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post #11 of 31
Okay, my computer will be (total) about $800 once I get it.

Case/PSU: Ultra UV Wizard/X-Connect ($40 after rebates...lots of rebates)
Mobo: ECS K8T890-A ($70, crappy overclocker, but oh well)
CPU: AMD 64 3200 ($150)
HDD: 250GB 7200RPM WD Caviar ($90 after rebates)
Optical: Yamakawa DVD+/-RW ($25 after rebates, but I had it before)
Memory: 1GBx1 Wintec PC3200 DDR ($70, but I will get another stick soon)
Sound Card: Audigy 2 ZS Gamer ($100, don't have it yet though)
Video Card: nVidia 7800GT/6800GS (I'm waiting until the prices come down)
post #12 of 31
My suggestion for your situation would be as follows:

CPU AMD ATHLON 64 3200+ Venice..here..$160 plus cooling THERMALTAKE BIG TYPHOON..here..$50
Motherboard EPOX 9NPA3ULTRA..here..$85 or MSI K8N NEO4-F..here..$70
Graphics card LEADTEK WINFAST PX7800GT Extreme TDH..here..$299
RAM OCZ EL PLATINUM rev2 (if it truely is TCCD)..here..$164
PSU ENERMAX NOISETAKER EG495P-VE..here..$76
HDD SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 NCQ ST3120827AS 120Gb..here..for $85

That should cost USD$ 919.00 or $ 904...Yes it is over budget and has no other opticals or case but the only way to drop it $100.00 or so is utilise a 6800GS .
However I would be recommending to him to save for the rest and take the 7800GT option.

cheers
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post #13 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by xie67
My suggestion for your situation would be as follows:

CPU AMD ATHLON 64 3200+ Venice..here..$160 plus cooling THERMALTAKE BIG TYPHOON..here..$50
Motherboard EPOX 9NPA3ULTRA..here..$85.00 or MSI K8N NEO4-F..here..$700
Graphics card LEADTEK WINFAST PX7800GT Extreme TDH..here..$299
RAM OCZ EL PLATINUM rev2 (if it truely is TCCD)..here..$164
PSU ENERMAX NOISETAKER EG495P-VE..here..$76
HDD SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 NCQ ST3120827AS 120Gb..here..for $85

That should cost USD$ 919.00 or $ 904...Yes it is over budget and has no other opticals or case but the only way to drop it $100.00 or o is utilise a 6800GS .
However I would be recommending to him to save for the rest and take the 7800GT option.

cheers
I'd reccomend that above, but go for a few cheaper pieces.

Go for the 6800GT vs the 7800GT, it's anything any gamer would need for now. And if he's only planning on CSS/BF2 etc. a 6600GT can run it all on High graphics, etc.

Instead of the THERMALTAKE BIG TYPHOON get the Zalman 7700 (copper or aluminum, much cheaper) cpu cooler.

If he wants 6600GT's for the $900 he could get two and go SLI, and power much more than one 6800GT or a 7800GT. This motherboard is much better but less known, ABIT KN8 SLI. I use it and it matches the fans.

If he is interested in overclocking, I reccomend he gets a Zalman VF700-Cu (cu=copper), to cool the graphics card.

And let him pick out his own case. Keep it above $80 for quality. Let him see the Aspire X-Navigator. It's a beauty. If he needs a monitor, get a CRT not an LCD, as they are cheaper and of better quality with a longer lifetime as well.
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post #14 of 31
The Leadtek appears to use an aluminum HS where as the the copper sinks are better.
Some serious review searching may iron out that aspect.
Other wise xie67 has a very good config there

1 7800GT over 2 6600GTs for sure
    
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post #15 of 31
My system cost me about that, not to mention it's amazing.

I also haven't built it yet, but I swear it's amazing.
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post #16 of 31
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No I dont think this kid will be overclocking.
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post #17 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by simon741
No I dont think this kid will be overclocking.
Either way he is better off with an nForce series MB!
    
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post #18 of 31
Thread Starter 
yea i know that i just dont think u have to get the best parts for ocing because it would probably just be a waste of money

Would a case psu be ok though?
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post #19 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by simon741
yea i know that i just dont think u have to get the best parts for ocing because it would probably just be a waste of money

Would a case psu be ok though?
Depends on the Case maker... some have good PS but most are weak!
Check the 12+v rail for 24 or more "a" or amps.
The "Watt" rating is very misleasing!
    
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post #20 of 31
Thread Starter 
ok i guess heres mine

case - one he selects himself - $100 (with psu) if thats ok or a $60 case with $40-50 psu
mb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530 ASUS A8N-E or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127221 Abit KN8 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130527 MSI K8N SLI-F or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484 MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum
gpu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122235 6800GS
cpu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539 AMD 3700+
keyboard - standard
mouse - standard
sound card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102179 creative sound blaster audigy 2 value
os - windows xp home w/ sp2
ram = 1 gig value memory
hd = any 200gb
total = about $925
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