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  1. This marks the first post of mine after my two-day stint (thank you SO much for making it short...I swear that mistake was dumb and will not happen again) in Losers and my first in Blogs.

    I've been saving for a long time now, and I've decided to get a new compy for Christmas! I've made a list of parts, but not prices (so I have no idea how much this'll cost...but I'm guessing about 3.5-4 grand Canadian) of what I'm going to use. Props to my friend Matt for going through this piece-by-piece (damn/thank him and his 2-Year Computer Systems Degree!) and to Comiclez for shouting at me for 5-10 minutes about keyboards and mice.

    I'm going to use this computer mainly for media stuff (uber TV/DVD viewing, music, burning, etc) and DOOM (I'll finally be buying DOOM3, since this puppy will be more than capable of handling it), so bare that in mind as you read my list of parts.

    I'm half looking for advice on my selection of parts, as I have not taken any financial steps toward this computer as of yet, so it's not too late to change anything. I don't want to be making a really dumb move on a machine I'll be relying upon for 3-5 years solid.

    Without further ado, I present to you, the list of parts for my new computer!

    UPDATE: after an hour at a great compy shoppe, I fixed the list and got prices on individual parts. Between tomorrow and Friday I will have a few package deal estimates. Please note all prices are in Canadian funds.

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    Making sure it is upgradable of course.

    EDIT: I'm quite possibly getting a 3.0GHz AMD Processor and a Gigabyte Motherboard, with room for another Processor (meaning I can get something like a 4-5GHz Dual-Core in addition to my current one a few years down the road), and I'm probably getting a second Hard Drive (120GB) for just my OS and such (kinda like partitioning, except a seperate Hard Drive, so things will run faster), and I'm not getting Media Centre, just a TV Tuner for my Vid card. My RAM may not be DDR2, but plain 'ol DDR instead.

    Things are still up in the air as of now.

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    2. -_DLD_-

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      Avenging Angel said:

      All sound great, except why a $1200 monitor? If you have a flat panel tv at home, you could also use that.....as most flat panels(17") are around 200-300 U.S. nowadays, unless you want the ultra sharp digital quality one that is.

      All the TVs at home are crap...and we don't have any flatscreen. This monitor will be far better than any TV in the house, plus it has a max resolution of 1900x1200.

      Avenging Angel said:

      True, Blood, but alot of the smaller drives are either slightly harder to find than the larger drives....or are more expensive due to low production/supply/availability/etc.

      Yeah, that's why I'm getting a 160GB. The others are more expensive because they're pretty well discontinued. The newer huge Hard Drives are fairly cheap until you go beyond 250GB anyway.

    3. Csonicgo

      Csonicgo

      I can understand all but Quake III and Unreal Tournament. How can you run such high end games, unless you have a good vid card and memory perhaps? ;)


      that's the thing. I didn't. Some of us aren't as fortunate to have 4 TB of video memory.

      Voodoo2 owns all your asses.

    4. Avenging Angel

      Avenging Angel

      -_DLD_- said:

      All the TVs at home are crap...and we don't have any flatscreen. This monitor will be far better than any TV in the house, plus it has a max resolution of 1900x1200.

      -What? No 2048xwhatever? Lol. j/k with ya, man. GL with that system.

      Yeah, that's why I'm getting a 160GB. The others are more expensive because they're pretty well discontinued. The newer huge Hard Drives are fairly cheap until you go beyond 250GB anyway.

      Agreed. I tried asking another guy from some tech support place how small the drives the company carried were. I think he said like 60-80GB at the time, and that was a YEAR ago.

      Csonicgo said:

      that's the thing. I didn't. Some of us aren't as fortunate to have 4 TB of video memory.

      Voodoo2 owns all your asses.

      Don't you mean 4 GB of regular memory? 1 Terabyte is 1,000 GB dude. Lol. Also, even in SLI mode, no two video cards in mass production (combined) equal more than 1GB of vid. memory.

      Voodoo 2 is sweet, btw, but Geforce FX series is sweeter. Too bad I can't get a 6800 GT. ;)

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