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 Post subject: Best AMD 64 system for 1000$
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:39 am 
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Processor:
Case(Perferably with power supply)

I have everything else I need. Thanks for any help in advance!!:)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:10 am 
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First thing: Please attempt to post topics into the correct folders. This is now in the Help Me Buy category, so I've moved it here.

Now, back on topic:

You don't specify what the usage of the system will be. I'll try to attempt a configuration for longevity, future upgradability, and keeping your $1,000 ceiling in mind. Remember, top-of-the-line items are going to cost a LOT of money. All prices are quoted from Newegg.

ASUS A8N-E $139.00
AMD Athlon64 3500+ Retail $267.00
(2) Kingston ValueRAM 512Mb DDR3200 $79.00 Each
XFX GeForce 6600GT 128MbPCIe $185.00
Antec SLK3000B Case, No PSU $55.00
Antec NeoPower 480w ATX12V v2.0 $126.00

Total: $930

Since you'll be using a PCIe Video Card, I'd figure seperating the Case and PSU, since I don't really think many cases come with ATX12V v2.0 PSU's yet.

If you feel the need for SLI, or a higher video card, then you'll have to drop your processor speed down. Performance-wise, the 3500 is possibly the best value right now.

Also, you could get cheaper power supplies than the NeoPower, but I'll restate what MaxPC has been saying for years: Why?

SC64


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:11 am 
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Motherboard: DFI "LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D" $138
Video: PCI express 6800 Leadtek $290
Ram: 2x512MB Muskin LVL II $220
Processor: 3200+ 939 90nm $190
Case: Kingwin kt 242 $90
Power Supply: Fortron 500w blue storm $90


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:06 pm 
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Some good suggestions above. Here be my recommendations:

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum s939 - $140
AMD Retail 3500+ s939 - $267
Mushkin 1gb (2x512mb) PC3200 - $98
BFG 6800OC PCI-E - $283
Antec 480w NeoPower - $110
TOTAL = $898

That leaves with you $102 to pick out a case, which I'm leaving out as that's going to be subjective on your tastes.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:56 pm 
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Take the parts One4 chose, but use the X800 XL instead since the board isn't SLI.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:03 pm 
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Two things, first I'd also get rid of the SLI card and go with a good single card solution. Second, if you are going to get a good overclocking chip and expect to overclock it, splurge and get some better memory.....you are only hamstringing yourself getting cheap memory.
I'd go with the MSI or DFI board, some good Corsair memory, and the X800XL card. As to case...it is totally up to your tastes


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:09 pm 
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OCNoob wrote:
Take the parts One4 chose, but use the X800 XL instead since the board isn't SLI.


Good call - I hadn't actually looked at x800 XL benchies until today and it gets up there in 6800GT territory on some games. Newegg has a decent deal as well on Rosewell's retail version ($290 shipped) - Link. Not my first choice on brand, but when possible I personally prefer retail when it comes to video cards.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:54 pm 
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ive got the same mobo that one4u2c recommende nut my cpu is a 3200 overclocked so you'll be able to get up to or close to 3500. you guys are leaving out the HDD and ODD. go with one4u2c and try to get atleast another $100 or $150 so you could get a HDD and ODD the gpu could be a 6600GT to save you money overclockable as well. if you arent a overclocker then you still will have some goo stuff. actually i just thought, if you go with the 3200 instead of the 3500 and the 6600GT instead of the 6800 or x800xl then you'll have the extra $200. im pleased with my system.
MSI K8N neo4 nForce4 ultra platinum
Athlon64 3200
6600GT (MSI)
kingston RAM 1Gb
200GB HDD
$48 ODD sony DVD+CDrw


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:26 pm 
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For the HDD go with a Maxtor DM 10, for the optical drive, save some money and go with the Lite-On 16x Dual Layer....pretty good value at $60


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:51 pm 
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Around_the_Fur wrote:
you guys are leaving out the HDD and ODD.


Nice work detective, but maybe this will help you solve the case as to why:

doom3crazy wrote:
Motherboard:
Video:
Ram:
Processor:
Case(Perferably with power supply)

I have everything else I need.


:wink: :wink: :P


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 Post subject: Re: Best AMD 64 system for 1000$
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:55 pm 
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sli is not what you need.


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 Post subject: Re: Best AMD 64 system for 1000$
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:43 pm 
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dob1224 wrote:


Yes, great setup there. However, the 20-pin to 24-pin converter doesn't really do much for the last 4 pins as it leaves them blank. Look at the pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:47 pm 
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actually most any board will work with a 20 pin connector, and most of the ones that don't want to have an extra 4 pin molex on the board itself for added stability...just have to make sure you hook up the right 20 pins


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 Post subject: Re: Best AMD 64 system for 1000$
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:11 pm 
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Dual GPU is what's next.


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 Post subject: Re: Best AMD 64 system for 1000$
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:19 pm 
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Yes, I know the whole ordeal with the 24-Pin/PCI-E situation. And yes, the converter does give peace of mind (not unless you're reading the posts above).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:36 am 
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One4yu2c wrote:
Around_the_Fur wrote:
you guys are leaving out the HDD and ODD.


Nice work detective, but maybe this will help you solve the case as to why:

doom3crazy wrote:
Motherboard:
Video:
Ram:
Processor:
Case(Perferably with power supply)

I have everything else I need.


:wink: :wink: :P

you know what??? i saw that and still posted :roll: man am i smart :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: naw i think absent-minded.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:51 pm 
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Do you think for a 1000$ I could get the Asus SLI board, and maybe a 6800 ULtra?(Planning on going to dual ultras) or a GT at the lowest? U could maybe even down size the ram to 512 to fit costs, I could easily upgrade that later.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:29 pm 
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it depends on when you'll get the second card if not now then you'd be stuck with last gen's SLI cards whenever the newer ones come. not sure if its true, but i keep hearing that it will be this year. if you get them now then i dont think so.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:36 am 
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I have a 6600 GT and I am very happy with it....

check for my thread, and the one OC linked to from that. Good stuff in there.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:33 am 
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Ok. But so will someone answer my question though??


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