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Offline Igloo

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christmas is coming...
« on: Dec 15, 2004, 10:39 AM »
... my wallet is getting fat....


i would like to build a new top of the range system.

so here's the list:

    Item     Price
(Price Inc)    Qty    Total
(Total Inc)    Remove
CPA-A35NC93B    CPA-A35NC93B
AMD Athlon64 3500+ Socket939 CPU -Retail Box-    
?155.95
(?183.24)
      
?155.95
(?183.24)
   
MER-512-32    MER-512-32
512Mb 400Mhz PC3200 184Pin DDR Memory Module    
?34.95
(?41.07)
      
?69.90
(?82.13)
   
HDW-2000CAVSES    HDW-2000CAVSES
W. Digital Caviar SE 200Gb 7200RPM 8Mb Cache SATA Hard Drive    
?72.95
(?85.72)
      
?145.90
(?171.43)
   
GCS-ARX800XT    GCS-ARX800XT
Sapphire 256Mb Radeon X800 XT DVI TVO AGP8x GFX Card    
?316.95
(?372.42)
      
?316.95
(?372.42)
   
MBA-A8VDE    MBA-A8VDE
Asus A8V-Deluxe Sock939 with 8Ch Snd, Lan Motherboard    
?64.95
(?76.32)
      
?64.95
(?76.32)
   
DV-I1648BK    DV-I1648BK
Black 16x DVD 48x CD-Rom IDE DVD-ROM Drive    
?14.95
(?17.57)
      
?14.95
(?17.57)
   
CA-XBLADE-BK    CA-XBLADE-BK
X-Blade ATX Case with Side Window, 450W PSU -Black-    
?29.95
(?35.19)
      
?29.95
(?35.19)
   
Total Exc.    ?798.55
VAT    ?139.75
Total Inc.    ?938.30


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thoughts please, and ideas about how well it will perform!

thnx all!

Igloo
« Last Edit: Dec 15, 2004, 01:19 PM by Igloo »
AMD 64 4400+
2gb PC 3800 RAM
Asus a8n-Sli Premium
Nvidia 7800GT
5.1 creative Speakers
2x 250gb Maxtor S-ata drives
Windows XP Pro
32x DVD,
Dual Layer DVD Burner.

Server:

Amd Athlon xp 2400
1gb pc 2700 RAM
1x 40gb 1x 60gb IDE drives.
DVD - Rom.
Ubuntu Linux 5.10

Offline trav

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Re:christmas is coming...
« Reply #1 on: Dec 15, 2004, 04:08 PM »
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Sapphire 256Mb Radeon X800 XT DVI TVO AGP8x GFX Card    


Wait a minute........X800 (PCI-Express?)...ohh kay.....AGP8x?!!


Whats with that card?
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Re:christmas is coming...
« Reply #2 on: Dec 15, 2004, 04:46 PM »
PCIe is new to the AMD market still. Most boards don't have them, so the AGP versions of the high end video cards are made available, as not all of even the highest end stuff includes a PCIe slot. Performance between the PCIe version and AGP version should be neglegable.
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Re:christmas is coming...
« Reply #3 on: Dec 15, 2004, 08:36 PM »
Amd support of pci-e is coming in the form of the n-force 4 chipset.  Which should be released sometime this month if not in january.  I would also suggest a differant case perhaps and aluminum antec case or thermaltake or even lian-li if you have the money.

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Re:christmas is coming...
« Reply #4 on: Dec 16, 2004, 07:38 AM »
well, the pci express baords are out, and expensive  :o

so ill leave that till i have more cash, or if there is a big enough push for me to have one..

i like the case, or i will get a thermaltake :)

Igloo

any more coments?
AMD 64 4400+
2gb PC 3800 RAM
Asus a8n-Sli Premium
Nvidia 7800GT
5.1 creative Speakers
2x 250gb Maxtor S-ata drives
Windows XP Pro
32x DVD,
Dual Layer DVD Burner.

Server:

Amd Athlon xp 2400
1gb pc 2700 RAM
1x 40gb 1x 60gb IDE drives.
DVD - Rom.
Ubuntu Linux 5.10

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Re:christmas is coming...
« Reply #5 on: Dec 16, 2004, 08:06 AM »
PCIe isn't a mandatory today anyways. Even the best video cards are still made in the AGP 8x form without hampering performance.
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Re:christmas is coming...
« Reply #6 on: Dec 18, 2004, 09:51 AM »
PCIe isn't a mandatory today anyways. Even the best video cards are still made in the AGP 8x form without hampering performance.

But who doesnt want to run 2 pcie cards in an sli configuration ;D

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Re:christmas is coming...
« Reply #7 on: Dec 20, 2004, 02:41 PM »
Igloo,

I built a 64 3400+ system last spring and love it. It's under "poster's hammer".

A few things I researched. The 64 has an onboard memory controller that when used with a low latency ram is on par with the FX-51's off board dual channel controller. If you do build an 64 system get the lowest latency ram you can. At the time I built my system it was +-5% of a FX system that was 1500.00(us) more at STOCK values. In my opinion Intel has nothing to comapre to the 64's perfomance, even if you wanted to spend the extra money.

I have 2 Hitachi 80gig sata HDs in raid 0 that when benched are just as fast as the raptor. Don't know why, my MoBo or the HDs themselves, but they kick arss and have been up almost a year. Oh, and they cost 1/2 of a raptor. They are by far the biggest "in your face" part of my system.

I am completely out of date when it comes to video card standards these days. I understand PCI express cards are faster but the question remains if it is the newer cards or the bus technology. Don't know. I have a 9800XT AGP that has not taken anything but the highest settings on all of my games, but would like think that there is a better card for the money these days.

The final bit I would offer comes right from these boards and the great people here. Get a 500W+ power supply and get a quality one.

Good Luck!
AMD 64 3400+ 1G Corsair twinxPLL 2x80G statas in R-0 ATI9800XT 256 Samsung CDR CDWR CD DVD Chaintech ZNF-150 MoBo.

+-6% of P4EE and 51-FX at 1/2 the cost :)