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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:36 am
Post subject: Re: NEED A NEW RIG...suggestions?

P4 Extreme edition dual core 3.2gig

Abit Fatality Mobo,SLI,Nvidia Nforce chipset,533fsb

dual Nvidia 7800 GTX vid cards, SLI

dual 80 gig 10,000 rpm Raptor sata drives + 1 250 gig slave drive

Antec 680 watt power supply with pretty blue lights

Asus Vento case

Water cooling by Thermaltake for CPU and both Vid cards including Zalman water blocks

a bit of elbow grease putting it all together

AlienWare wanted over 6 grand for this

I built it for under 3 grand 4 months ago

PRICELESS Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:30 am
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The thing is, Combat, do you want:

1) Build a killer rig yourself out of components, saving some cash,

2) Get a 'box' with a tweak or two (vid card maybe) added to make it fairly killer, spending some more?

Personally, I got tired of the wife suggesting that every solitaire game she lost or dropped internet e-mail connection was MY fault because I put our first 3 PC's together......nowadays, "the cow did it".

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:05 am
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Stoop, other than the Pentium processor, it sounds good.

Always been an Athlon fan myself

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:54 am
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lol sry. I cheat. I put the parts I want together.

I just see too many of the branded boxes with questionable quality items inside. Some of their high-end stuff isn't bad. And of course if you are just worried about price, you can't touch 'em.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:21 am
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bro i live 10 miles from Monarch computer...i would go pci-e and a raptor hd...as far as the other send me an email..

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:14 am
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Okay, 'bat, ol' buddy, now look.......if someone ain't given ya something yet, or it ain't panned out with IMS_JoseCuervo's suggestion, try THIS on fer size.....

Custom-built on the Alienware site....nice little rig, in your price range, good fast Intel processor (yep, I am an Intel man and always will be, it's a habit ingrained from work and dealing with compatability issues from days of yore with odd operating systems and applications we have to use).

Ya got a Gig of fast RAM, a decent-sized hard drive, a REAL good vid card and it's right in our price range baby....$1271 with plenty of room to upgrade to an even bigger hard drive and other stuff if ya want (I put in two CD/DVD-ROM drives). It CAN be done - so get 'er done!

It's just the box, no monitor......

[1] Area-51® 3500

Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 640 w/ HT Technology 3.2GHz 800MHz FSB 2MB
Operating System (Office software not included): Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Warranty: 90-Day AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support
Memory: 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB
System Drive: High Performance (160GB SATA)
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 16x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
Secondary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 52x32x52x CD-RW Drive
Motherboard: Alienware® PCI Express Motherboard with Intel® 945 Chipset
Graphics Processor: 256MB PCI-Express x16 ATI RADEONâ„¢ X550 Pro
Sound Card: Intel® High-Definition Audio (24-bit, 192Khz) with 7.1 surround sound
Primary Display: No Monitor
Secondary Display: No Secondary Monitor
Keyboard: Microsoft® Basic Keyboard Black
Mouse: Microsoft® Basic Optical Mouse Black
Chassis: Alienware® Mid-Tower Chassis - Black
Enhanced Software for CD/DVD Creation: Nero OEM Bundle
Network Connection: Integrated High Performance Fast Ethernet
Inkjet Printers : None
Power Supply: Alienware® 485 Watt Power Supply

Subtotal: $1,271.00

Now we'll let everyone else here comment on the good/bad aspects (opinions are always a good thing) but I'm tellin ya this thing seems pretty decent IMHO for a fair-priced off-the-shelf no-fuss-no-muss job and would do a GREAT job with the sims and games you run!

I'd probably up the warranty and HD size, but that's just me......alienware.com to go investimigate it more....good luck and hope you get running soon bro!!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:15 am
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appreciate it stoopy

also everyone else!

Jose I will try to send ya an email bud. May stop by my moms this week and get ventrilo installed on her PC and find u! lol

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