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Gustav Graves

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#1 13 years ago

I thought this would be a good thread to make and have people know what the limits on what you can buy for computers. Anyway, with the limit of $5000, what is the best computer that a person could make (I want powerful, and no BRAND NAMES THAT MAKE COMPUTERS, I.E. Dell and Gateway and Alienware and all that fun stuff) This will be for personal reference, and since this is a generation turn-over with the advent of the 2GB RAM becoming more commonplace and the introduction of the GForce 7 series. Good luck on the best computer you can buy for <$5000. Make sure to get top of the line parts and equipment. Clearly, you have to rate processors differently has AMD 2.8ghz processors are faster then 3.8ghz Intels. Anyway, like I said what is the best computer you can make using released parts?




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#2 13 years ago
Hmmmdonut

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#3 13 years ago

^^^God no. CPU mobo HDDx2 ramx2 case psu montorx2 Soundcard video $3700 Actually a lot less




Hmmmdonut

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Gustav Graves

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#5 13 years ago

Yay I have a ViewSonic LCD at 19 inches! I nearly have the best. Has for the processor, that is fast. But surely there's RAM at 2gb each? Video cards are state of the art and well worth it. Best advice: wait a few months for the prices to drop. $1000 for a processor is a little bit extreme.




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#6 13 years ago
HmmmdonutMonitor 1 Monitor 2 Case HDD primary x2 HDD secondary x2 mobo CPU ram x2 Video PSU Pick the rest

I have a Case almost identical to that... and a little light inside.... purty lil light...




Dr Zoidberg

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#7 13 years ago

Ill post my buying guide in December, im waiting for Long Horn (Windows Vista) and its 32 gig of ram suport (and the mother boards to go with it). I am also waiting for the new AMD chip.

But as for video cards, the 7600 OC Ultra Dual Core 512 Megabyte 16x PCIe SLI, mm the power of 4 video cards!




Gustav Graves

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#8 13 years ago

Hmm, but your suppose to max out your computer essentials to fit under $5,000. If you have a computer like that: you sir are either A: Super-Hardgore Gamer B: PC Gaming Magazines or C: A Rich Person So, you are lucky to own these semi-super's. Congrats to anyone who has bought the best for the best for the best for computers. Intels are crap processors, AMD only here unless Intel beats them.




Dr Zoidberg

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#9 13 years ago

The Pentium Mobile processor has been found to out preform a lot of desktop processors, and use WAY less power, if they could make it into a 64 bit proc i would buy.




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#10 13 years ago

Motherboard / Video Card [color=red]$1218.99[/color] MSI K8NNeo4 Platinum SLI Socket 939 and Two MSI GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB Video Cards Processor [color=red]$1099.99[/color] AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 / 1MB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket 939 / San Diego Core / Processor with Fan Case / PSU [color=red]$99.99[/color] Ultra UV Wizard Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with UV Reactive Clear Side, Front USB & Firewire Ports and Ultra X-Connect 500-Watt Power Supply Extra Fan [color=red]$7.99[/color] [color=black]Ultra 80mm UV Reactive Translucent Fan - Blue[/color] [color=black]Sound Card [/color][color=red]$33.99[/color] [color=black]Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live 24-Bit PCI Sound Card (Retail Box)[/color] [color=black]4x Hard Drives [/color][color=red]$744[/color] Western Digital Raptor 74GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM [color=black]Disc Drives (x2) [/color][color=red]$99.94[/color] AOpen DUW1608 / 16x4x16x DVD+RW / 8x4x16x DVD-RW / 2.4x DVD+R DL / DVD Burner/ 3 Face-plate colors and Software Included Floppy Disk Drive (yes, it's old, but can still be useful) [color=red]$17.99[/color] Premium 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive Memory (x4) [color=red]$519.96[/color] Ultra 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory (x4) 56k Modem [color=red]$8.99[/color] Diablotek Lucent Internal 56K V.92 Data/Voice PCI Modem Monitor [color=red]$319.99[/color] FujiPlus FP-988D / 19-Inch / 1280 x 1024 / 12ms / Silver-Black / DVI / LCD Monitor with Speakers Speakers [color=red]$54.99[/color] Logitech X530 70-Watt PC Multimedia Home Theater Speakers [color=black]Operating System [/color][color=red]$139.99[/color] [color=black]Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro Edition OEM Version with SP2[/color] Keyboard $6.99 Powmax Chicony 104 Key Gray Multimedia Keyboard PS/2 Model Mouse [color=red]$9.99[/color] AOpen PS/2 USB Optical Mouse (Black/Silver) Game Pad [color=red]$24.99[/color] Logitech Rumblepad 2 Gamepad with Vibration Feedback [color=black]TOTAL COST: [color=red]$4409.77 (w/o S+H)[/color][/color] [color=black][/color] [color=black][color=black][/color][/color] [color=black]For extra $$$, you could add liquid cooling. However, that's if you want. This seems like it would provide everything you'd need. Also, this is without several rebates from www.tigerdirect.com[/color]




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