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#1 jpc43

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:37 PM

A guy i know is building me a computer.....would like some feedback on if it is a deal like he says,or if im being had atall

specs include
AMD Athlon 64bit 3000+ processor
Socket 939 Nforce 4 ATX main board
512M DDR400 memory
80G, 8 M cache ,NCQ SATA hard drive 1
120G, 8 M cache,NCQ SATA hard drive 2
16X dual layer DVD/CD+/-RW
12 IN 1 internal flash reader
Nvidia 6200 PCIe 256M with pure video technology for video card
5.1 audio,digital coax for audio system
10/100/1000 gigabit network interface adaptor
Wintv PVR150MCE video tuner capture card
Microsoft MCE 2005
Remote control to match MCE 2005
and an Arctic Cooling mid ATX tower


He quoted me $1400 canadian

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:46 PM

Not sure what the exchange is right now, but that certainly doesn't sound bad. You've got a lot of equipment there - with the two drives and the MCE and the nForce motherboard, I think it sounds like a pretty good deal.

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 06:19 PM

Well going by the prices at NCIX it would seem to be a reasonable price. If you're comfortable putting things like this together you might be able to save some $$$ if you shopped around but I got to $1000 worth of stuff without including everything in your list and that was without taxes etc. Hopefully he will give you a bit of service afterwards if you need it too which is also worth something.

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 11:23 PM

OK thanks for replying.
I'm a university student and the funds are low...so I really want to make sure this is the computer for me

any other opinions would be welcomed
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 09:02 AM

You've got two SATA hard drives and a really hi-end video card with a pretty decent DVD drive so I think you are doing all right. That AMD Athlon 64bit 3000+ processor is current technology too. Are you geting a CD with the Microsoft MCE 2005 on it? I'd buy it.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 06:40 PM

I built a similar computer last summer (High end gaming computer), but not with as much stuff as you're getting. It ran me about $1300 american, so (not knowing the exchange rate) I'd say you're getting a good deal, too.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 06:46 PM

$1300 USD is $1598 CDN right now, so it seems like the price is right.

I'm a university student and the funds are low


So if I go back to school can I then afford a machine like that? :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 10:10 PM

ahha well if you have to work all summer,take out loans up to ying yang, and do a lot of studying...i figured i deserve a bit of a treat you know?

thanks for your help everyone,making the first payment tomorrow
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 07:27 AM

I know where your coming from. I went back to college in 98-99 for two years and they told me the other day I only have 14 years left on my student loans.

They'll be lucky if I live that long. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 11:33 PM

Dear jpc43,

Sounds good but...

If the guy who is building you a computer would upgrade the 80GB hard drive to 120GB to match and install a RAID 0,1 system. I think that would be the icing!

Sorry to throw a wrench into it but I always try to match my drives.

My next gamer/business/personal computer will have dual 200GB drives RAID 0,1.

Why? Speed, my friend, speed!! I have a need, a need for speed! :thumbsup:

Remember cooling!

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