Building one to kick ass for awhile (your thoughts)

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  1. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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  2. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    Total cost?
     
  3. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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    $6560
     
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  4. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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    Case: $80
    PSU: $70
    Mobo: $360
    CPU: $950
    Memory: $285 ea

    HD: Scsi: $750 ea
    -- SATA: $270 ea
    -- PATA: $260 ea

    Sound: $245
    Video: $1270
    DVD: $170
     
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  5. MP

    MP New Member

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    i wouldn't spend that much on a 3.2ghz P4. $950? that's rediculous in my opinion. and why do you need nearly 1.5TB of storage?
     
  6. diranged

    diranged New Member

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    Geezus, $950? Fuck, for $750 you can get an Athlon FX-51 and its WAY faster than that P4 3.2ghz.. Think about it before you buy man!
     
  7. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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    Does the FX-51 have 2MB of cache?



    Besides, with the 8KNXP Ultra, I can do 3GB RAM for $500 less than the FX-51 board (6 slots x 512MB @ $750 vs 4 slots (3MB would have at least two 1MB modules @ $882 for the pair)) --- though the Asus SK8N (FX-51 board) does supports 8GB :yum: --- (but that would take 2MB modules :eek: )
     
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  8. StevesVR4

    StevesVR4 Get Arrested

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    Just a quick question, why three different types of hard drives? SCSI, SATA, and PATA? Why not all SCSI or all SATA? Certainly can't be a cost issue since you are spending $6500 on all of this.
     
  9. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    :werd: just set up a nice big scsi raid 5 array with 6 hdds. :bowdown:
     
  10. CompiledMonkey

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    I'd get something like this:

    AMD 64bit CPU
    random 64bit capable MB
    1GB of memory
    1 250GB SATA HHD
    DVD burner
    2 21" LCDs
     
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    mmmm good choice :) thats kind of what i wish i had at home right now.. two 21" lcd instead of my 4gb of ram.
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    Yeah, I just can't understand having so much RAM. Hell, I run Oracle servers which have ~100 people on them and they only have 2 GB each. We just got a new SAP machine which has 3 GB. I'm sure everyone here is aware that Oracle and SAP need more RAM than a home user doing just about anything. :big grin:
     
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    MP New Member

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    but but, it's an "extreme edition"

    :hs:
     
  15. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    Yea, what are you actually going to be using this machine for? I built my complete machine, P4 1.7 gig with all my stuff and it runs great for me for less than the cost of your motherboard...
     
  16. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    :bowdown: :rofl:
     
  17. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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    Why not?
     
  18. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    anyone else thinks he is trolling ?
     
  19. M4A1

    M4A1 :)

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    I hope he is...
     
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    yeah you got a point. I didn't really pay attention to the 3 different types of HDD's in his original post till someone mentioned it. The more I think about it and see his replies / posts / the more I think he's just some idiot trolling
     
  21. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    yeah. if he wanted the best in hdd's he would go scsi 15k raptor drives in raid 5 :) :bowdown:
     
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    can you show me where a FX-51 is WAY faster than a P4 3.2 Extreme Edition? It might be just as fast or maybe faster in some benchmarks, but from what I've seen, the P4 EE processors are dominating in almost everything. This might not be the case when 64 bit processing OS's and programs are mainstream but for right now if you got the money the Extreme Edition processors are sick ass.

    Yeah the FX-51 is superior to P4 3.2, but the 3.2EE is a totally different breed my man.
     
  23. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    WTF does "extreme edition" mean? Does it have a big spoiler or something?
     
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    its has 2MB of L3 cache which basically makes this this haul fucking ass. It is up to like 3.4EEmhz now instead of 3.2EE, which helps increase performance up to 10-20%. This is the processor for now when price is not an issue. Yes its costs an arm and leg, but it is killer.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20030923/athlon_64-53.html
     
  25. Killa_Express

    Killa_Express Jumping off the bandwagon like the rest of them

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    Is this rig going to be for video editing? That setup looks decent...but 2Gb of ram should be fine...
     

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