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Since Se7enet is down with the Code Red flu, I can't be jubilant there. So I'll be jubilant here. I FINALLY just ordered all the stuff for my new computer, scraped up enough ca$h to pay for it myself, since my grandparents had been procrastinating since February. Here are the specs/prices for it, if you're interested... laugh laugh laugh

CPU - Athlon 1.4ghz + HSF spacer = $201
CPU Cooler - Thermaltake DragonOrb 3 = $30
Mobo - Iwill KA266 DDR = $132
Memory - 2 x 256MB PC2100 DDR Memory = $112
HDD - IBM 60GB 7200rpm = $176
Graphics - Gainward CARDEXPERT GeForce3 PowerPack !!! (exclamation marks included) = $355
Case - Antec SX1030B + 300W pwr supply = $98
Keyboard - Nifty looking black kbd = $10
Generic black floppy = $14
2 rounded IDE cables, 1 rounded Floppy cable = 37.98
Black & white Alien case badge = $3.99
Total Price = $1160.97

Not included in the above price are my almost brand new 16X DVD drive, Hercules GameTheater XP sound card, and Klipsch 4.1 speakers; all three were bought within the past few months as replacements for my current falling-apart-POS-computer, and will be transferred over to my new box when I build it.

I have forsaken Hercules as my graphics card provider, since they dropped the NVidia line. And because the Gainward card is on red PCB, and has DVI output and a VIVO port, as well as the Blue Orb gpu cooler (which was the only thing that set Hercules above the rest anyway).

I am so happy! laugh

---Skorpion


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What do you have as your current graphics card?

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Thats is a NICE computer. eek

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Sounds like a pretty good comp Skorp. smile

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Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS 32MB.

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Very nice. I am jealous too smile


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One thing I did not like about the setup is the Tt DragonOrb 3 which performs real bad as I heard. With that $30 dollars, add 10 more and you could've gotten the 2nd best HSF man can offer, the Thermalright SK-6.

BTW: Make sure you have ALOT of cooling as the 1.4GHz can cook an egg if not cooled properly if you know what I mean. This was a problem with my setup until I took off the side panels of my case. Now I'm getting 46C full load

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Thanks, GoTo. smile If it does turn out to be a bust, I'll get the ThermoEngine or the SK-6 pretty quick.

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Very nice PC Skorp. Good to know that case is up to snuff. I have used PC Power & Cooling cases so much, I don't know where to turn to find something new. wink

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I want one too now


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Now that you've had it a few days, anything you'd do different? I really need to get a better one for home, and I am vascillatng between another Dell (love'm) and building one...


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Build one Allen, way cheaper by doing that. BYO systems can come mostly assembled

Case and motherboard, with onboard sound, modem, floppy drive, 64M ram http://www.tccomputers.com/cgi-bin/bp/140485016/fp/b/mcn/mcn10373p.htm (TC Computers is a division of the company I work for, Insight. Also available here but for some reason the specs aren't showing on the insight side. Already assembled, $120

512M pc133 RAM http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=KT216618 $76

AMD 1.2Ghz Processor http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=AMDT12G $106

40G 7200 RPM HD http://www.insight.com/web/apps/pro...lert=categoryresults&product_id=WD081792 $134

32x Read, 12x write CDRW http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=SOCRX160E $125

AGP 4x 32M Nvidia Geforce2 MX http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=MSTMS8817 $76

10/100 NIC http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=DLK008576 $13

$650 before shipping and taxes. Would take you an hour or two to put together.

That's a hell of a nice system, for pretty cheap!

--mark


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