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Thread: To buy or build - that is the question




  1. #11
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    Default Re: To buy or build - that is the question

    Quote Originally Posted by mlakrid
    Oh REALLY Genious?

    Build me this PC:

    19" Monitor
    1280x1024 NATIVE
    8ms refresh
    500:1 contrast ratio
    300 NITS brightness

    Keyboard, mouse

    Case with:
    Pentium D 805 Dual Core (2.66, 533Mhz FSB)
    Windows XP MEDIA Edition 2005

    512 MB Dual CHannel DDR2 SDRAM @ 533Mhz (2x 256MB)

    80 GB HDD (7200 RPM with 8MB Cache)

    48x CD-R/W / DVD-ROM combo drive

    WITH 3 years AT HOME waranty with nights/weekends

    and FREE shipping...

    Your turn...
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH AHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    I just built a Core2Duo system for around $800. Considering I resused my hardrives/cd/dvd drives and Windows XP, I can only laugh at people thinking they got a good deal with ANY branded system. Look at the system in my sig and you'll see what I got. You got smoked chump! LOL!

    Dude I got a Gateway, WTF did I do......... Why can't I upgrade..... Why do I need to buy a whole new PC........

    MORON!!!!!!!!!!!

    Of course my LCD was quite expensive, but considering it has much better specs than your 19", I can live with that.

    805D....... What a joke.......... 2X256MB ram....... My P3 rig has more ram than that.......
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

  2. Default Re: To buy or build - that is the question

    Nice job Casecutter. I can't wait to build my own Core 2 Duo system.

    Anyways, the current AMD socket is AM2. I would personally go with Core 2 Duo because it performs alot better than AM2.

    For your hd's, I would go with a Western Digital or Seagate Sata or Sata II.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: To buy or build - that is the question

    How much and what is "alot"?

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    Default Re: To buy or build - that is the question

    As of now,Core2Duo is much much faster. Most of that speed is seen in number crunching and video encoding, gaming performance is almost equal between AM2 and Core2Duo. Socket AM2 has a much clearer upgrade path, but I am also hoping Intel will not decide we need ANOTHER chipset for their next CPU's on S775. My money, right now, goes to Intel. But for a killer budget rig, AM2 is right up there and can be built cheaper and still perform quite well.
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

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    Default Re: To buy or build - that is the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Munkul
    look closely before replying. it has a 16x pci-e slot, and it looks overall like a good buy. dont know about overclocking tho.
    Thanks for carrecting me, but I still think that it is not very upgradable.
    "Death solves all problems; no man, no problem."
    -Joseph Stalin


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