Create Your "Dream Machine" (Take II)...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by melon, May 3, 2005.

  1. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Newegg.com makes it easy with their "Wish List." So here's my "Dream Machine," assuming that I didn't have to worry about cost and assuming I was building it today:

    1 - Lian Li PC-V2100A Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case -
    Retail Model #: PC-V2100A - $265.00

    1 - ASUS K8N-DL Dual Socket 940 Extended ATX Server Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: K8N-DL - $279.00

    1 - ATI ALL-IN-WONDER X800XL 100-714500 ALL-IN-WONDER Radeon
    X800XL 256MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - OEM Model #: 100-714500 - $349.00

    1 - Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V ATX12V 550W Power Supply -
    Retail Model #: TP2-550 EPS12V - $110.00

    2 - AMD Opteron 250 SledgeHammer 800MHz FSB Socket 940 Processor
    Model OSA250AUBOX - Retail Model #: OSA250AUBOX - $1,398.00

    1 - CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
    Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX2048RE-3200 - Retail Model #: TWINX2048RE-3200 - $385.00

    2 - HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 HDT722525DLA380 -0A31636 250GB 7200
    RPM Serial ATA II Hard Drive - OEM - $260.00

    1 - PLEXTOR PX-716SA/SW Beige SATA DVD Burner - Retail Model #: PX-716SA/SW - $129.00

    Subtotal: $3,175.00

    Damn! On one hand, what a kick ass system for $3,175.00, and you pretty much can't buy a fully built system like this for this price. On the other hand, I can't afford a $3,175.00 computer right now. :p If I had to be more realistic, I'd probably find a cheaper case and switch over to a single processor (but dual-core) AMD 64 solution.

    (And, as for the hard drives, Newegg only provided Hitachi HDs for SATA II. I normally buy WD.)

    Anyway, no new computer for me until at least 2006. I'm currently practicing restraint and trying to be "happy" with my AMD 2400+.

    So what would your "Dream Machine" be?

    Melon
     
  2. Ferral_Imp

    Ferral_Imp Moderator

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    If price and space weren't issues (and I didn't just recently go temporarily crazy and buy the beast :laugh: , I'd like this one of these fully maxed out with a 20 inch flat screen monitor http://www.alienware.com/starwars_pages/awswaurora.aspx?source=1447


    And this is what I'd want if I'd try building my own

    (1) ASPIRE X-Navigator Black Aluminum ATX Mid-Tower Case with side window and 500W Power Supply, Model"ATXA8NW-BK/500" -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Case Type: Mid-Tower Case
    Color: Black
    Material: 1.0mm Aluminum
    Drive Bays: 5.25" x 4/0, 3.5" x 2/7 (external/internal)
    Expansion Slots: 7
    Front Ports: 2 x USB, 1 x IEEE1394
    Power Supply: 500W Aluminum See-Through Fan-Adjustable PSU
    Cooling System: 1 front LED fan, 1 side 120mm LED fan, 2 rear LED fan, 1 top LED fan
    Motherboard Compatibility: ATX
    Dimensions: 20.5" x 7.75" x 19"(H x W x L)
    Features: 2*Extra Changeable Front Plates (Silver, Blue), Front Panel Fan Speed Controller, Temperature LCD. more info-> N82E16811144090
    $155.00



    (1) GIGABYTE "GA-K8NF-9" NVIDIA nForce4 4X Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Supported CPU: Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64FX/64 processor
    Chipset: NVIDIA nForce4 4X MCPs
    RAM: 4x DIMM Supports dual channel DDR266/333/400 Max 4GB
    Slots: 1x PCI-Express X16, 2x PCI-Express X1, 3x PCI
    Ports: 2x PS/2, 1x COM, 1x LPT, 10x USB2.0(Rear 4), 1x RJ45, 2x SPDIF In/Out, Audio Ports
    IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices with NV Raid 0/1/0+1
    SATA: 4x SATA with NV Raid 0/1/0+1
    Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC850 8-Ch
    Onboard LAN: CICADA8201 Gigabit LAN PHY
    Onboard IEEE1394: 2x 1394b supports 3 ports
    Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813128268
    $109.00



    (1) Gigabyte nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, TV-Out/Dual DVI, PCI-E, Model "GV-NX68U256D" -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra/400MHz
    PixelPipelines: 16
    Memory/Effective Speed: 256MB GDDR3/1100MHz
    BUS: PCI-Express x16
    Support SLI(Scalable Link Interface): Yes
    Ports: TV-Out (S-Video Out) + 2x DVI
    Support 3D API: DirectX 9, OpenGL 2.0
    Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz
    RAMDACs: 400MHz
    Retail Box (See pics for details) more info-> N82E16814125172
    $509.00




    (1) AMD Athlon 64 3800+, 512KB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor, Socket 939 - Retail
    Specifications:
    Model: AMD Athlon 64
    Core: Newcastle
    Operating Frequency: 2.4GHz
    FSB: Integrated into Chip
    Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512KB
    Voltage: 1.5V
    Process: 0.13Micron
    Socket: Socket 939
    Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
    Warranty: 3-year MFG
    Packaging: Retail box(with Heatsink and Fan) more info-> N82E16819103465
    $371.00



    (1) CORSAIR XMS Xtreme Memory Speed Series, Xtra-Low Latency 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 w/ Heat Spreader, Model TWINX1024-3200XL - Retail
    Specifications:
    Manufacturer: CORSAIR
    Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
    Type: 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
    Error Checking: Non-ECC
    Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
    Cas Latency: 2-2-2-5
    Support Voltage: 2.75V
    Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
    Organization: two 64M x 64-Bit
    Special Features: Plug-n-FragTM Auto-Configuration - Boots automatically using the Xtra-Low latency values of 2-2-2-5
    Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820145522
    $199.00



    (1) NEC 1.44MB Black Internal Floppy Drive, OEM
    Specifications:
    Capacity: 1.44/0.72 MByte
    Average Access Time: 3ms
    Interface: 34 Pin Standard Floppy Connector
    Form: 3.5"
    Media Type: 3.5" double-side high density, 3.5" double-side density
    Features: Maximal performance in minimum space
    Packaging: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16821152005
    $8.50



    (2) Seagate 7200.8 250GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ Hard Drive, Model ST3250823AS, OEM
    Specifications:
    Capacity: 250GB
    Average Seek Time: 8 ms
    Buffer: 8MB
    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    Interface: SATA
    Features: Single-chip Serial ATA interface with Native Command Queuing, SoftSonic motor, RoHS-compliant, Enhanced G-Force Protection
    Packaging: OEM more info-> N82E16822148065
    $136.00



    (1) NEC Black 16X DVD+/-R DVD Burner support Dual Layer, Model ND-3520A BK, OEM
    Specifications:
    Write Speed: 16X DVD+R, 8X DVD+RW, 4X DVD+R DL, 16X DVD-R, 6X DVD-RW, 48X CD-R, 24X CD-RW
    Read Speed: 48X CD-ROM, 16X DVD-ROM
    Interface: ATAPI / E-IDE
    Buffer: 2MB
    Packaging: OEM (see pictures for details) more info-> N82E16827152035
    $49.99



    Subtotal »

    $1,673.49
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2005