Power Desktop

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Time once again for the monthly or so review of what homebrew system to buy. I’m going to split again into the power user and the radically small and silent perfect for a desktop or HTPC.
Things are most stable right now but next month the Venice chip from AMD launches, so if you want the last bit of ultraperformance, wait a little as usual. Here is the recommendations:
| Component | Price | Comment |
| DFI nForce4 Ultra | “$139”:http://anandtech.dealtime.com/xCP-DFI_LanParty_UT_nF4_Ultra-D_Motherboard~PD-23660245~FD-1717~kworg-DFI%2BLANParty%2BUT%2BnF4%2BUltra_D~kw-DFI%2BLANParty%2BUT%2BnF4%2BUltra_D~linkin_id-3037720~DMT-1~VK-3037720 | “Anandtech”:http://anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2337 love it |
| OCZ Platinum Rev 2| “$255”:http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-146-890&depa=0 | “Anandtech”:http://anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2390 |
| AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (ADA3200DIK4B]| “$179”:http://anandtech.dealtime.com/xGS-22973455~linkin_id-3040003 | “Overclocks to 2.4GHz”:http://anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=2384&p=4 |
| Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V Silentpipe X800XL | “$336”:http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=322265 | 80% of 6800GT and totally silent | “Beats 6800GT except doom”:http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2299&p=8 |
| Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB | “$180”: | “Storagereview”:http://www.storagereview.com/php/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=LeaderBoard winner, get two if you can |
| Evercase 4252 | “$50”:http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-127-059&depa=0 | “Silentpcreview.com”:http://silentpcreview.com/article75-page2.html likes it |
| Seasonic Super Tornado 400 | “$92”:http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-151-018&depa=0 | “Silentpcreview.com”:http://silentpcreview.com/article186-page3.html loves it |
| ThermalTake XP-120 | “$75”:http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-109-118&depa=0 | “Closest thing to “water cooled”:http://silentpcreview.com/article30-page1.html quiet |
| Globe S1202512L-3M Fan | $12 | Need a dremel to slightly “fix”:http://silentpcreview.com/article186-page3.html |
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