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Old 04-16-2005, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default What do you guys reccomend?

OK, I saw another post like this so I thought I might ask too. I've been saving money for a while, not doing too many upgrades or anything. I have a good $2000+ put back for a computer now. What do you guys think I should build? I'm up for anything, just wanting options and such...

I don't play games that much, but I want a decent video card.
I do video editing, but much of my work will probably be done on another computer. Still, I'll probably get some sort of tuner. Any that convert to DV?
I want an AMD machine
I don't need a monitor
I don't need a DVD-burner(got an external one I'll use)

Um...I guess that's all... What do you guys suggest??
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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Did you check out what i put for the other guy? You could do that and get a leeser gfx card if you wanted..
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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2000 could make you a pretty good system so is it just a compute rthat just sits around from other uses?
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:30 PM   #4
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I do a good bit of video and photo editing. I also work in Poser(3D) but a video card won't make too much of a difference here...
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:47 PM   #5
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Huh i'm bored anyway... feel to relaxed, listening to music (Schools out for 2 weeks :P:P)
i'll quickly make you one and what currency?

EDIT: need speakers?
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:35 PM   #6
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Ok i went majorly over the top with this but you can always downgrade anything there, this will handle a lot...

CASE
Sky Hawk/Eagle Tech Matrix Silver/Blue Aluminum ATX Case with Motor Drive Door, Model "PSR5605W-BL" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...117-034&depa=1
$72.99

FLOPPY DRIVE
NEC 1.44MB Black Internal Floppy Drive, OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-005&depa=1
$8.00


KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite - RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...109-131&DEPA=1
$77.00

CPU
AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 4000+, 2.4 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-497&depa=1
$539.00

HDD
WD Caviar RAID Edition Series 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD2500SD, OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...144-179&DEPA=0
$144.00

SOUNDCARD
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value Sound Card, Model "SB0400" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-175&depa=1
$62.00
It seems to come with Splinter Cell too :P a great game for audio

MOTHERBOARD
Abit "FATAL1TY AN8" NVIDIA NF4 Ultra Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-196&depa=1
$205.00

RAM
Mushkin Dual Pack 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...146-299&depa=1
$85.67

TV Tuner
Leadtek PCI TV/FM Tuner Card, REMOTE, Model "WinFast TV2000 XP Expert" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...122-180&depa=1
$49.00

Graphics Card
ASUS nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "EN6600GT/TOP/TD/128M" -OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...121-531&depa=1
$246.00

Power Supply
OCZ ModStream 450W Power Supply with OCZ EZMod technology, SATA Connector, Model "OCZ45012U" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-154&depa=1
$80.00

Speakers
Klipsch ProMedia ultra 5.1 Personal Audio System
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...119-106&depa=0
$332.49

$1900.15

Ok maybe a little over the top but yea... switch any parts
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I suggest a raptor or 2. Also, i'd wait for Venice/San diego...it is well worth it.
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Default Re: What do you guys reccomend?

Charchris: I'm likeing that list! Now, I'd probably just stick with the sound card that the MB has. Also, what's the difference between the FATAL1TY and some of the other AN8's? Aren't there like 3 versions of it?

Speaks, I should of mentioned, I have a 10" sub I'd like to keep using. So just new 2 channel speaks would be fine.

Raptors, YES!
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Good or bad?

Mobo -
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Proc. -
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Proc. Cooler -
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RAM -
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Video Card -
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Capture Card -
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Power Supply -
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Harddrives(2x) -
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DVD/CD-RW -
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Keyboard/Mouse -
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:49 AM   #10
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Default Re: What do you guys reccomend?

That motherboard's got a pretty cool setup with those fans in the back. As for the memory, it's nice but I would get two of them and put them in dual channel mode. I would get a 6800GT video card while you're spending that much money for your PC.
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