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My soon to be system spec, Comments before i buy?

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March 15, 2005 11:51:47 PM

Hey my first post here, im just about to buy all the parts for my new pc, decided to take the plunge and try build it myself, (with some help from a friend)
Anyway i just wanted to know what people think of it before i buy, any suggestions, alternative parts etc would be appreciated as its a lotta money and i wanna get it just right.

Ok so....

CPU:
Athlon64 4000+ (527e) or 3800+(363e)

RAM:
Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPRO DDR 1024MB Kit w/two matched 512MB 3200XL PRO's DIM (279e)

MOBO:
MSI K8N SLI Platinum, nForce4 SLI, ATX Socket-939,4xSATA2,GbLAN,Firew,PCI-Ex16 – (169e)

H/D:
Western Digital Caviar 200GB S-ATA 8MB cache 7200RPM (107e)

PSU:
Thermaltake Purepower Butterfly 480W W0019 PSU Black (89e)

Video Card:
Gainward GeForce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express,"Ultra/2400PCX",2xDVI,Retail (465E)

Monitor:
Acer AL1914ms 19" TFT LCD Monitor - Silver & Black (12ms response) (359e)

Drives:
NEC DVD recorder ND-3520A IDE Silver OEM (58e)
and
LG DVD Drive 16x52 GDR-8163SBB Silver OEM (25e)

Mouse:
Logitech MX510 Optical Mouse, USB, PS/2 (44e)

Floppy:
Sony Floppy Drive, 3,5" 1,44MB Silver Floppy Drive Internal (10e)

Keyboard:
Logitech Media Keyboard Black, PS/2 (22e)

Case:
Case NZXT NEMESIS Silver (60e)

ok i think thats everything, i havent decided on cpu yet, is it worth the extra money for a 4000+? also the video card, is it worth the extra 100 or so euros for an ultra? im going to get a second one in a few months time for SLI.
I havent set my mind on the case either so if anyone can suggest something as cool or cooler?
Basically any suggestions.
Thanks in advance.
ps all the prices are euros (e) :) 

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by corkrebel28 on 03/16/05 04:56 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
March 16, 2005 11:08:53 AM

Why the 6800GT and not the X800XL for $300(US)

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March 16, 2005 11:19:36 AM

x800xl isnt sli is it?
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March 16, 2005 11:44:29 AM

SLI isnt double the performance and in some games it doesnt even work right. with the x800XL it will work the right way for every game and when ATI releases their version of SLI (comming soon) you could always get a second one.

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March 16, 2005 11:59:51 AM

ya i know it doesnt work with some games. Will the x800xl be able to support sli? wont they have a whole new line of cards for their sli range? if thats the case wouldnt i be better goin for the x850xt?
March 16, 2005 12:02:28 PM

I would, but the XL just has a sweet price!

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March 16, 2005 12:28:14 PM

any idea if they will be sli compatible? (ati's version of sli that is) ok so apart from the graphics card issue. How does the rest of the system seem?
March 19, 2005 10:22:39 PM

I highly suggest getting a different case. That NZXT NEMESIS Silver is just a bunch of plastic garbage. I'd go for a higher quality case from lianli. Some of their older cases have come way down in price. The PC-60, PC-61, and PC-7 are far superior to that nemesis thing and are reasonably priced.

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March 20, 2005 1:28:17 AM

Antec cases are good too.

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March 20, 2005 4:19:46 AM

The Logitech MX500 is functionally identical to the MX510 except that the MX510 comes in colors. You'll pay about $15 more for the prettier mouse. These mouses have 7 buttons.

If money is no object, get the bluetooth based Logitech DiNovo keyboard and mouse.

Lastly, take it up a notch by getting a widescreen HD-ready LCD TV. You haven't done it til you've done it with a widescreen of 27" or larger.

Incidentally, will there be any issues with two graphics cards and one widescreen monitor?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by BruxBox on 03/20/05 01:21 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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