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    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
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    MSI NX6600GT-TD128E GeForce 6600GT PCI-Ex16 128MB DDR VI+DB15+TV-Out SLI Retail- 240$

    Mobo
    ASUS A8N-SLI DELUXE NF4 Socket939 4DDR Aud+GbE+1394a 2PCI-Ex16+2PCI-Ex1+3PCI ATX-235$

    CPU
    AMD 64 3200+ SOC 939-251$

    512 DDR 3200 DUAL CHALLEL cl2-$95.00 <- this would be X2

    MAXTOR 120GB Internal 3.5-in ATA133 HDD 7200rpm 2MB 1-in Height-100$
    ASUS CD-S520 Int. IDE CD-ROM 52X Beige QuieTrack Retail-30$
    AOPEN Int. IDE DVD+ -RW 16X Dual Layer Gray Bezel 2MB Nero Software Bulk-70$
    +Case and Power- no more than 150$
    +cooling and such-no more than 100$

    Are these good prices? What do you guys think, please feel free to comment cause im in the process of saving up and i want to start getting my shit together.
    Last edited by Smith; 07-12-2005 at 08:40 PM.

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    What kind of PC do you want to end up with?
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    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
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    What do you mean?

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    Um...like are you striving for an upgradable gaming machine or a ferocious spread sheet cruncher?
    If you are leaning toward a gaming rig, I would highly recommend the DFI LanParty nf4 SLI DR motherboard with Patriot EP RAM.
    If sheer functionality is what you're after, the Gigabyte GA SLI is much cheaper but very stable and feature rich.

    No matter what combination you choose your power supply needs to be very high quality.
    Figure $100 and up (American dollars) for this part alone.
    The case is purely a personal decision...I like cases and don't mind spending to get them while others consider the case just a box to house stuff.

    One benefit of the higher priced cases...they tend to be better designed for cooling and ofttimes are fully equipped with big, properly placed fans.
    This will reduce your need for afterpurchase cooling upgrades/modifications.
    Very good HSF for the K8s are available from $40 (like the AC Freezer64).
    Your vid card's stock cooling might be fine, if not, aftermarket parts start at about $30.
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    Where in Canada are you ? I found the cpu for $239 .00 .

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    Im planning on going to toronto for my parts. All these prices are from apluscomputers.ca

    Oh and i want an upgradable gaming machine, with the main focus on upgradable. Im not buying top notch parts at first, but i want to be able to upgrade it in the future so it will be alot better.

    I really dont care what the case looks like as long as works.

    This adds up to be about 1100$, and the most i want to spend is 1500-1600$, so i have room for improvement.

    Thanks peat

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    thanks clocker, i too want a new machine and might go for your suggesstions.

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    Hey clocker, hows that DFI btw?

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    reconsider the CD-rom for $30 thing. you can probably find a decent dvd-rom drive for that much.

    a psu is very important to any rig. consider spending $70-100 CAD at least.

    and if ur not uber-geeky about the looks, u don't have to spend a lot of $$ on the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park
    Hey clocker, hows that DFI btw?
    Magnificent.
    Which is why I recommended it.
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