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Well I got a call from one of my good friends today asking me to build him a killer system that will be used for gaming, internet, photoshop and video editing. I came up with this list, it will not be overclocked (that's why I'm using Via and the RAM I chose). Also, he wanted it to look good ;) The parts will all be ordered off Newegg.com. Thanks for the help!

 

Specs:

 

AMD Athlon 64 3000+

Aopen AK86-L (Read good things about this board)

Fortron Source 400W PSU

Sapphire 9800 pro 128MB

Geil Value Series 512 x 2 pc3200 (Remember, value because it won't be overclocked)

Maxtor 160GB 7200RPM ATA133

Aopen 8x DVD +/- RW

Dual Aspire Blue CCFL's (12")

Antec P-160WF

Samsung 193V 19" LCD

 

Total Cost: $1650.00USD

 

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I really like the case and I think with everything in it it's going to look and perform amazing. I have heard very good things about Fortron PSU's being rock solid, plus it looks good. The 3000+ was my decision because it's about $50 cheaper than a 3200+, but I was wondering if I should opt out for a 3200+ just for the 1mb L2 cache? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated, just wanted to run this list by a few more guys, this will be my first endeavor into A64 computing :)

 

(The attached file has the individual prices as well)

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Looks pretty sweet, the Antec P160 is a beautiful case. I just transfered my system into one about an hour ago. You might want to think about a differnt monitor though if they plan on playing high end games like BF:V ans such, casue its only got a respnse time of 25 miliseconds and from what I have read you want one with 15 ms response time. Just a thought.

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why not a 64 fx????

Im lookin into building a new rig too. so this forum will help.

is the fx that much better than the regular amd 64?

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I decided not to op for a 64fx simply because of the price, I don't want to have him spend that much on something he doesn't need that much.

As for the monitor, I understand where you are coming from but I am looking for the best 19" flat panel monitor for the lowest price... please, I am open to input there. Thanks again for your support and suggestions! :):foldon:

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if yer mate seriously wants the rig for digital imaging and video editing, do him a favour and spend the money that you would have spent on a flat panel on a high quality flat crt like a NEC/Mitsubishi or Sony...

 

The resolutions are higher, the dot pitch better, the contrast ratios and colour matching are better... because of the inherent price difference between flat-panel and flat-screen crt you could buy an uber high-end crt for the price of a flat panel (or possibly even a 21" one!)

 

I've got a NEC/Mitsubishi FE750+ 17" screen and run it at 1280x1024 and it is by far the best quality screen I have ever seen or used... one of my mates mistook it for a flat-panel because the screen is perfectly flat...

 

I'm sure for the price of "the best 19" flat panel monitor for the lowest price" you could get a high-end 21" flat-screen crt :)

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That case has some cool features,but that chromed plastic looks mega-chintzy to me.I'd go with the Super Lanboy.And green lights.

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That case has some cool features,but that chromed plastic looks mega-chintzy to me.I'd go with the Super Lanboy.And green lights.

:withstupid: Yea, maybe if it came in black it would look better.

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He really liked the case and I am going to love working with it :) I'll talk to him about the monitor though, I agree with you guys that a CRT would probally be better for him... We'll see if he bites on that.

 

Other than that, would you guys change anything?

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I think you shoudl go with the 3200 bigger cache , Also get the Mobo that eva_unit_0 has it's a Albatron K8x800 pro 2 , there very good boards and thier cheap( $125) or go with a Asus ASUS K8V SE Deluxe which is a great board

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Looks pretty sweet, the Antec P160 is a beautiful case. I just transfered my system into one about an hour ago. You might want to think about a differnt monitor though if they plan on playing high end games like BF:V ans such, casue its only got a respnse time of 25 miliseconds and from what I have read you want one with 15 ms response time. Just a thought.

Yes, the faster the responce time the better, but, 25ms is livable, atleased with my Samsung 173P, it is vertually non exsistant. Its hard to find a 19" with a lower than 25ms responce time do to is size.

 

If you are concerned about ghoasting, go with the 172X, has a 12ms responce time. I am still in love with the 173P tho =) just a fantastic monitor.

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