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Offline Adam N

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Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« on: February 03, 2008, 09:29:53 pm »
. . . . .I found some parts that I would put together for a new one. Realman helped me off and on, even if he doesn't remember all of it.

Case: NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $59.99 ($44.99 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146041

Option one:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128080
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

OR Option 2:
Motherboard: ASUS Premium Vista Edition AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131163
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 125W $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103191

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148309
CD/DVD Drive: LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM SATA $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106100
Video card(s): SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $239.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102719
PSU: COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171024
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders $111.49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116204

Total: Option 1: $1206.41
           Option 2: $1136.41

I am not willing to go cheap on anything because I am going to use this for a while. If you want to make it cheaper, feel free, but don't give me any crappy crap that won't last. I will also be using the computer for a lot of things at once, just not a lot of space is needed in the harddrive. I hardly used half the 250GB on my old one.

Usually what it might be used for at once:
xfire
itunes
firefox
microsoft word, excel, and sometimes powerpoint
windows live (sometimes)
photoshop
etc..(you get the idea that I multitask)

PS: I do prefer Intel over AMD, so I am more leaning to that way, but I am open to ideas and opinions on the matter.



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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 10:31:35 pm »
Do you plan to purchase it very soon? or in a few months?  I just ask because prices fluctuate a great deal, even over a period of a couple of weeks.

I'm guessing you want it to be about $1200?  you just need the Box and the OS itself, correct?  nothing else?
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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 10:55:57 pm »
I love AMD, but their highest chips run too hot, so I'd say go for an Intel (as they are made with a smaller die, so less heat).

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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 01:09:13 am »
I FRIED MINE TOO!!!:'(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IM NOT JOKING IT SUCKS!!!!
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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 06:05:01 am »
IMO option 2!
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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 10:28:23 am »
Option 1... I have that same motherbaord right now, it is fantastic... an EXCELLENT overclocker and very compatible with highspeed memory.

For the CPU I'd suggest looking at a quad core, even if you go to the Q6600.  Its about $250 and will clock to 3.2GHz-3.6GHz range.
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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2008, 06:28:15 pm »
but as i said IMO option 2 because i have low flow of money.
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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2008, 06:30:09 pm »
Someone break that freaking dam for Candyman. He needs the cash. Come on now.

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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 06:46:05 pm »
well i got people donating a lil change here and there to me while im applying for a job.
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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 09:31:12 pm »
Well, I won't be able to but it too soon, seeing as I have $643.66 in a CD that expires and march and $200 in the regular bank account. I should be able to buy it around late may to early june, and I do expect a lot of price changes. I'm just hoping that I don't need anything too soon, because this laptop isn't doing very well and my desktop setup from old parts has no videocard. I'm not going to buy one either, so I will have to go inactive for a while

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Re: Since my computer is fried. . . . .
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008, 09:32:51 pm »
good luck adam.
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