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Ghalk's "Keanu Reeves" $2.2k Gaming Computer!

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How much does it suck?

Total: 8 votes

  • It sucks
  • 38 %
  • It doesnt suck THAT mutch
  • 63 %
September 26, 2006 3:31:22 AM

-= Keanu Reeves =-


Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 - $319
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
CPU fan: ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm fan with heatsink - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
CPU thermal paste: Arctic Silver 5 - $15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
MoBo: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe - $249
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...
Memory: Corsair XMS2 6400C4 2k at 800mhz 4-4-4-12 - $317
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
Video card: Sapphire X1900XT 512MB - $333
http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?pid=13681&s...
Video card cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Accelero X2 - $23
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
Heat blower: Antec SuperCyclone Blower - $15
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...
Power supply: OCZ GameXStream 700W - $154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
Hard drive: SEAGATE 7200.10 320GB SATA2 - $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
Optical drive: LG 16X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner GSA-H10NB - $29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
ATX case: Thermaltake Tsunami Modern Dream with 1x90mm 2x120mm - $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
Display: SAMSUNG 940MW-SV 19" 8ms Widescreen LCD w/ TV Tuner and remote - $329
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
Speakers: CREATIVE 7.1 P7800 - $86
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse Black- $44
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
Mouse: Razer Plasma Diamondback and eXactMat mousepad- $62
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Sub-Total: est. $2,225
TAX (7%): est. $155

Total: est. $2,380




Love,
Ghalk

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September 26, 2006 8:35:13 PM

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C2D E6600 + ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
I thought I read that particular moboard is really very good at overclocking conroe.

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Corsair XMS2 6400C4 2k at 800mhz 4-4-4-12
Sapphire X1900XT 512MB
OCZ GameXStream 700W

Why get the expensive ram, when regular ol DDR2 677 will do? Why throw down the extra $100 for the 512 MB card, when the performance difference has been rated around 2%? Same thing with the power supply. 700 watts? For a Conroe chip, non-SLI/CrossFire? Beginning to sound like he just bought whatever the salesman told him to. That said...

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Thermaltake Tsunami Modern Dream with 1x90mm 2x120mm
SAMSUNG 940MW-SV 19" 8ms Widescreen LCD w/ TV Tuner and remote
Saitek Eclipse Black
Razer Plasma Diamondback and eXactMat mousepad
This stuff looks like crap. All of it, individually. And none of it goes together. Now, the crescendo:

Quote:
Total: est. $2,380
Bah. This rig can be built for half that. Holy redistribution of wealth, batman. My biggest regret is I didn't steal all that money from him. Could've made two computers, sold him one and kept the other.
September 27, 2006 3:54:41 AM

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Holy redistribution of wealth, batman. My biggest regret is I didn't steal all that money from him. Could've made two computers, sold him one and kept the other.


Thanks for the contructive critisism, Sunburst! :D 
September 27, 2006 4:27:07 AM

- There's nothing wrong with the case, plenty of room there. Good quality also.
- I don't know about the monitor, but if you feel like to, check out the Dell LCD's, and see if some of them fits your budget.
- Keyboard and mouse are good choices.
- You do want a 512 MB video card. Maybe right now it doesn't make a difference, but it will really soon.
- Maybe Sunburn is right about the memory. The C2D platform doesn't benefit from "high speed/low latency" RAM as much as an AMD platform. But, if you can buy it, why not?
- About the PSU, I already told you, go as big as you can. The more powerful, the better. Even though your whole system doesn't reach 700W (and it doesn't).
- You don't need the blower. With 2 case fans (front intake - back exhaust) you should be fine.

One advice: Do a proper case wiring job, for optimal airflow. You might want to search some tutorials about it, there are a lot of them around the net.

Good luck! :wink:
!