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November 29, 2004 8:21:17 PM

aight, building a new comp for a friend in the next few weeks. he wants to spend ~$2000-$2200US.

this is what im thinking:
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> A64 3500+ s939 (will o/c) </A>

Nforce4 Ultra Mobo

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> X800XTPE PCI-E </A>

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> 2x512 Crucial Ballistix PC3200 Memory </A>

Not too good with cases, so any good Aluminum case for $120-$130 range

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> Thermaltake BigWater liquid cooling system </A>

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> Northbridge Copper Water Block </A>

GPU cooler (help :frown:

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> 2x160 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 8MB Cache HDD (raid 0) </A>

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> Viewsonic 19" Perfect Flat CRT Monitor </A>

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> Asus DVD-ROM </A>

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> NEC 16x DVD-RW </A>

He has speakers and a keyboard/mouse.

ne suggestions?

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November 29, 2004 11:40:03 PM

Im not familiar with very many cases, but out of the ones that I have used Thermaltakes' Shark is the best by far. I have one of their Tsunami Dream Machines' and it doesnt compare to the Shark. This case has a side panel that uses a honeycomb design instead of the clear side. The temps are much better and the absense of the side fan lowers the noise. If you use a water cooling system, this case has the holes for the water lines. Im not sure if other cases already have the holes cut, but that wouldnt be very difficult anyhow. If you want to know more, send me a PM and I will be glad to answer any questions. Good luck!
November 30, 2004 12:05:01 AM

Thats about $2000 right there, but an awesome system, and without motherboard which will add about $180

For that ultimate system, I suggest the Plextor 716 DVD/RW dual layer, nothing but the best.

To bad it aint gonna be yours!

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