So I got this rig in mind...*Opinions Please!*

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  1. paintbalesf

    paintbalesf New Member

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    Nzxt Lexa Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply

    Enermax EG565P 535 Watt Power Supply [SLI-Ready]

    AMD Athlon-64 X2 3800+ CPU

    iBUYPOWER Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit

    Asus A8N-SLI nForce4-SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, Dual PCI-E Mobo

    1024 MB [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module (Corsair-Value)

    Nvidia Geforce 7900gt 256MB Vid card

    Dual 160 GB SATA HD's @ 7200 RPM

    I'm adding in dvd-rw/cd-rw drives and i already have a decent monitor and mouse and such.

    Total cost is $1573 on ibuypower (including optical drives and little other add-ons/NOT including software). I might be able to buy them all separately off of newegg and assemble it myself, but I know my dad won't allow me to do that :nono: as I might break something.

    Good setup? Or should I change anything?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I'd rather build it myself.... What brand on the HDD? Get seagate.
     
  3. borborygmus

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    hmm, seems a bit on the expensive side, but not too bad.

    I configured a setup with an opteron 165, dual 74 raptors, dual 6800gs's, 550w PSU, a gig of ram and a lian li case (plus a dvd drive, arctic silver, and some random small things) for about 150 less
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Well for heaven's sake, don't tell anybody where you specced this getup. It would spoil the fun of buying a Dell.



    :squint:
     
  5. borborygmus

    borborygmus Guest

    newegg, where else?

    EDIT: I can't get all of it to show on one page, but my total is $1,540.20 I changed some shit around so it got a little more expensive
     
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  6. paintbalesf

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    I was planning on calling them about the brand of the hdd before I order it. Building it by myself, despite the simplicity, is out of the question because my dad won't allow it. I'm hoping it's either seagate or wd.

    Building might save me a couple hundred...but heh, at least I'm not buying an XPS or some crap :p

    I would have chosen dual raptors, but they're awfully expensive for the size, despite they're awesome reputability.

    The reason for the high end vid card is to stay ahead of the times. I'm hoping to make this thing last as long as possible and still be able to play plenty of future games.

    Anyways, thanks for the input :)
     
  7. P07r0457

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    seagte > wd

    5 year warranty.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    WD does have a clear-top hard drive on the market now, I gotta say that's tempting me a bit.

    Then again, I own a plain black case with no window, and homemade air filters on all the vents. Who am I kidding?
     

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