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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Build me a supercomputer (only 5-6 components) for $1800!

    The 64 will be better. THe P4 WILL lag behind, not to mention the lack of future upgradeability.

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    Default Re: Build me a supercomputer (only 5-6 components) for $1800!

    When I think of a "supercomputer" I dont think of something thats availible for sale and It definetly wouldnt cost 1800 dollars.


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    Default Re: Build me a supercomputer (only 5-6 components) for $1800!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brennan
    When I think of a "supercomputer" I dont think of something thats availible for sale and It definetly wouldnt cost 1800 dollars.
    If it's not available for sale, how do companies buy them?

    But ya.. $1,800 is barely a workstation, if that, nevermind a Supercomputer!

    Then again.. if you compare to what was available 20 years ago, what you can get for $1,800 kicks ass! ;)

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Build me a supercomputer (only 5-6 components) for $1800!

    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2005
    Go with the Athlon64. It will be great already, then when 64bit optimized stuff starts coming out it will leave any Intel in the dust.
    I'm kinda sold on AMD after reading present and past post from most people on this forum, but Intel does make a 64 bit CPU and its comparable in price to the rest of the stuff in its class. Since the Intel line is newer it makes me wonder if your statement is fact.

  5. Default Re: Build me a supercomputer (only 5-6 components) for $1800!

    Ok here is a system that would definately be extremely powerful.

    DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR $189.00

    XFX PVT70GUDF7 Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    Model #: PVT70GUDF7 $359.00

    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition 70SB035000013 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
    Model #: 70SB035000013 $122.00

    Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: TPII-550 $89.99

    CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200XLPT - Retail
    Model #: TWINX1024-3200XLPT $194.00

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail
    Model #: ADA3800BVBOX $322.00


    For starters, I chose a DFI board because they are just plain great. They offer excellent performance and can be easily overclocked. It is also a SLI to further your gaming experience.

    A 7800GT is an excellent video card that is purely top of the line. It will offer great gaming graphics.

    I actually have a Creative Audigy2 ZS Gamer. They offer excellent music quality. They also offer great gaming effects. Very cool.

    An Antec power supply is very reliable and offers plenty of power. They are SLI approved for more upgrade opportunities.

    I chose Corsair ram because they are fast, reliable, and can be overclocked.

    The Athlon 64 X2 would be perfect for your system. I use CS2 and it bogs down my P4 2.4 A LOT even though it has 1 gig of ram. A dual core processor would let you do more stuff at the same time.

    So the total amount comes to $1,255.99. With that amount of money saved, you could buy another 7800GT and put them on SLI for even better graphics.

    Again, this is my opinion for a very extreme computer. I would go with an AMD system either way you go.

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    Default Re: Build me a supercomputer (only 5-6 components) for $1800!

    Can't people read post dates anymore?

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    Default Re: Build me a supercomputer (only 5-6 components) for $1800!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Can't people read post dates anymore?

    Ouch! R.I.P.

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