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specs so far

by chutney / December 15, 2005 11:44 AM PST

this is what i have in mind. lemme know if i should make any changes.

Power Supply: Antec 550w power supply
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Motherboard: Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard
Chipset: Nvidia Nforce 4 SLI chipset
RAM 2GB kit (1GBx2) DDR SDRAM
Video Card Geforce 6600gt
Audio Card Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
OS Windows Media Center 2005
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan/Heatsink

I still need a case, hard drive and dvd rw. i cant decide wheter to get the ati all in wonder or the nvidia geforce. i need the pc to act like a tivo type thing, so if anyone has any experience on which card is better for that let me know. thanks.

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I say nvidia
by Eddiefromalienwarecomps / December 15, 2005 12:22 PM PST
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Seems like you want to your PC to be a media center pc. A cheap case that I like is the ThermalTake Soprano. DVD burners are cheap; $60 or less gets you a dual layer. Since you have an SLI ready motherboard, it makes more sense going with nvidia. If you want a tivo type thing, then get a seperate tv tuner. ATI all in wonders are good since it doubles as a t.v. tuner and graphics card. They are however bad because they do have problems when you are trying to burn a show to DVD, or are trying to record a show. As I said, get a graphics card and a seperate t.v. tuner card, or an external t.v. tuner. As for the graphics card, you have such nice specs on your system that you should get a better graphics card, and also your motherboard is SLI ready. As I said before, you should get a Gefore 7800GT, but if that is to expensive then get this

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1648482&CatId=0

You can also put the 6800 GS in an SLI configuration.

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by damasta55r / December 16, 2005 9:05 AM PST
In reply to: specs so far

Assuming you don't need printer/speakers/monitor/media-card reader/floppy-drive/keyboard/mouse.

Don't forget windows or arctic silver 5 thermal compound.

Suggest getting new creative xi-fi extreme music card instead. Get a 6800gs gfx card and tv-tuner card. 250?GB sata hd or larger. NEC 3550-A DL DVD+_RW Burner. Other than that, looks good. Case-wise, w/e you want

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