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  1. spiral529

    spiral529 Full Metal Member

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    hey guys, i'm in the process of putting together a new system, tell me what you think:

    -ANTEC LIFE STYLE SERIES SONATA PIANO BLACK w/ ANTEC TRUE380 380W Power Supply

    -Intel Pentium 4 / 2.4CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB - RETAIL

    -ABIT IC7-G, Intel 875P chipset for Socket 478 800MHz Canterwood ATX Motherboard RETAIL

    -KINGSTON HyperX Series 184-pin 512MB Kit (2x 256MB) DDR500 (PC4000) DDR RAM modules, Model# KHX4000K2/512

    -Zalman CNPS7000-Cu Pure Copper CPU Cooler for AMD Socket 754 and Intel Socket 478

    -MSI Model FX5600-TD128 Geforce FX 5600 AGP8X VGA Card

    -Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 8MB Model

    -Lite On Black 48x24x48x16 CDROM/CDRW/DVD Combo Drive

    -SAMSUNG 1.44MB BLACK FLOPPY DRIVE


    First off, I was all set to get an Abit IS7 and some Crucial PC3200 Ram, when newegg.com posted the combo deal with the IC7 and Kingston HyperX ($60 rebate when purchanced together). http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=13-127-152 The deal is just too tempting so I am leaning towards that. The reason I went with the Zalman CPU cooler and Antec case is becuase I'm going to try and keep it on the quiet side of things. IAnyways, this is what I've decided on so far, but I haven't purchaced anything. So, comments and suggestions welcome... Thanks.
     
  2. DAN513

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    Not a big fan of the GF Fx series, but other than that, looks good.
     
  3. JimboJones

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    Not sure how even with the $60 rebate the IC7-G is as inexpensive as the IS7.
    The IC7 is $70+ more than the IS7, and with PAT enabled the performance is the same.
    There might be some more Serial RAID things you could do with the IC7 though...
    Other than that, looks like a good setup.
     
  4. spiral529

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    yeah, the IC7 is was still like $50 more. but, i went with it anyway and ordered the mobo, ram, and processor today. i am contemplating doing the RAID 0 thing with SATA drives, but the doubled risk factor and the newness of SATA makes me kinda nervous. i am still not sure about the video card either. frankly, this thing is costing a lot more than i had expected. maybe i should just go with what i planned and stick with it for now.
     

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