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post #21 of 30
Here's the rig

Athlon X2 3600
Biostar Tforce 520
2GB DDR2-800mhz OCZ
8800GTS 320MB
80GB SataII hdd
LIteoN DVDRW
480W hiper PSU
Case

Oh, do you mind Mail in rebates? question is if you have the extra cash to dish out now and dont mind getting it back in a month or so...

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what is your zip code(ZIP CODE ONLY)? i will calculate total shipping for you and taxes, if applicable.
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post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 
98801 is my main, if there is taxes or large shiprate then 14206 can be used as well. Im not exactly sure how much I have right now, im looking at about 900$ in the bank but i dont want to spend it all on the rig. Im thinking more on the lines of 5-600 tops, MIR is ok with me. Im OC noob as of right now, but i used to do it. Basic **** like OC mHZ I understand, but not so much the timing of it.
post #23 of 30
You would never be happy paying good money for someone else's rig!
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Yeah thats true, so ima build my own now
post #25 of 30
Well, you dont get taxed at 98801 my good friend. this rig comes to 652$ US shipped AND a 50$ mail in rebate. 20$ from the 8800GTS and 30$ from the memory. which nets you out at 602$ for a rig that will run with the top 10% pcs on this forum, and that is saying a lot!

602$!!! and I bet your rig would perform JUST as well as mine (believe me, in gaming, when you have an 8800gts, a brisbane or a lower end conroe wont make a difference, the GTS just kicks in.)

tell me what are your goals:

1. do you game a lot? If so, which games?
2. If so, do you like turning on eye candy? (AA, HDR, AF, Shadows, waves in water, super lighting)
3. do you run a lot of things at the same time? (folding while gaming? downloading while audio encoding etc..)
4. do you plan on getting a lot of periferals?
5. do you have a very sensitive ear?(some people cant' hear a triceratop even if it landed above them and farted on their head...)
6. do you want the MOST FPS possible in your rig?
7. do you need a LOT of space (plan on backing up music, movies, games etc...)
8. do you plan to run a miniserver at home?
9. do you plan on going to Lan parties(moving your computer a lot)
10. do you want the quietest computer ever?
11. do you wnat the COOLEST comptuter ever (temperature wise)
12. do you want a beautiful computer? (LEDs, nice case, stickers, drawings.)

these are the things I ask peaople when they want me to assemble them a rig...
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post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
Just thought I would say that no matter how high that 3600+ clocks too - It has NOTHING on any of the Core2Duo CPU's Especially the E6660 - It can perform alot more ops per cycle and not to mention the 4MB L2 Cache on the E6600.
E6660 - Intels Evil Processor
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post #27 of 30
Odyn, the members have come to unanimous decision, and for good reason!

The biggest downside to me, for the rig you listed is that it's socket 754, which is limited in so many ways, and now basically orphaned

I agree wholeheartedly - build your own and you will be EXTREMELY pleased (especially with some guidance on deals and components to buy)
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post #28 of 30
Well someone has to present the other side of this issue.

Those systems everyone is recommending will blow away what you might buy from your friend, BUT...

They don't include:
1) Monitor
2) Operating System (OS)
3) Other Peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer, etc)

If your friend is willing to include all of that, AND you can get it off him for like 300-450 (he won't be able to sell it for much more than that unless he's lucky) AND you're ok with a mediocre system then you should buy it. Keep in mind, in about a year there will be few games left to play on that system. But if you're like me and stick with one game for like 5 years then maybe playing the newest games in a year isn't something you care about.

But if you already have all those peripherals and a monitor and a copy of XP (or "means" of obtaining XP) then by all means, get the systems being recommended to you here. Once it comes, these guys will help you overclock that little X2 4000+ Brisbane to X2 6000+ Windsor quality
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post #29 of 30
Ask your friend to buy just his hard drive

EDIT: UNNFORMATTED!!
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post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by Nevaziah View Post
Well, you dont get taxed at 98801 my good friend. this rig comes to 652$ US shipped AND a 50$ mail in rebate. 20$ from the 8800GTS and 30$ from the memory. which nets you out at 602$ for a rig that will run with the top 10% pcs on this forum, and that is saying a lot!

602$!!! and I bet your rig would perform JUST as well as mine (believe me, in gaming, when you have an 8800gts, a brisbane or a lower end conroe wont make a difference, the GTS just kicks in.)

tell me what are your goals:

1. do you game a lot? If so, which games?
2. If so, do you like turning on eye candy? (AA, HDR, AF, Shadows, waves in water, super lighting)
3. do you run a lot of things at the same time? (folding while gaming? downloading while audio encoding etc..)
4. do you plan on getting a lot of periferals?
5. do you have a very sensitive ear?(some people cant' hear a triceratop even if it landed above them and farted on their head...)
6. do you want the MOST FPS possible in your rig?
7. do you need a LOT of space (plan on backing up music, movies, games etc...)
8. do you plan to run a miniserver at home?
9. do you plan on going to Lan parties(moving your computer a lot)
10. do you want the quietest computer ever?
11. do you wnat the COOLEST comptuter ever (temperature wise)
12. do you want a beautiful computer? (LEDs, nice case, stickers, drawings.)

these are the things I ask peaople when they want me to assemble them a rig...

Ok, here is the answers to all those questions:

1. I plan on playing War3 TFT and SC2 pretty exclusively. Im not good at FPSs.
2. Ive honestly never had a computer that could even DO any of that. PS- I want one ... haha
3. I usually just straight out game. Maybe AIM, XFire, firefox, winamp. Thats about it.
4. Periphials? Not sure what you mean, so probably not.
5. I have sensative ears. I can hear conversations in the next room
6. Yes. I want a lot of FPS. Im sick of 40fps at medium settings.
7. I burn a lot of DVDs, so space is a plus. I dont need it right now, I have 4 HDDs lying around... but future wise ima get the biggest one they got.
8. No.
9. ... Yes.
10. I dont care if it sounds like a jet fighter is taking off -- as long as its sex ... ahem i mean good? lol
11. I was thinking about getting water or nitrogen cooling, but cant afford it ATM.
12. Im not into flashy things. My 95 mustang looks like a normal GT, but it will eat 99% of all cars out there. I mean, I have low profs on it, but it only makes it look a little cool, haha.


ATM my budget is now 650... but im making a blackmail call to my father so maybe it'll go up to 1,500 hahaha. I'll know by tomorrow!
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