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My Dream Machine (How is it?)

by drizzt.90 / February 8, 2006 2:22 AM PST

This is a set up that I have been working on for awhile. I have an Nvidea and an ATI setup. I personally prefer AMD and ATI. I am still trying to figure out if the upgrade from the 4800+ x2 to the fx-60 is worth it. I am also thinking of getting 20" wide screens instead of 24" wide screens. It is like $400 cheaper than 24's. Anyway what do you think? Any suggestions? Cool thanks man!!

Drizzt Do'Urden

PS. Just ignore the prices in the parentheses. It is just half of the original.

The goal:
Processor: AMD ATHLON 64 x2 4800 + $640.00 ($320.00)
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=120243&AFFIL=pricewatch&NR=1

OR

Processor: AMD - Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual-Core $1159.99 ($580.00)
http://www.manticoreinc.com/tech/product_info.php?products_id=585

Motherboard: Asus - A8N-SLI Deluxe $154.99 ($77.50)
http://www.acnt.com/product.asp?pf_id=MBK8A210

OR

Motherboard: Asus a8r-mvp 104.63 $104.63 ($52.32)
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=MB-A8R-MVP&c=pw


Ram: 1 GB DDR (400) PC-3200 Corsair (VS1GB400C3) $85.61 x4 = $342.44 ($42.81 x4=$171.24)
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=140442&AFFIL=pricewatch&NR=1

Video card: XFX GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB $459.99 x2 = $919.98 ($230.00 x2 = $460.00)
http://www.manticoreinc.com/tech/product_info.php?products_id=227

or

Video card: Sapphire Radeon X1900 XTX 512Mb PCI-E $579.99 ($290.00)
http://www.manticoreinc.com/tech/product_info.php?cPath=1_63_199&products_id=1046

Video card: Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition $573.89 ($286.95)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131002&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=14-131-002

Hard Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250GB Serial ATA/150 7200RPM Hard Drive w/16MB $107.99 x2 = $215.98 ($54.00 x2 = $108.00)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144235&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=22-144-235

Cd/dvd drives: PX-716SA/SW DVD

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pretty good...cept the hard drives...
by nerdyboy1234 / February 8, 2006 10:20 AM PST

i would get 2 raptor 150gb ones and setup raid 0.

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(NT) (NT) and optical drives ,windows, floppy/media reader
by damasta55r / February 8, 2006 10:50 AM PST
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