CD-R, 12X DVD-ROM
Interface: Internal IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/ME/2000/98SE
Features: Buffer Underrun Protection Technology
Packaging: OEM Bulk Pack no Software included (see pictures for details) more info-> N82E16827131221 $86.00 $86.00


Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Channels: 7.1
Max Sampling Rate: 192kHz
Signal-Noise Ratio: 108dB(SNR)
Hardware Decode: Dolby Digital EX, DTS-EX
Digital Audio: 24-bit
PC Interface: PCI
Connectors: Line-In/Out, Firewire(IEEE1394), Mic-In, MIDI, Analog/Digital CD Audio in(See Details)
External Box: N/A
Remote Control: N/A
Special Features: DVD-Audio, THX Certified, EAX Advanced HD more info-> N82E16829102171 $128.00 $128.00
Subtotal $ 1,715.98





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Thermaltake Black Highest Xaser III Super Tower without Power Supply, Model "V1000A" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Case Type: Xaser III Super Tower
Color: Black
Material: Chassis:1.0mm SECC Japan Steel; Front Panel:Aluminum
Drive Bays: 5.25'' x4,3.5''(External) x2, 3.5''(Internal) x6
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: USB2.0 x2,IEEE1394 x1,Mic x1,Speaker x1
Power Supply: N/A
Cooling System: 80mm Fan Rear x2,Front x2,Side x2,Top x1
Mainboard Compatibility: Standard ATX,Micro ATX,Extend ATX
Dimensions: 20.9''x8.1''x20.5'' (HxWxD)
Special Features: C / F display switch;4 Channel adjustable fan speed knob;Two way lock in front panel etc. more info-> N82E16811133105 $120.00 $120.00


ASUS "K8V SE Deluxe" K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL
Specifications:
Supported CPU: Socket 754 for AMD Athlon 64 Processors
Chipset: VIA K8T800 + VT8237
FSB: Hyper Transport
RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB
IDE: 3x ATA 133(1 from Promise 20378) up to 6 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 5x PCI, 1x Wi-Fi
Ports: 2xPS2,1xCOM,1xLPT,8xUSB2.0(rear 4),1xLAN,2x1394(rear 1),SPDIF Out,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: AD1980 6-Channel audio CODEC
Onboard LAN: Marvell GbE
Onboard SATA/RAID: VT8237, 2xSATA, RAID 0/1; Promise R20378, 2x SATA, RAID 0/1/0+1
Onboard 1394: VIA VT6307, 2 Ports
Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813131490 $137.00 $137.00


Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply
Specifications:
Type: ATX
Maximum Power: 480W
PFC: No
Power Good Signal: 100-500ms
Hold-up Time: >16ms at Full Load
Efficiency: >65%
Over Voltage Protection: +5V trip point<+6.8V;+3.3V trip point<+4.5V;+12V trip point<+15.6V
Overload Protection: Not specified
Input Voltage: 100-240 Vrms
Input Frequency Range: 47Hz-63Hz
Input Current: 8A
Output: +3.3V@30A;+5V@40A;-5V@0.3A;+12V@18A;-12V@0.8A;+5VSB@2A
MTBF: Not specified
Approvals: Not specified more info-> N82E16817153007 $55.00 $55.00


AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1MB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor - Retail
Specification
Model: AMD Athlon 64 3400+
Core: ClawHammer
Operating Frequency: 2.2GHz
FSB: Integrated into chip
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/1MB
Voltage: 1.5V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket 754
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Packaging: Retail Box (Heatsink and Fan included) more info-> N82E16819103426 $420.00 $420.00


Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-2700 with Platinum Silver Heat Spreader- OEM
Specification
Manufacturer: Corsair
Speed: DDR333(PC2700)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2-3-3-6
Support Voltage: 2.5V
Bandwidth: 2.7GB/s
Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
Special Features: with Platinum Silver Heat Spreader
Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820145412 $126.00 $378.00


SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM
Specifications:

Western Digital Quiet Drive 250GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD2500PB, OEM Drive Only
Specifications:
Capacity: 250GB
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology, Shock Guard
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
Packaging: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16822144155 $187.00 $187.00


SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive, Model DDU1612, OEM
Specifications:
Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM, 16X DVD-ROM
Interface: E-IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 512KB
Access Time: 80-220ms DVD, 165ms CD
Data Transfer Rate: 1,800~3,600 kB/s (CD), 8,788~21,632 kB/s Single Layer, 5,586~13,520 kB/s Dual Layer
Features: Compatible with all CD formats


Sony DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model DWU18A Black, OEM Bulk Pack
Specifications:
Write Speed: 40X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD+RW, 4X DVD-R, 2X DVD-RW
Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM/CD-R, 12X DVD-ROM
Interface: Internal IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/ME/2000/98SE
Features: Buffer Underrun Protection Technology

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Channels: 7.1
Max Sampling Rate: 192kHz
Signal-Noise Ratio: 108dB(SNR)
Hardware Decode: Dolby Digital EX, DTS-EX
Digital Audio: 24-bit
PC Interface: PCI
Connectors: Line-In/Out, Firewire(IEEE1394), Mic-In, MIDI, Analog/Digital CD Audio in(See Details)
External Box: N/A
Remote Control: N/A
Special Features: DVD-Audio, THX Certified, EAX Advanced HD more info-> N82E16829102171 $128.00 $128.00
Subtotal $ 1,552.98
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Last one, because, however good Intel are - the AMD is 64-bit and therefore more futureproof.
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Old 05-20-2004, 11:58 AM   #3
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An it plays far cry better.
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Yeah, the 64-bit of the AMD allows for a greater power in the FarCry Gameplay - it is amazing even on my nVidia FX5200.
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Old 05-22-2004, 06:58 PM   #5
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so this is good?

Thermaltake Black Highest Xaser III Super Tower without Power Supply, Model "V1000A" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Case Type: Xaser III Super Tower
Color: Black
Material: Chassis:1.0mm SECC Japan Steel; Front Panel:Aluminum
Drive Bays: 5.25'' x4,3.5''(External) x2, 3.5''(Internal) x6
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: USB2.0 x2,IEEE1394 x1,Mic x1,Speaker x1
Power Supply: N/A
Cooling System: 80mm Fan Rear x2,Front x2,Side x2,Top x1
Mainboard Compatibility: Standard ATX,Micro ATX,Extend ATX
Dimensions: 20.9''x8.1''x20.5'' (HxWxD)
Special Features: C / F display switch;4 Channel adjustable fan speed knob;Two way lock in front panel etc. more info-> N82E16811133105 $120.00 $120.00


ASUS "K8V SE Deluxe" K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL
Specifications:
Supported CPU: Socket 754 for AMD Athlon 64 Processors
Chipset: VIA K8T800 + VT8237
FSB: Hyper Transport
RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB
IDE: 3x ATA 133(1 from Promise 20378) up to 6 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 5x PCI, 1x Wi-Fi
Ports: 2xPS2,1xCOM,1xLPT,8xUSB2.0(rear 4),1xLAN,2x1394(rear 1),SPDIF Out,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: AD1980 6-Channel audio CODEC
Onboard LAN: Marvell GbE
Onboard SATA/RAID: VT8237, 2xSATA, RAID 0/1; Promise R20378, 2x SATA, RAID 0/1/0+1
Onboard 1394: VIA VT6307, 2 Ports
Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813131490 $124.99 $124.99


Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply
Specifications:
Type: ATX
Maximum Power: 480W
PFC: No
Power Good Signal: 100-500ms
Hold-up Time: >16ms at Full Load
Efficiency: >65%
Over Voltage Protection: +5V trip point<+6.8V;+3.3V trip point<+4.5V;+12V trip point<+15.6V
Overload Protection: Not specified
Input Voltage: 100-240 Vrms
Input Frequency Range: 47Hz-63Hz
Input Current: 8A
Output: +3.3V@30A;+5V@40A;-5V@0.3A;+12V@18A;-12V@0.8A;+5VSB@2A
MTBF: Not specified
Approvals: Not specified more info-> N82E16817153007 $55.00 $55.00


AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1MB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor - Retail
Specifications:
Model: AMD Athlon 64 3400+
Core: ClawHammer
Operating Frequency: 2.2GHz
FSB: Integrated into chip
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/1MB
Voltage: 1.5V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket 754
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Packaging: Retail Box (Heatsink and Fan included) more info-> N82E16819103426 $416.00 $416.00


Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-2700 with Platinum Silver Heat Spreader- OEM
Specifications:
Manufacturer: Corsair
Speed: DDR333(PC2700)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2-3-3-6
Support Voltage: 2.5V
Bandwidth: 2.7GB/s
Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
Special Features: with Platinum Silver Heat Spreader
Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820145412 $126.00 $378.00


SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM
Specifications:
Capacity: 1.44MB
Average Access Time: 94 ms
Interface: 34 Pin Standard Floppy Connector
Form: 3.5 inch
Media Type: All Standard 1.44MB & 720KB 3.5 Floppy Diskettes
Features: High Quality and Reliability,Customized colors available
Packaging: OEM more info-> N82E16821103116 $12.99 $12.99


Western Digital Quiet Drive 250GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD2500PB, OEM Drive Only
Specifications:
Capacity: 250GB
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology, Shock Guard
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
Packaging: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16822144155 $187.00 $187.00


SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive, Model DDU1612, OEM
Specifications:
Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM, 16X DVD-ROM
Interface: E-IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 512KB
Access Time: 80-220ms DVD, 165ms CD
Data Transfer Rate: 1,800~3,600 kB/s (CD), 8,788~21,632 kB/s Single Layer, 5,586~13,520 kB/s Dual Layer
Features: Compatible with all CD formats
Packaging: OEM Pack Drive only (see pictures for details) more info-> N82E16827131003 $29.99 $29.99


Sony DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model DWU18A Black, OEM Bulk Pack
Specifications:
Write Speed: 40X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD+RW, 4X DVD-R, 2X DVD-RW
Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM/CD-R, 12X DVD-ROM
Interface: Internal IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/ME/2000/98SE
Features: Buffer Underrun Protection Technology
Packaging: OEM Bulk Pack no Software included (see pictures for details) more info-> N82E16827131221 $87.00 $87.00


Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Channels: 7.1
Max Sampling Rate: 192kHz
Signal-Noise Ratio: 108dB(SNR)
Hardware Decode: Dolby Digital EX, DTS-EX
Digital Audio: 24-bit
PC Interface: PCI
Connectors: Line-In/Out, Firewire(IEEE1394), Mic-In, MIDI, Analog/Digital CD Audio in(See Details)
External Box: N/A
Remote Control: N/A
Special Features: DVD-Audio, THX Certified, EAX Advanced HD more info->
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Yep, the best one out the two. What I haven't noticed though is that you have no Graphics Card in them?
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yeah it sounds good, but wheres the video card?
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