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 10/07/2005 04:25 PM
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technic58
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well...since my dad doesnt like to order over the internet, i got a lot of giftcards to bestbuy, since he figured i could get everythign i needed there....yea... /wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />

so im pondering over wat to get here. the system at my dads is the Venice rig, and here are the more detailed specs then in my signature:
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Athlon 64 Venice 3000+ w/ stock heat sink
DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D
2x256 Geil Ultra Platinum DDR500@DDR400, 2-3-3-6

60GB 7200RPM IDE100(133?) Maxtor(carried over from dell system)
48x CD-ROM(carried over from dell)
24x16x48(or something like that) CD Burner(carried over from dell)
generic floppy(carried over from dell)

Soundblaster Live! 16-bit
Sapphire X700Pro w/ stock cooling

Windows XP Home SP2
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i listed those because i really want to purchase parts to upgrade this system. when i look at this configuration, the thing that SCREAMS to b upgraded is the sound card, burner, hard drive, and RAM. well, forget the RAM, since a GB of corsair is like 300 bucks there /ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' /> /mellow.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='mellow.gif' />

a hard drive recommendation woudl b nice from there stock, and i think ive already picked out the $84 buck audigy 4 for the soundcard. they also have the X-FI there for 130 bucks, but last time i checked u cant get a hard drive for the remaining 30, and my speakers arent godo enough to take advantage of the X-FI anyways.

about the burner...if i have some left over, that will b my next option, or mayb just a CD-Burner capable of playing DVD's, but i dont burn many CD's now so thats not my 1st option.

if u kno of anythign else there, or can suggest something better for my money, please feel free. also, i wouldnt recommend things that come to something like $159.99, because keep in mind there is tax, and ALL i have is the giftcards.

thanks /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />



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 10/07/2005 07:20 PM
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mayb this shoudl b in desktop reccomendations...either way, anyone?

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 10/07/2005 07:53 PM
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a WD raptor ?
 10/07/2005 09:01 PM
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Quite frankly, what you may find in BestBuy for $160 probably can be found on the web for half the price. I would probably suggest waiting around for the BlackFriday Deals and use them then. BB has stuff actually worth buying then.

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 10/07/2005 10:08 PM
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hard drives at bestbuy are cheap

you might find a raptor, and put it in your system /biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />

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 10/07/2005 10:56 PM
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QUOTE(someone124 @ Oct 7 2005, 06:08 PM)hard drives at bestbuy are cheap

you might find a raptor, and put it in your system /biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
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heh yea, but a raptor at bestbuy woudl probably b 300 bucks...i was just looking for an 80GB SATA WD...im kinda ticked that my dad didnt just order wat some stuff off newegg like i asked...but o well ill find somethign at bestbuy.

i was plannin on that hitachi 80Gb SATA2 drive, but that aint gonna work now...

and yea id forgotten bout black friday...whoo hoo /tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />

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hitachi drives are very good, but idk if bestbuy has them... remember to get there REALLY early black friday though

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 10/07/2005 11:08 PM
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QUOTE(stealth13777 @ Oct 7 2005, 07:01 PM)hitachi drives are very good, but idk if bestbuy has them... remember to get there REALLY early black friday though
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yea thats the problem...i dont think they carry hitachi. and that braings up another problem...my parents arent morning people /ph34r.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ph34r.gif' />

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 10/08/2005 05:21 AM
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I've never seen Raptors at BB either. And the ones at CompU$A are well over $200 (retail 74GB), so even if your local BB has them, $160 aint gonna cover it.
You could always look at a logitech MX1000 or 518 mouse, or a Saitek Eclipse keyboard. Maybe even a LightScribe DVD burner...

and don't forget, BB has a LOT more than just computer stuff.


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 10/08/2005 02:43 PM
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QUOTE(MrWicked1968 @ Oct 8 2005, 01:21 AM)I've never seen Raptors at BB either.  And the ones at CompU$A are well over $200 (retail 74GB), so even if your local BB has them, $160 aint gonna cover it.
You could always look at a logitech MX1000 or 518 mouse, or a Saitek Eclipse keyboard.  Maybe even a LightScribe DVD burner...

and don't forget, BB has a LOT more than just computer stuff.
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yea thats true...i could alwayspick out a few CD's or somethign also...but i think i do want that audigy 4 sound card...or mayb ill get the X-FI and then just get a CD or 2...

thanks

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 10/11/2005 04:30 PM
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QUOTE(technic58 @ Oct 8 2005, 12:43 PM)yea thats true...i could alwayspick out a few CD's or somethign also...but i think i do want that audigy 4 sound card...or mayb ill get the X-FI and then just get a CD or 2...

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Better idea....find a friend/family that is buying something at Best Buy. Give them the gift cards and take cash.
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