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Critique This 2.1K Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:43 am

Hi. Long time reader, first time poster. I'm building this for a friend. There will be minimal to no overclocking. I'll probably just tweak the RAM/other BIOS settings when I set it up.

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishlist/WishShareShow.asp?ID=1630248

With the motherboard, I kept going back and forth between that and the Asus A8N-SLI Premium. I also considered the SLI-DR and Ultra-D. I'm still kinda open to those, I guess. Anyway, feedback would be appreciated.
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Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:52 am

Looks good to me! I'd prolly save 146.95 on something and gofer the SLI-DR. Hint, Hint. :lol:
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Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:52 am

Antec Performance I P180 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $139.00

DFI nF4 SLI Infinity Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard $126.00

BFG Tech BFGR78256GTXOC Geforce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card $535.00

OCZ OCZ520ADJ ATX 520W Power Supply $135.00

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4400CDBOX $559.00

OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K $259.95 (2-3-2-5)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3200826AS 200GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive $111.00

NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A $42.99

CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card $71.00

Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Service Pack 2 $146.95

Subtotal: $2,125.89
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Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:38 pm

looks pretty good to me, I'd assume your friend is using this for gaming?
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Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:08 pm

Yep. He was going to spend $3.5K on a Dell. I convinced him not to do that. Then he said he wanted top of the line everything. I said he could get close to top-end performance, basically %90 of the performance for %65 of the cost.

And this is the result
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Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:14 pm

estat wrote:Yep. He was going to spend $3.5K on a Dell. I convinced him not to do that. Then he said he wanted top of the line everything. I said he could get close to top-end performance, basically %90 of the performance for %65 of the cost.

And this is the result


um.. this is going to be 120% preformance for 65% of the cost :)
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Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:19 pm

You may want to go with a 7800GT, not the GTX. It has very close performance to the GTX for $100 cheaper. Looks like a very nice rig though. We need a green with envy smiley.
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Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:44 pm

paco wrote:um.. this is going to be 120% preformance for 65% of the cost :)


lol, I meant as opposed to building top-end (4800 X2/FX-57 - $500 more, a second 7800GTX - $550 more, Titanium OCZ RAM - $100 more). I dont think you could buy a Dell system that would rival this one.
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Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:04 pm

Off to SBA this one is booted :wink:
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