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The Typer

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#1 11 years ago

Try to think of the custom (or store bought) P.C. that you would really want right now. Don't just take the hardware that is at the top of each category either. Try to come up with combinations that would work well. And do be as specific as possible. Gigabyte K7 Triton Motherboard AGP 8x, DDR 400, works with Athlon XP Processors AMD Athlon XP 2800 2.08 GHz Processor 1.0 GB of DDR 400 RAM BFG Technologies GeForce 7600 GS Overclocked 512MB DDR2 VRAM, 12 Pixel Pipelines AGP 8x/4x, Pixel Shader 2.0, Shader Model 3.0 Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Sound Card 2 DVD Drives Antec 400 Watt PSU Antec Sonata Black Piano Case




Bs|Archaon

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#2 11 years ago

Can't be bothered to spec it out but it would be far better than that. I know what you mean by making a realistic spec but that's pathetic, I mean you can't even buy Athlon XP processors new anymore, so it's not even realistic.

Something along the lines of an Abit AW9D-MAX, a Core 2 Duo X6800, 2gb (2x1gb) of DDR2 RAM coupled up with a pair of 7900GTs. Something along those lines, anyway. Were I to go for a lower spec I'd go for an E6600 and a single 7900GT.




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#3 11 years ago

Realistically, I'd probably keep my existing system, but rebuild it in a larger case. (I've had my eye on the CoolerMaster Stacker for a while now...) 2 gigs of RAM and a few more hard drives wouldn't go amiss, either.

Were I to build an entirely new system I'd probably go for a Core 2 Duo rig with 2gb DDR2, 500gb or so of storage and perhaps a 7950GX2. I'd probably ditch XP as well, and install SuSE 10.1.

I'd still go for the CM Stacker, though.




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#4 11 years ago

Lian Li V2000 is a far better case than the Stacker IMO, if you can afford the money and space (it is quite a bit bigger). I've had both, although I mean the original Stacker, not the newer ones, so it depends which Stacker you mean. But if you're talking about the original one and want a large case, they don't get much larger.




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#5 11 years ago

Yeah, I'm torn between the Stacker RC-830 and the RC-810 (Which kind of looks like my Centurion 5 on steroids). I've seen both of them in action at i28 (BFG were showing off their Quad-SLI systems housed in an RC-810) and tbh they looked damned nice. Although that might have had more to do with the hardware inside them. :p

A Lian Li would be nice, but realistically I can't afford to spend that kind of money at the moment.




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#6 11 years ago

All I would like to add is a dual core processor. Most likely an AMD x2 4600. I love everything else I have. current specs: AMD64 3700, Asus a8n5x, ultra 550 wt psu, 3gig corsair xms ddr400, antec plusview 2, 4 80g wd sata hdd, evga 7900gt ko, sb audigy 2zs, 2 lite-on dvd rw drives.




morgster

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#7 11 years ago
justincase3Try to think of the custom (or store bought) P.C. that you would really want right now. Don't just take the hardware that is at the top of each category either. Try to come up with combinations that would work well. And do be as specific as possible. Gigabyte K7 Triton Motherboard AGP 8x, DDR 400, works with Athlon XP Processors AMD Athlon XP 2800 2.08 GHz Processor 1.0 GB of DDR 400 RAM BFG Technologies GeForce 7600 GS Overclocked 512MB DDR2 VRAM, 12 Pixel Pipelines AGP 8x/4x, Pixel Shader 2.0, Shader Model 3.0 Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Sound Card 2 DVD Drives Antec 400 Watt PSU Antec Sonata Black Piano Case

That system is junk, whats wrong with these people!




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#8 11 years ago

a graphic card which can run the elder scrolls oblivion a new pc case which has silent fans.




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#9 11 years ago

Otherwise my current system is good enough for a realistic choice, but it could possibly use some more expensive RAM, and definitely an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (Socket 939), one X1950XTX and another harddisk. Possibly also two 150GB WD Raptors.

What I would use from my current computer: (2GB MDT DDR-400), DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D, 160GB WD 1600JS, Tagan TG480 UO1 480W PSU, Casetek CS-1018 case (huge enough for anything I might need, but horribly heavy), SB Audigy 2 Value, Samsung DVD-RW-drive, FDD, fans (if the Zalman 7700 Al-Cu is good enough for the cpu, would have to check) and peripherals.




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#10 11 years ago
morgsterThat system is junk, whats wrong with these people!

If you notice my current computer, which has these: Gigabyte 7VTXE Motherboard, DDR, AGP 4x Sound Blaster SB Live Series Sound Card EAX1.0 Antec 350 Watt PSU ATI Radeon 9600 Video Card 128MB DDR VRAM (4 pixel pipelines) AMD Athlon XP 2800 Processor (same as the one in my Dream Machine, just to stay in a reasonable price range and not go ballistic on every spot) 512MB DDR RAM Wester Digital 80 GB Hard Drive Notice I just upgrade my computer into a midrange computer for today. Really, that computer could be a lot better over the one above. I'm not trying to create the "perfect computer" but the computer that would be a very nice update over my current one. And I forgot the hard drive for the first one I posted: Western Digital Raptor (probably 80GB) Hard Drive, 10,000 RPM.