My new system

By acidosmosis ยท 7 replies
Jan 31, 2003
  1. I just built the following system:

    Antec Plusview 1000AMG Case
    Asus A7V8X Motherboard (AGP8x video)
    512 MB PC3200 RAM
    Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb RAM
    18.4gig 10,000rpm Hard Drive
    1.73ghz AthlonXP 2100+
    Enermax 350w Power Supply
    Blue Cathode Light
    Blue/Red 80mm Fan
    2x80mm Black Fans
    1x120mm fan (pointed towards motherboard and video card)
    40x12x48x CD Burner

    How much did it cost? About $850 + tax. Who's got skillz?
    I got skillz! LOL. :)

    For a cam pic of the system go to

    Comments welcome.
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    sounds nice. I'm more of an Antec PS kinda guy. What did you do for a CPU HSF? You must have a SCSI controller from your old system to reuse? I have RAID, almost as fast and cheaper. I wouldn't have room on a 18 GB drive! I think I have 18 GB just in games. LOL.
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Oh, found your other thread. Should be a good HSF. I have a MCX462-U laying around for when I give this MB to my daughter. Got a good enough deal on it to buy it over an AX-7.
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I thought I reccomended newegg :confused:

    Anyway, nice system and have fun w/ it!
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Your new system sounds great, the case looks great too.

    Well the one problem is the small harddisk....A bigger HDD and a good HSF id you don't have oneshould be in your next shopping list :)
  6. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

    your replies

    Hehe. Guys I dont need a huge hard drive. I burn most of my stuff on cd's. I am going to use the 18 gig 10,000rpm as the main hard drive and if I wanna expand later on I'll go buy another 10,000 rpm. After all the Antec case holds 4 hard drives :). For now 18.4 gigs is enough. I have a ton of games just like one of you said but I don't store them ALL on my hard drive lol. Most are on cd's and I have usually no more than 5 games installed at once. Right now Half Life w/ DOD, Max Payne, Quake 3 Arena/Team Arena, Battlefield 1942.. and when Star Wars Galaxies comes out that will be on my system too :). I bought this system mostly so I could play Doom 3 hehehehe, although I'll use it for other things such graphics editing, possibly some video editing, sound editing (I'm a musician also), etc.

    I didnt' get everything off though. I got the case, fans, and light off newegg. The rest came from miscealleanous other sites that I found that were a little cheaper on some things. (mostly $10-15 cheaper) lol.

    Thanks for the recommendations though. They gave great customer service, and actually answered the phone unlike some places..... *COUGH*MAINCOMP.COM*COUGH*.... I'll never buy from THAT place again! lol.. no one even speaks english, they dont respond to emails.. well only 1 out of FIVE.. and cant spell or capitalize sentences! DONT BUY FROM

    Oh yea.. guys... if you buy from a website.. go to www.resellerratings.. type in the website address and you'll find reviews.. nice info..

    Check out also
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    I like Google Gear alot, and reccomned shipping (free/$.50 2nd day air!), and great prices. I got 256MB DDR333 for $65(includes 2nd day air:D).
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +457

    I've only ever had great service from Googlegear - I'm very surprised by our Be Careful thread about them.

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