The Ideal gaming PC's? was RE: [geeks] Re: Help me convert a computer illiterate to an iMac!
shawn at synack-hosting.com
Mon Jan 6 23:48:13 CST 2003
On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 23:43, Chris Byrne wrote:
> Actually I was going to buy the linux kit just before I decided to move
> back to the states, and I sold my PS/2. Unfortnuately its pretty limited
> out of the box, but theres a TON of hacks for it to get around some of
> those limits. You'd think Sony would have figured out that you cant
> really stop a Linux hacker from doing pretty much whatever they want
> with the hardware once they have their hands on it ;-)
> Anyway that brings up the topic of the ideal gaming PC doesn't it.
> Someone else was on about a budget system a few weeks back but how about
> the whole hog. Not like a spare no expense thing, but realistic price.
> Actually Im gonna call it a home entertainment PC cuz I wanna use its
> supercool multimedia capabilites for DVD and music as well.
> Here's what I'd do if I had the cash:
> 1 x Athlon XP 2700 (the 2800 isnt available in quantity) $320
> 1 x Abit AT7-Max2 motherboard $180
> 1 x ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9700 $350
> 2 x 512m PC3500 DDRDRAM $350
> 4 x WD2000JB Drives in a RAID-0+1 configuration $1200
> 1 x Sound blaster audigy2 platinum $175
> 1 x DVD+RW drive (take your pick) $350
> 1 x DVD drive (top of the line take your pick) $100
> 1 x Multimedia card reader drive (reads all of the various memory cards)
> 1 x Big ass aluminum case w ultra quiet 400w PSU $300
> 1 x Logitech cordless comfort mouse and keyboard $100
> 1 x Really good cooling system plus extra case fans and fan controller
> 1 x Assorted cables, cords, wire ties, cable wrapping etc.. $50
> 1 x Klipsch promedia DD5.1 speaker system $350
> Grand total of $4125 or thereabouts (I figure I put in enough padding in
> the prices to cover shipping etc...)
> You know the funny thing is, you could cut that price in half pretty
> easily and STILL get a computer that kicks the ass out of anything
> you'll get from the major manufacturers at ANY price.
> Chris Byrne
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Sounds good. My only change would be to wait for the GeForceFX. It
really is that good (and that's all I can say).
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