The system I'm about to have built for me...your opinions please!

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  1. TheShocker

    TheShocker New Member

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    Hey guys. I'm about to have my friend build me this system. Please tell me your opinions... Thanks!


    P4C 2.8 GHz 800fsb Hyper-threading CPU $210

    2x256 Kingston Hyper-x pc3700 ram $120

    Abit IC7-G Max 3 Intel Motherboard $190

    200gig Western Digital JB (8meg Cache) $145

    Nvidia 5900 128 Meg video card with DVI in/TV out $190

    Optorite 8x DVD+R $155

    Samsung Black 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive $40

    Thermaltake Xaser III Silver All Aluminum with Power Supply $190


    Shipping $25
    Labor $75

    Total ~$1350


    Any comments welcome...

    Seth
     
  2. TheShocker

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    anyone?
     
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    Looks pretty good to me. I'd probably get more RAM (maybe go down to PC3200 and get twice as much?) and go with an ATI video card over the nVidia one (bad experience with nVidia in this computer). Other than that it looks good though, and this is just personal preference.
     
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    i'd definitely go with this video card over that nvidia one. just take a look at benchmarks.

    i also feel that thermaltake cases are way overpriced and gaudy, but that's just me.
     
  5. knightm3

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    I'd go ATi for video, but I wouldn't recommend going with a gig of RAM. 512 is sufficient in most cases. You won't see a performance increase -- only increased storage ability.
     
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    Thanks guys... Nice vid card. :)
     
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    What are you going to be using the computer for?

    If you're doing a lot of editing then go for more ram or if you're playing games like battlefield.

    If its just for playing the odd game or having a dab in photoshop or the like then 512 would be enough.
     

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