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  1. soul assassin

    soul assassin GTR eater

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    i am hoping to build a kick ass computer for around 600 all i need is the computer no moniter and keyboard and all that crap.
    this is going to be for my business and also some dvd ripping. i don't play video games or anything but would still like a good video card with a s video outlet.
    lay it one me and give me some idea of how to go about this.
     
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    And if you don't already have a DVD-RW/CD-RW drive, get the NEC 3520A ($62).
     
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    you da man! thanks for the input
     
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    what kind of case and power supply for something like that?
    i like those acrylic ones with the led's and such
     
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    How many gigahurtz is that AMD? 3.0 ghz? And how good are seagate HDDs?
    I heard Maxtor and Western Digital were the most reliable.
     
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    HAS to be reliable since i am going to run my business off of it
     
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    similar to my system i built, except i went with a Gigabyte K8 Triton w/Nforce-3 motherboard because its half the price of the MSI, i also went with mushkin ram, my system runs perfect. Archangel, i think a 64-bit 3000 is 2.2ghz, and i dont know anything about seagate, i buy western digital all my life and never had 1 prob.

    Gigabyte mobo = http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-128-259&depa=1
     
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    In my experience, Seagate > WD > Maxtor

    But you'll hear any variation of that from anyone else... it all goes by personal experience with the various HD's.

    I believe both the 3000+ and 3200+ clock in at 2.0GHz, but you don't judge an AMD on GHz, use the preformance rating (3200+, 3500+, etc..)

    And what do you mean by acrylic cases? Completely see through, plexiglass/lexan cases? Or the Aluminum cases with the window in the side?
     
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    I wouldn't recommend the completely clear, lexan or plexiglass cases. They're near impossible to keep clean, and keeping the wires in check can be a real pain.

    Get the Thermaltake VA3000 or the Chieftec Dragon.
     
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    I've ALWAYS used WD harddrives, never a problem. Am considering a Seagate Cheetah though for my next computer, they seem to be very reliable and very fast.
     

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