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  1. #16
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    Also, an extra power supply is not going to fit in that case. Most aluminum cases are pretty small (although big enough for what you need).

    Also, dont cut down on the speakers trust me, if your gonna cut down on anything, dont cut down on speakers, unless you dont like loud music or dont like cranking it up during a game. If you get speakers, I recommend the Cambridge Soundwork FPS2000 Digital.

    For hard drive, dont get anything but IBM. In my opinion they are the best, and can handle some serious overclocking. Also for a CD-ROM get one of those 72x I think Kenwood makes them, but I'm not for sure, you'll have to ask around.

    Some other cases you might want to consider are the Antec SX1030 (comes in beige or black) these are the cases used by Alienware. Also the Addtronics 6896A. Both are full towers.

    Good luck.

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    Athy 700@800 1.65v
    Abit KA7
    128meg PC133 7.5ns can do 160@CAS3
    Asus V7700 Pure 32meg (215+?/366+?)
    IBM 75GXP 45gb
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    Toshiba SD-M1402 (12x dvd/40x cd)
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    ThermalTake Silent Purepower 420W PSU

  2. #17
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    Lose the MX; you'd be much better off with a a 32mb GTS.

  3. #18
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    Thanks for all the replies. I did some serious research on MX: it is not what I want . As for some one mentioned I had some money to spend, unfortunatly i don't. The system I specified would cost me only around $650.

    Also I did a research and found out that a new nVidia chipset coming out in Q3 2001. It looks very promesing. So I decided to hold to my present system and get a new one around Christmas.

    I found a great hardware review webcite, and I think all of you will like it.

    TomsHardware.com

    Thanks again for all the replies.

  4. #19
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    What monitor you're going to acquire? If you're not goint to high resolutions, a modest video card can give you a better price/perfomance. But if money is not a problem... Oh and forget the SB 16 sound card. It's crappy even by low standards.

  5. #20
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    Like AlladinSane said, what monitor will you pair the vid card with? Also, regarding the soundcard, what speakers will you pair it with? If you really want that Asus DDR board and the cheaper audio you might also consider A7A266 DDR with integrated audio. Again, it just depends on what your ouput devices are and what you really want.

    [This message has been edited by g13 (edited 06-06-2001).]

  6. #21
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    Get a GTS dude.

  7. #22
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    Leadtek GTS Pro or Ultra, the Pro is the better value 64 mg. Save your money on the GeForce 3 and get one later when something new comes out. The VooDoo 5 5500's graphics are as good but the frame rate sucks.

    Sound Blaster Value Live

    Full Tower Case, you can never have enough room

    Get a mother board that has 4 memory slots and 4 IDE connections, Asus or Abit

    Get a Golden Orb or Fob38 cpu fan.




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    Abit KT7A-Raid MB
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  8. #23
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    Use my system as an example:

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    The Krypt0Knight Rig:
    AMD Thunderbird 1.33Ghz
    ASUS A7V133 KT133A 266MHZ FSB ATA100
    SONY 52x cd-rom
    FULL TOWER ATX 300W 6X2 SLOTS
    WESTERN DIGITAL 20GB 7200RPM ATA100
    256megs pc-133 sdram
    Asus V8200 64MB DDR PURE NVIDIA
    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
    (Still deciding on speakers)
    Using a 20 inch square household fan for cooling

    [This message has been edited by QuestionableK (edited 06-07-2001).]

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