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December 7, 2004 1:28:23 AM

Here is the "almost" final verdict for my system build. This is a Media Center and semi-serious gaming system. I probably won't get everything until late January, so... I may make small changes and search for better prices, but this is pretty close to what I want.

Any input is welcome and maybe needed?!

Athlon 64 Media Center/Gaming PC
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CASE
ANTEC Performance Plus Case with 430W Power Supply, Model "PLUS1080AMG" -RETAIL

$115.50

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PROC
AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939 Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor - Retail
(Core: NewCastle)

$267.50

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MOBO
ASUS "A8V Deluxe" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

$129.50
(should I wait for the nforce4 with PCIe and SLI???)
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RAM
Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail

$199.27

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HARD DRIVE
Seagate 200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model ST3200822AS, OEM Drive Only

$122.00

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VIDEO
EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card With Free Doom 3Bundle, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, 8X AGP, Model "256-A8-N349-AX" -RETAIL

$399.00

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SOUND
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL

$93.00

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SPEAKERS
ALTEC LANSING VS4121 2.1 MULTIMEDIA Speakers -RETAIL

$70.00

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DVD/CD Burner
NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Silver, Model ND-3500A S, OEM

$64.00

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DVD/CD Reader
SAMSUNG 16X DVD Drive Black, Model TS-H352A/WBGH, OEM

$24.99

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OS
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 - OEM

$131.00

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REMOTE
Remote Control with Receiver for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center - OEM

$37.95

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PVR/TV Tuner
Hauppauge PCI Video Recorder, TV/FM Dual Tuner Card, Model "WinTV-PVR500MCE"

~ $199.00

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Total Price: $1852.71

PS: All prices are from Newegg.com (except PVR500MCE)

THANKS FOR THE HELP!!
December 7, 2004 2:30:04 AM

Get the winchester core 90 nanos is a lot cooler. Since you will be waiting anyhow, check reviews on the nforce4 boards, as they come out. I'm hoping Abit's version will be nice.
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December 7, 2004 5:32:52 AM

Is this going into a home theater or on a desk?

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December 7, 2004 7:18:00 AM

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December 7, 2004 8:50:29 AM

If you don't want to wait for nForce4, nForce3 is a good option, the entire 250 series fixed the problems of the early 150 series chipsets, and the 250GB is packed with features.

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