View Full Version : Looking at a new computer purchase

04-24-05, 06:20 PM
Here's the specs I have in mind, any suggestions would be appreciated
Sorry about the newegg format, I just didn't want to type everything

Update ASUS DRW-1608P Beige IDE DVD Burner
Model #: DRW-1608P BEIGE

$73.50 $73.50

Model #: TS-H352A/WBEH
$25.00 $25.00

Update Lian Li PC-60APlus Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #: PC-60APlus
$105.00 $105.00

Update THERMALTAKE TT-9025A-2B 90mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan
Model #: TT-9025A-2B

$7.99 $7.99

Update THERMALRIGHT XP-90 Heatsink
Model #: XP-90

$44.99 $44.99

Update Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 73GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
Model #: WD740GD

$178.00 $178.00

Update OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ4001024ELDCPER2-K
Model #: OCZ4001024ELDCPER2-K

$223.65 $223.65

Update DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #: LP UT nF4 SLI-DR

$179.00 $179.00

Update ENERMAX EG565AX-VEFMA2.0-SLI ATX12V 535W Power Supply
Model #: EG565AX-VE FMA 2.0 -
$119.99 $119.99

Update AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Winchester Integrated into Chip FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500DIK4BI
Model #: ADA3500DIK4BI

Update CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS 70SB035000000 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
Model #: 70SB035000000
$89.00 $89.00

Update eVGA Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card
Model #: 256-P2-N376-AX (2 of them)
$379.00 $758.00


Any suggestions on a good LCD would be appreciated as well

04-24-05, 06:31 PM
do you really need two optical drives?
I would just get one DVD+/-RW
you can get the XP90c from frozencpu.com for about 52.99 bux or if you want the normal XP90 is only 29.99
click here (http://www.frozencpu.com/scan/se=CPU%20Cooling/se=Thermalright/mp=menu_search.html)

OT:When did Newegg get a facelift?

04-24-05, 07:14 PM
i like having 2 optical drives. one that reads dvds... and one that burns them.

and on lcd's i would go Benq all the way.

i have had purchased 3 fp917's and 2 fp937s's and NONE OF THEM HAVE HAD DEAD PIXELS.

04-24-05, 10:26 PM
I only have one optical drive.. I can see how it would be useful to have two though. If you copy data from one to the other, it's just quicker. I just hate having legacy devices on my bus. Thats why I have no floppy drive, 1 hard drive, and 1 optical drive. I disable all comm, firewire, and any IDE ports I do not use. The bare minium for a PC to function.

04-24-05, 11:11 PM
Yea, I like the convenience of 2 optical drives, even if it is just for copying cd's on the fly. Thanks for the tip on the cooler though, and I'll look at the BenQ's.

04-24-05, 11:18 PM
I like the Samsung line of LCD's (12ms models)

That have a 0 dead pixel policy. And to my eyes, it has the best overall picture quality.

04-25-05, 12:05 AM
New Egg is a great store.

Don't mean to plug a store, but MonarchComputer.com has an offer of 10% off orders of $800 or more when you use an american express card....

That's like $200 dollars in your case... which you can put towards a phat lcd :D .

Also, I would rate monarch equivalent to newegg.

04-25-05, 01:28 AM
As for LCD's, I'd go with a Samsung. I've bought a benq before but to me the colors were kinda weird. I have a samsung 172x and absolutely love it. Zero dead pixels and it just looks great.