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The PC that mad-dog built

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September 11, 2007 12:24:47 AM

These are my system specs...........
This is my version of a budget system,
simple all-purpose rig that does what it's told,
No overclocking, 3DMark06-8771
Boot time to loaded desk-top in 1.23 minutes
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Case: Thermaltake full-tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133032
I set mine up with a pair of 120mm fans in the front,
the chimney vent has a 120mm fan, another 120mm fan on the back wall,
above that is a 90mm fan drawing air thru the removeable HDD cage.
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PSU: FSP Group 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104026
I can't describe how reliable and solid this PSU is,
I don't have to worry each time i boot the system,
It works long, hot days and never complains.
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Motherboard: ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131011
There's a reason this motherboard was elected 2x winner of customer choice award.
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CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103759
I've always had good-luck with AMD, there are better choices but it works just fine for me,
waiting on K10 prices before upgrading to the 6400+ 3.2GHz version.
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CPU Cooler: ThermalRight Ultra-120 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109140
It's big and ugly but it's the next best thing to water,
Yet another 120mm fan as the Heat-Sink does not include one.
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RAM: Geil 4 x 512MB DDR2-800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144020
Runs Cool and quiet, 1.8V RAM, works great.
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GPU: EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130082
EVGA has a great step-up program, plays all my graphics-intensive
flight-sims with settings maxed out.
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GPU Cooler: ThermalRight HR-03+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109136
This is nothing more than a HR-03 with 2 more heat-pipes and larger mounting block.
Chalk up a 92mm fan to supplement the awesome cooling power.
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HDD: A pair of Seagate 320's in RAID 1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148140
These are so nice that I'm adding a second pair and reconfiguring for RAID (0+1).
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Monitor: Viewsonic VA1912wb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116074
Very similar to mine, great picture, built-in speakers.
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Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823175103
Keys and board are backlit using blue LED's.
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Mouse: Logitech 2-button optical
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104019
Nothing fancy, old-reliable, goes where you point it.
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Total Fans: 9, 5-120mm, 3-90mm, 1-92mm not including PSU fan @120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999127
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999121
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835226006
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OS: Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP/2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104019
Switching to Vista Ultimate when DirectX-10 is more prevalent in gaming software.
What can i say about Bill Gates that you don't already know
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January 7, 2008 5:23:42 AM

maybe there isn't something I don't know
a b B Homebuilt system
January 7, 2008 5:52:22 AM

And what is budget about the system? How much did you spend? Nice parts, but I'm sure that there are better rigs for less, not trying to rain on your parade, but that's the facts.
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January 7, 2008 12:45:08 PM

It's all your Intel lover's fault that Intel is posting the new cpus & perhaps jacking up the prices of the high-end quads due to no competition. *sarcasm*

Looks like a very good build.
January 7, 2008 12:57:01 PM

I think you guys are 2 months too late...
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