New System Config

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by Keshik, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Keshik

    Keshik OSNN Addict

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    Looking at some parts for a cousins new computer, and would like some outside input.

    Okay, here's the specs:
    preferrably be under $3k Canadian
    it's going to be order from and to Canada. This means that such popular favorites such as newegg and zipzoomfly aren't valid sites to get "great deals" from



    Part Price URL
    AMD ATHLON 64 3200+ PROCESSOR S939 VENICE 2.0GHZ 512K L2 CACHE 90NM RETAIL BOX 286.56 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=14416&vpn=ADA3200BPBOX&manufacture=AMD
    DFI LANPARTY UT NF4-D ATX NFORCE4 S939 DDR 2PCI-E16 PCI-E4 PCI-E SATA RAID SND LAN 1394 MOTHERBOARD 166.41 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=14752&vpn=LANPARTY UT NF4-D&manufacture=DFI
    eVGA E-GEFORCE 6600GT 128M DDR3 PCI-E VGA DVI HD OUT VIDEO CARD 248.52 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=13354&vpn=128-P2-N368-TX&manufacture=eVGA
    SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 200GB SATA HARD DRIVE 8MB 7200RPM 8.5MS OEM 152.93 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=12302&vpn=ST3200822AS&manufacture=Seagate
    THERMALTAKE SOPRANO VB1000SWS MIDTOWER SILVER ATX CASE 3 FANS 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT NO PS W. WINDOW 109.23 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=13939&vpn=VB1000SWS&manufacture=THERMALTAKE
    CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY 2 ZS 7.1 1394 PCI RETAIL BOX 120.54 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=10629&vpn=70SB035000011&manufacture=Creative Labs
    OCZ POWERSTREAM 520 WATT LOW NOISE POWER SUPPLY 171.24 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=12347&vpn=OCZ520ADJ&manufacture=OCZ Technology
    NEC ND-3520A DVD+RW 16X8X16 DVD-RW 16X6X16 CDRW 48X24X48 DUAL LAYER+R 4X INT IDE BEIGE OEM W/SW 77.65 http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=14208&vpn=PX-716SA/SW&manufacture=PLEXTOR
    LOGITECH MX500 HIGH PERFORMANCE OPTICAL MOUSE USB PS/2 800DPI 49.67 http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=8699&vpn=930763-0215&manufacture=Logitech
    OCZ DUAL CHANNEL OPTIMIZED 2X512MB DDR PC3200 CAS2 W/ COPPER HEAT SPREADER 257.62 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=10386&vpn=OCZ4001024ELDC-K&manufacture=OCZ Technology
    SAITEK PC GAMING KEYBOARD SILVER USB W/ 104 BLACK KEY PROGRAMMABLE KEYPAD & BLUE LED ILLUMINATION 77.4 http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=13622&vpn=2760&manufacture=Saitek
    HYUNDAI IMAGEQUEST L90D+ 19IN LCD MONITOR 1280X1024 700:1 8MS 0.294MM SILVER-BLACK ANALOG DIGITAL 513.59 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=14897&vpn=L90D+&manufacture=HYUNDAI
    Sennheiser HD 497 Headphones 40
    Logitech Quickcam Chat 50
    Windows XP Pro (University Educational License) 100
    Floppy Drive 10


    Subtotal 2431.36
    Plus Tax 340.3904
    Total 2771.7504



    Thanks for any input
     
  2. Keshik

    Keshik OSNN Addict

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    anyone?
     
  3. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    i have the same dvd rw and i love it, so i can vouch for that. Your system sounds good to me, I think the ram is a little expensive, unless you are going to Overclock you dont need that expensive ram.,,,,,,..,my opinion
     
  4. Elektro Slime

    Elektro Slime Harware Guru

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    yeah getting ram with lower timimgs is good, but i dont think its worth spending 100 bucks over regular ram to get it.IMO if your cousin runs benchmarks for a living then get the ram, but if u just want sumthing to play music,vids, surf the net do some homework and some gamming, cheaper ram is just fine. also i think ur spending too much for the keyboard, just get like a 20 dollar one itll work just fine.

    and do you really need a 8ms response time for your LCD? if gaming is ur cousin's main thing then get it but for more general use and the occasional game , LCDs with 16ms will be fine.
     
  5. Keshik

    Keshik OSNN Addict

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    thanks for the opinions.
    I've already talked him down about $150 on the ram already, I'll try to talk him down some more. He's not planning on oc'ing, and isn't a benchmark whore as far as I know, so some cheaper ram will probably make more sense.

    I think he is planning on playing a fair amount of games (he really should be studying instead), but I'll mention that about the monitor as well.

    Thanks guys :)
     
  6. Elektro Slime

    Elektro Slime Harware Guru

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    and the keyboard....its too much for a keyboard
     
  7. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    About the monitor, for that price if he must have one for gaming specs as noted previously, have him get a 20" with a better resolution if he stands firm on the quality of the monitor you should get one at around that price..

    and Like elektro said ... get a lower cost mouse/keyboard maybe a combo... Logitec is a great brand ... never had one let me down. Matter of fact I just ordered an MX518 and with shipping it only came out to $41 USD

    Also this monitor is cheaper than what you listed and same basic specs, for almost $100 cheaper
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2005