New Computer Setup

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  1. staffer21

    staffer21 Who? What? I don't....

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    Do you see anything wrong? Is this a good setup? Granted, I know I can use another 512 MB of RAM, but in general... What do you think?


    800002 Custom Workstation/ Tower Servers AMD MP, Opteron, XP, Intel P4, and Xeon 1 $75.00 $75.00

    Cases: 100756 - PS 400W - Apex FoxConn TU-150 Mid-Tower ( $67.00 $67.00

    Motherboards: 110236 - Intel - Abit IC7 Audio/SATA Dual DDR (i87 $117.00 $117.00
    Processors: 120153 - Intel P4 Prescott 2.8 GHz 800 FSB 1MB (HT $199.00 $199.00

    Thermal Grease: 800018 - Shin-Etsu G675 Thermal Grease (Cools $13.00 $13.00

    Memory: 140306 - DDR (400) 3200 - 512 MB (2 pcs 256) Corsa $131.00 $131.00

    Hard Drive: 150507 - IDE - Maxtor (6Y160P0) 160 GB/7200-RPM/8M $99.00 $99.00

    CD/DVD ReWriters: 160893 - DVD-RW - Sony DWU18A-22 4X-DVD+-RW/8X-DVD $99.00 $99.00

    Floppy Drives: 170101 - Mitsumi 1.44 MB 3.5" Floppy Drive $15.25
     
  2. Stev

    Stev Active Member

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    Thermal Grease: Arctic Silver5
    DVD RW: NEC-2500A(cheaper and goes faster... why would u go anything else?)

    question, is there a reason why u need a 160gb base drive?
     
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    staffer21 Who? What? I don't....

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    Nope, not at all... Suggest I split it up into two and just have the ability for more IOPS?
     
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    well in general... most people like to have say the 80gb SE drive, and then have a 160gb for storage. This way u keep all the gunk off of your base drive, and reformats are way more headache free.

    Thats what ive done, and a lot of others do it as well.
     
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    staffer21 Who? What? I don't....

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    My computers typically last 2 1/2 to 3 years and I have yet to rebuild a machine... It is always a possibility though.
     
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    staffer21 Who? What? I don't....

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    Is the Mother Board a good MB?
     
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    Abit is a desent company, i havent heard anything bad about em. You have to do your own homework checking a few sites to see reviews and stuff.

    Overall looks good man.
     
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    what is the mobo model u are getting?
     
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    the IC7 is a nice board..nice baseline model. Looks good, although more RAM would be nice too..a gig is a lot of headroom.
     

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