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Bboy_Jon

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I am getting this stuff at newegg.com

2 Cooler Master, Auroba SFL-U12-UB, (BLUE) Cold Cathode Fluorescence Lamp (CCFL). DC 12V Power Input. Connects up to 2 lamps. Retail.

2 Fan Guard/Grill, chromed, for 80mm fans

Raidmax Scorpio Yellow ATX Mid-Tower Case w/ Side Panel Window, Model TX-668WYP Yellow (with 420w psu)

LITE-ON BLACK 16X DVD ROM Drive

Arctic Silver's NEW Premium Silver Polysynthetic Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5. 3.5-gram

Thermalright SLK-947-U Copper Heatsink for both Intel and Amd,Retail

2 Speeze 80mm DC Case fans

Thermaltake SMART CASE FAN II. Variable Fan Speed Control, by temperature sensor (for the cpu)

MITSUMI D359M3D Black 1.44MB 3.5INCH Floppy Disk Drive, OEM

Aspire KO-COMBO-YL Yellow Keyboard and Optical Scroll Mouse Combo Set PS2 105keys --RETAIL

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail

ABIT nForce2 Ultra 400 Motherboard for Socket A AMD Processors Model "NF7-S" RETAIL

AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - OEM

Connect3D/POWERCOLOR RADEON 9600XT Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "R96A-C3T" - RETAIL

total cost-$753.98 (with shipping)

i already have an 80gb hard drive (7200RPM and 8mb Cache) and a 52x Cd Burner, and i just got a flat screen monitor today (HP 703 i think)

should i get the connect 3d 9600XT or the power color?? (the connect3d is $169.00, the powercolor is $175.00)

So ya rate this pc from 1 to 10

also i am planning on ocing this so is everything good?? o yeah and will all the parts fit and work together properly? im pretty sure they will, but i need to know for sure.

thanx
 
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Bboy_Jon

Bboy_Jon

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ahhahahah the asus and saphire 9600XT's are back in stock in newegg.com

so what should i get?? (the asus is $199.00 and the saphire is $172.00)

why does the powercolor cost more than the saphire?
 

CalsonicGTR

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It's probably more expensive because the Powercolor on Newegg is a retail card, and the Sapphire is an OEM White Box card. Basically the same thing, but the Powercolor will come with an HL2 voucher and other various software.

As for your setup, it looks alright. I would recommend ditching the standard Raidmax PSU in that case and go for something like the Fortron 350W, or the Fortron 530W if you can afford it.
 
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Bboy_Jon

Bboy_Jon

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the power color at newegg doesnt come with hl2, it comes with tomb raider angel of darkness lol

well the ati and asus come with hl2, the ati is $189.00 and the asus is $199.00

which one should i get???
 

CalsonicGTR

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You really cant go wrong with either one of them. The Asus looks to have a somewhat beffier cooling system, so you might want to consider the Asus. Besides that, they are basically the same card.

As far as the Powercolor is concerned, it should come with the HL2 voucher, since all XT cards are supposed to come with the voucher
 
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Bboy_Jon

Bboy_Jon

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well, if u go to newegg.com and find the power color 9600XT, and go to the pics of it, on the box it says "free tomb raider"

gosh i dunno what to get asus or ati
 

CalsonicGTR

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As I said in the above post, the Asus and ATi are basically the same card, just with a different cooling system. If you want to save $10, go with the ATI.
 
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Bboy_Jon

Bboy_Jon

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the saphire comes with hl2, and its $172.00

the power color also has HL2, but it comes with 8 other games (tomb raider AOD, splinter cell lite, big mutha truckers and more) and its $175.00
 

CalsonicGTR

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The Sapphire shown on Newegg doesnt come with the HL2 voucher. Only retail cards come with the voucher, and the Sapphire is an OEM/White Box card. Hence, no HL2.
 
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Bboy_Jon

Bboy_Jon

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o, but the link says it does o well at least it makes my choice a bit easier
 

q149

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Go with Intel

Go with a 5900nu unless you can get the XT for way cheaper or a 9700
 
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Bboy_Jon

Bboy_Jon

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well, inetl would be alot more expensive (plus id have to find new parts and its taken me 2+ months to find these that i have now)

im getting the ati 9600XT cuz it looks nier (red is better than brown) plus the box looks cooler, and its 10 bucks cheaper lol
 

johan851

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Your rig looks pretty good. You might be happier upgrading the RAM to Corsair PC3500 CL2 though - it's BH5 and would perform and overclock much better.

You might also be better off with a 92mm fan if your heatsink supports one...I can't quite recall.