Tech Stocking Stuffers: 18 awesome gifts under $50


By Edom_dog · 11 replies
Oct 7, 2007
  1. Hi guys im new here, and heres the pc my bro and i are gunna make hopefully before Crysis comes out. We have to join forces to afford it!!!! is this a good combo, anyone see something BAD?

    the Mobo is my biggest concern, we really want a dual Cpu socket for maxium
    rendering punch!

    thanks heaps.

    MSI P6N-Diamond ATX M/board -nForce 680i SLI1333MHz FSB $419

    Intel CORE 2 EXTREME QX6850/3.0Ghz/2x4MB/1333FSB/LGA775/QUAD CORE $1499

    DDR2 2048MB(2x1G)PC6400 800Mhz 4-4-4-12 BlackHeatspreader G.Skill x2 $430

    Western Digital 150G SATA Raptor 10000 rpm HDD x1 $313
    Western Digital 1TB SATAII 7200 rpm HDD x2

    XFX GeForce 8800GTX Ultra 768MB XXX 675Mhz DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV SLI $1116

    Samsung 27inch 275T Wide TFT - Glossy Bla, Max.Res 1920x1200, 6ms (G2G)Response $1443

    Antec P190 Performance One Black E-ATX Tower - 1200W Neo-Link Dual PSU $517

    Logitech G5 $GOT


    And some random keyboard Prices are Aust
  2. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  3. Edom_dog

    Edom_dog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks but THAT Dell mobo maxes out at 4gb! and besides we want to put it together ourselves, more fun and we're do it better, and lastly that case looks like the leaning tower of pisa!!!! its dog ugly! style man stlye.

    so can anyone comment on this system please!!!!!!!!!
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Your welcome and good luck, you'll need it.
    couple observations
    1.4GB limit-where did you get that from?

    XPS 720H2C Supports up to 8GB of Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM (667MHz or 800MHz, 4 DIMMs) when a 64-bit Operating System is installed

    2.You're only getting 2GB to start, correct?

    3.The price of your set-up, where is the operating system listed and figured into the cost?

    4.I am assuming your getting a 64bit operating system if your concerned about the 4GB limit (which is incorrect by the way)

    about the case, to each his own
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,482   +44

    Why is everything you have listed here 30% higher than normal retail prices?
  6. Edom_dog

    Edom_dog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the feedback.

    um i did write x2 after the ram meaning 4gb

    and i am aware that i need a 64bit os and i already have vista ulitimate ready to go.

    and lastly iam in australia meening prices look expensive compared to the states.

    so any other comments on this system, like the mobo, becuase i've had GREAT trouble with MSI in the past, any advice?

  7. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    It seems like you all ready are aware that you are putting together some of the best (and most costly) components. Do you want someone to say "Wow, that's great!"?
  8. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +16

    Wow, that's great
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,482   +44

    Wouldnt it be cheaper even to find a company to ship all the parts or most of them from the States. I imagine it may cost 400-500 dollars but that's still cheaper than the 2k you're spending now.
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Then you'd need a dual Xeon board, Xeon CPUs and FB-DIMM memory.
  11. Edom_dog

    Edom_dog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks to Mictlantecuhtli for that reply, as thats something i dont know and need to resaerch, if it will provide better rendering times.

    and secondly
    Whats ur porblem man? had a bad day? the knowledge that i have been typing is directely from my brother, im just repeating him! AND dont forget i have to SHARE the new pc with him!!!
    WE just wanted to find out stuff as this is a big investment, thats all.
    we're not bragging!!! if u see our old comp, it struggles with w98!!!!

    we've saved long and hard for this.
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I have some improvements:
    Intel CORE 2 EXTREME QX6850 3.00Ghz - $1266
    G.Skill F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK (1GB x 2) DDR2 800 CL=4-4-4-12 - $158.58
    Seagate Cheetah® 15K.5 - 3.5" 146GB Ultra320 SCSI HDD - 68pin, 15k rpm, 8MB, 5 Years Warranty (ST3146855LW) - $597.80
    Adaptec SCSI 29320LPE Card, U320, 1Channel, PCIEx1, 1x Internal 68 pin, 1x External 68 pin, with Cable + Terminator (ASC29320LPE, 2250300-R) - $285.80
    eVGA e-GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit DDR3 PCI-E - $887.48
    ViewSonic 27.5" Widescreen LCD With HDMI for HD Quality Video, 2ms Response Time, 1920x1200, 500nits, 800:1 Contrast Ratio, VGA, HDMI, S-video, Speaker, Black (VX2835WM) - $961.80

    The links to the CPU, RAM, video card & 1TB HDD provide a better deal than your current ones. Also, the SCSI HDD is much faster than the WD Raptor and you'd need the SCSI card to run it. The monitor is the same size as the Samsung but it has a lower response time and is cheaper, not to mention of good quality as well.
    Hope I helped. :)
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