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Time for a new pc
« on: Jan 30, 2005, 03:38 AM »
My pc died,,,,how is this for 800$

CPU
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Motherboard : ASUS A8V Deluxe VIA K8T800Pro Motherboard  
Memory : 512MB Dual Channel DDR400 Memory
Video Card : 256MB GeForce FX5700 8X DDR Video Card TVout/DVI  
Hard Drive : 120GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Harddrive  
DVDRW/CDRW : 16X LiteON Double Layer DVD+/-RW Drive w/NERO
Floppy : Mitsumi 1.44MB Floppy Drive  
Network Card : 1Gbit Super Fast Ethernet Network Adapter  
Sound Card : AC97 8-channel Sound Adapter  
Case : RAIDMAX Gaming Case w/420 WATT Power Supply
Keyboard / Mouse  : PS2 Keyboard, Scroll Mouse, Speakers
Ports : 6 USB 2.0, Serial, Parallel, 2 1394 Firewire Ports
Bundled Software : Nero CD and DVD Burning Software and Power DVD Playing software, all drivers for video,sound, and lan.
 
 
 


 
 
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Re:Time for a new pc
« Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 2005, 03:41 AM »
Not bad - don't forget a copy of Windows if you don't have one to transfer and remeber, OEM copies from Dell, Gateway, etc.) can't be used on non-branded systems).

Make sure the hard drive is not a Maxtor.

Change Lite-on to NEC, LG, or another more reliable brand.

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Re:Time for a new pc
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2005, 03:57 AM »
Thanks,,,I have an os,, I think they are WD hard drives, and sorry,, but I am a LiteOn fan, I have two now, a DVD and DVD burner, they some "special" things with the right software. I may use them in new machine.
I do some cd/dvd burning, and online gaming, want to improve over my old, dead Dell Dimension 8100
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Re:Time for a new pc
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2005, 04:15 AM »
or,,,,,,,,,,,, for $939        
?Intel Pentium 4 3.4Ghz Prescott HT CPU
?ASUS P5P800 800FSB Motherboard
?1GB Ultra Fast Dual Channel DDR400 Memory
?160GB 7200RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
?16X Double Layer DVD+/-RW Drive w/Nero
?1.44 Floppy Disk Drive
?256MB GeForce FX5700 Video Card DVI/TVout
?56K V.92 Modem
?1Gbit Marvell Ethernet Adapter
?High quality 8-Channel AC97 Audio
?420watt Black Cobra Gaming Case Front USB 2.0
    Case shown above is one included
?3 1394 Firewire Ports
?6 USB 2.0 Ports (2 Front and 4 Rear Ports)
?Black Keyboard, Mouse and Speakers
?1 year parts and labor warranty


 
 
 
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Re:Time for a new pc
« Reply #4 on: Jan 30, 2005, 07:39 AM »
The Athlon system is a better buy  performance wise.

Neither of those is a gaming video card, if that's a consideration.

Again, make sure the drive is not from Maxtor.


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Re:Time for a new pc
« Reply #5 on: Jan 30, 2005, 12:39 PM »
If you want gaming, step up to a Nvidia 6800 (non GT and non Ultra for about $200) for better performance.
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Re:Time for a new pc
« Reply #6 on: Jan 30, 2005, 08:18 PM »
The FX5700 was a good gaming card a year ago. Now, you can get a 6600 for a simiar price, and it's a much better performer. The FX5700 should be fine as long as you don't play too many DX9 games.

The Athlon 64 is a much better choice. If you are willing to spend that money that you showed in thew P4, then get 1GB of RAM for the A64 system. I have 512MB, and as time goes on, I wish more and more I had 1GB.
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Re:Time for a new pc
« Reply #7 on: Jan 31, 2005, 09:20 AM »
Increase the amount of memory if you plan on moderate or greater multitasking.

Agreed, FX5700U is not a good buy anymore, and is getting harder to find. The 6600 has about twice(!) the performance for a similar price.

You didn't mean to list the Gb ethernet as a separate card, since that feature is built into the A8V Deluxe, right?
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Re:Time for a new pc
« Reply #8 on: Feb 01, 2005, 10:55 PM »
Well,,,, Mrs. Bubba gave me "that look" when I was talking  a new pc. So,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I am getting "parts" for my Dell 8100.  What happened was, the plastic brackets that hold the cpu heat sink failed, and let the heat sink,,,, fall off. YIKES !

I will post more in a different forum, since this is not a System Build issue anymore
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