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August 18, 2002 6:26:50 PM

Here is the computer I am getting:


- MSI G4Ti4400-VTD (MS-8871), GeForce 4 Ti4400, 128MB DDR no VIVO (550 Mhz)
- Lite-On 32x/12x/40x (CR-LI-LTR32123) CDRW, 2MB Cache
- AMD Athlon XP 1800+ 1.53GHz, 256k, 266FSB, s462, Palomino, Retail Box
- Samsung 512 MB PC2700 DDR (333MHz) CAS 2.5
- Gigabyte GA-7VRXP VIA KT333 Motherboard W/4 Channel sound
- Maxtor DiamondMax Plus D740X - Hard drive - standard - 80 GB ATA 133
- LG Electronics 52X CD-ROM (CRD-8520B), IDE, 128K Cache
- Logitech Z-540 4.1 surround system, 4 satellites + subwoofer (black)
- Microsoft Intellimouse Optical, 4 buttons+roller, USB or PS/2, OEM
- Logitech Deluxe Access 104 keyboard PS/2 (ENGLISH) with 3 internet shortcut keys
- Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive
- Antec SX800 Workstation Tower, (No Power Supply), 4 x 5.25 ext bays, 2 x 3.25 ext bays, 4 x 3.25 int bays, optional 3 x 80mm case fans (2 Included)
- Enermax EG365P-VE FC, 350 Watt ATX Power Supply, P4 & AMD Certified
Total $1624.45 Canadian

I wondered at what do you think about this system. What can I add that would increase performance? My budget is about 1700 Canadian ;/.
I know nothing about overclocking. At what clock speeds could I overclock the video card with my present cooling? And for the speakers, can I use 4.1 speakers with the integrated 4-channel audio in the mobo? Or i need to buy a sound card?

Thanks

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August 18, 2002 6:54:17 PM

Does your speaker needs s/pdif output?

If it needs it, and your mobo sound has s/pdif output interface, you don't neeed to buy sound card. I think GA-7VRXP has s/pdif output.

And there's nothing needed to increase performance
August 18, 2002 8:21:10 PM

your system sounds good to me!

as far as overclocking goes....run ur system at default speeds until u feel the need for it to be necessary...than read up on overclocking articles and if u still have questions coem back and ask =)

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August 18, 2002 8:35:20 PM

I think I could get $800 out of it if I sold it.

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August 18, 2002 9:54:41 PM

profit i bet
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August 18, 2002 10:13:05 PM

I'm saying that as nice as it looks, whatever he pays will be more than the retail value of the finished system. Of course, it will be better than a retail system. It just seems a little dated with the 1800+ I guess.

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August 18, 2002 10:16:06 PM

if ur satisfied with a 1000EB at 1307MHz im sure his 1800+ @ 1.53GHz will satisfy this person :wink:

but i dunno...i wanna see a newer T-Bred!

as far as value goes....true.....but also like u said....its better than a pre-maid.......

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August 18, 2002 10:21:40 PM

I doubt you'll be able to find an OEM system (DELL, Gateway, etc) with a GF4Ti4400, 512MB DDR333 and an Antec SX800 case for $800US. $800US for an OEM system means it'll use value components not high end ones like the DDR266 (rather than DDR333 ) and a GF2MX200 (rather than a GF4Ti4400).

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August 18, 2002 10:23:04 PM

I deal in the low end market where all they see is the 1800+ and think it means 1800MHz.

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August 18, 2002 10:24:20 PM

I'm just a little anoyed with AMD for not releasing higher speed processors, excuse me for taking it out on others.

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August 18, 2002 11:04:54 PM

Well, what can we do? Go Intel :tongue: . Well, AMD is supposed to release new ones August 21st, so maybe that'll satisfy your craving a bit.

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August 19, 2002 12:24:18 AM

I hope so!

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