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Post by TheMindRapist on Mon May 19, 2008 7:26 pm
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I'm thinking of building my own computer, here's my list:

1 COOLER MASTER Mystique RC-632S-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119129

1 OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPX10004GK
Item #:N82E16820227277

1 Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
Item #:N82E16823126034

2 XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Item #:N82E16814150252

1 HIPER HPU-4M730-SS 730W EPS12V v2.91 Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817128008

1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #:N82E16822148136

1 SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S202J
Item #:N82E16827151161

1 Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22
Item #:N82E16824009094

1 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/SP2B
Item #:N82E16832116049

1 RAZER RZ01-00150100 Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical DeathAdder High Precision Gaming Mouse
Item #:N82E16826153024

1 EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813188024

1 Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835154001

For trying to stay under 1500 what do you guys think?
I'm not a big gamer or anything, so I might go with only 1 video card and get a cheaper keyboard and stuff.
Any other suggestions? And yes, I will be overclocking.
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Re: Custom computer

Post by IncandescentLight on Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:52 am
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I think you can use Linux for the OS, unless its for gaming.
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Re: Custom computer

Post by OneArrow on Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:05 am
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IncandescentLight wrote:I think you can use Linux for the OS, unless its for gaming.

I'd be safe and dual boot, personally, but as discussed in the other thread, it depends on what you're doing. I do most of my Web design and development in Windows, for example, because 1) it's (sadly) the most likely environment in which it's going to be experienced, and 2) Adobe CS3 is still a bit wonky in Wine, AFAIK. But if you're not in that situation (or into gaming at all), I'd definitely save my money and pick up a Linux distro.
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Re: Custom computer

Post by romulous on Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:41 am
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That is not bad, but try this, all from Newegg, and all for under a grand:
Linkworld 3210-04-C2628 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Rosewill RX750-S-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 750W Power Supply - Retail
Mother Board:
ASUS M2N-E AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6400CZBOX - Retail
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
ASUS EN8400GS SILENT/HTP/512M GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail
OCZ Gold 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8008GQ - Retail
Dvd Burner:
Sony NEC Optiarc 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7191S - OEM
Saitek PK17U Black/Silver USB Standard Cyborg Keyboard - Retail
OCZ Technology OCZMSEQRM Black/Blue 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse For Notebook - Retail

What you end up with is a high end performer with huge storage, and upgradeability, for not a lot of cash. You have space for up to 5 Hdd's, 4 DVD drives, and still have 3x 80mm fans to keep you cool. Lots of USB connectors, lots of SATA connectors,, a powerful video card, and 8 fucking gigs of ram. Now to push this, you will need Vista, or some other multi-core OS. Otherwise you are just wasting money and time. XP can only handle a single processor core, and up to 4 gb of ram. I have upgraded to Vista Ultimate, and have few complaints. It is a massively decentralized OS and is a petty bitch when it wants to be, but I get full preformance out of my 3.2ghz p4 dual core. I just need more ram, and a better video card. Well, have fun!
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