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I am trying to build my own computer and I am interested in your opinions on what I have so far right now. I need your opinions, this is what I am going to build. I know everything is compatible and all, and I am thinking about building the actual machine instead of making this one of my "PC Sheets" which is a sheet that I make for people to download or look at to build the actual PC with the detailed parts.

Anyway, here is mines and I need your opinions on it, please:

Xion Black Computer Case - $69.99
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16811208005

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ - $191.00
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16819103502

ASUS Deluxe AMD Motherboard - $122.00
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16813131510

ATI Radeon X800XT 256MB Memory - $339.00
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102492

2 x Western Digital 250GB HDD - $129.00/ Each
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16822144154

CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Gamer Card - $103.99
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16829102171

Corsair 1GB Memory (2x512MB Memory) - $83.00
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16820145440

Samsung WriteMaster DVD Burner - $49.99
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16827151066

I/O MAGIC Floppy Disk - $19.80
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16821153104

Additional Items:

Microsoft Windows Professional (RETAIL) - $266.95
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16837116195

CoolMaster Aqua-Gate - $199
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556033295.html

2x12" Green Light - $3.95/Each
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556011033.html

TOTAL: $1710.62

** Prices doesn't include shipping and taxes.......

The general use of the computer will be for simple watching and burning DVD's and CD's as well as online gaming. I can build this actual machine if you'd like. I usually charge $50 per hour for constructing the computer with a period span of 2 days and an average of 8 hours to put the computer together. Get at me if you'd like me to build this for you, send me a PM for details.

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I see two changes I would make...

You dont need XP Pro...
This is not a business machine and Pro will not give any preformance improvement... So save some money there.

$1800 to watch and burn DVD's and you are using a cheapie $49 Burner...
Add a DVD player and a better DVD Burner...
The seperate player will keep the run time hours off the burner and help it last longer.

NO real price change

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I added that DVD player as a temporary position so I apologize if you thought it was going to be an actual DVD burner in this computer. Anyway, moving on, let's see...... I am going to add an DVD burner that is quicker then that and I am trying to look for some other things though for the computer. What else would be good to add to it everybody.

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400$ profit to build a PC? ouch is that really how much everyone charges in the US??? I would love to make 500$CAN (400$US) for each pc I would build. You could live on that lol.

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I am trying to build my own computer and I am interested in your opinions on what I have so far right now. I need your opinions, this is what I am going to build. I know everything is compatible and all, and I am thinking about building the actual machine instead of making this one of my "PC Sheets" which is a sheet that I make for people to download or look at to build the actual PC with the detailed parts.

Anyway, here is mines and I need your opinions on it, please:

Xion Black Computer Case - $69.99
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16811208005

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ - $191.00
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16819103502

ASUS Deluxe AMD Motherboard - $122.00
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16813131510

ATI Radeon X800XT 256MB Memory - $339.00
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102492

2 x Western Digital 250GB HDD - $129.00/ Each
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16822144154

CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Gamer Card - $103.99
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16829102171

Corsair 1GB Memory (2x512MB Memory) - $83.00
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16820145440

Samsung WriteMaster DVD Burner - $49.99
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16827151066

I/O MAGIC Floppy Disk - $19.80
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16821153104

Additional Items:

Microsoft Windows Professional (RETAIL) - $266.95
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16837116195

CoolMaster Aqua-Gate - $199
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556033295.html

2x12" Green Light - $3.95/Each
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556011033.html

TOTAL: $1710.62

** Prices doesn't include shipping and taxes.......

The general use of the computer will be for simple watching and burning DVD's and CD's as well as online gaming. I can build this actual machine if you'd like. I usually charge $50 per hour for constructing the computer with a period span of 2 days and an average of 8 hours to put the computer together. Get at me if you'd like me to build this for you, send me a PM for details.

sounds pretty good however i agree with thong on the dvd player/burner.

good luck:D

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on second glance forget win xp pro and go for home. either that or install a 64 bit win o/s. there wont be much of a price difference but you'll soon see its advantages especially as you are looking on a 64 bit processor.

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i would change from the 3200+ and stick with a 3000+ and take out the x800xt and put in a 9800 pro which is still a brilliant card

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i would change from the 3200+ and stick with a 3000+ and take out the x800xt and put in a 9800 pro which is still a brilliant card

A true gamer will not build a pc with the 9800 Pro. It wont perform so well with newer games and will grow white hair faster. :D

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A true gamer will not build a pc with the 9800 Pro. It wont perform so well with newer games and will grow white hair faster. :D

what 1 wd u choose?

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Mid range - 6600GT
Performance - 6800GT
Cost no object - X850XT

right on!!!!

the x800xt could also be great.

Or if you can get the x700 PRO for low price, it wouldnt be bad. eh? Catweazle :D

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It wouldn't be too bad if you found a silly shopkeeper who's put the wrong price on it, but it's still not as good as a 6600GT. :)

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My future gaming machine will be an all in one Pro Media Center. I will post back to this forum later with more detials of these wonderful machines and where you can get one. Stay posted!

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Just a little input even though this thread is a bit old:

Wouldnt bother with external usb floppy, would get internal floppy/card reader..

I wouldnt trust water cooling, call me paranoid, that and i cant sleep without the gentle humming of fans XD

Oh and we all like some hardware to drool at, (well i do XD) so i'll be checking back to make sure you have done that linkwithus :P

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