system price comments?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Craig Sutton, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton Guest

    Qty Item Description Cash Price Total
    1 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA nForce4 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Socket Socket
    939 ATX Motherboard $ 382.00 $ 382.00
    1 AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz) 2MB Cache *Dual Core* 1000Mhz Socket 939
    CPU + Fan Retail Boxed $ 891.00 $ 891.00
    1 Corsair TwinX2048-3500LLPRO Dual Channel Kit 2x 1GB PC3500 DDR (433Mhz)
    Memory (2-3-2-6) with Aluminium Heatsink & 18 Activity LEDs $ 660.00 $
    660.00
    2 MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI-EXPRESS 16x SLI
    Video Card $ 1,096.00 $ 2,192.00
    2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA300 Hard Disk Drive 8MB
    cache 8.5ms seek time $ 639.00 $ 1,278.00
    1 AcoustiCase ACC6607B Black (mid-tower, no PSU) $ 279.00 $
    279.00
    1 Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA24P 600W ATX Power Supply Unit $
    256.00 $ 256.00
    1 BenQ DW1655 Dual Layer (16x+R 8x+RW 16x-R 6x-RW) (Black) Internal IDE
    DVD-Writer Software included $ 148.00 $ 148.00
    1 Sony 3½" Floppy Disk Drive (Black) $ 24.00 $ 24.00
    1 Microsoft Value Pack v2 (Black) Keyboard & Mouse $ 68.00 $
    68.00
    1 Vantec UGT-CR900 3.5"Bay 11-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer (with beige or
    black faceplate) $ 42.00 $ 42.00
    1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM Operating System $ 269.00 $
    269.00
    1 Assembly, Setup & Testing $ 65.00 $ 65.00

    Cash Prices include GST & Delivery. This Quotation is valid for 7 days.
    Total >> $ 6,554.00
     
    Craig Sutton, Mar 23, 2006
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  2. Craig Sutton

    krazy Bob Guest

    "Craig Sutton" <> wrote in message
    news:dvtf6f$3uv$...
    > Qty Item Description Cash Price Total
    > 1 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA nForce4 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Socket
    > Socket
    > 939 ATX Motherboard $ 382.00 $ 382.00
    > 1 AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz) 2MB Cache *Dual Core* 1000Mhz Socket 939
    > CPU + Fan Retail Boxed $ 891.00 $ 891.00
    > 1 Corsair TwinX2048-3500LLPRO Dual Channel Kit 2x 1GB PC3500 DDR (433Mhz)
    > Memory (2-3-2-6) with Aluminium Heatsink & 18 Activity LEDs $ 660.00
    > $
    > 660.00
    > 2 MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI-EXPRESS 16x SLI
    > Video Card $ 1,096.00 $ 2,192.00
    > 2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA300 Hard Disk Drive 8MB
    > cache 8.5ms seek time $ 639.00 $ 1,278.00
    > 1 AcoustiCase ACC6607B Black (mid-tower, no PSU) $ 279.00 $
    > 279.00
    > 1 Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA24P 600W ATX Power Supply Unit $
    > 256.00 $ 256.00
    > 1 BenQ DW1655 Dual Layer (16x+R 8x+RW 16x-R 6x-RW) (Black) Internal IDE
    > DVD-Writer Software included $ 148.00 $ 148.00
    > 1 Sony 3½" Floppy Disk Drive (Black) $ 24.00 $ 24.00
    > 1 Microsoft Value Pack v2 (Black) Keyboard & Mouse $ 68.00 $
    > 68.00
    > 1 Vantec UGT-CR900 3.5"Bay 11-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer (with beige
    > or
    > black faceplate) $ 42.00 $ 42.00
    > 1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM Operating System $ 269.00 $
    > 269.00
    > 1 Assembly, Setup & Testing $ 65.00 $ 65.00
    >
    > Cash Prices include GST & Delivery. This Quotation is valid for 7 days.
    > Total >> $ 6,554.00
    >
    >

    Can get ram cheaper for that...at computerlounge dot co dot nz
     
    krazy Bob, Mar 23, 2006
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  3. Craig Sutton

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Craig Sutton wrote:
    > Qty Item Description Cash Price Total
    > 1 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA nForce4 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Socket
    > Socket 939 ATX Motherboard $ 382.00 $ 382.00
    > 1 AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz) 2MB Cache *Dual Core* 1000Mhz Socket
    > 939 CPU + Fan Retail Boxed $ 891.00 $ 891.00
    > 1 Corsair TwinX2048-3500LLPRO Dual Channel Kit 2x 1GB PC3500 DDR
    > (433Mhz) Memory (2-3-2-6) with Aluminium Heatsink & 18 Activity LEDs
    > $ 660.00 $ 660.00
    > 2 MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI-EXPRESS 16x
    > SLI Video Card $ 1,096.00 $ 2,192.00
    > 2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA300 Hard Disk Drive
    > 8MB cache 8.5ms seek time $ 639.00 $ 1,278.00
    > 1 AcoustiCase ACC6607B Black (mid-tower, no PSU) $ 279.00 $
    > 279.00
    > 1 Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA24P 600W ATX Power Supply Unit $
    > 256.00 $ 256.00
    > 1 BenQ DW1655 Dual Layer (16x+R 8x+RW 16x-R 6x-RW) (Black) Internal
    > IDE DVD-Writer Software included $ 148.00 $ 148.00
    > 1 Sony 3½" Floppy Disk Drive (Black) $ 24.00 $ 24.00
    > 1 Microsoft Value Pack v2 (Black) Keyboard & Mouse $ 68.00 $
    > 68.00
    > 1 Vantec UGT-CR900 3.5"Bay 11-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer (with
    > beige or black faceplate) $ 42.00 $ 42.00
    > 1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM Operating System $
    > 269.00 $ 269.00
    > 1 Assembly, Setup & Testing $ 65.00 $ 65.00
    >
    > Cash Prices include GST & Delivery. This Quotation is valid for 7
    > days. Total >> $ 6,554.00


    Three things:

    A) Terrible formatting!

    B) Nice system.

    C) Did you want anything? Advice? Comments? Or just to make me really
    jealous? That's some serious graphics power, what you gonna do that needs
    that *right now* instead of later when prices drop? (As they always do).

    And 4) Nice system, there's nothing there I'd change if I had the money to
    buy it myself (except maybe the HDDs. I'll never forget the earlier IBM
    "Deathstar" range. That said, they're probably fine). I hope you're going to
    get an after-market CPU cooler and overclock it. Otherwise the RAM (With the
    pretty flashing lights, hope you have a clear side on your case) is
    overkill. You may be able to get a mild O/C with the AMD HSF but I wouldn't
    bother if you have pockets that deep. A few extra bucks spent on a better
    CPU cooler could well mean more power and longer component life / more
    margin for Murphy.
    --
    ~Shaun~
     
    ~misfit~, Mar 23, 2006
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  4. Craig Sutton

    ~misfit~ Guest

    krazy Bob wrote:
    > "Craig Sutton" <> wrote in message
    > news:dvtf6f$3uv$...
    >> Qty Item Description Cash Price Total
    >> 1 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA nForce4 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Socket
    >> Socket
    >> 939 ATX Motherboard $ 382.00 $ 382.00
    >> 1 AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz) 2MB Cache *Dual Core* 1000Mhz
    >> Socket 939 CPU + Fan Retail Boxed $ 891.00 $ 891.00
    >> 1 Corsair TwinX2048-3500LLPRO Dual Channel Kit 2x 1GB PC3500 DDR
    >> (433Mhz) Memory (2-3-2-6) with Aluminium Heatsink & 18 Activity LEDs
    >> $ 660.00 $
    >> 660.00
    >> 2 MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI-EXPRESS 16x
    >> SLI Video Card $ 1,096.00 $ 2,192.00
    >> 2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA300 Hard Disk Drive
    >> 8MB cache 8.5ms seek time $ 639.00 $ 1,278.00
    >> 1 AcoustiCase ACC6607B Black (mid-tower, no PSU) $ 279.00 $
    >> 279.00
    >> 1 Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA24P 600W ATX Power Supply Unit $
    >> 256.00 $ 256.00
    >> 1 BenQ DW1655 Dual Layer (16x+R 8x+RW 16x-R 6x-RW) (Black) Internal
    >> IDE DVD-Writer Software included $ 148.00 $ 148.00
    >> 1 Sony 3½" Floppy Disk Drive (Black) $ 24.00 $ 24.00
    >> 1 Microsoft Value Pack v2 (Black) Keyboard & Mouse $ 68.00 $
    >> 68.00
    >> 1 Vantec UGT-CR900 3.5"Bay 11-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer (with
    >> beige or
    >> black faceplate) $ 42.00 $ 42.00
    >> 1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM Operating System $ 269.00 $
    >> 269.00
    >> 1 Assembly, Setup & Testing $ 65.00 $ 65.00
    >>
    >> Cash Prices include GST & Delivery. This Quotation is valid for 7
    >> days. Total >> $ 6,554.00
    >>
    >>

    > Can get ram cheaper for that...at computerlounge dot co dot nz


    However, that would mean a self-build.

    Craig, I assume they install XP so, if you have a RAID setup, they will
    temp. hook up a FDD to install drivers?
    --
    ~Shaun~
     
    ~misfit~, Mar 23, 2006
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  5. Craig Sutton

    SchoolTech Guest

    Craig Sutton wrote:
    > Qty Item Description Cash Price Total
    > 1 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA nForce4 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Socket Socket
    > 939 ATX Motherboard $ 382.00 $ 382.00
    > 1 AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz) 2MB Cache *Dual Core* 1000Mhz Socket 939
    > CPU + Fan Retail Boxed $ 891.00 $ 891.00
    > 1 Corsair TwinX2048-3500LLPRO Dual Channel Kit 2x 1GB PC3500 DDR (433Mhz)
    > Memory (2-3-2-6) with Aluminium Heatsink & 18 Activity LEDs $ 660.00 $
    > 660.00
    > 2 MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI-EXPRESS 16x SLI
    > Video Card $ 1,096.00 $ 2,192.00
    > 2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA300 Hard Disk Drive 8MB
    > cache 8.5ms seek time $ 639.00 $ 1,278.00


    Whew!

    > 1 AcoustiCase ACC6607B Black (mid-tower, no PSU) $ 279.00 $
    > 279.00
    > 1 Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA24P 600W ATX Power Supply Unit $
    > 256.00 $ 256.00
    > 1 BenQ DW1655 Dual Layer (16x+R 8x+RW 16x-R 6x-RW) (Black) Internal IDE
    > DVD-Writer Software included $ 148.00 $ 148.00


    Sounds a bit high IIRC.

    Hell, I can get a Sony DRU810A (rebadged Benq DW1640) for $159 from the
    Sony Shop.
     
    SchoolTech, Mar 23, 2006
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  6. Craig Sutton

    SchoolTech Guest

    ~misfit~ wrote:
    > krazy Bob wrote:
    >> "Craig Sutton" <> wrote in message
    >> news:dvtf6f$3uv$...
    >>> Qty Item Description Cash Price Total
    >>> 1 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA nForce4 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Socket
    >>> Socket
    >>> 939 ATX Motherboard $ 382.00 $ 382.00
    >>> 1 AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz) 2MB Cache *Dual Core* 1000Mhz
    >>> Socket 939 CPU + Fan Retail Boxed $ 891.00 $ 891.00
    >>> 1 Corsair TwinX2048-3500LLPRO Dual Channel Kit 2x 1GB PC3500 DDR
    >>> (433Mhz) Memory (2-3-2-6) with Aluminium Heatsink & 18 Activity LEDs
    >>> $ 660.00 $
    >>> 660.00
    >>> 2 MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI-EXPRESS 16x
    >>> SLI Video Card $ 1,096.00 $ 2,192.00
    >>> 2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA300 Hard Disk Drive
    >>> 8MB cache 8.5ms seek time $ 639.00 $ 1,278.00
    >>> 1 AcoustiCase ACC6607B Black (mid-tower, no PSU) $ 279.00 $
    >>> 279.00
    >>> 1 Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA24P 600W ATX Power Supply Unit $
    >>> 256.00 $ 256.00
    >>> 1 BenQ DW1655 Dual Layer (16x+R 8x+RW 16x-R 6x-RW) (Black) Internal
    >>> IDE DVD-Writer Software included $ 148.00 $ 148.00
    >>> 1 Sony 3½" Floppy Disk Drive (Black) $ 24.00 $ 24.00
    >>> 1 Microsoft Value Pack v2 (Black) Keyboard & Mouse $ 68.00 $
    >>> 68.00
    >>> 1 Vantec UGT-CR900 3.5"Bay 11-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer (with
    >>> beige or
    >>> black faceplate) $ 42.00 $ 42.00
    >>> 1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM Operating System $ 269.00 $
    >>> 269.00
    >>> 1 Assembly, Setup & Testing $ 65.00 $ 65.00
    >>>
    >>> Cash Prices include GST & Delivery. This Quotation is valid for 7
    >>> days. Total >> $ 6,554.00
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Can get ram cheaper for that...at computerlounge dot co dot nz

    >
    > However, that would mean a self-build.
    >
    > Craig, I assume they install XP so, if you have a RAID setup, they will
    > temp. hook up a FDD to install drivers?


    Only if they don't have a slipstreamed install image.
     
    SchoolTech, Mar 23, 2006
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  7. Craig Sutton

    Steve Guest

    On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 20:36:41 +1200, ~misfit~ wrote:

    > Craig Sutton wrote:
    >> Qty Item Description Cash Price Total
    >> 1 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA nForce4 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Socket
    >> Socket 939 ATX Motherboard $ 382.00 $ 382.00
    >> 1 AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz) 2MB Cache *Dual Core* 1000Mhz Socket
    >> 939 CPU + Fan Retail Boxed $ 891.00 $ 891.00
    >> 1 Corsair TwinX2048-3500LLPRO Dual Channel Kit 2x 1GB PC3500 DDR
    >> (433Mhz) Memory (2-3-2-6) with Aluminium Heatsink & 18 Activity LEDs
    >> $ 660.00 $ 660.00
    >> 2 MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI-EXPRESS 16x
    >> SLI Video Card $ 1,096.00 $ 2,192.00
    >> 2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA300 Hard Disk Drive
    >> 8MB cache 8.5ms seek time $ 639.00 $ 1,278.00
    >> 1 AcoustiCase ACC6607B Black (mid-tower, no PSU) $ 279.00 $
    >> 279.00
    >> 1 Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA24P 600W ATX Power Supply Unit $
    >> 256.00 $ 256.00
    >> 1 BenQ DW1655 Dual Layer (16x+R 8x+RW 16x-R 6x-RW) (Black) Internal
    >> IDE DVD-Writer Software included $ 148.00 $ 148.00
    >> 1 Sony 3½" Floppy Disk Drive (Black) $ 24.00 $ 24.00
    >> 1 Microsoft Value Pack v2 (Black) Keyboard & Mouse $ 68.00 $
    >> 68.00
    >> 1 Vantec UGT-CR900 3.5"Bay 11-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer (with
    >> beige or black faceplate) $ 42.00 $ 42.00
    >> 1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM Operating System $
    >> 269.00 $ 269.00
    >> 1 Assembly, Setup & Testing $ 65.00 $ 65.00
    >>
    >> Cash Prices include GST & Delivery. This Quotation is valid for 7
    >> days. Total >> $ 6,554.00

    >
    > Three things:
    >
    > A) Terrible formatting!
    >
    > B) Nice system.
    >
    > C) Did you want anything? Advice? Comments? Or just to make me really
    > jealous? That's some serious graphics power, what you gonna do that needs
    > that *right now* instead of later when prices drop? (As they always do).
    >
    > And 4) Nice system, there's nothing there I'd change if I had the money to
    > buy it myself (except maybe the HDDs. I'll never forget the earlier IBM
    > "Deathstar" range. That said, they're probably fine). I hope you're going to
    > get an after-market CPU cooler and overclock it. Otherwise the RAM (With the
    > pretty flashing lights, hope you have a clear side on your case) is
    > overkill. You may be able to get a mild O/C with the AMD HSF but I wouldn't
    > bother if you have pockets that deep. A few extra bucks spent on a better
    > CPU cooler could well mean more power and longer component life / more
    > margin for Murphy.


    I'd probably go for 4x320GB instead of the 2x500gb disks. But my, is that
    expensive. If you live round chch I'm sure we can do a deal :)
     
    Steve, Mar 23, 2006
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  8. Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "~misfit~" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > krazy Bob wrote:
    > >> 1 Sony 3½" Floppy Disk Drive (Black) $ 24.00 $ 24.00


    >
    > Craig, I assume they install XP so, if you have a RAID setup, they will
    > temp. hook up a FDD to install drivers?
    > --

    Sorry about the formatting you may have missed the above includes a floppy
     
    Craig Sutton, Mar 23, 2006
    #8
  9. Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "~misfit~" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    > Three things:
    >
    > A) Terrible formatting!
    >


    yeah sorry about that I was in a hurry.


    > B) Nice system.
    >

    yeah dream machine

    > C) Did you want anything? Advice? Comments? Or just to make me really
    > jealous? That's some serious graphics power, what you gonna do that needs
    > that *right now* instead of later when prices drop? (As they always do).
    >


    Yeah I could always wait until June for the next generation amd's.... new
    pin packaging new mother board type etc. But hey the old p3-450 is begging
    to be put to sleep....!



    > And 4) Nice system, there's nothing there I'd change if I had the money to
    > buy it myself (except maybe the HDDs. I'll never forget the earlier IBM
    > "Deathstar" range. That said, they're probably fine). I hope you're going

    to
    > get an after-market CPU cooler and overclock it. Otherwise the RAM (With

    the
    > pretty flashing lights, hope you have a clear side on your case) is
    > overkill. You may be able to get a mild O/C with the AMD HSF but I

    wouldn't
    > bother if you have pockets that deep. A few extra bucks spent on a better
    > CPU cooler could well mean more power and longer component life / more
    > margin for Murphy.
    > --
    > ~Shaun~
    >
    >
     
    Craig Sutton, Mar 23, 2006
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  10. Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "~misfit~" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    > And 4) Nice system, there's nothing there I'd change if I had the money to
    > buy it myself (except maybe the HDDs. I'll never forget the earlier IBM
    > "Deathstar" range. That said, they're probably fine). I hope you're going

    to
    > get an after-market CPU cooler and overclock it. Otherwise the RAM (With

    the
    > pretty flashing lights, hope you have a clear side on your case) is
    > overkill. You may be able to get a mild O/C with the AMD HSF but I

    wouldn't
    > bother if you have pockets that deep. A few extra bucks spent on a better
    > CPU cooler could well mean more power and longer component life / more
    > margin for Murphy.


    Nah that ram was released for that particular motherboard. I don't really go
    in for whole case modding scene thing.

    see release here
    http://www.corsairmicro.com/corsair/asus_launch.html

    I'm still fine tuning the system I may as yet go for a lower cpu and maybe
    ditch the cardreader
     
    Craig Sutton, Mar 23, 2006
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  11. Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "Steve" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 20:36:41 +1200, ~misfit~ wrote:


    >
    > I'd probably go for 4x320GB instead of the 2x500gb disks. But my, is that
    > expensive. If you live round chch I'm sure we can do a deal :)
    >

    Nah too much extra noise and heat.
     
    Craig Sutton, Mar 23, 2006
    #11
  12. Craig Sutton

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Craig Sutton wrote:
    > "~misfit~" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> krazy Bob wrote:
    >>>> 1 Sony 3½" Floppy Disk Drive (Black) $ 24.00 $
    >>>> 24.00

    >
    >>
    >> Craig, I assume they install XP so, if you have a RAID setup, they
    >> will temp. hook up a FDD to install drivers?
    >> --

    > Sorry about the formatting you may have missed the above includes a
    > floppy


    I did indeed miss it. It was hard to read. For me at least. :)
    --
    ~Shaun~
     
    ~misfit~, Mar 24, 2006
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  13. Craig Sutton

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Craig Sutton wrote:
    > "~misfit~" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >> Three things:
    >>
    >> A) Terrible formatting!
    >>

    >
    > yeah sorry about that I was in a hurry.


    Understood.

    >> B) Nice system.
    >>

    > yeah dream machine


    Hell yeah.

    >> C) Did you want anything? Advice? Comments? Or just to make me really
    >> jealous? That's some serious graphics power, what you gonna do that
    >> needs that *right now* instead of later when prices drop? (As they
    >> always do).
    >>

    >
    > Yeah I could always wait until June for the next generation amd's....
    > new pin packaging new mother board type etc. But hey the old p3-450
    > is begging to be put to sleep....!


    Understood, However, I was refering specifically to the two graphics cards
    at $2,192. I don't think Socket 939 is a bad choice just yet. I just
    wondered what you need that much graphics power for *now* when similar
    graphics power will be half-price in six months or so. I guess you have your
    reasons. Me, being a system builder by inclination, would wait, maybe get
    one card now and replace with two when needed (assuming the power isn't
    actually needed now. I don't see 200 fps as being any better than ~25
    frankly) and when the same or greater amount of grunt is a lot cheaper.

    Cheers,
    --
    ~Shaun~
     
    ~misfit~, Mar 24, 2006
    #13
  14. Craig Sutton

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Craig Sutton wrote:
    > "~misfit~" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >> And 4) Nice system, there's nothing there I'd change if I had the
    >> money to buy it myself (except maybe the HDDs. I'll never forget the
    >> earlier IBM "Deathstar" range. That said, they're probably fine). I
    >> hope you're going to get an after-market CPU cooler and overclock
    >> it. Otherwise the RAM (With the pretty flashing lights, hope you
    >> have a clear side on your case) is overkill. You may be able to get
    >> a mild O/C with the AMD HSF but I wouldn't bother if you have
    >> pockets that deep. A few extra bucks spent on a better CPU cooler
    >> could well mean more power and longer component life / more margin
    >> for Murphy.

    >
    > Nah that ram was released for that particular motherboard. I don't
    > really go in for whole case modding scene thing.
    >
    > see release here
    > http://www.corsairmicro.com/corsair/asus_launch.html


    That's marketting guff mate. If you're not overclocking you could probably
    save a few hundered bucks on the RAM by getting some reasonable quality
    generic PC3200 stuff. Why pay for features (LEDs, overclocking capabilities)
    that you're not going to use?

    > I'm still fine tuning the system I may as yet go for a lower cpu and
    > maybe ditch the cardreader


    I have a digital camera but have no need of a card reader. I just plug the
    camera into a USB port using the cable. Personally, if not overclocking, I'd
    save money on the RAM (and maybe the graphics as mentioned in another post)
    but keep the faster CPU.

    Have fun!!
    --
    ~Shaun~
     
    ~misfit~, Mar 24, 2006
    #14
  15. Craig Sutton

    Andrew Guest

    SchoolTech wrote:
    > Craig Sutton wrote:
    >> Qty Item Description Cash Price Total
    >> 1 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA nForce4 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Socket
    >> Socket
    >> 939 ATX Motherboard $ 382.00 $ 382.00
    >> 1 AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz) 2MB Cache *Dual Core* 1000Mhz Socket 939
    >> CPU + Fan Retail Boxed $ 891.00 $ 891.00
    >> 1 Corsair TwinX2048-3500LLPRO Dual Channel Kit 2x 1GB PC3500 DDR (433Mhz)
    >> Memory (2-3-2-6) with Aluminium Heatsink & 18 Activity LEDs $
    >> 660.00 $
    >> 660.00
    >> 2 MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI-EXPRESS 16x SLI
    >> Video Card $ 1,096.00 $ 2,192.00
    >> 2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA300 Hard Disk Drive 8MB
    >> cache 8.5ms seek time $ 639.00 $ 1,278.00

    >
    > Whew!
    >
    >> 1 AcoustiCase ACC6607B Black (mid-tower, no PSU) $ 279.00 $
    >> 279.00
    >> 1 Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA24P 600W ATX Power Supply Unit $
    >> 256.00 $ 256.00
    >> 1 BenQ DW1655 Dual Layer (16x+R 8x+RW 16x-R 6x-RW) (Black) Internal IDE
    >> DVD-Writer Software included $ 148.00 $ 148.00

    >
    > Sounds a bit high IIRC.
    >
    > Hell, I can get a Sony DRU810A (rebadged Benq DW1640) for $159 from the
    > Sony Shop.


    The DW1640 should be under $100 however the 1655 at $148 sounds about
    right being a lightscribe drive - Not that lightscribe is all that
    good.. though
     
    Andrew, Mar 24, 2006
    #15
  16. Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "~misfit~" <> wrote in message
    news:44235819$...
    > Craig Sutton wrote:


    > Understood, However, I was refering specifically to the two graphics cards
    > at $2,192. I don't think Socket 939 is a bad choice just yet. I just
    > wondered what you need that much graphics power for *now* when similar
    > graphics power will be half-price in six months or so. I guess you have

    your
    > reasons. Me, being a system builder by inclination, would wait, maybe get
    > one card now and replace with two when needed (assuming the power isn't
    > actually needed now. I don't see 200 fps as being any better than ~25
    > frankly) and when the same or greater amount of grunt is a lot cheaper.
    >


    Well that was a draft and I do expect to fine tune it. I have since found
    out that the 7900gtx don't support vivo. Which you would expect for a card
    in that price range. With 2x500 gig hd's I was expecting to be able to do
    some video work. I'm going to have to rethink the video cards. Maybe a
    single Radeon?..more research needed.......
     
    Craig Sutton, Mar 24, 2006
    #16
  17. Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "~misfit~" <> wrote in message
    news:442359be$...

    > I have a digital camera but have no need of a card reader. I just plug the
    > camera into a USB port using the cable. Personally, if not overclocking,

    I'd
    > save money on the RAM (and maybe the graphics as mentioned in another

    post)
    > but keep the faster CPU.
    >


    Machine will be networked to another machine here which has an Epson 310
    hooked to it which has a built in cardreader. I should be able to access it
    via that?
     
    Craig Sutton, Mar 24, 2006
    #17
  18. Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "Andrew" <> wrote in message
    >
    > The DW1640 should be under $100 however the 1655 at $148 sounds about
    > right being a lightscribe drive - Not that lightscribe is all that
    > good.. though


    I did list the 1640 in my email to the dealer with (old model?) in brackets
    seems he took that as a hint to update it with newer model.
     
    Craig Sutton, Mar 24, 2006
    #18
  19. Craig Sutton

    Bobs Guest

    Craig Sutton wrote:
    > Qty Item Description Cash Price Total
    > 1 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA nForce4 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Socket Socket
    > 939 ATX Motherboard $ 382.00 $ 382.00
    > 1 AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz) 2MB Cache *Dual Core* 1000Mhz Socket 939
    > CPU + Fan Retail Boxed $ 891.00 $ 891.00
    > 1 Corsair TwinX2048-3500LLPRO Dual Channel Kit 2x 1GB PC3500 DDR (433Mhz)
    > Memory (2-3-2-6) with Aluminium Heatsink & 18 Activity LEDs $ 660.00 $
    > 660.00
    > 2 MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI-EXPRESS 16x SLI
    > Video Card $ 1,096.00 $ 2,192.00
    > 2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA300 Hard Disk Drive 8MB
    > cache 8.5ms seek time $ 639.00 $ 1,278.00
    > 1 AcoustiCase ACC6607B Black (mid-tower, no PSU) $ 279.00 $
    > 279.00
    > 1 Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA24P 600W ATX Power Supply Unit $
    > 256.00 $ 256.00
    > 1 BenQ DW1655 Dual Layer (16x+R 8x+RW 16x-R 6x-RW) (Black) Internal IDE
    > DVD-Writer Software included $ 148.00 $ 148.00
    > 1 Sony 3½" Floppy Disk Drive (Black) $ 24.00 $ 24.00
    > 1 Microsoft Value Pack v2 (Black) Keyboard & Mouse $ 68.00 $
    > 68.00
    > 1 Vantec UGT-CR900 3.5"Bay 11-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer (with beige or
    > black faceplate) $ 42.00 $ 42.00
    > 1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM Operating System $ 269.00 $
    > 269.00
    > 1 Assembly, Setup & Testing $ 65.00 $ 65.00
    >
    > Cash Prices include GST & Delivery. This Quotation is valid for 7 days.
    > Total >> $ 6,554.00
    >
    >


    Fucking hell, Slutton. Cook my sack in oil and smother me in grease why
    don't you.

    6.5K on a computer?? SLI 7900GTX?? No game requires that, and no game
    needs 512mb graphics cards. I have a 7600GT and it runs every game I've
    played fine. I'd knock that shit down if I were you. Save some cash.

    1. Ditch the SLI. Just have the one card. That's a $1100 bucks saved
    right there.

    2. Drop the hard drives to 300GB each. That's $600 saved right there.

    3. DRop the PSU to the 485 watt noisetaker model. That's exactly what I
    have and it runs shit with plenty of juice to spare. 600W is overkill.
    That's $150 saved right there. (btw, the enermax PSU is excellent)
     
    Bobs, Mar 24, 2006
    #19
  20. Craig Sutton

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Craig Sutton wrote:
    > "~misfit~" <> wrote in message
    > news:44235819$...
    >> Craig Sutton wrote:

    >
    >> Understood, However, I was refering specifically to the two graphics
    >> cards at $2,192. I don't think Socket 939 is a bad choice just yet.
    >> I just wondered what you need that much graphics power for *now*
    >> when similar graphics power will be half-price in six months or so.
    >> I guess you have your reasons. Me, being a system builder by
    >> inclination, would wait, maybe get one card now and replace with two
    >> when needed (assuming the power isn't actually needed now. I don't
    >> see 200 fps as being any better than ~25 frankly) and when the same
    >> or greater amount of grunt is a lot cheaper.
    >>

    >
    > Well that was a draft and I do expect to fine tune it. I have since
    > found out that the 7900gtx don't support vivo. Which you would expect
    > for a card in that price range. With 2x500 gig hd's I was expecting
    > to be able to do some video work. I'm going to have to rethink the
    > video cards. Maybe a single Radeon?..more research needed.......


    Ehhh... What have you got against nVidia? After all, you're running
    (expensive) RAM because it's been tested for your board. Your board has an
    nForce chipset, makes sense to use an nVidia graphics card. :)
    --
    ~Shaun~ (Quite happy with his Leadtek nVidia ti4200 VIVO in an nForce2
    board...... For now)
     
    ~misfit~, Mar 24, 2006
    #20
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