Hey guys, im in need of a new comp and ive got about 1500-1600 $ to spend, and i dont want to build my own comp (ill prolly mess it up or something). Well, my friend referred me to www.abspc.com to go and price up a comp(by the way, has any1 bought from them before?? if so are they reliable??) and here is what i came up with.
ICUE CX-2628 Mid Tower ATX Case with 350Watts Power Supply -
Asus A7N8X Deluxe nForce2 Chipset | 6 USB 2.0, ata133, 8X AGP, 400MHz fsb, LAN
Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB DDR DVI/TV 8X AGP
AMD Athlon XP 2800+/333 FSB Barton
Dynatron High-End Microfin Cooler w/ 5300 RPM Fan
Corsair DDR400 512MB PC-3200 C2 XMS (2 pieces of this)
Seagate 120GB 7200rpm SERIAL ATA Barracuda
LITE-ON 16x DVD 48x CD-ROM Drive (Black)
Lite On 52x24x52 CD-RW Black
Creative Inspire Dolby 5.1 5200 5 Speakers w/Subwoofer
and it comes with some games, Microsoft Works 7.0, Microsoft XP home, and a wireless mouse and keyboard.
I didnt get a monitor because i have a 17 inch flag panel at home already.
I have never shopped their, but that looks like a great price. You wouldn't be able to do it for much cheaper on your own, not to mention the time and inevitable heartache it would be to build it yourself.
But then again the experience would be worth something. Ah F it - just buy it. And buy me one too dammit. Good day.
My computer is the leading cause of global warming.
You can OC that processor with the stock heatsink and fan to about 3.05 at the least.
I would say go with the Intel definetly over the AMD.
Instead of that allied Power supply i would try to get a Antec or a enermax because they are more reliable for OC'ing and with all that nifty hardware it would probably short out really quick.
Regarding that Sapphire 9800 Pro i would try to get the Hercules 9800 Pro. They are very comparable in price and you get a whole lot more of the Hercules instead of the Sapphire. The Hercules has really good heatsink on the GPU and theres one on the back side of the board and theres heatsinks on the memory and the PS(i think).
Sounds like a mean rig.
Unfortunately, the only Power Supply offered with that computer is the Allied one, or i could go with the default case that already has a 350w Power Supply, i figured the Allied would be better. Also, when i look at the list for the vid cards i can add to my PC, there is no Hercules one , just the Sapphire. Im doing from www.abspc.com by the way...does anyone know any website that allows more customization, but is still reliable and has decent prices?