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  • replied
    IsnĀ“t this thread rather old...?

    Btw, my advice, never buy a popular logo like Dell or Alienware. (especially Alienware)

    They take away every cent from your wallet. Just put together your own system. Mine costed $800, a system less powerful that had a logo, costed well over $1200.

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    go with Nvidia

    The specs for your computer seem good, except for the video card. I would go with the BFG Tech Geforce 6800 Ultra OC AGP or PCIe, depending on your motherboard. I have used both and I have found Nvidia GPU's perform better. You'll pay more for BFG Tech cards but they are worth every penny. Good build quality and true life time warranty.

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    Originally posted by SwellFello
    If I could have found a system like this:

    Athlon 4000 or FX
    2MB Ram
    2 GeForce Ultras in SLI config

    for $2,380...I'd have bought it

    Went with the P4 system based on FiringSquad's positive review of the P4 660 CPU and the great deal from Dell

    PROPS to DELL:
    I ordered the system last Thursday, and it included free 2nd day shipping...they estimated at the time that it would arrive on Friday of this week, I thought that's great I'll get it in a week. IT ARRIVES TODAY, TUESDAY. How's that for service???
    Could be faster just look at newegg

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    so close... you cant even tell its there...:downcast:
    actually give it a month or so and the new cabling and clips and stuff will have hit shelves

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  • replied
    Originally posted by 3mi0
    SATA 2 is verry close on the horizon VERY
    ph34r!!
    but how close??

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  • replied
    SATA 2 is verry close on the horizon VERY
    ph34r!!

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  • replied
    is SATA 2 available now? like all 300gb/s of it? have i been living in a cave recently?

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  • replied
    Originally posted by 3mi0
    its gonna be about 3 months before i can scrape together the cast for that rig and yes the WC will extend to the cards (i may opt not to get water cooling to save 500$) but my current 3dmark05 score is 4689 on a
    GeForce 6800gt 128MB
    AMD Athlon 3200+
    512 kingston HyperX pc3700
    Soltek Sl75FRN-2
    My overclocked score (core=409, memory=1113) is 5157. My non-overclocked score is 4522. That's with a P4 2.8 running at 3.0 on a aging single-channel 845 Epox board. I'm hoping to see big improvements with my new 3500+ dual channel rig. How much I can O/C this thing remains to be seen...

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    its gonna be about 3 months before i can scrape together the cast for that rig and yes the WC will extend to the cards (i may opt not to get water cooling to save 500$) but my current 3dmark05 score is 4689 on a
    GeForce 6800gt 128MB
    AMD Athlon 3200+
    512 kingston HyperX pc3700
    Soltek Sl75FRN-2

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  • replied
    OMG, I've got e-***** envy!

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  • replied
    Re: Re: Re: My New PC

    Originally posted by 3mi0
    and mine is gonna absofriggin lutely own yours

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+
    1536 MB kingston Hyperx PC3200
    200 GB Maxtow Diamondmax 10 SATA2 drive
    2x Geforce 6600GT 128MB (overcloced of course)
    SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
    ASUS A8N SLi DX
    benQ 52X DVD+/- RW Dual Layer
    Liquid cooling
    Logitech Z5300 5.1 surround sound speakers
    Logitech MX510 (blue)
    Samsung SyncMaster 173T TFT
    Belkin Nostromo n52 speedpad
    benQ BWM wireless Keyboard
    (and of course to extend my ***** iven further ill ahve 4 neon lights in my case!!!)
    Awesome rig dude. :up:

    That's an odd memory config though.... 2x512 and 2x256? On a lot of boards, populating all four slots will either slow down your memory speed (usually from DDR400 to DDR333) or at the least give you added latency. Personally, I would lose the extra sticks.

    Does the cooling extend to your vid cards too? Nah...... I guess that would be asking to much on an SLI rig. And speaking of SLI, I understand the latest betas (posted on Nvidia's site) support UT2004 in SLI mode, so that should be sweet.

    But.... UT2004 is pretty much CPU bound, so I'm not sure SLI is going to help you a lot. And since 6600's are 128 MB cards, and my 6800 is a 256... well, it could be close. Get yours up and purring (mine will be built starting tomorrow afternoon) and we'll measure epenis's on a few UT2004 benches.

    I'll have to spot you Doom3 and 3DMark though. They both love the vid card and your SLI should rule. Do post a URL to your 3DMark scores though... I'd like to drool over them.

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  • replied
    you should try getting them of. I almost lost my mobo when I putted a better cooler on it, I scratched it but everything still works though.

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  • replied
    Originally posted by huh
    I never used a scewdriver I don't think.:bulb:
    Then you've never installed an AMD retail heatsink.

    (It was for a computer at work. I've got a Thermalright SLK800 on my Barton 3000 XP at home :noob: )

    EDIT: I think I had to use a screwdriver for the SLK800 too.

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    I never used a scewdriver I don't think.:bulb:

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  • replied
    Originally posted by huh
    Erm, I built my current pc (despite not knowing much about them) and I have to say that next time I'd rather not build my own, if I have the money.
    The only part I get nervous about is when I'm pushing the heat sink clip down with the screwdriver trying to get it to go over the little nubs on the CPU socket. That part scares me to death. Lots of force behind a screwdriver pointed at your brand new mobo.... :bulb:

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