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if you get it in pieces on newegg youll break it since you dont know how to build a PC.

get something premade on tigerdirect or newegg like this;


$700, iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 938 Gaming PC - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400, 4GB DDR2 ram, 500GB hd, DVDRW, 9800GT vid card, 680W power supply, Office '07 Trial, Vista Home Premium 64 bit

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Don't listen to this heresy. Dells are godawful machines, you would be much better off learning to put one together yourself.

Actually zero dell towers alone are junk, laptops produced by them seem to hold up nicely, I got a core2 duo 2.16 nvidia quadro 256mb, 4gb 667mhzddr2, 250gb sata, xp pro setup going on mine and its kicking most asses <: but yeah the towers are junk because of dell's god awful BTX boards meaning; if your tower dies, only dell can fix it!

Back to the topic of building a new machine, i checked out kytec's TD link and honestly that system uses one of the lowest quads x: I think 8200 is lowest? but always, ALWAYS check parts seperatly, they usually put out sales and what not on individual parts meaning if you tried to make a decent quad sys for 700 you could and quite possibly top that link :>

Edited by Genesis Ronmark

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iBuypower is a good company, from what I've seen. I was considering buying one of theirs, over what I have, but I decided, all in all, that I wanted to build my own rig.

If you don't want to deal with custom assembly, then go for a prebuilt.

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ok... this is pretty much the same as the ordo RL picture thread, only its of PCs... feel free to throw in what you have, pictures are encouraged...

i shall start off with mine... first off, i am a minimalist, so having the most discreet extrerior is something is a must... specs and pictures are below...

Case : Antec 300

Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 3.00GHz

Motherboard : Asus P5Q Pro Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2

Graphics Card : EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)

Memory : 4 x OCZ 1GB PC2-6400C4 800MHz SLI-Ready Edition Low Latency Dual Channel DDR2

Hard Drive : Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache

Optical Drive : Asus DRW-2014L1T 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer Lightscribe ReWriter

Power Supply : 1000W iCute Modular ATX Quad VGA

Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 64-Bit SP2c





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Was an upgrade from what I have, but still runs like shit.



  • Type Personal computer
  • Product Form Factor Micro tower
  • Width 7.2 in
  • Depth 17.9 in
  • Height 14.6 in
  • Color Black
  • Localization United States

  • Type AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ / 2.2 GHz
  • Multi-Core processor technology Dual-Core
  • 64-bit processor Yes
  • Installed Qty 1.0
  • Max processors supported 1.0

Cache Memory

  • Type L2 cache
  • Installed Size 1.0 MB
  • Cache Per Processor 1 MB ( 2 x 512 KB )

  • Chipset type AMD 690V


  • Installed Size 2.0 GB / 8.0 GB (max) [i have 8 gigs of RAM, but it's incompatable]
  • Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • RAM form factor DIMM 240-pin
  • RAM configuration features 2 x 512 MB

Storage Controller
  • Type 1.0 x Serial ATA - Integrated


  • Floppy drive type None
  • Hard Drive 1.0 x 250.0 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-150 - 7200.0 rpm
  • Hard Drive (2nd) None
  • Hard Drive (3rd) None

Graphics Controller
  • (Upgraded to) nVidia 8600 GTS

Audio Output

  • Type Sound card - Integrated
  • Speaker(s) 2.0 x Right / left channel

Input Device
  • Type Keyboard , Mouse (Updated to Logitech G5)

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Expansion Slots Total (Free) 4.0 ( 2.0 ) x Memory - DIMM 240-pin , 1.0 ( 2.0 ) x PCI , 1.0 ( 1.0 ) x Processor , 2.0 ( 1.0 ) x PCI Express x1 , 1.0 ( 0.0 ) x PCI Express x16
  • Interfaces 6.0 x Audio - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ( 4 in front ) , 1.0 x Display / video - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1.0 x Keyboard - Phone line - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1.0 x Network - VGA - RJ-45 , 1.0 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - Input - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) , 1.0 x Parallel - Line-out - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1.0 x Headphones - RJ-11 , 8.0 x Mouse - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Modem - 4 pin USB Type A , 1.0 x Hi-Speed USB , 1.0 x Microphone

  • Power device type Power supply, 500 Watts

Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista , Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

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Okay heres mine lol;

INTEL E2200 2.20GHz Dual core 2MB cache

ASUS P5Q-SE BOARD, FSB 1600, PCIe 2.0, DDR21200MHz support

2x2GB OCZ SLI DDR2 RAM 800MHz (Had 8GB when running x64 Vista Ult.)

EVGA GeForce 9800 GT Superclocked + 512MB DDR3 PCIe 2.0


Creative Audigy 4 Sound Card (yes totally sucks but beats the SE card)

Thermaltake 430Watt PSU

Antec 300 Case with all fans added (x3 120mm x2 140mm)

Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 atm (owns all versions and is always flipping.)

G15 Keyboard/Microsoft sidewinder X5 mouse (in closet using standard Microsoft optical atm)

Dell 24inch Widescreen Monitor

Logitech 5.1 Surround

And a bruce lee poster to kick all ass.

and pay no attention to the flyers on the table totally not for work *shifty eyes*

Edited by Genesis Ronmark

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Year of Build: 2008

Manufacturer: Custom built, Assembled by NCIX, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Operating System: Windows Vista home premium - 32bit

Power Supply Unit: Coolermaster Real Power Pro - KiloWatt *1000W*

Motherboard: ASUS Commando

CPU: Intel Q6600 Quad-Core

Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB Cache

Memory: 4096 MB *4GB*

Sound Card: Creative X-Fi extremegamer

HDD Space - 1000GB

Planning on upgrading my GPU to an SLI, Two Geforce 9800's with 1GB Cache each, *Total, 2GB*

Other than the GPU, There's really not much I CAN upgrade besides Cooling, or hard drive space, I've got the maximum amount of RAM in this computer that my OS can support, and even then, I never have problems with the 4GB/3.3GB, if it ain't broke, don't fix it

I have a camera, but I can't find the cord for it, So I can't upload any pictures.

it seems a lot of people have desks that are really too small for their case, so is mine,

Edited by Kastrenzo Benelli

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Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7gHz (Quad-core)

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D Pro

Vid-card: GeForce 8800 GTS 512Mb

RAM: Patriot 1600MHz 2 x 2GB

Hard-drive: 1Tb

DVD Drive

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

USB attachments:

G15 Gaming Keyboard

Logitech USB Headset

Wacom Intuos3 9x12 tablet

500Gb External Hard Drive

For all the power it's a really boring case. :B

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Manufacturer: Custom Rig

Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz (2 CPUs)

Memory: 2046MB RAM

Hard Drive: 250 GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Monitor: Rosewill R912E

Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio output

Speakers/Headphones: Plantronics Mic and Headset

Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard

Mouse: Logitech HID-compliant G5 Laser Mouse

Mouse Surface: Desk

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3

Computer Case: ThermalTake Soprano

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Name: "infinituslacuna" (Desktop)

Manufacturer: Custom Rig

Model: N/A

Case: Antec "Nine-Hundred" Black ATX Tower

Display: Samsung 22" Wide-screen WSXGA+ Display with TrueLife (1680x1050 px)

CPU: Intel Kentsfield Quad-Core Processor Q6600 (2.44 GHz)

Motherboard & Chipset: nVidia nForce 680i SLI

RAM: 3.072 GB DDR2 (1033 MHz)

GPU: 768MB nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX (Overclocked to GeForce 8800 Ultra Specs)

APU: HD Audio onboard nForce

HD(s): 150 GB 10,000 RPM RAID HDD, 300GB 7,200 RPM SATA HDD

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7100) (7100.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700)

Name: "daedalus" (Laptop)

Manufacturer: Gateway

Model: MX6455

Case: Glossy Black

Display: Generic PnP Monitor (1280x800 px)

CPU: AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology ML-37, ~2.0 GHz

Motherboard & Chipset: Generic Gateway Laptop Motherboard



APU: Conexant AC-Link Audio

HD(s): 114.3 GB HTS421212H9AT00 ATA HDD 5400 RPM

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7100) (7100.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700)

Name: "intrepid" (Netbook)

Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Model: 1005HAB-BLK001X

Case: Standard EeePC "Dark Blue"

Display: 10.1" TFT Backlit (1024x600 px)

CPU: Intel Atom N270 (~1.6 GHz)

Motherboard & Chipset: Generic ASUS Netbook Motherboard


GPU: 224 MB Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0

HD(s): 160 GB ATA HDD 5400 RPM

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7100) (7100.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700)

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ok my turn =p

case: who cares

CPU: 2.5GHz quad core P4

RAM 8GB PC something big number ( I forgot >_< )

Motherboard: Gigabyte S-series (can't remember the model number anymore)

GXF: Gforce 9800gtx

HDD: 1TB samsung HD103UJ SATA

Screen: Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW

Speakers: Logitech Z5000

Audio: Random no name HD soundcard

Saitek Cyborg keyboard

Logitech G5 Mouse

OS: Vista 64x

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Name: "Knight Industries 2000" (Workstation)

Manufacturer: N/A

Model: N/A

Case: Antec "Nine-Hundred" Black ATX Tower

Display: Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP S-PVA (1920x1200) + Philipis Brilliance 109B (1600x1200)

CPU: Intel Kentsfield Quad-Core Processor Q6600 (@3.21 GHz)

Motherboard & Chipset: Asus P5K SE/EPU. P35.

RAM: 8GB DDR2 (4x Corsair DHX PC2-6400 2GB DDR2-800MHz)

GPU: ATi Radeon HD4890 Superclocked Edition 1GB PCI-e x16

APU: Creative Labs X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI

HD(s): RaptorX 150GB 10kRPM, 2x WDC 250GB SATA 7200RPM RAID0, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB SATA 7200RPM

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 - Home Premium x64

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