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I'm thinking of this system when i get my money at the end of the month.
but i need some second opinion about it before i go along

amd athlon64 3200+2.2ghz cg core
msi k8neo platinium
corsair 1gig 3200xmspro xl (2*512)
antec sonata case with an extra 12x12 fan same specs as the other installed fan
HIS Excalibur X800 XT IceQ II
seagate barracuda v 120 gb s ata
Iiyama 17" E431S-B
audigy 2
and belkin wireless network card
coolermaster ulta vortex heatsink new product looks awesome.

im not going to overclock it maybe a little by 100. basically i want minimum noise with performance and cooling. and this seems like a good solution. but i have doubt abouts the sonata power supply of it being 380w. ati recommends 350w or more for their x800 videocards and i know a64 draws a lot of juice. will the powersupply be stable?
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  1. First of all Athlon64 3200+ defaults at 2.0Ghz, why don't you go for 2 harddrives like 2x80G and strip them on raid0? 17" monitor? The power supply would be good enough.

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  2. Unless you're dead set on getting an LCD I'd suggest getting a nice 21" CRT or something similiar, they run for about 400 bucks for a nice one. 17" is strikingly small for today, don't you want to play your games at 1600x1200, I don't think that lcd would do the X800 justice.

    You could probably get away with using a good quality 300watt power supply if you wanted too though it wouldn't be a good idea. The 380 watt sonata should be fine. You don't really have a lot of power drawing devices.

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  3. why dont u consider this ---->
    1500$ instead of 2350$ (must pay all in once for this low amount)COD pay when u recieve item
    you want new its new
    have u ever wanted to call alienware and get a 850$ off CASH just for the hell of it. This is your chance!
    1500 thats all you pay, COD shipping at my cost available, this is the last price, it will not go any lower.
    CREDIT CARD accepted, i can charge to business acount and provide reciept with company name, address, building address, company info, company name, 1800# everything. if cc is ur option of payment. otherwise checks
    gl to buyer


    System specs are:
    60 days old, selling due to university fees.
    Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
    Case: Alienware Full-Tower Case (420-Watt PS) - Saucer Silver
    Cable Management: Alienware® Cable Management System
    Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 3200+ Processor with HyperTransport Technology
    Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe - VIA K8T800 Motherboard
    Memory: 1GB Extreme DDR SDRAM at 400MHz - 2 x 512MB
    Video Card: ATI RADEON™ 9800 XT 256MB DDR w/Digital and S-Video Out
    System Drive: High Performance - Serial ATA - 36.7GB Western Digital Raptor™ 10,000 RPM
    Optical Drive One: Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM Drive with Software DVD Decoder
    Optical Drive Two: Plextor PlexWriter Premium 52x32x52x CD-RW
    Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
    Network Card: Integrated High Performance 3com® Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard - Saucer Silver

    agentshakeri@yahoo.com (email me asap)
    i live in san francisco area, if anyone wants to physically see the item.
    otherwise i can email pics if you email an inquiry

    WITH a 21 inch sony trinitron monitor it is now only 2000$
    the monitor is practically new and 1000$ value.
    this is an option for the person that wants the monitor at a huge discount.


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  4. why dont u consider this ---->
    1500$ instead of 2350$ (must pay all in once for this low amount)COD pay when u recieve item
    you want new its new
    have u ever wanted to call alienware and get a 850$ off CASH just for the hell of it. This is your chance!
    1500 thats all you pay, COD shipping at my cost available, this is the last price, it will not go any lower.
    CREDIT CARD accepted, i can charge to business acount and provide reciept with company name, address, building address, company info, company name, 1800# everything. if cc is ur option of payment. otherwise checks
    gl to buyer


    System specs are:
    60 days old, selling due to university fees.
    Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
    Case: Alienware Full-Tower Case (420-Watt PS) - Saucer Silver
    Cable Management: Alienware® Cable Management System
    Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 3200+ Processor with HyperTransport Technology
    Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe - VIA K8T800 Motherboard
    Memory: 1GB Extreme DDR SDRAM at 400MHz - 2 x 512MB
    Video Card: ATI RADEON™ 9800 XT 256MB DDR w/Digital and S-Video Out
    System Drive: High Performance - Serial ATA - 36.7GB Western Digital Raptor™ 10,000 RPM
    Optical Drive One: Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM Drive with Software DVD Decoder
    Optical Drive Two: Plextor PlexWriter Premium 52x32x52x CD-RW
    Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
    Network Card: Integrated High Performance 3com® Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard - Saucer Silver

    agentshakeri@yahoo.com (email me asap)
    i live in san francisco area, if anyone wants to physically see the item.
    otherwise i can email pics if you email an inquiry

    WITH a 21 inch sony trinitron monitor it is now only 2000$
    the monitor is practically new and 1000$ value.
    this is an option for the person that wants the monitor at a huge discount.
    monitor specs:
    Sony Trinitron 21 inch NEW monitor!
    pretty much sells itself.
    60 days of use. must sell! accepting credit cards
    FREEshipping!

    model#CPD-G520P
    21" (19.8" VIS) FD Trinitron® CRT: Virtually flat, high-resolution screen delivers outstanding image quality, reduced glare.

    Digital Multiscan ® Technology: Supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536.

    0.24mm Aperture Grille Pitch: Sets a new standard in image clarity and precision.

    Stylish cabinet design: Dark gray and metallic silver design brings style to the home or office.

    HiDensity™ Electron Gun: Ensures consistent, accurate focus across the entire screen, even in the corners.


    CRT 21"
    Viewable image size 19.8"
    Maximum Resolution 2048 x 1536
    Recommended Resolution 1880 x 1440 @ 85Hz
    Aperture Grille Pitch 0.24mm
    Horizontal Scan Range 30kHz - 130kHz
    Vertical Scan Range 48Hz - 170Hz
    Video Input Connector HD15/HD15 (dual input)
    Product measurements Weight: 67.1 lbs.
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 19.6" x 19.7" x 19.0"

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    we are cal team
  5. There are two versions of the A64 3200+ now.

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  6. Are the two versions on Socket 754 and 939, I would presume. Or are there cache differences. In either event, go for the Socket 939.
  7. I don't think s939 goes below 2.2Ghz(3500+)

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  8. There are? I guess the new version has 512k L2 cache? Didn't see that on AMD's roadmap, only saw the 2.4Ghz 3400+.

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  9. I saw it on a news site, I think the XP3200+ with 512k cache is 2200MHz, while the one with 1MB cache is 2000MHz, but I'm going from memory now because you could look up the info as easy as I.

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  10. yeah i was searching for amd cpus, and now that they floded the market with many amd64's chips in zillion different configuration it gets confusing. i saw there is one cpu market at 3200+ @ 2.2ghz 512 kb on socket 754 labelled CG. and even there is one marked 3400+ @2.4ghz 512 kb again socket 754. first is priced around 350 USD and the latter around 500 USD. but they should be out at end of this month they will launch them to counter intel launches. damn amd for making so many cpu's in different configurations its become so hard to keep track off they made a mess lol. you might be right i actually want the 20 inch iiyama lcd. but its out of my price range at the moment.and crt's are killing my eyes no way im going to turn back to crt's. altough we all agree they are the best for gaming.
  11. the site where i saw the cpus from is an online retail dutch shop where i live in holland, and that site is one of the most reliable shops to date they hardly make any labeling wrong.the site is;

    http://www.icomputers.nl/product.asp?S_ID=421

    i dont think currently with its sky rocket pricing socket 939 platforms is justified maybe next year its justified, the only advantage of socket 939 is in the long run. but im sure most of us will change their cpu mobo's once a year so no point at the moment i think.
  12. Crank up the refresh rate if they hurt your eyes. If your eyes hurt at 85hz then by all means get a lcd.

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