Get $$$ for Designing Me a Top spec machine

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lancer, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Ok i'm selling my newly built pc this weekend. SO i need to build a new one, BUT this time i want to build a really good one, All i need are the specs for a box. I have a monitor and a v/card. So this is what i want

    Mobo (sata)
    CPU
    MEM
    H/D (sata)
    DVD -+ RW
    Case (i hate fancy cases, i want it to be stylish ( so no stupid dragon pictures :) ))
    Soundcard
    Keyboard and mouse

    If i've left anything out let me know.

    The budget ok, i'm starting with $800 could be a little more if its needed. But thats what i'd like to shoot for.

    The reason behind the build is primarily for games. So it needs to be aimed at that.

    Thanks

    oh and happy shopping.

    I'll send the best design $50 either by paypal or money order through the post. Hey you don't get that every day:nervous:

    oh and only people with 20 posts or more are eligable for the prize.
     
  2. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    600 bucks? or 600 pounds? 600 bucks is really stretching it past "a really good one" 600 pounds would put you right where you need to be.

    Since "gaming" depends heavily on the video card, processor, and ram there are too many variables. I would think 800 would be more workable if we were takling about dollars.
     
  3. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Well thats the challenge isn't it, and thats why i'l pay someone to complete the challenge.
     
  4. AudioSlayer

    AudioSlayer OSNN Addict

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    It also depends on what video card you have. What video card do you have? But here is what i was thinking.......

    GIGABYTE "GA-K8NF-9" NVIDIA nForce4 4X Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL $118

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail $190


    Seagate 160GB Barracuda 7200.7 7200RPM SATA with NCQ Hard Drive, Model ST3160827AS, OEM $106


    Geil Ultra Series Value Dual Channel Kit 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 w/ Blue Heatspreader -Retail $106

    RAIDMAX Silver Mid-Tower Gaming Case with 350W Power Supply, Model "ATX-268WSP" -RETAIL $44


    Logitech RED Performance Optical Mouse PS2/ USB, Model "MX510" -RETAIL
    $ 28


    Logitech Media Keyboard PS/2 104 keys -RETAIL $20



    Sony Internal 16X DVD+/-RW / Double Layer Drive Black, Model DW-D22A-B2, OEM $56

    Total = 646 - Well worth the money but if you need to drop that 46 bucks we can downgrade the ram to 512

    Oh you upped the price to $800, I think for 600 intended on your orignal buget that this is fine. Its not worth you stressing out over the extra money for better parts. All you would get for the extra money is a better processor that you will not even notice.
     
  5. Aprox

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    Well, I am pretty sure this is a april fools joke.. but I took the time to do this anyway. Took about 20 minutes I have you a system coming in at 774.81 After Tax and shipping. I have attached a open office Spreadsheet with the specs.

    note: I had to put it into a rar file for it to let me upload it. just extract it. Also inside that rar file is an Excel compatible version.

    I hope you like it... and I know I am gonna hear... "APRIL FOOLS! HAHAAH" or something like that. :)
     

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  6. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yeah haha i didnt think of it being April 1st.
     
  7. lancer

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    actually i am totally serious, its not an april fools joke, i'm suprised at the small response.
     
  8. NathanA

    NathanA OSNN Addict

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    See my sig...thats my suggestion!

    Just realized your budget is tight...well, I DEFINITELY suggest the BFG Ultra card...just my 2 cents...
     
  9. lancer

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    i have a 6800 right now so dont need to upgrade.
     
  10. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Is it a AGP or PCI-Express card?

    Also, did you look at the specs I provided?
     
  11. LeeJend

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    I got cheap on the sound and used the onboard.

    Part Description Price Source
    MB MSI NF4 $90 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-130-491&depa=1
    Network 1 gig $0 onboard
    Sound Card na $0 onboard
    Video na $0
    DVD DL +/-RW LiteOn DVD+/- DL $55 http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=27-106-967&DEPA=1
    CPU AMD64,939,3200,90nm chip! $190 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-502&depa=1
    HSF Retail AMD $0 retail AMD
    Memory 1mb corsair 2x512 $91 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-440&depa=1
    HD WD 120 gig sata $89 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-144-151&depa=1
    Case Rosewill $55.5 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-147-006&depa=1
    Power Supply Rosewill 400W $0 with case above
    Case Cooler Rosewill $0 with case case
    Keyboard Logitech $10 http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=23-126-148&DEPA=0
    Mouse Logitech Optical $12.5 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=26-104-164&depa=0
    Modem na $0
    Floppy na $0 na
    Subtotal $593

    This uses the new 90nm AMD chip so it should overclock nicely (and run cooler).

    Or, I'd recommend you screw me out of the $50 and put it towards a sound card or the 3500 processor though the 3500 will bust your budget by ~10%.

    Pay someone at OSNN for coming up with a cheap, quality, system. Hell that's our lives. (Sad isn't it. :( )

    I could shave the price further but you're a regular and I didn't want to short you on quality.
     
  12. lancer

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    oh i should have mentioned, no plexiglass windows on the case, hate the things
     
  13. NathanA

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    Let me once again suggest ThermalTake's Tsunami case. It is available in solid panels or plexigalss (I dont like plexiglass windows either). I have the black aluminum verision, and really like it. It is extremely struday and light, and provides plenty of room for your "stuff." Here is a link to the one I bought.

    Hope this helps!

    -Nathan
     
  14. LeeJend

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    Well damn, no plexiglas. Any other last minute requirements changes you want to throw in to piss off engineering? You must be in management!

    Fine then use this one you plexiglas bigot!

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=11-200-023&DEPA=1

    and it's $5 cheaper. :p

    And in what way is a $100 case compatible with the request for a $600 system?

    Edit: Newegg has the corsair down to $88 on todyas one day special.
     
  15. NathanA

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    IMO there are a lot of crap cases out there...and 99 bux is VERY reasonable for the quality you get from the TT...JMO

    -Nathan
     
  16. lancer

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    lee just do as i say i don't pasy you to sit.... oh i don't pay you do i but if i did i'd...... :)
     
  17. lancer

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    Linkworld Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case With 400W Power $41
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=11-164-012&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE

    GIGABYTE "GA-K8NF-9" NVIDIA nForce4 4X Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL $118
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=13-128-268&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail $190
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-502&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE

    ATI Radeon X800 XL Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/TV Out, PCI-E $299
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-509&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE

    CORSAIR XMS Xtreme Memory Speed Series, Xtra-Low Latency 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 w/ Heat Spreader, Model TWINX1024-3200XL - Retail $243
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=20-145-522&DEPA=1

    Hitachi 400GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model HDS724040KLSA80 Part# 0A30229, OEM Drive Only $284
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-145-067&depa=1


    For a total of $1175.00
     
  18. lancer

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    I think Audio and lee deserve it split so if you guys send me paypal info or address info i'll send you a check/cheque or send it through paypal (which is preferable) $25 each, not much but free money.