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Thread: I'm actually going to buy a new computer this time...need opinions.

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    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
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    Well, I've decieded that I am going to buy a new computer near the end of January and I just wanted the opinions of the computer people here.

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    CPU:AMD Athlon64 939 3500BP+/2.2GHz CPU(FSB400,512K L2 Cache,Boxed,Venice)
    MOBO:MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Motherboard(AMD Socket 939,PCI-E, SATA/Audio/Gb LAN/1394)
    RAM:OCZ4001024V25DC-K 2x512M DDR400 Value Dual Channel(2.5-4-4-8,Lifetime warranty)
    VIDEO:Sapphire ATI Radeon X850XT 256M GDDR3 (PCI-E, TVO/DVI)
    HD:Seagate 160G SATA Hard Drive (NCQ, 8M Buffer, 7200RPM)
    CD/DVD:LG 16X DVD-ROM Black
    CDRW:LG 4167B 16X DVD-R/+R Dual Layer DVD Writer Black
    FLOPPY DRIVE:Samsung 1.44M Floppy Drive Black
    SOUND:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS 7.1 Sound Card (OEM)
    LAN:Integrated 10/100M Ethernet Adapter
    CASE: Antec Super LANBOY Mid-Tower (No PS,Aluminum,F-AU,WD,Silver)  
    POWER:Enermax EG465P-VE FMA 460W Power Supply (20/24, dual-fan)
    O/S:XP Home
    Price: $1519.15 after tax. What do you guys think about my RAM, Case and power supply choices?

    Crits needed, I am paying 1500$ for it.

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    - Dual core if you can.
    - No need for 3 1/2 floppy, but since they're cheap....it's your money
    - OS should be Windows XP Pro, Home is teh sux

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpt_azad
    - Dual core if you can.
    - No need for 3 1/2 floppy, but since they're cheap....it's your money
    - OS should be Windows XP Pro, Home is teh sux
    agreed. get the athlon x2. cheaper dual core with performance comparable to $800 cpu's.

    ditch the x850xt and the 7.1 sound card. do u even have a 7.1 speaker system? save up some $$ and get urself a 7800gtx. what's more important? graphx or sound? i say visuals

    and are you buying windows xp home? wtf are u thinking m8? this is a filesharing forum!

    and get an asus mobo
    Last edited by abu_has_the_power; 12-27-2005 at 04:10 AM.

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    Why a dvd-rom and a dvd±rw?
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    I've got the same motherboard, but the model down from it (K8N NEO4-F) and am happy with it. Has eveyrthing I need.
    Compare the two boards and see if the extra features are really worth the extra price...

    The board also has 7.1 channel sound onboard, so dump the sound card for now until you try the onbaord sound...if you really dont like it you can always order that card later on.

    Dump the dvd-rom drive and just go for the burner.
    Last edited by tesco; 12-27-2005 at 05:03 PM.

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    Alrite, 1500$ is really my limit so I wont be getting a 7800, nor a X2 (mabye 6 months- a year down the road)


    Is the X850 any good? is it really worth 300$ CAD? And I guess Ill save 70$ and dump the 7.1, but I dont want any lag. Would trading the sound card for another stick of 512 do me good?

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    Code:
    CPU:AMD Athlon64 939 X2 3800+/2.0GHz Dual Core CPU(FSB400,2x512K L2,Boxed)
    MOBO:MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Motherboard(AMD Socket 939,PCI-E, SATA/Audio/Gb LAN/1394)
    RAM1:OCZ4001024PDC-K 2x512M DDR400 Premier Dual Channel (2.5-3-3-7)
    RAM2:OCZ400512EL 512M DDR400 PC3200 (2-3-2-6)
    VIDEO:OCZ400512EL 512M DDR400 PC3200 (2-3-2-6)
    HD:Seagate 160G SATA Hard Drive (NCQ, 8M Buffer, 7200RPM)
    CD/DVD:Seagate 160G SATA Hard Drive (NCQ, 8M Buffer, 7200RPM)
    CDRW:Liteon SOHW-1693S 16X DVD-R/+R 4x Dual Layer DVD Writer Black
    FLOPPY:Samsung 1.44M Floppy Drive Black
    SOUND:Integrated 5.1 Channel Surround Sound
    LAN:Integrated 10/100M Ethernet Adapter
    CASE:Mecca Mid-Tower Case Black (ATX 400W,front Audio/USB,w/Window)
    POWER:ATX Power Supply (Built-in with Case)
    No OS (expecting help getting that cost free )

    How we like?

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    Why did you change a reasonable case and PSU for a pile of crap? Ok, your original case was possibly a little pricey (depending on taste) but the PSU was about right.

    The one you've chosen now is at the rock bottom end of the scale. I have to query how long it is on average until the PSU fails in those things. Ok, you'd get a new PSU, but you'll find you aren't covered for the consequential loss of your other parts.

    If you want a cheap case, that's ok, but dump the crap included psu and get a decent one.
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    Alrite, sorry I dont know these things lol. Ill go back and up my price too 1600$ to get the good PSU

    Besides that, anything else?

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    Canuk did you not just get a Laptop for xmas?

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