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rov

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Total Price: $2,282.00
Direct Load URL: http://www.digitalst...ed.asp?id=12588

ive looked at tons of reviews and compared prices and came out with this :tazz:

Case: Digital Storm Twister Series (Black Edition)
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Power Supply: Epower 550W EP-550P5-L1 Tiger (SLI Compatible)
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (1MB Cache) w/HyperTransport Technology
Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI (Chipset: nForce4 SLI) (1GB Lan / 10 USB / 2 Firewire)
Memory: 2GB Kingston at 400MHz (HyperX CL2 Low Latency) (4x 512MB Dual Channel)
Floppy / Media: Sony 1.44MB Floppy (Black Edition)
Hard Drive 1: Maxtor 200GB SATA (7200 RPM) (16MB Cache) (Model 6L200S0)
Optical Drive 1: Sony 16X DVD-ROM (Black Edition) (Includes Power DVD Software!)
Optical Drive 2: Sony 16X DVD+/-RW Dual Format/Layer (Black Edition) (Includes Nero/Power DVD!)
Network Card: Motherboard High Speed Network Port
Video Card: nVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB (By: eVGA) (PCI-Express) (FREE Call of Duty 2!)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer (Includes bundle of games)
Cooling: Air Cooling (Blizzard Extreme Heat-sink and Fan (Stage 2 Cooling)
Case Lighting: Blizzard Internal Lighting (Red Edition)
User Manual: FREE! Personalized Elite Digital Storm Binder (Paperwork / Benchmarks / CDs / Manuals)
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Restore DVD Recovery Kit
Protection: McAfee Internet Security 2005 V7.0
Speakers: Altec Lansing VS2220 2.0 Speaker System (Black Edition)
Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard & Mouse 2.0 (Black Edition) (i will replace this with a g15 and a mx1000)
Warranty: 2 Year Platinum Care Parts & Labor Warranty
Support: Lifetime Toll-Free Platinum Care Technical Support
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I wouldnt be spending all that money and not get an X2, kingston RAM is good but its not as good as corsair or crucial stuff and its usually more expenisve. Unless its xfi no point geting a sound card, and your DVD drives see if you can switch the DVD RW to the LG one its better. You would be as well, getting another set of speakers from logitech or creative.(altec lansing is really good but they are also expensive.
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it would be for gaming mostly, so x2 wouldnt help me much
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agreed...even AMD says X2 is pointless for gaming
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It is but it is nice, and to be honest, the extra speed on the cores is pointless past 2-2.2Ghz on the athlons after that its all down to the gfx card. But the extra core is nice to let you run something else in the background and can let you listen to music a bit better without the occasional skip from the game as the player loads more music.

Games are also being released next year with support for the extra core, and it gives you alot better in the way of future proofing.
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