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June 27, 2005 8:35:42 AM

Hey guys I just got the internet up and running in my house for the first time in 1.4 years. Its nice to be back in the digital realm once again. And so to celibrate I am going to buy a new computer box and looking to see whats new Im really a supporter of AMD and I have 1.5k I can spend on the Box without Hardrives. Also I am thinking I want the SLI graphics cards so looking on spending 800 or so on two GT6800 but if you have any advice I would love to hear what you have to say.

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June 27, 2005 2:18:51 PM

I second the 7800. And probably a DFI or Epox nforce4 ultra mobo.

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June 27, 2005 3:17:21 PM

I agree with the 7800GTX, but I don't agree with the 3500+. It looks to me like you are going to be very close to budget after you get these other components and I think that getting a 3200+ might save you a few bucks.
June 27, 2005 5:33:16 PM

Is the 7800GX that good A SLI GT6800 gives almost twice the power as a GT6800 with out SLI yeah it will be $600+. Anyway I will look up some tests I really haven't seen the new 7800GX since I have been wanting SLI. I agree with the 3200 after I checked it out this is what I think I will get.

Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: A8N-SLI
**This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. <
$144.00 $144.00


Update Thermaltake SHARK VA7000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: VA7000BWA
$40.00 Mail-in Rebate
$139.99 $139.99

Update OCZ Enhanced Latency Platinum Series 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 600 (PC 4800) Unbuffered System Memory Model OCZ600512ELPE - Retail
Model #: OCZ600512ELPE
$125.51 $125.51

Update THERMALTAKE Silent Purepower W0014RU ATX 480W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: W0014RU
$55.00 $55.00


Update AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice Integrated into Chip FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3200BPBOX
**This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. <
$190.00 $190.00


2 XFX PVT45GUDF3 Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Model #: PVT45GUDF3
$50.00 Mail-in Rebate
349.00 $698.00

I am up for changing any of this. I am thinking of OCing but if I don't know yet

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June 27, 2005 7:18:09 PM

You should definitvly drop the SLI because not all games support SLI some even take a performance hit so you'll end up with much less power!

Get a 7800GTX and you can always get a SLI board if you like.(altough gettin a ULTRA will save you a few bucks

Also the DDR600 is serious overkill(specially if you dont OC) I think that good DDR500 with low timming(the OCZ EL is a good choice) will be enough headroom!

Finally wtf is that babelfish translation?? heh
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June 27, 2005 7:36:11 PM

2 things I would change.

1) I don't like the ASUS A8N. I think that the DFI are way better boards, especially if you wish to OC. The Epox boards are a cheaper alternative, and still a great price for the board you get, but if you are planning on OCing I would pay the few bucks to get the DFI LP NF4 Ultra-D.
2) Don't go SLi. You save the money getting the Ultra-D board instead of the SLi, and you get the 7800GTX.
3) You only have 512Mb RAM? I would get 1Gb, if you aren't OCing (or just lightly) then you can save a few bucks by getting some RAM with higher timings, if you are planning on OCing then get good timings, it'll cost you extra though.

Sorry, I guess there was 3 things I would change.

If you still aren't sure about the 7800GTX then look at <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2451&p=8" target="_new">this</A>
June 27, 2005 7:38:05 PM

Remember that if you want, you can still get the SLi version of whatever board you decide and then get a second 7800GTX later :smile: . I'm not a big fan of this route, and am an even bigger sceptic of SLi than I make myself out to be.
June 28, 2005 3:57:35 AM

Ok I think I will go the 7800GTX and keep the SLI board for when I want to upgrade and get a cheaper 7800GTX and get a 50% plus boost in some games and buy that time most new ones will support SLI. Anyway I also think that I will change to lower ram mhz and go for cheaper and lower timings depending on where I sit after I change the price with the 7800GTX

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June 28, 2005 7:28:18 AM

This is just over a 1.5k box that I think beats the crap out of the one I build above :) 

AMD-compatible MotherboardsQty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: A8N-SLI
**This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. <
Remove Save Move To Wish List $139.50 $139.50
ATX Computer CasesQty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update Thermaltake Xaser V Damier V5000D Blue Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: V5000D
Remove Save Move To Wish List $106.00 $106.00
Memory - SystemQty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT - Retail
Model #: TWINX1024-3200C2PT
Remove Save Move To Wish List $121.00 -$5.00 Instant
$116.00
PC Gaming ControllersQty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 XFX GA-CP03-SK0200G XGear Dual Reflex Gamepad - Retail
Model #: GA-CP03-SK0200G $39.00 -$39.00 Sale $0.00
ProcessorsQty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2000MHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200BVBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA4200BVBOX
**This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. <
Remove Save Move To Wish List $585.00 $585.00
Video Cards & Related DevicesQty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update XFX PVT70FUNF7 Geforce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card with 450MHz Core and 1250MHz Memory - Retail
Model #: PVT70FUNF7
**This item may only be returned for a replacement of the same make/model.
Remove Save Move To Wish List $599.00 $599.00


I think this is a better set up what do you guys think?

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June 28, 2005 7:53:00 AM

There is no question. This is a way better rig than you specified above. You are still going to have to explain to me why you are going with the ASUS board. I will try to change your mind once again, but if you don't want to take my word for it maybe you will take the word of one of the most respected <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2358&p=21" target="_new">review sites of today</A>. If you actually do look at that linky, make sure that you look around a bit, take a look at the competition, see what they recommend, but most importantly look at the test results. I think you will come out of it a changed man, or at least the mobo might change on this list.

The other thing I wanted to mention was that I noticed you didn't have a PSU included in the price. I can assure you this system will be a little bit of a power draw and you are gonna want a worthy PSU.
June 28, 2005 8:55:21 AM

Ok Ok lets switch up the board this time and put a

DFI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: LanParty UT nF4-D
Item #: N82E16813136159

inter her and how does that sound we have a badass comp just over 1.5k I can't wait I get the money in like 2 weeks and a week for shipping or so and boom I go up in the world of computers

Old Specs

2400+ XP
Nforce 2 A7n8x Ultra
OC PC2700 512mb (this ram sux and gave me a ton of problems and still does)
R9700 Pro 125mb
And a Dragon Tower (you know the old Alien Wear case from way back in the day)
She was make in 2002 and is almost 3 years old now so Im selling her to a friend for 300 so I can buy my new baby

Oh and wondering will a 400 watt powersupply be enough to power this monster?



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June 28, 2005 1:43:34 PM

Probly re-using old parts, but yeah good reccomandations I second, I love those raptors alltough I dont own one =(

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
June 28, 2005 3:03:32 PM

Yep great drives if he needs them. I am still unsure whether money is well spent on a Raptor for gamers. I guess it helps with level loading, but other than that??

P.S. this system is going to kick the sh!t out of the thing you had going before.
June 28, 2005 3:30:59 PM

Just a nice, 500GB, 16MB cache hard drive will be all you need.

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June 28, 2005 3:47:40 PM

There's a DFI that has SLI and one that don't even though both have 2 PCIe X 16 slots. Just make sure that you're getting the one you really want.

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June 28, 2005 4:29:05 PM

Is there even 500Gb 16MB out there? I thought they only went to 300Gb right now? If you know of one give me a brand name, or even better, a linky.
June 28, 2005 4:34:31 PM

Samsung are making some nice drives these days

Asus A7N8X Deluxe
80gb Maxtor
200gb WD 8mb cache..
Lian-Li PC-60
LiteOn 52X/LiteOn 811s DVD-RW
AMD XP2800+
LeadTek GF4Ti4200 128mb
Hitachi CML174
1GB Corsair XMS PC3200
June 28, 2005 5:49:06 PM

I have all the drives I need of my old box

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June 28, 2005 5:51:30 PM

Sorry was out of the Loop for a long time didn't allow for make the best buy as to the reason why I came here :) 

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June 28, 2005 9:19:19 PM

Now I want one with 16Mb cache
June 29, 2005 1:35:17 AM

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There's a DFI that has SLI and one that don't even though both have 2 PCIe X 16 slots. Just make sure that you're getting the one you really want

Dont you mean there are 3 with sli, and 2 without, that have 2 of the 16X PCIexp slots? Then of course they make other boards for s939. Talk about selection.
June 29, 2005 2:23:01 PM

The SATA model has 16MB cache... the PATA has 8MB.

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