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Thread: I Cant choose between my systems.




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    i cant choose between these 3 systems :
    Intel Pentium4 PRESCOTT 2.8GHz 1MB/800FSB Processor, Retail $281.00 1 $281.00
    Asus P4P8X-SE S478 i865P Mainboard w/Audio/LAN/SATA $114.00 1 $114.00
    512 MB PC3200 DDR Memory (BRAND NAME) $149.00 1 $149.00
    Maxtor 80GB SATA 7200RPM 8MB Hard Drive, OEM $115.00 1 $115.00
    LG 52X32X52X CD-RW IDE Drive, OEM $45.00 1 $45.00
    *Generic Mid Tower Case w/Front USB/300watt PS, White $39.00 1 $39.00

    And

    AMD Athlon64 2800+ Processor, OEM $247.00 1 $247.00
    MSI K8T Neo-FSR S754 Mainboard w/Audio/SATA/RAID/LAN $146.00 1 $146.00
    Kingston HyperX 512MB PC3000 DDR Memory $157.00 1 $157.00
    Maxtor 80GB SATA 7200RPM 8MB Hard Drive, OEM $115.00 1 $115.00
    LG 52X32X52X CD-RW IDE Drive, OEM $45.00 1 $45.00
    *Generic Mid Tower Case w/Front USB/300watt PS, White $39.00 1 $39.00

    And

    AMD Athlon XP 2800+ BARTON 333FSB Processor, Retail $167.50 1 $167.50
    Asus A7N8X-E-DX NF2 SocketA Mainboard w/Audio/GBLan/SATA/RAID/FW $171.00 1 $171.00
    Kingston HyperX 512-PC2700 (2x256) Dual Channel DDR Kit $159.00 1 $159.00
    Maxtor 80GB SATA 7200RPM 8MB Hard Drive, OEM $115.00 1 $115.00
    LG 52X32X52X CD-RW IDE Drive, OEM $45.00 1 $45.00
    *Generic Mid Tower Case w/Front USB/300watt PS, White $39.00 1 $39.00

    Thx in advance. Explaine y you choosed that one.

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    First of all, I don't see video cards. Second, a 300w PSU isn't going to cut it. Third, you're going to need a heat sink/fan and thermal compound on an OEM processor. Fouth, $167 for a 2800 is rediculously high-priced; an OEM one and a HSF would be under $130 with shipping (I'll give you links if you want). Paying $171 for a socket A (the Athlon XP 2800) motherboard is also pretty expensive. I'm going to stop there because there are tons more problems. Also, if you take the time (don't now, though) to provide links, some of us (myslef included) would actually visit them in an effort to help you out.

    Let's start from scratch. What's your budget? Are you a gamer, a proffesional video editor, or something else that requires an high-end system?

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    Sorry, i didnt say that it was canadien prices. All prices are canadien.

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    Oh ya, i got a video card already and the other stuff that i didnt wright.

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    Canadian prices... hehe. Well, what's your budget anyway? If your considering a system with an Athlon 64 but also considering one with an Athlon XP 2800, you're getting some overpriced hardware. Also, if you could remind me of the Canadian to U.S. conversion, that would be helpful. :D

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    That case/psu is not for use with systems like that. You will need a 400w+ psu from a good manufacturer like thermaltake or antec. You will also need airflow. As far as hd's go, you can get something from western digital for the same price. You did not say what you plan on using for gfx or what city you are in.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
    thermaltake tsunami dream -black
    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    2x1024 ocz black
    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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    For now i am using a sapphire 9000 128mb 128bit video card, i live near ottawa and the case is changed to an Antec Solution Series SLK3700AMB Mid Tower Case w/350W PS, Bronze. I dont have much $ to spend on this system so more ram and a new video card are going to wait.

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    Oh ya my budget is around 800$ canadien.

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    To end this i am going to buy this system to night after super:
    AMD Athlon XP 2800+ BARTON 333FSB Processor, Retail $167.50 1 $167.50
    Asus A7N8X-E-DX NF2 SocketA Mainboard w/Audio/GBLan/SATA/RAID/FW $156.00 1 $156.00
    Kingston HyperX 512-PC2700 (2x256) Dual Channel DDR Kit $159.00 1 $159.00
    Maxtor 80GB SATA 7200RPM 8MB Hard Drive, OEM $115.00 1 $115.00
    LG 52X32X52X CD-RW IDE Drive, OEM $45.00 1 $45.00
    Antec Solution Series SLK3700AMB Mid Tower Case w/350W PS, Bronze $99.00 1 $99.00
    *RBC Standard Warranty Package w/Assembly $29.00 1 $29.00
    Total: $770.50

    Thx for all the help.

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    If you guys are looking for a good computer retailer in canada, ottawa. Go here www.shoprbc.com. And for you US guys it can be cheaper buying a system there because of the US$.

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