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May 22, 2004 6:47:22 AM

Hi, i am about to get a new pc. Here is wut i have been given to give a final check over before my olds buy it for me.

2168GH3 Super Midi ATX CAS
Soltek 865GR motherboard
Intel P4 3.0GHZ 800FSB
KingMax/Apacer 2x512M 400MHZ
ATI 9200SE 128MB DDR/TV/DV
WD 120GB 7200RPM HDD
52XCDR/32CDRW/52XCDREAD
Panasonic 1.44 FDD
EM 4 Port USB 2.0 PCI Card
Genius Optical Mouse USB+P
MS Windows XP Professional
2nd Case fan 80MM
USB Cable forSoltek M/B
Auriga Intel Pentium System

Wut i am not happy about is the motherboard and chip set. I cannot find the exact motherboard but all those on the soltek website with the 865G chipset have only 10/100 and i really want gigabite which only comes on the soltek 875p board. It does not also seem to come with all the bells of of other boards such as ASUS. Does anyone think the above system is all right for everyday use. I play games but am not really serious about them, i just mainly use my computer for anything i want to do and no one specifice thing. Oh one more think i do not want to get an AMD, i think ill say that now before everyone starts saying to go get one. I dont want one so dont bother trying to convince me to get one.

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May 22, 2004 10:23:15 AM

If you are into gaming, for the love of god get a better vid card, atleast a 9600pro or XT

Just another poster..
May 22, 2004 10:57:25 AM

How badly to you want gigabit ethernet? Do you transfer that much stuff over your network? Remeber your other computers will need to support it aswell.

If I were you I would get the P4 2.8c (not e) and the Abit IS7 then with the money saved get a better gfx card. But thats just me.

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2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
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May 23, 2004 1:13:47 AM

There's nothing wrong with the chipset, and if you really want Gigabit that bad you can get it, on that chipset, with the Abit IS7-G.

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May 23, 2004 2:39:10 AM

ewwww, I think you need to change somethings. Exspecially that graphics card. 9200se is IMO a piece of crap. If you aren't into gaming then get at least something with 128bit memory, it will at the least give you alittle better iq and better performance with video. If you are into gaming then that card wiln't get you anywhere, get the saphire 9800pro and drop the processor down to the 2.8c. And you might want to look into a little more reliable mobo. and BTW, why do you not want a amd system? I don't get it. If you don't video edit or encode then why bother paying more money for an intel system when you can get a athlon 2500+ xp-m & nforce2 combo for alot less and probably perform better for gaming.

"Oh one more think i do not want to get an AMD, i think ill say that now before everyone starts saying to go get one. I dont want one so dont bother trying to convince me to get one."
That's the dumbest sentence I've heard in awhile. YOu sound uneducated about computers.


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by donniedarko on 05/22/04 10:43 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 23, 2004 3:31:14 AM

Look i thought i made it clear that i did not want to get an amd. Ill say it agian, i dont want an amd. Got it? good. I have managed to track down the motherboard, a SL-865-GR. here are its specs, what do ppl think of soltek and inpaticular this motherboard. I would like to have some option of upgrading but its not meant to be future proof but have the option to later buy better components and turn it into something better. Its meant as a good start with ability to become a gaming machine later or what ever else i want it to be. I am also not into overclocking but it would be nice if the option was there. this is on a limited buget. My prefered board is the ASUS P4C800 Deluxe.

Chipset Intel 865PE + ICH5
Processor CPU Socket 478B on board.
Front Side Bus 800/533/400MHz Front Side Bus.
Memory

* 4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM Sockets.
* Supporting unregistered non-ECC DDR 400/333/266 DRAM up to 4GB.
* Supporting Dual-Channel.

Expansion Slots

* 1 x AGP 8X/4X Slot.
* 6 x PCI Slots.

On-Board EIDE

* 2 x ATA100/66/33 IDE connectors supporting up to 4 IDE devices.
* 1 x ATA 133/RAID IDE connector supporting up to 2 IDE devices by Promise PDC20378.

On-Board SATA

* 2 x Serial ATA connectors supporting 2 Serial ATA HDDs. (by ICH5)
* 2 x Serial ATA connectors supporting 2 Serial ATA HDDs. (by Promise PDC20378)

Integrated Super I/O

* 1 x Floppy Port.
* 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port.
* 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port.
* 1 x Gigabit LAN Port. (For SL-865-GR only)
* 1 x Parallel Port.
* 2 x Serial Ports.
* 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 Ports. (4 integrated, 4 via optional cables)
* Audio Ports.

RAID 2 x Serial ATA connectors and 1 x ATA133/RAID IDE Port supported by Promise PDC20378. (RAID0, 1, 0+1)
IEEE1394 --
Audio 6-Channel AC'97 Audio.
LAN Gigabit 10/100/1000 LAN Function. (For SL-865-GR only)
BIOS

* AMI BIOS.
* Flash Memory for easy upgrade.

Form Factor ATX Form Factor (305mm x 244mm)
Other Features

* BIOS FSB Setting.
* BIOS Writing Protection.
* BIOS AGP, DIMM, Vcore Voltage Setting.
* BIOS Multiplier Setting.
* SmartDoc. Anti-burning Shield. (optional)
* RedStorm Overclocking Technology. (optional)
* Soltek H/M Monitor.
* STR Function. (optional)

As for the gfx card, i do like games but never have gotten really serious about them but might later. I would like to play any game but dont want to go out and buy a heaps expensive gfx card at the moment but have the option to get a better one a few months down the track or so.
May 23, 2004 3:52:49 AM

"Look i thought i made it clear that i did not want to get an amd. Ill say it agian, i dont want an amd. Got it? good."
4 words
LAUGHING MY ASS OFF

-ignorance is a funny thing

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by donniedarko on 05/22/04 11:53 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 23, 2004 9:06:11 AM

Thx for all those that helped and respected my decision not to get an amd. I think I will go with the ASUS P4C800 Deluxe, as it seems to offer ever thing I want and has potential to become a gaming computer or what ever else I want it to become in the future. And for those of you out there that might be think I have ever owned a Intel system then you might be interested to know that I am currently using a K6 233 and it is way slower than my 150 at home. Also I have never had any problems with Intel so why change what is working for me and what I am what happy with.
May 23, 2004 10:14:10 AM

How much can your budget allow at the moment? Because your graphics card will not allow you to play any of the latest graphically intensive games. I really recommend getting the Radeon 9800pro, they are very cheap at the moment.

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K6 233 and it is way slower than my 150 at home

thats because the k6 was a piece of [-peep-].

<font color=blue>P4c 2.6@3.25
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
</font color=blue>
May 23, 2004 2:59:47 PM

The thing I thought was funny is that he didn't give any reason to why he doesn't want an amd system. Even in my first post i asked for a reason to why he didn't want an amd and he responded ignorantly instead of naming a reason. If he had a hard time with one before than I'd understand. To simply say that he doesn't want one and not give a reason is beyond me. In my opinion it's like paying more for less. For what he wants his computer for a xp/nforce2 combo would do him wonders and save alot of money. I was just trying to help him out but I did get alittle harsh. For that I am sorry. It seems like he's buying a name rather than a better system.

"have ever owned a Intel system then you might be interested to know that I am currently using a K6 233 and it is way slower than my 150 at home. Also I have never had any problems with Intel so why change what is working for me and what I am what happy with."
That was the earlier generations, amd has changed alot since then.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by donniedarko on 05/23/04 11:01 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
June 1, 2004 2:13:28 PM

Actually, that is two sentences. But picky, picky. :p 
June 1, 2004 3:41:54 PM

i fully agree. What a dumbass

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June 2, 2004 3:56:28 AM

its like people who dont buy japanese car because they used to make bad cars...Thats BS.


Athlon 2700xp+ (oc: 3200xp+ with 200fsb)
Radeon 9800pro (oc: 410/360
1024mb pc3200 (5-3-3-2)
Asus A7N8X-X
June 2, 2004 10:30:42 PM

yeah, I just built an a64 system, too bad the second i booted it up I blew out the power supply cause I was being stupid. I needed a floppy drive for sata raid drivers and i forgot to buy a floppy drive. So i decided to look threw my old parts and I found a floppy drive that was probably 6 years old, i figured, "hey this will work", well, to make a long story short the far left pin on the power connector was off center just alittle bit cause the power supply to overload and the wire to start to burn and melt, the power supply and the floppy drive are now kaput.
June 3, 2004 11:35:17 AM

Yeh, I have short circuited about 3 power supplys and all have them just shut off and were fine afterwards.

<font color=blue>P4c 2.6@3.25
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
</font color=blue>
June 3, 2004 11:35:17 AM

Yeh, I have short circuited about 3 power supplys and all have them just shut off and were fine afterwards.

<font color=blue>P4c 2.6@3.25
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
</font color=blue>
June 3, 2004 5:19:37 PM

The funny thing is, it wasn't a cheapo psu, it was an antec trupower 430 watt. after it shorted I tried turning it back on and the fan was dead.
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