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    Default Is this a good setup for around $700?

    I know the harddrive is small and a Cd player only isn't much nowdays but the person that wants me to build the system for them does not want a DVD player or a burner. Keeping the system in their $700 price range (without a monitor) I decided to go this way at Newegg. Would you guys change anything here or see something I forgot for a complete system?

    http://secure.newegg.com/app/shoppin...tionCode=58504


    I'd probably go with this system Ram at Crucial.
    http://www.crucial.com/Store/Order/cartdetail.asp
    Last edited by Spongebob; 12-06-2004 at 02:53 PM.

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    The link didnt work when I clicked it... You may want to try again...
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    You can't post shopping carts. You'll have to either post a link to a Newegg wish list or specific product pages.

    What is the system going to be used for, exactly?

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    The shopping cart link worked for awhile but it must go down when Newegg changes pricing.

    Well anyway I was able to talk the person into buying the guts out of one of my old systems and I'll be putting them in a new flashy case with a new keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

    Now I have a little extra spending cash to update one of my own systems. It's stepping up from a P4 2.4 GHz CPU, A Biostar Motherboard, and an ATI Radeon 9500 pro to a Albatron nVIDIA GeForce 6600 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, video card, Intel LGA 775 Pentium 4 530 3.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, CPU, and a ECS "915P-A (1.0)" 915P Chipset Motherboard. The system will be used for gaming but I don't really want to spend anymore than what I have listed below, so I hope its a good upgrade.

    Mainboard
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...170-131&depa=0

    CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...116-184&DEPA=0

    Video card
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...170-070&DEPA=0


    Will my power supplys work with that board? They are Antec truepower 430 watt PSU's.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-908&depa=0
    Last edited by Spongebob; 12-07-2004 at 10:49 AM.

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    Don't waste your money on that crap. Intel processors are no good for gaming compared to Athlon 64s when making purchasing decisions, and LGA775 boards aren't really good for much of anything unless you have an urgent need for PCI Express.

    I'd suggest you wait a few days/weeks (sometime this month) for nForce 4 motherboards to come out as they will support PCI-E which leaves you with the same upgradability as an LGA775 board (arguably better, if AMD's socket 939 maintains its current lead) but provides much better bang-for-buck, particularly in gaming.

    As I mentioned in the other thread, that video card is pretty poor and not really much better than your current 9550. A 6600GT would be the minimum IMO, as I said, and in it would be smarter to get something a tad more expensive (GeForce 6800, if a PCI-E version becomes available, or the soon-to-be-available X800 non-pro/XT/SE/etc. eg. "regular" X800) so it will last longer, and getting a 6600GT is really just upgrading from a mid-range card of a few months ago to a mid-range card of today.

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    I agree with Yawg. YOu could buy a Athlon 64 3000+ for alot cheaper then that Intel you picked out and it would perform much better in games. Then get a nice nforce4 mobo which should be available soon.

    Ands that video card is pretty bad IMO. The minumum I would suggest for upgrading would be a 6600GT. Try to at least get that. If you don't mind buying off ebay then get a regular 6800 non-GT like this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...150-068&depa=0

    You should be able to get it for around your price range. And if your lucky you could get a 6800GT in your price range.

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Don't waste your money on that crap. Intel processors are no good for gaming compared to Athlon 64s when making purchasing decisions, and LGA775 boards aren't really good for much of anything unless you have an urgent need for PCI Express.

    I'd suggest you wait a few days/weeks (sometime this month) for nForce 4 motherboards to come out as they will support PCI-E which leaves you with the same upgradability as an LGA775 board (arguably better, if AMD's socket 939 maintains its current lead) but provides much better bang-for-buck, particularly in gaming.

    As I mentioned in the other thread, that video card is pretty poor and not really much better than your current 9550. A 6600GT would be the minimum IMO, as I said, and in it would be smarter to get something a tad more expensive (GeForce 6800, if a PCI-E version becomes available, or the soon-to-be-available X800 non-pro/XT/SE/etc. eg. "regular" X800) so it will last longer, and getting a 6600GT is really just upgrading from a mid-range card of a few months ago to a mid-range card of today.
    Thanks for the info.

    Yes, I've heard that AMD CPU's are better from this board, but they also are going to run a little more, an AMD 64 bit 3200+ CPU is around $190 and the mainboards also runs more, the operating frequency is only clocked at 2.2 Ghz were as some games are recommending CPU at 2.4 GHz and I'm sure it'll go higher next year.
    I have a P4 3.0GHz non LGA in the system I'm using now with an ATI Radeon 9800 nonpro graphics card and it runs all the modern stuff pretty well at higher settings and nothings overclocked. So I was just shooting for that range or slightly better, since as I said before I'm upgrading from a 2.4 GHz CPU and a Biostar motherboard to the newer LGA 775 CPU and PCI-express. I should notice a bit of improvement here (Right). I also have 2 sticks of Kingston 512 mb PC4000 CL3 184-Pin Dimm Ram to put on the new board versus the single moduled 512 mb PC 2700 Ram on the Biostar board that I have sold.

    If anyone could recommend a better setup for around the same price ($400US), (Mainboard, Retail CPU, and Videocard) at Newegg for me, my mind could be changed. I think I'll hold off on my order for a little while until I get some more input here but I don't want to wait to long since I really would like to get the other system going right away after I degut it.

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    Kooldrew, that video card is over twice the price as the one I'd picked out, thats not exactly the same price range but I'd probably invest a little heftier in that area if the card I picked out really won't do any better than the ATI 9500pro that I'm selling.
    Last edited by Spongebob; 12-07-2004 at 08:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    This just in.... The PCI-e boards are now here...
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    Unless you like watching the fps in quake 3, you want to overclock heavily, or you do alot of video encoding, the pentium 4 + LGA775 is a total waste of money. A socket 754\939 athlon 64 system is the way to go

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amd_Lover2004
    This just in.... The PCI-e boards are now here...

    Where? I'd like to see the AMD compatible models since I just ordered a PCI-express 6600GT video card to go with whatever CPU and mainboard I decide on.

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