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    Exclamation Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    Hi!

    I am going to buy my hardware for my new PC tomorrow hopefully. I donít really know too much about the good brands of hardware at the moment, as I have not been keeping up with everything My friend has given me a list of components; I will post them after this. I have about $2500 to spend on it. What would be a good system? The main purpose for it will be gaming and homework.

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    Default Re: Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    Whats your location,and do you already have a shop in mind?


    And post your list.
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    Default Re: Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    Overclockers Elite, Tower Case, Front USB, 400W ATX PSU, Black

    Gigabyte GA-K8VNXP motherboard, Socket 754, Athlon64, 3xDIMM, DDR, 8XAGP, 5xPCI, Firewire 800, 8xUSB 2, SATA, ATA, LAN, ATX

    AMD Athlon 64 3400+ CPU, 2.2 GHz, Socket 754, Retail Pack with fan

    Legend 512MB, DDR-SDRAM, DIMM, DDR400

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST3200822AS, 200 GB, 7,200rpm, 8192K cache, SATA-150, Fluid Bearing

    Gecube Radeon 9600 XT video card, 256MB DDR, 8XAGP, TV Out, DVI, With CSCZ

    Sony CRX-320E188K CD-Writer, 52R/52W/32RW/16DVD, Internal, IDE, Beige

    Sony Black Faceplate for CRX300E188/CRX320E188

    Gigabyte GO-W1608A, Dual Layer DVD Writer, DVD 16R/16W/4RW, CD 48R/48W/24RW, Internal, IDE, Black

    Generic 1.44MB, Internal, Floppy Disk Drive, Black
    AOC Pure Flatface 9KLR-SLK 19" monitor, .25dp, 1600x1200, Silver/Black

    Creative Inspire 5.1 5200 Speakers, Black

    Genius GM56PCI-LA, 56K modem, Internal, PCI


    Any thing to much, or to little?? Is it good?!?

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    Default Re: Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    I am in Christchurch. I was thinking of dragonpc.co.nz or ascent.co.nz, whichever is cheaper.

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    Default Re: Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    List looks fine, Personally i would go for a better video card (nvidia 6600gt)
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    Default Re: Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    do you really need a FDD? it may save 20 bucks . What type of internet connection do you have because you may not need a 56k modem and this will save a pci slot aswell.

    maybe a stupid question, but i dont know the answer, can a dvd writer also write cdr's?

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    Default Re: Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prescott
    do you really need a FDD? it may save 20 bucks . What type of internet connection do you have because you may not need a 56k modem and this will save a pci slot aswell.

    maybe a stupid question, but i dont know the answer, can a dvd writer also write cdr's?
    Yea, I think I will keep the FDD, if the computer decides that it will not work they can be useful sometimes. I am on a 56k internet connection. And I have no idea about your last question. I think that they can, if you have one that does both..

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    Default Re: Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    Oh, It has a separate drive for that anyway. there is a DVD burner and CD burner

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    Default Re: Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prescott
    maybe a stupid question, but i dont know the answer, can a dvd writer also write cdr's?
    Not really stupid at all. I was confused when it I first heard of it. My conclusion is that a DVD is just an extended version of a CD. So a DVD Writer can write anything up to 4.7Gb (or 8.4 if it's a Dual Layer). The capacity of a CD is 700Mb.

    Therefore, yes it can.

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    Default Re: Picking Hardware: For hardware experts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tribomb
    Oh, It has a separate drive for that anyway. there is a DVD burner and CD burner
    What's the point? Ditch the CD-RW and save yourself $40+

    Also for $2500 I think that is a bit of a rip off. I'd be looking at approximately $2000 (or slightly more depending) incl. GST for that system.
    Last edited by ~sy~; 23-01-2005 at 07:15 PM.

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