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  1. Shorty

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    Around here, you'll get your ass beat for choosing AMD right now. Other than that, if you're going to go AMD anyway, get a quad-core Opteron, cause it's cool to have server hardware in your porno box.

    Are the HDDs going to be RAIDed? If so, what kind of controller are you going to be using. Most importantly, does it have its own XOR engine?
     
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    My limit for CPU price is around 150$, this whole system build hasnt peaked a grand yet, its a kick ass budget system in my mind.

    The HDD's will eventually be raided, once i get the new parts im gonna try it with all three drives as one, then in a raid 0 with the boards controller, then an external controller just to see if i notice any differences.

    recomend me a good external controller that isnt $$? and by external i just mean not on the mobo
     
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    WTF no comments on my choices of upgrades?

    any other suggestions? as long as its in the same price range?

    or did i choose the absolute perfect components for an absolute perfect system?
     
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    Your input is overwhelming.
     
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    give me a second to process it..
     
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    There have probably been 10 "build me a computer" threads in the past month. Look them up and scrape some ideas from them.
     
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    truth
     
  9. Shorty

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    im not asking any one to build me a computer, im asking for your guys input on the products i choose.

    maybe you guys missunderstood my thread.

    an example of a response i was looking for would be "That processor doesnt really go good with that board" or "you should look into this processor instead" or even a "good choices, good value for your money" if its true.

    Im on a budget build, for my budget i think i got the best i could, do you guys agree or not?
     
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    Intel E6550 ($179.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115030

    plus

    Abit IP35-E ($74.99 after $20 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127031

    Total price for both will be in the same price range of your AMD/nforce combo.

    That Abit board may be short on features, but paired with the E6550, it will deliver better performance than the ones in your list.
     
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    Doesnt each processor in the intel dual cores have to communicate with eachother through the fsb? I always thought that was a disadvantage compared to the AMD. Or does the intel make up for that in another area?
     
  12. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That's good bang for the buck.

    I wouldn't trust the psu though.

    And you would be just as well off with a cheaper Gigabyte board, if not better off.
    (unless you plan on using the SLI part of the DFI board)

    This is a very good board that can take the AM2 chipset line.

    Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 $81 shipped.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128034
     
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    Yeah the PSU is crap its my second one already, they had to warranty the first one because of physical damage right when i got it, and this one had physical damage too just not as bad and i didnt feel like waiting for another one.


    the mobo kelex posted has the biggest fsb, but is it going to make an actual difference or is it to minimal to make one?

    and when you say i would be better off with the gigabyte board Doc Brown, are you saying that from experiance and you know thats a good board?

    what type of specs do you look at when choosing something like a mobo, fsb and the chipsets? is that all that you can look at to know what it will perform like?
     
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    That was back in the Pentium D days. Core 2's unified cache fixed that problem.
     
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    Well it's not exactly fsb with amd's, it's HT instead. The main reason I would choose the Gigabyte over the DFI, is that DFI has spotty performance compared to Gigabyte which is damned near as stable as Intel boards are.

    As far as what to look at, it comes down to the basics.
    Onboard sound, video, firewire, sata 3Gbs, how many usb ports, how many audio channels, how many sata connectors on the motherboard, whether it has an onboard RAID chip, if it's an nVidia board, which nVidia chipset does it have.
    But mostly, all the boards have the same things, with the exception of the nVidia chipset, of course.

    It's not rocket science. The main thing you want to do is go with the better board makers. Gigabyte, Asus, Abit(usually), Intel with an Intel cpu...

    That Gigabyte board I posted would give you no troubles.
     
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    i bought that board, its sweet
     
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    Ok so there isnt much i was missing. I just havnt been around long enough to know all the different models thourughly.
     

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