rate the proposed rig plz

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  1. SW20 Nick

    SW20 Nick my avatar is cuter than urz

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    1 ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    1 ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA9NW-BL/500 Black/Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 500W daul 12V (Ver. 2.03) Power Supply - Retail
    1 Thermaltake VENUS 12 80mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
    2 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    1 CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 433 (PC 3500)
    1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core
    1 Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Platinum 7.1 Channels PCI Interface
    1 Creative Inspire P7800 90 Watts 7.1 Speaker - Retail
    1 eVGA 512-P2-N575-AX Geforce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16

    if you find a part to be crap or whatever, what would you recommend getting instead?
     
  2. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    better case/power supply and better heatsink. Powersupply is the last thing you should try to save some bucks on, look at a good one from enermax or antec. Make sure the voltage rails will support the video card. For case, whatever you like for looks as long as it uses 120mm fans, not the fast spinning noisy 80mm ones.
    For heatsink, look at either the Zalman 7700(120mm fan) or 7000(92mm fan) or one of the thermalright ones(xp 120) with a decent panflow fan.
     
  3. rsxm5

    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    Definitely go with a different power supply.
     
  4. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Fortron/Sparke also makes great power supplies for a good price.

    Definately get a different HSF. The only decent Thermaltake HSF is the Big Typhoon.
     
  5. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Correction : There is *NO* decent Thermaltake fan.

    Get a zalman or thermalright. If you go thermalright, use an enermax fan on it.

    For power supply, go enermax, fortron, or pc power&cooling. Sparkle makes good units for servers, but they're not so hot for workstations. They lack the "looks" some enthusiasts want, and they often put heavier-duty fans that don't emphasize noise-control as well as most people want. Fortron is owned by Sparkle, and use the same internals, with better looks, and more appropriate cooling, imho.
     
  6. SW20 Nick

    SW20 Nick my avatar is cuter than urz

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    1 ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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    ATX Computer Cases
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    1 GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ATB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
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    1 ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan with Heatsink - Retail
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    1 OCZ PowerStream OCZ520ADJSLI ATX, BTX, EPS12V 520W Power Supply - Retail
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    OK so i updated the list. I picked out a Zalman CNPS9500 heatsink/fan combo; some have accused this thing of dying after a couple of months, what would you say? For PSU i picked a OCZ Powerstream 520W and for a case a Gigabyte 3D Aurora with 3 120mm fans (1 in the front, 2 in the rear). Some people have given me crap on the mobo saying its "so so" and "overpriced" or w/e; what mobo is better for the X2? i am after all out speed (No i do not want the AMD FX Series, nor do i want an Intel setup) and ive seen nothing but good magazine reviews about this board; am i being mislead by the magazine or ther others who say its garbage? Also last thing, some1 told me i should get one 10,000RPM HD for OS and applicationsand one larger HD for storage of MP3s/Videos; feedback? also which 10K RPM would you recommend? I've always been a fan of Seagate and WD.
     
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  7. Pet3R

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    I don't mean to set jollyogre off, but I'd get a Radeon X1900XTX instead. Cheaper, slightly better visual quality, and seems to go head-to-head with the 7900GTX (7900GTX gets a few more FPS). Also, you can use HDR and AA with the X1900XTX, and the IQ on ATI cards is better. ATI cards also perform better in higher resolutions as well as in FSAA modes higher than 4x because of its more advanced memory controller.

    I recommend WD Raptors (74GB and a 150GB).
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The only thing I would add to all of this is to go with two gt cards
    instead of the gtx. For the extra 100 bucks, your rig would dominate a single gtx build.
     
  9. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    I'd go with a different sound card. Creative really isn't very good. I'd pick up an EMU (now owned by creative, but it's definitely higher quality than the Creative branded line) or M-Audio. I believe both the EMU 0404 and 1212m are good choices. Any M-Audio would be good, don't remember the model numbers, just pick what is best for your setup.
     
  10. rsxm5

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    Yeah, EMU cards are very nice... not sure on the price difference though. I tried an M-Audio Revolution 7.1, and wasn't too impressed... not sure on their other cards. M-Audio in general makes very nice stuff though.
     

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