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this is wnat i want to get.. am i missing anything?

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ AM2
Memory 1 - 1GB DDR2 667MHz (Major Brand)
Memory 2 - 1GB DDR2 667MHz (Major Brand)
Motherboard - ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe/Wireless SKT. AM2 DDR2,SATA2,SLI
Hard Drive 1 - Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA II
Optical Drive 1 - LiteOn 16X DVD+/-RW Double Layer and LightScribe(Black)
Optical Drive 2 - LiteOn 16X DVD+/-RW Double Layer and LightScribe(Black)
SLI Video1 - ASUS EN6600 Silencer,512MB,TV-OUT,DVI,PCI-E
SLI Video2 - ASUS EN6600 Silencer,512MB,TV-OUT,DVI,PCI-E
Audio - Onboard Audio
Network Card - Onboard Network Card
Case - Nikao Office Case 8004C(Black & Silver)
Power Supply - Thermaltake 680Watt With Dual Fan W0049RUC
LCD - Acer AL1916W 19" LCD Wide Screen Monitor
LCD - Acer AL1916W 19" LCD Wide Screen Monitor (yes 2)
Operating System - Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition (OEM)
Warranty - 1 Year Parts & 3 Years Labor Warranty

should i get a full tower case for airflow?
will this all work with eachother..
do you see any problems with heat? should i go for water cooling?
should i upgrade the sound?
should i go for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ AM2?
and last what do you think of the system?

if your intrested to know the price it is under 2500 with taxs in
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Hard Drive 1 - Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA II


Your building a nice rig, why not go with 2 raptors raided.

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Optical Drive 1 - LiteOn 16X DVD+/-RW Double Layer and LightScribe(Black)
Optical Drive 2 - LiteOn 16X DVD+/-RW Double Layer and LightScribe(Black)


Do you really need 2 DVD burners?


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Audio - Onboard Audio


All this and you are going to use onboard audio. Go for a little more and get an audigy card.


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should i get a full tower case for airflow?

With all these pieces I would.


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do you see any problems with heat? should i go for water cooling?


There is going to be alot of heat from the 2 vid cards and the cpu, if you can afford water cooling I would go for it. I have a cheap koolance water cooled case and my cpu never goes over 31C at full load.

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should i upgrade the sound?

Yes.



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and last what do you think of the system?

I think you are building a nice rig.

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thanks for the input.. i would go with raptors but i dont need a 10,000 rpm drive... i like having a lot of space, i guess i could get 1 raptor for running windows and programs and a 250 gb for songs and videos that i have

i dont really need 2 DVD burners... but then again i dont need 2 Acer AL1916W 19" LCD Wide Screen Monitor

Audio just got changed to a 7.1

full tower case it is

the only thing about water cooling is if it leaks then i am crap out of luck

thanks for the input so far
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i dont really need 2 DVD burners... but then again i dont need 2 Acer AL1916W 19" LCD Wide Screen Monitor


This is true.


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the only thing about water cooling is if it leaks then i am crap out of luck


Are you building it yourself or having it built. You mentioned 3 years on labor warranty, I assumed it was being built. If it's being built wouldn't that be covered under the warranty also. If so I would definately do it. Even if you are building it yourself, if you buy a kit its pretty simple to set up. I had never done it before. I bought a case that was already fitted with the water cooling components. All I had to do was put my stuff in like normal and just put a couple of water blocks on the cpu and vid card. It really wasn't hard.

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CK

I purchased this kit, though it was a few years ago so the case is a little different.

Take a look.

http://www.koolance.com/shop/product_in ... cts_id=166

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well i am geting it from http://etccomputer.ca
i contacted them and sked if they offer water cooling and if it is covered.
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Have you purchased from them before.

I looked them up on resellerratings and they weren't listed. I did find this rating on them.

http://www.computers-canada.com/rating.html?vendID=1353

They do have a great ebay rating though.

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ya they are all over ebay thats how i found them.. the prices seem fair so i dont think it is a scam and people on ebay seem happy
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wat exactly is raid9...sata133 etc etc...wat does it all mean
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RAID means redundant arrary of independent disks

Here is a wikipedia entry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redundant_ ... dent_disks

Basically it is a way of configuring multiple disks to work as one drive for different reasons (ie speed or backup)

SATA is an acronym for Serial ATA this is a bus technology.

Here is a wiki for that

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA

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Operating System - Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition (OEM)


Save your 200$ here. Go with linux, linux is good. Besides, if you decide against linux (your crazy?) What is the point in shelling out money here when you are going to want to get windows vista (shudder) later on anyways?
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i think i am going to stick with xp pro for a few years

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