Rate what im getting.

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  1. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    sounds nice
     
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    sucks unless you get an awesome graphics card too
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, all that performance wouldn't be very useful without highend graphics.

    Except for maybe audio editing...
     
  5. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    already have this bitch [​IMG]

    I know there's a newer version but this one has been used too little and is too young too be replaced, with the 7800 series :sad2:
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    meh case?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You mean 7900?
     
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    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    Problem: That 6800ultra is an agp card.. that mobo is pci-e.
     
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    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    What would you get? :dunno: I was thinking about an antec case, or cooler master Centurion 5.

    oh snap :nickos:
     
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  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The new Antec NSK series is some good stuff.

    The NSK 6500 has an awesome removeable drive cage that has five slide-in drive trays with silicone grommets so that the drives never touch metal anywhere.
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    As you know from prior threads, I'm not a high-end-case snob. But Antec really is cheap. And it's important for hard drives, like every other electronic component, to share a common ground. Otherwise, you can have data corruption when electrical signals coming in through the data cable aren't quite strong enough, and the "local ground" (the hard drive body, in this instance) isn't exactly at zero volts. As long as all the parts of the computer are touching the same piece of metal (the case), this won't be a problem. It also reduces the chances of frying something if you zap it with static, because the static won't be forced to discharge itself by passing through fragile microchips.

    The rubber grommets reduce case noise, but electrically-speaking they're a bad idea.
     
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    Boogieman117 PSN: Boogieman117

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    That GPU won't do the CPU justice. Good build though.
     
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    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    Ok a revision of the stuff im getting, i decided that the temjin case was not going to happen. So i got myself today a black ANTEC case piano sonata 2.
    [​IMG]

    the Intel® desktop board D975XBX with AA# D27094-304

    Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

    Western Digital Raptor 150gb Harddisk (maby 2)

    corsair 2 gig mem instead of 4 because its unlikely there's loads of aps that need 4 ,and i still needed some cash to get myself this bitch.

    [​IMG]

    And to be honest im not a high end-snob. Its just that for the things i do normally and handle my old computer already hits 100% , i need a working horse, which needs to be fast also. I hate slow if it where for me an intel 15 , 80 ghz processor would still not be fast enough :sad2: damn technology is so slow. I hope the dual core will fix things, rather tho id like an intel dual socket based processor with one smithfield quad core for the multitask and one Intel X-Game Processor in the board that would deal solemnly with gaming tasks, or difficult processes. Sadly stuff like that doesn't exist yet so im stuck between these turtles, even tho its the more faster stuff on the market much is left to be desired.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Just somthing to think about for the HDDs if you get 2 they will put off alot of heat. When I had my old dell case I had a 40gb raptor and it would heat up the whole case horribly. Just make sure if you get 2 that you have efficient cooling, such as my new case has a fan right in front for the HDDs.
     
  16. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I know it would seem that way, but the ground wire in the power plug grounds it to the psu which in turn is grounded to the case.
    For all practical purposes, it's the same ground it would have if it physically touched the case.
     
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    Does the wire ground touch the hard drive's chassis directly? If it doesn't, then there is still the risk of static discharge passing through ICs on its way to the PSU.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well I think it must be. When you check a psu, you can run a probe from the ground wire to the case to check for ground, without doing any damage to the hard drive.
     
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    There are better boards than the Intel board right now.
     
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    If you're the casual gamer/movie watcher computer user type, I'd much rather you get a lower end cpu and more hard drives and a better video card.

    Like e6600 + 7900gt + 4x 400gb. With this computer, you can download without discretion 24/7 while you sleep and play games till you turn into a zombie during the times you are awake.

    If you want a top end case, just get a coolermaster stacker. It has lots of space, lots of fans, and looks decent. That's all you really look for when you want a case.

    That antec sonata is relatively quiet but it is really tight in there. You'll probably swear while trying to place your mobo and power up all your components.
     
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    Yup, if you get a small case, you'll regret it.
    I've gone from a Shuttle XPC to a Lian Li V1000B. Now I want a Mountain Mods UFO giant cube case thing LOL.

    IMO, you should save yourself some money and not get the Raptors. 2 250GB/320GB Seagate 7200.10's in RAID0 would do you just fine and for at least $100 less.
    The X6800 is a really good CPU and can overclock pretty good, but it's $1000. Huge difference from a $350 E6600. It's 2x the price of an E6700.
    But, if you're not an overclocker and want the best stock performance, you can't go wrong w/ that CPU.
     
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    It all depends on your application. My mother has an XPC with a 3GHz P4 w/hyperthreading, an ATI All-in-Wonder video card, and an SATA RAID card that connects to three laptop-sized SATA drives mounted in a single 3.5" bay.

    And about a billion USB devices, like a fax modem, a Zip drive, two cameras, a scanner, a printer, a drawing tablet, etc.

    The small case is workable if you're careful about what you put inside it.
     
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    Ya XPCs are nice for what they are. But they are limited in terms of upgradability and performance. They're great little guys though. Easy to LAN w/.
     
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    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    Jesus Christ on a stick ,this thing is FAST :eek3: ZOMG!
     

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