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JG300-Stoopy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:41 pm
Post subject: Re: So, while I'm shopping, what sayeth the forum to this?

You'll thank me when the light turns green!!!

Seriously, the thing is, they only offer so many cards. There's the winpy 128MB cards that no one should touch, then there's an ATI 1300 256MB card, which is spec'ed less than the ATI 1650 card I've had for 6 months so I can't recommend, then there's the Big Whopper DUAL ATI x1950 Crossfire card setup with both cards linked to each other (truly, a "Cammer" setup) at, like, $400/$500 EACH......so that Nvidia 7950GT at $220 looks like the sweet spot for sure!

Plus.....it says "GT" on it!!!!!! You know it's just.....RIGHT......

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:25 pm
Post subject: Re: So, while I'm shopping, what sayeth the forum to this?

Ascout, I had Cyber Power build mine - you can get anything and everything and it is great!

AMD 4000+
ASUS A8N-SLI DELUXE
(2) 6600GT (AT THE TIME THEY WERE SOMETHING lol)
2 GIGS RAM

UNLESS YOU NEED A MONITOR AND ALL THAT - BUT CHECK TECHBARGAINS FOR MONITORS (REGULARLY)

www.cyberpowerpc.com/


this is what I started from and I spent about $1200 a couple years ago...
www.cyberpowerpc.com/s...2d.asp?v=d


good luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:34 pm
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this is under two grand and its grand....
www.cyberpowerpc.com/s...urator_top

$1928.00
(before all applicable rebates)


CASE: Thermaltake Bach VX Mid-Tower 420W Case with Side Window
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache EM64T
MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core Supports) Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Mushkin Xtreme w/ Heat Spreader)
VIDEO CARD: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO CARD 2: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)
LCD Monitor: NONE
HARD DRIVE: High Performance with Data Security (RAID-1) with 2 Identical Hard Drives (400GB (400GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Data Hard Drive: NONE
Optical Drive: (Special Price) 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (SILVER COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: (Special Price) 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (SILVER COLOR)
SOUND: Creative Labs X-FI XtremeGamer 24-BIT PCI Sound Card

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:49 pm
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Hey that is a NEAT SITE, Slowhand!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:04 am
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Nice tip, Slowy.......gets a 2.66Ghz Core 2 Duo system with all the trimmings, 2MB RAM and good vid card, for a decent price!

$1817.00
(before all applicable rebates)
CASE: Hot New! X-Cruiser Mid-Tower 420W Case W/ WINDOW, MultiMeter Display & Control (Black Color)
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6700 CPU @ 2.66GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache EM64T
MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core Supports) Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO CARD 2: NONE
LCD Monitor: NONE
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Data Hard Drive: NONE
Optical Drive: (Special Price) 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)

Also got the Soundblaster X-Fi card and a CoolerMaster 600W Power supply (not shown)

They even list Windows XP SP2 and let ya pick it to save fifteen bux!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:28 am
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Altogether TOO MANY letters and numbers being run together for my weak widdle porcine curly-tailed mind here! I need a good root for truffles or sum'thin'.... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:49 am
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All these systems sound great. So I guess I will just step into my spare cash room... Laughing

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