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Join Date: Mar 2004
Special Xmas PC dream machines - USA
IF YOU know of any good value IT sales (auctions, rebates, one-off, clearance, surplus, classified ads) going around in the United Kingdom, France, USA or Singapore, don't hesitate to contact me, at least 24 hours before the sales end.Arm youself with a lot of patience, a very comprehensive banker and some friends to build this deam PC. Le tthe fun begin
Four Sampo Maxent MX-42VM7 plasma screens from Tigerdirect at $6755.96
Four 42-in provides with a virtual 84-inch screen if you can live with the bezel. The maximum virtual resolution is 1704x960 pixels, which corresponds roughly to to WSXGA. Those four powerhouse will consume up to 1.4Kw, enough to heat a house. They have built in 181-channel tuners, full function remote control and DVI entries - instead of the usual D-SUB.
Asus A8N-SLI deluxe from ComputerHQ at $247
One of the most powerful combination that might be found on the uni-processor market. It includes the new nForce4 chipset and supports Dual PCI Express. It supports the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specifications through its two dedicated SATA controllers. It features dual RAID controllers, one from nVidiaa nd the other from Silicon image, giving you eight SATA controller sand two PATA ones. Other functions include an 8-channel audio module including jack sensing function, fire wire interface, ten USB 2.0 ports, Dual Gigabit LAN, hardware firewall, dymamic overclocking through Asus Non-Delay Overclocking System. Basically, that's all.
Two eVGA geforce 6800 Ultra from Gameve at $1358
Two eVGA Geforce 6800 Ultra with 256MB DDR3 memory each, clocked at 1.6ns. The card is scheduled to be launched on the 30th of December and is limited to one per customer. So get your friends to buy one. They have dual DVI conenctors and S-video as well. The first will go nicely in the aforementionned plasma screens.
AMD Athlon FX55 at Monarchcomputers for $841
An OEM version of AMD's Flagship processor, the one which makes everything bow along its way. It comes with 64-bitness and a 1MB cache. Oh, by the way, you also get a full version of Farcry and Half Life 2 for free as well as four month of Napster access. No fan though, but it an't a problem...
Corsair 4GB PC3200 DDR memory at Newegg for $1098
Four 1GB modules of XMS Extreme memory speed series with low latency. 18 activity LEDS make this memory module a rarity in itself. It boosts a 3-3-3-8 CAS latency which means that it might be well suited for some overclocking session. It also comes with high efficiency aluminium XMS ehatsink and lifetime warranty.
Two Seagate Cheetah HDD from Bason computer for $698
RAIDzero two of these babies and watch your computer fly when you use them as system/boot hard disk. With a 16MB onboard cache, 15krpm rotational speed and a huge 73.4GB hard disk capacity (146.8GB total), they are on top of the SCSI evolution tree.
Four 400GB Hitachi Hard disks from Memorylabs for $1324
Hitachi currently holds the world record for capacity with those technology-crammed hard disk. They have serial ATA connections which means that they can be hot swpaped. Furthermore, they have 8MB cache and a rotational speed of 7200rpm. Not bad at all for a total combination of 1.6TB.
Lian Li black casing at $216 from ToolPCs
Forget about what you've seen lately, the Lian Li PC75B is what casings should be about. Black, stylish, simple and very effective. It is a full tower aluminium case with a transparent side panel - for the above LED RAM. It has 15 device bays, six hidden 3.5-inch bays and three exposed as well as six 5.25-inch bays. On top of that there are four fans for cooling purposes.
Thermaltake Silent Purepower 680W PSU at Newegg for $169
To feed all these components, a Thermaltake power supply, one of the most powerful available at 680W. It has support for 10 4-pins peripherals, four SATA and two PCI-e components.
Other bits and pieces not to be forgotten
Windows XP OEM with SP2 add-on OS, - A Fibre Channel RAID controller, A 2GB USB Drive, Two Dual layer 16x DVD Writers, Two 120MM fans for the casing, Hard disk fans and round cables, A floppy disk drive, Matching Wireless keyboard and optical mouse, A 1KVa UPS, Thermal paste and grease, A TV Tuner, 7.1 Speakers with matching Sound card, Heat Sink and Fan for the FX55 and lastly, a memory card reader.
Opteron 165 (2) @2.85 1.42 vcore AMD Stock HSF + Chill Vent II
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