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January 26, 2006 4:15:28 PM

I have decided to build a $3500-4000 dollar system. Was wondering what you guys would do for hardware. Processor, MB, Graphics, HD, etc. The processor ive pretty much decided on the 4800+ or the duelcore operton 280. Also i am moving towards a 1900XTX ati card. Are these good, also what else would you guys buy. (ram etc)

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January 26, 2006 4:16:52 PM

for 4,000 you can basically build anything you want in that system.

you could probably do Crosfired X1900's and everything

hell, i just built a simple gaming system with a 7800GT for undre 700 bucks. with 4,000 you can build the world
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January 26, 2006 5:19:08 PM

Did you mean dual core 180? (No reason to pay more for a 2xx to get the 2nd core, and the 2xx series of Opterons are all socket 940, and vastly more expensive than 1xx series dual-cores....)

$3500-$4000?

It'd actually be hard to spend that much, unless also buying a 2405fp monitor from Dell in that budget!
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January 26, 2006 5:20:50 PM

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The processor ive pretty much decided on the 4800+ or the duelcore operton 280


Just get a FX-60 8)

I heart mine!

~Maxiius
January 26, 2006 5:25:56 PM

Quote:
I have decided to build a $3500-4000 dollar system. Was wondering what you guys would do for hardware. Processor, MB, Graphics, HD, etc. The processor ive pretty much decided on the 4800+ or the duelcore operton 280. Also i am moving towards a 1900XTX ati card. Are these good, also what else would you guys buy. (ram etc)
I'd probably end up with a four-disk SATA RAID5 setup, a dualcore 939 Opteron, four gigs of RAM, dual-graphics of goodness only knows what, some nice soundcard, and a matching nice speaker set. **shrug** I don't know. I'm too lazy to see what I could really spec with that much cash right now. Plus my heart's already been broken once this year.
January 26, 2006 5:34:10 PM

Well if money wasnt an object then i would wait for socket AM2 and get duel 7900 gtx, but you would have to wait till around march/april to do all this maybe even a bit longer, id also put in some 150 gb raptors in raid 0
January 26, 2006 5:52:20 PM

As far as waiting for AM2, i dont think i will do that. If i wait for a system to long then i eventually will spend the money on other things.

This is what my setup looks like so far.

-AMD Fx-60 or 4800+
-Asus A8N-SLI™ Deluxe. Should i go with a crossfire board or what is the best motherboard to buy.
-2 gigs of ocz gx xtc gold or platinum
-ATI radeon 512 1900XTX
- OCZ powersteam power supply 600W
- Zalmon 9500 led cpu cooler
- sound card, x-fi something???
- Acouple 150x raptors in raid 0
-and 2x pioneer 16x burners

What else should i do, anything should i change???
January 26, 2006 6:07:59 PM

You have a case for that? What about monitor?
January 26, 2006 7:02:53 PM

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This is what my setup looks like so far.

-AMD Fx-60 or 4800+


FX-60 FTW!

Peer pressure FTW!

~Maxiius
January 26, 2006 7:53:49 PM

FTW???? i have a coolmaster stacker 2 830 case and a ferrari 20" monitor LCD on order, i also have a hyundia L90D+ that im using right now.
January 26, 2006 8:20:30 PM

FTW = For the win 8) online gaming term I guess. My everyday lingo has been corrupted by these evil MMORPGs!

~Maxiius
January 26, 2006 8:44:20 PM

Hey how about this rig: this would destory any rig built that i can think of

A amd athalon 64 fx 60
dfi lanparty nf4 sli dr
a zalman cooler all copper 1 7700cu led this fits on that board
4 gigs of ocz platinum ddr 3200 400 mhz or go higher than this
2 150 gigabyte western digital raptors 10000 rpm in raid 0
2 150 gigabyte western digital raptors for backup
a ultra 500 watt power supply it has removable cables
a chieftech case w/ quick change bays for the 2.5" a sweet feature
a soundblaster xfi platinum series soundcard
2 plextor dvd dual layer drives
5 vantec stealth fans 80 mm
windows xp w/ service pack 2
2 plasma 21" screens or
2 sceptre 19" x9 gamer screens.
2 bfg 7800 gtx 512mb graphics cards or

or if you want ati
try a dfi lanparty crossfire board
and 2 1900 xtx series cards from sappphire for overclocking
January 26, 2006 8:46:35 PM

sweat dreams to you :)  prozac boy
January 26, 2006 10:37:41 PM

Ok so i have re-made my quote

FX-60
Zalmon CPU Cooler 9500LED
ASUS SLI A8N Premium - best feature on the board, duel ethernet, 8 sata ports, headpipe etc. A8N32 is on backorder
OCZ Platinum 2GB Kit. Is the gold gx xtc better?
ATI 1900XTX 512
2x Pioneer 16 Burners (something else maybe?)
2x 150GB Raptors Raid-0
Floppy and cardreader
Coolermaster stacker 830
OCZ powerstream 600W SLI
Creative X-FI Fitality
Coolermaster neon blue fans 9x

around $4200 before tax, Canadian

Hows it look, what would you change
January 27, 2006 4:07:34 AM

whats with the DFI boards? ASUS beats them in bench marks before overclocking.
January 27, 2006 6:13:23 AM

Since when?

Besides the obvious PC parts the most I would spend is $1500, any more then that and your getting into less bang for the $ parts.

I would invest into a $1000 projector and a nice screen, and about another $1000 into an audio setup. The rest into somthing like phasechange system for the CPU and a sweet water setup for the rest of the parts ($500 easy)

That about sum it up?
January 27, 2006 8:25:01 PM

im now in a halt wondering if i should wait for the new amd chips or stay :( 
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