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$3,700 to build the best Gaming PC I can, in the Next 2 days. HELP.

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Kunaak

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ok my friends brother told me after he bought a car he wanted to have me build him a computer.
that was 2 months ago.
2 days ago he got himself some Nissan Z or something like that...

anyways, he had 5,300 left after buying that, and now wants me to get him the best game PC I can.

now, from his life I can tell you this.
he has a old 100 gig in his current PC.... full of Porn.
he has 3-400 DVD pornos.
so he needs a large Hard Drive...
I guess.

anyways, game PC...
I never thought of making one, besides ones for OC.
this ones got to be fast with no OC allowed.
he won't let me...

so I was thinking...
that Asus Nforce 2 board would be a good place to start.

A7N8X.

2 sticks of Mushkin DDR 2700 Cas 2-2-2 256's.

AMD XP 2700.

1 western Digital SE 200 gig.

Radeon 9700 Pro.

klipsch Pro media 5.1

Sound blaster Audigy.

honestly...
I don't know where to really begin, this is what I can think of in the last 4 hours. just a few hours ago we went out and bought him a few grand in gear already.

a sony 17 inch wide screen LCD panel for a grand.
a Antec True PSU 430.
keyboard.
a Yahmaha 44x.
a sony 16x DVD.
a Black Lian Li case.
(not sure what it was, he picked it out)

anyways, he wants to order by saturday.
have it here by wednsday.
then have me put it all together and such.

anways this has all been very rushed.
I just got on this about 4 hours ago.
he wants this stuff fast cause he's giving his PC away.

gotta rush to the Post office.
tell more later.

;)
 

ManOfKnight

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I would go Corsair XMS PC3200 ram 2 sticks of 512MB
a NForce2 motherboard
an ATI 9700 pro
a XP 2700+
and 2 WD SE 80GB (as 2 smaller HDDs would be more reliable than one HUGE one)

and I would have gone VAPOCHILL with the excess instead of the Lian Li case...maybe you could do the Lian Li/Vapochill mod
 

DManeKid

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sounds really sweet to me...ill look for better stuff in a min (if possible) really, anything more then that would be overkill and useless, unless its the cpu, thats never overkill ;)
 

zabomb4163

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ABIT IT7 MAX2 $170
Pentium 4 / 2.8 GHz $400 or new 3gig p4 700$
(2) 512 DRR 400 $288.00
Radeon 9700 $330.00

(3) 100 gig WD on RAID5 $335.00

Sony $8.00
PIONEER DVD burner $290.00
Lite On 48x12x48 $56.00
Intel Pro/1000 $53.00


MICROSOFT OFFICE KEYBOARD $28.00
Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse $35
Inspire 5300 Dolby Digital 5.1 $70.00

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 135

PROMISE FASTTRACK MODEL SX4000 $163.00
256 meg RAID cache $22.00
 

zabomb4163

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that motherboard and memory at the moment has the highest 3dmark score. and that rig would officially own every machine on this entire forum.
 

SpaceRangerJoe

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if he has that kinda money to spend, id say get some 15K rpm scsi drives. youd need a controller card for that of course, but i think it will fit in his budget. id say get 4 of them, and do a raid 5 on that. now that would fast, and safe, as far as redundancy goes. that corsair 3200 memory is really good stuff, my brother has 1 512 stick. a friend of mine got his second 512 stick yesterday. make sure you get a good heatsink. the ax7's are real nice. say with a 47cfm delta, or 50cfm sunon. something like that. if you did that scsi raid, you might want more power than that 430 antec. vantec has a 550 or something that is way powerful. goodluck. i wish i was in your position :D .
 

deathstar13

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mabey do 1 gig of 3200 c2
with that mobo u can run it outa spec and no oc on the cpu.
and still do 400mhz on the ram.i think anyhow.

plus if hes gaming id recomend a crt over a lcd moniter.but its his money if he likes it keep it.
 

zabomb4163

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2 fastest rigs at the moment are the

ABIT IT7 MAX2- better overclocker (but your not going to overclock)


Asus P4T533-C-------faster of the 2 but 600$ for a gig of memory



(PS. why buy SCSI when WD is so close in performance for alot more space????

100gigs on SCSI would cost 500$ vs's

(3) WD's for 348$ that gives you 240 gigs of space....i seriously doubt there is much differance if any between 4SCSI and 3WD

whats the theoretical max of PCI ????????
 
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Emericana

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if you are going to spend that much on a system get a pentium 4 w/ 1066 rdram.

most people who get AMD's get it because they have much better price/performance and overclock pretty well also.

just get top of the line everything intel
3ghz
1.5gig 1066rdram
Whatever intel mobo there is (sorry dont really know intel that well)
Radeon 9700 Pro
2x200gig Western Digita in Raid 0
Whatever the fastest DVD Burner is
Whatever the fastest CDRW is
Whatever the fastest DVD drive is
zip 700mb drive
Sound blaster audigy platinum
550w PSU
Coolermaster or Lian Li tower case
21" or greater monitor


i dont even know if that is 3700 but it is up therel

btw since he isnt gonna overclock whats the point of gettin all of this elaborate coolin? just get a Alpha Pal8045(the p4 equivilant sorry forgot name) with a 20cfm pabst fan which produces 12dba of noise only. then for case fans use vantec stealths or a bunch of the pabsts.

a SILENT super fast computer right there
 

zabomb4163

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WFT Emericana are you blind??????

i posted the fastest system current tech allows and then 2 post down you say you have no idea what the best intel motherboard is.


ABIT IT7 MAX2 $170
Pentium 4 / 2.8 GHz $400 or new 3gig p4 700$
(2) 512 DRR 400 $288.00
Radeon 9700 $330.00
(3) 100 gig WD on RAID5 $335.00
PIONEER DVD burner $290.00
Lite On 48x12x48 $56.00
Intel Pro/1000 $53.00
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 135
PROMISE FASTTRACK MODEL SX4000 $163.00
256 meg RAID cache $22.00

that is the fastest setup period, any more on hard drive and you hit the pci bandwidth peak. 3 gig p4 is fastest no doubt.

motherboard issue -----

ABIT IT7 MAX2- more full featured and the better overclocker of the 2


Asus P4T533-C-------abosolute fastest motherboard on market but 600$ for a gig of memory
 
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Kunaak

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ok back from the Post Office.

ok, heres his deal.
he likes games, loves porn.
does little else besides drink, play games and watch pornos.
he has a girlfriend, she's super cool about all his weird stuff.
the guys 32 and a lawyer.

he is giving his old computer to my friend Ryan (his little brother)
now, when he called me earlier this morning all he asked me was "what kinda computer do you use"
I told him "amd".

well thats kinda what got him stuck on AMD gear.
I actually tried to open him up to the Idea of an Intel 3 ghz.
he asked me if I would buy one, I said "no not really, it's not necessary for what I want"

thats kinda what sealed the deal.

so AMD its got to be.
now, he wants this soon, so I only have the option of whats around at this moment to get.

now, I am not familiar with Raid 5, so I am not comfortable with that. I know the Asus Nforce 2 board has serial raid, so he can use that later.
since serial drives are pretty much expected to be faster then SCSI, I don't figure it's worth the money.

a Vapochill or Prometeia hardly seems necessary in his case.
He won't let me OC it cause he's afraid of killing it, he doesn't know how to. Plus I don't wanna be over there every day he comes across some little problem.

what else...
oh yeah, DDR 3200 hardly seems necessary if your running at stock 333, and 2 sticks of cas 2-2-2 would work better wouldn't it?
I was doing alittle math and I think I will see if he'll just get two sticks of 512 2700 mushkin.

let me think...
oh yeah, I was thinking maybe a SLK-800 with a nice quiet 80mm fan, some Paxmate sound matting, lights and gizmos inside.
whatever it is, it's got to be black or red...

I just saw his car too about an Hour ago.
Have you guys ever seen a Nissan Z?
I thought it was gonna be some little piece of junk cause it's a "nissan", I don't know crap about cars, but this thing looks like it belongs on the moon.
I couldn't believe it, he just spent 37 grand on it.
it's little, black and it soo I guess you would say contoured inside.
I don't know about cars, I don't drive, never have.
but wow...
that thing is cool.

anyways, I am gonna go watch star wars episode 2, just got it on DVD and I wanna relax. finally all done with my day.

I'll think later.
now, time to sit down.
 
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