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February 28, 2003 12:46:26 AM

Hi Iam about to purchase a new computer i have done alot of searching for some of the top parts sofar this is what i have
Thermaltake® Xaser III V1000A Steel Black ATX Case w/ Window w/o Power supply
Intel® Pentium® 4 - 3.0-GHz @ 533Mhz w/ 512k (Socket 478) (Retail Box) w/ Heat Sink & Fan
Heat Sink and Fan included with CPU
Asus® P4T533-C, Socket 478, Intel® i850e Chipset, 4- 184 Pin Rambus Slots (ATX)
512 Mb Rambus Ram Module, PC1066 Non-ECC
60 GB Maxtor Diamond Max® Plus 9 Ultra-133 7200RPM 2048k 8.5ms OEM
Panasonic 3½ in (1.44Mb) Floppy Disk Drive, Black
ATI® RadeonT 9700 Pro 128Mb DDR AGP TV-Out DVI (Retail Box)
SoundBlaster® AudigyT Value (OEM)
Viewsonic® G90FB 19in SVGA 0.25dp N.I. 1600x1200 TCO99 Energy 2000 Perfectly Flat BLACK
MS Windows® XP Pro w/ CD & Manuals (OEM)
Creative Labs Inspire® 2.1 - 2500 Stereo Surround Speakers
Enermax 365W ATX Power Supply

and im getting this all for $3700 CAD So i was wondering if all the parts i picked are good and any suggestions would be great thanks

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February 28, 2003 1:37:07 AM

Your system will be fine. I have different taste in hardware than you (for instance, I think perfectly flat screens look grainy), but you've picked parts that some other guys (probably you included) would love.

<font color=blue>Watts mean squat if you don't have quality!</font color=blue>
February 28, 2003 2:16:37 AM

Well....I personally would get some different stuff than that.....

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ CPU Retail
EPOX 8RDA+ nForce 2 Motherboard
2x 256MB PC-400 CL2 DDR Ram
Western Digital 60GB 8MB Hard Drive
Panasonic 3½" 1.44MB Floppy, Black
Pioneer 16X DVD-Rom, Black
Lite-On 52x24x52 CD-RW Drive, Black
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB DDR TVO & DVI
Samsung 955DF 19" .20(h) 1600 Dyna Flat, Black
ThermalTake Xaser II 5000A+ w/o PSU
Enermax 465Watt Whisper PSU
Altec Lansing XA3001 w/Sub, Speakers
MS Windows XP Pro w/CD & Manuals

TOTAL = $2538 CDN B4 Tax...
w/ Tax = $2918

See with the nForce 2 u dont need the Audigy card, its sound chip is equal to Audigy in quality and uses less CPU.......I gave u a better monitor.......a better PSU........and a better case..........also a better Hard Drive....and its a LOT cheaper than your solution.......

If u want more info. lemme in the GTA.....maybe u r too...these prices were taken from the local store i usually buy my stuff at.......

<A HREF="" target="_new">-MeTaL RoCkEr</A>
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February 28, 2003 12:19:15 PM

-ASUS V9280TD Geforce4 Ti4200 128MB 128 bit AGP8X...$150.00
-Samsung SW-248FEAB 48x24x48 CDRW Black...........$54.00
-3.5" Floppy Drive (Black).................$13.50
-ARCTIC SILVER III..........................$5.00
-Kingwin All Aluminum(KT-436BK-WM)..............$150.00
-AMD Athlon XP 2100+ 1.73ghz(OEM) ................$86.00
-512mb CORSAIR MEMORY XMS PC3200...............$152.00
-Asus Motherboard A7N8X Retail.....................$110.00
-KingWin ATX 450W Power Supply Quad Fan LED Black.....$90.00
-VOLCANO 9 Cooler........................$22.00
-Logitech Elite Keyboard......................$30.00
-Viewsonic Black 17" 21mm PerfectFlat CRT.........$152.00
-Black (Logitech Style) PS/2 Scroll Mouse............$13.00

Luckly i already had this in a .txt file so i just copied and pasted :| This was my first system i built just a couple days ago and total only costed me $1130. Just wens hopping around using not tooo bad

-AMD 2100+
-512mb PC3200 Corsair XMS DDR
-GeForce4 Ti4200
-WD 80gig HD
-Windows Xp pro.
February 28, 2003 12:41:30 PM

You see...not that your system is bad or anything.....

But he asked for Top of the line....i mean he priced out a system with a P4 3.06Ghz chip......

Also we were pricing out in Canadian Dollars......

<A HREF="" target="_new">-MeTaL RoCkEr</A>
March 3, 2003 10:57:43 PM

I hope you meant 2x 256 mb rambus module*S*, since they have to run in pairs. If you get one, your screwed. Anyway you have to buy two to make rambus work so I hope you haven't bought 1 yet.

Get a Hard Drive with 8mb cache...they aren't too much more, and since you are already spending that much on the computer why not spend another 20$.
March 3, 2003 11:49:58 PM

It will be a great system.
March 4, 2003 2:08:13 AM

Thanks for all of the replies I think im gonna get that system and the 512 rambus is 2x256 thanks again
March 4, 2003 2:19:34 AM

Great looking system. It will be awhile before you upgrade. Great feedback from everyone. PS have fun
March 4, 2003 2:26:13 AM

I think Enermax may be coming after you for dissing them with no Trademark symbol.

<i>Reason the only absolute. Irrationality the only enemy. </i>
March 4, 2003 2:58:01 AM

bonafidesham are u buying these parts from a website. if u are can u tell me the site

March 7, 2003 11:16:23 PM

Well, for top of the line I would go with the following:

AMD Athlon 3000+
Corsair 512 MB DDR 400
N-Force 2 motherboard
GeForce FX 5800
Antec 1080 AMG case
Plextor 48X24X48 drive
2 Western Digital 120 GB drives in RAID 0 with Promise Fasttrax TX2000.
March 8, 2003 8:44:23 AM

Lol, dont you hate it when people ask for suggestions on enhancing their system theyre about to buy, then instead simply ignore all of the suggestions and simply accept praise. (Bonafidesham) Although that would be a good system, why not have athink about an AMD system that would save you a lot of money rather than just ignoring those suggestions.

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March 8, 2003 10:38:49 AM

Excellent computer. I think there is no doubt that this is the fastest available configuration. If you want top of the line, then the i850E+3.06Ghz P4 w/HT is really it. AMD cpus still can´t top that!

Boy, I envy you. :)  Enjoy!!
March 8, 2003 2:54:51 PM

True tom very true but when your spendin, much like me you really do wanna know , ya know..!. Does anyone know about this 32bit rambus rimm (you only need one) and supposedly its faster than two rimms, less ground to cover or something.....does that mean that if you say installed two 32bit rimms they would bottleneck the bus in any way or is that not the issue, I recall hearing that more than two rimms in a system will slow the whole thing down (access times) en whats the situation in putting another 512 32bit rimm in in another couple of months or so......anyone......!