Computer I am thinking of building. Your Comments Please

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  1. boosted420

    boosted420 New Member

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    I think its time to upgrade from my old P4 2.4
    What do you guys think of this setup.....this will be my first attempt at a custom computer.

    Thanks

    Case - ASPIRE (Turbo Case)X-Superalien Blue Aluminum Server Case with 500W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-144-007&depa=1

    Motherboard - ASUS "K8V SE Deluxe" K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-490&depa=1

    CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1MB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-426&depa=1

    Memory - Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-450&depa=1

    Primary Hard Disk Drive - Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-144-160&depa=1

    Secondary Hard Disk Drive -Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD2500JD
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=22-144-154&DEPA=1

    Video Card - eVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "256-A8-N344-AX"
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-130-203&depa=1

    DVD Burner - Pioneer Black DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model DVR-108
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=27-129-157&depa=1
     
  2. DemisE

    DemisE Active Member

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    You should get 2 74GB SATA drives and use them in a RAID0 array and then get a 250 GB IDE drive for all of your music, apps, porn, whatever. You will see a significant speed increase of the RAID0 as oppoesed to just one drive. Just whatever you do don't put critical data on the array. OS / Installed Applications Only
     
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    I might recommend the eVGA Limited Edition GF6800 256mb. It is $325 last I checked, and reports are it comes out of the box running the same as a 6800 Ultra (1.1 ghz).

    Otherwise, looks good!
     
  4. oradii

    oradii www.oteampress.com

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    if thats the case, why not two of the 36 gig Raptors...would be a little cheaper and most people will not use 36 gig of space on OS drive especially if the apps'n'stuff are on the CHUNK drive.
     
  5. boosted420

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    Thanks for your comments.
    I am getting excited about this.

    I will definatly do some more research about the RAID0 setup, and the other video card mentioned.
     
  6. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    holy chit! 5 year warranty on the 74GB drive :eek3d:

    go for it!
     
  7. oradii

    oradii www.oteampress.com

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    btw.

    http://www.bfgtech.com/6800GTOC.html

    go for that videocard. Overclocked out of the box and the FPS keep up with the 6800 Ultra that is like $200 more.

    I wub my GTOC.... *sniff* :')
     
  8. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    Yeah just Raid0 two 36GB drives and run a disk imaging program every 24 hours. Have it copy the image or incremental image right onto the secondary drive.

    My 160GB drive is partitioned into 10GB and 150GB. The 10GB is dedicated to OS and Program Files. Windows temp files and all other temp files are kept on the 150GB partition since I couldn't give a rat's ass if lost temp files. The 10GB partition is only holding about 3.5GB of data right now and it's carrying a ton of software. Including 1Gb of map data for MS Streets and Trips 2004.

    My backup images are kept on a physically separate drive. THAT's the way to go and is probably what I'll do in my next setup.
     
  9. SugarCoatedSour

    SugarCoatedSour OT Supporter

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    :bigthumb: Looks good. All you had to say was Athlon 64 3400+.
     

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