Gonna build myself a comp soon...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by mannyace, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. mannyace

    mannyace Guest

    so im lookin at what peices i need to buy at newegg and stuff... this is what im leanin towards (and tell me what u think i should change or whatever)

    Intel P4 Extreme Ed, 3.4GHz w/ HT, 800MHz FSB
    1GB (2x512MB) DDR RAM
    Mobo... SLOTS = 1 AGP 8x/4x and 6 PCI... PORTS = 2 PS/2, 4 Front USB, 4 Rear USB, 2 COM, 1 LPT, 2 LAN and audio... RAM = max 4GB
    Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro
    256MB GDDR3 ATI Radeon X800 Pro
    160GB 7200RPM Western Digital IDE Hard Drive
    Sony 52x32x52x16 CD/DVD Combo Drive
    ViewEra V180-Black 18" LCD Monitor w/ Speakers
    92Watts Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Surround Sound Speaker System w/ SW

    im really confused bout what video card i should get... anyways let me know what i could change to make it better overall
     
  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    WOW. i could kill for a system like that. mostly for the video card though.

    but personally i would go for a faster/better hard drive (maybe SCSI).
     
  3. mannyace

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    i might get the x800 XT or XT Plat... all depends on how much money i make this summer and how i spend it... i wouldnt really need anythin that great but i want "the best" machine lol

    i guess i don kno enough bout HDs... can u list a better hard drive and its specs? thx
     
  4. Roadhog

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    go for some Western digital 74GB Raptors for the hard drive.. and the X800 XT Plat.
     
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    I would use some SATA drives in a raid 0, if you want cream of the crop go with the WD Raptors, otherwise Segate, Matxor, etc..

    Otherwise looks like you're going pretty much all out on that build.
     
  6. Aphot

    Aphot Guest

    The p4EE is a waste of money. For mobo get an Asus p4c800-Deluxe
     
  7. mannyace

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    I did some research bout SATA... its better but if ur sayin Raptors are the best why is it only 74 GB

    its plenty of space but still i want sumin crazy huge... can u get SATA in bigger than 74 GB

    im rethinkin that P4EE... might decide to get AMD Athlon 64 FX-53... who knows lol

    what slots/ports/ram capability is on that asus p4c800-dlux
     
  8. sleepy71

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    Don't forget to add Firewire capability.
     
  9. Roadhog

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    i have the P4C800-E Delux, it has more than you can ask for... all way from 2 sata ports, to 8 usb ports and 2 firewire ports... also its a great board for overclocking and it has anything u want... btw the onboard audio on it is A+
     
  10. mannyace

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    whoa now... that mobo kicks a$$
    question tho... since i don kno bout hard drives... it will work with a SATA drive but it wont with and IDE right? so im forced into gettin SATA?
     
  11. Roadhog

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    no, it has 2 sata ports, and 3 IDE channels, you can also run a IDE Raid Array.
     

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