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    I have just come into some extra money
    (Roughly 17,000 dollars) I need a new PC
    and I want to build it myself.
    any suggestions from chipsets and OS to mods
    would be appreciated.
    I am only interested in performance,
    and I donít care about saving money.

    Main uses of the computer will be:
    Graphical rendering
    Gamming

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    I suggest a 9800xt, those are always nice. Audiy 2 zs for a sound card. 1gig of kingston ddr00 hyperX
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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    Well, $17000 is a hell of alot of cash to build a comp, so really you can do just about anything. Two questions: What do you use your computer for? and Are you interested in o/cing?

    Answer those two and we can probably map out a really nice system for you. : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelechi
    Main uses of the computer will be:
    Graphical rendering
    Gamming
    :D
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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    Dual processor systems are very useful when doing graphical rendering, you may want to look into it.

    However keep in mind there are no "enthusiast/overclocking" dual processor boards...

    But the fastest thing you could build, RIGHT NOW, would be:

    Athlon 64 FX-51
    ASUS SK8V
    Corsair 2x512mb RE
    ATI Radeon 9800XT

    But if you wait a month or two, the new Nforce3 chipset will be coming along with the FX-53 and should prove to be a much better combo.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    Graphic rendering?

    Dual G5 2.0GHz, 64 Bit.

    With that amount of cash, you can go all the way to 8GBs of RAM, and everything else youve ever wanted.

    A lot of new games are coming out for Mac too. Hell, why not buy a mac, and a x86 PC. Create a cluster and run it all of the mac, or windows like you would choose:cry:

    Else, the FX51 can go along way like soulburner said.

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    forget it man, go for the www.go-l.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpetrie
    forget it man, go for the www.go-l.com
    I seen that review on TSS. My opinion is: Its nothing more then an overclocked P4. Why pay so much EXTRA money for it, expecially when its not done yourself. All the parts are something you can buy off the shelf.

    Not to say its slow. That thing would blow my mind away. But its no good for the money IMHO.

    Nice marketing too. Can an x86 on windows XP really handel the 4GBs of memory they advertise? Or the 16GB they are so proud of via an expansion card? Not likely.

    Now as for the monitor, if ya have any extra cash after your done, want to buy me one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelechi
    and I want to build it myself.
    Go with what Soulburner said, it'd be your best bet. : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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