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Anonymous
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December 5, 2004 10:50:33 PM

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I'm considering getting a system based on a ASUS A8V motherboard and a AMD
Athalon of some sort. Are there any companies that sell pre-built systems
with this motherboard? I've done some searching and I've had a hard time
finding any.
Anonymous
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December 5, 2004 10:50:34 PM

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Ran across a post where someone mentioned he got his here bit pricey
concidering I just built one this week for around 1752.00 plus
shipping which i figure was around $60 or so total Compare my parts
to theirs and note i used a Platnium Edition X800XT and they are
using the cheaper Pro version

Guess youll have to add another 80-130 for operating system too
but still over 600.00 cheaper


http://www.widowpc.com/



My build


ASUS A8V Deluxe $ 119.99

AMD Athlon 64 3500 $267.00

OCZ Gold Edition Rev3 Dual Channel Kit 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR
PC-3700 $268.00

ASUS ATI RADEON X800 XT PE $ 589.00

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition $109.00

Sony Internal 12X DVD+/-RW Dual Format Recorder Drive, Model DRU-540A
$105.00

PROMISE PCI to ATA Controller Card $41.99

TOSHIBA 16X DVD/48X CD ROM #1912 $23.90

Seagate 120GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model ST3120026A 89.00

Mitsumi 1.44MB 3.5Inch Floppy Disk Drive $ 9.80

Logitech Marble Mouse $18.00

Aopen KB-910 Keyboard PS/2 104keys $8.00

ENERMAX 460W ATX Power Supply, Model "EG465P-VE FM $91.25

3 Case fans $11.70

Case $40.00
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 5, 2004 10:50:35 PM

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hmm Just noted thair price was with an FX-53 which at newegg is 516.00
more than my 3500+ so your lookin at a couple hundred in savings
building
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 6, 2004 12:00:37 AM

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Why don't you just build your own? It is quite easy you know and there's
plenty of help onhand via google, forums and newsgroups.

Or do you enjoy getting scalped for locked down nominal performance
hardware?

"Will" <wolfilash@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I'm considering getting a system based on a ASUS A8V motherboard and a AMD
> Athalon of some sort. Are there any companies that sell pre-built systems
> with this motherboard? I've done some searching and I've had a hard time
> finding any.
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 6, 2004 12:06:52 AM

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"Andy Howley" <El Kapitano@kappa.Kap> wrote in message
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> Why don't you just build your own? It is quite easy you know and there's
> plenty of help onhand via google, forums and newsgroups.
>
> Or do you enjoy getting scalped for locked down nominal performance
> hardware?

I was hoping to save time and possible integration problems (I expect a good
builder would do some systems testing). If there are online builders using
this type of motherboard I'd like to at least see how much they charge.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 6, 2004 12:06:53 AM

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We are willing to give you all the help you need to be a good builder
yourself and lead you in the direction to obtain software to test your
system. Dont think that someone doing this for a living is any more
capable than you are. They werent born doing builds. If you follow
my build parts for instance youll have a machine running first time
you push the start button as long as parts arent bad.
Anonymous
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December 6, 2004 12:22:51 AM

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"Hawkeye" <Hawkeye__59@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> We are willing to give you all the help you need to be a good builder
> yourself and lead you in the direction to obtain software to test your
> system. Dont think that someone doing this for a living is any more
> capable than you are. They werent born doing builds. If you follow
> my build parts for instance youll have a machine running first time
> you push the start button as long as parts arent bad.

I appreciate the help and the info in your other post to this thread. I
believe I can build my own system however I want to know what the
cost/equipment quality/time trade off is. The A8V systems from Widow PC do
seem pricey but there is the time saving and perhaps less hassle if there is
a problem with the system to consider.
Anonymous
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December 6, 2004 1:19:33 AM

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"Will" <wolfilash@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I'm considering getting a system based on a ASUS A8V motherboard and a AMD
> Athalon of some sort. Are there any companies that sell pre-built systems
> with this motherboard? I've done some searching and I've had a hard time
> finding any.

Will, we are a reputable dealer (since 1991) and custom build
systems with just about any component (we have access to 1000s).
We sell a lot of systems using ASUS motherboards including the
A8V. E-mail us for a quote.

We have been a reputable Net dealer for over 13 years (one of
the first in 1991) and provide our customers with excellent support
and faster service than most companies (E-mail is usually answered
in less than 2 hours). Also, we offer a one year replacement
warranty on most stocked items - should one go bad, we will send
an advanced replacement while some companies will force
you to ship it back and wait up to 2 months to get it fixed
or replaced!

Check out http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1595.html
for evaluations of different mail order companies including ours.
Make sure that you read the comments section. We are normally tied
for #1 (out of 5000+ companies) in the 6 Month Customer Satifaction
category! We are also ranked near the top for Customer Satisfaction,
Likelihood of Future Purchases, Technical Support and Return/Replacement.
You usually get what you pay for when you buy from the lowest priced
vendors.


Thanks.


---
Kevin Chalker, Owner KC COMPUTERS
E-mail: kc@kc-computers.com Web: www.kc-computers.com
Internet dealer for 13+ years!!! See WWW.RESELLERRATINGS.COM!!!
December 6, 2004 1:21:33 AM

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Hawkeye,

I am looking at building a A8V system with an Athlon 64 3500+ for myself
and an A7N8X Deluxe with a XP 2700+ for my two Godchildren. I am pretty good
with this kind of stuff but it will be my first build from the motherboard
up. I would be interested in your recommendations. I am scavenging parts
from two other systems so I am really just focused on the mobo/mem
compatibility and video card.

for the A7n8x system, it will be mostly for internet access and office,
lightweight kids games. They are ages 8,6, and 2. I was planning to just use
a radeon 7000 card for video that I have on hand. I was going to get two
sticks of mushkin pc3200 512MB ram. I have a samsung 160gb sata drive I was
going to use for storage. Not sure on PSU requirements. I would like to keep
the cost down as much as possible on this system.

for the A8V system, I primarily do business apps, database and programming.
I wanted to put in an 9800 pro all in wonder card for video/video
processing, but not mandatory. I am not a gamer, but may get into it some
with a system that can handle good games. At this point I am looking at the
following for a config:

A8V mobo
A64 3500+
2x512 corsair xms pc3200 memory 2-3-3-6
36gb sata raptor for boot drive (may add another for raid 0 later)
2x 160gb sata Samsung (have already) in raid 0
coolermaster praetorian case
coolermaster 450W psu active pfc
samsung 16X DVD-rom
NEC DVD burner with dual layer write.
tube of artic silver.

I am not really thinking about overclocking at this point. This system will
smoke the dinosaur that I am using now.

TIA for any insights you may have.
--

"Hawkeye" <Hawkeye__59@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> We are willing to give you all the help you need to be a good builder
> yourself and lead you in the direction to obtain software to test your
> system. Dont think that someone doing this for a living is any more
> capable than you are. They werent born doing builds. If you follow
> my build parts for instance youll have a machine running first time
> you push the start button as long as parts arent bad.
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 6, 2004 2:41:32 AM

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On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 22:21:33 GMT, "tawpgk" <tawpgk@earthlink.net> wrote:


>A8V mobo
>A64 3500+
>2x512 corsair xms pc3200 memory 2-3-3-6
>36gb sata raptor for boot drive (may add another for raid 0 later)
>2x 160gb sata Samsung (have already) in raid 0
>coolermaster praetorian case
>coolermaster 450W psu active pfc
>samsung 16X DVD-rom
>NEC DVD burner with dual layer write.
>tube of artic silver.
>
>I am not really thinking about overclocking at this point. This system will
>smoke the dinosaur that I am using now.
>
>TIA for any insights you may have.

I just builded a similar system.
Good choice of components (do I miss the video card?)
I used a CM Stacker chassis by Coolermaster, I can recommand that case!
One more tought: As you are going to use the system for business apps,
why using a RAID 0 solution for your data? If one of the two disks
fails all is lost.
I made a RAID 1 of two 250 GB SATA disks. At least my data will survive
a disk crash of one drive.
But even then one should make backups in case of fire or theft, but
I feel safer with it anyway.

Bert
December 6, 2004 2:41:33 AM

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Sorry Bert, I meant raid 1 for the Samsung drives. I am using them now as
raid 1 on my lame dual p3 550 xeon system. As far as video goes, I was
thinking of the ATI AIW 9800 pro since I would like to digitize video tapes,
but I am not locked into an AIW. I could always send it out for transfer.

--
Tom Wendelken
University of Phoenix Student
tawjr@email.uophx.edu yahoo: tawpgk
Eastern Time Zone (New Jersey)
"Bert" <do@not.mail.because.this.adress.is.invalid> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 22:21:33 GMT, "tawpgk" <tawpgk@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>
>>A8V mobo
>>A64 3500+
>>2x512 corsair xms pc3200 memory 2-3-3-6
>>36gb sata raptor for boot drive (may add another for raid 0 later)
>>2x 160gb sata Samsung (have already) in raid 0
>>coolermaster praetorian case
>>coolermaster 450W psu active pfc
>>samsung 16X DVD-rom
>>NEC DVD burner with dual layer write.
>>tube of artic silver.
>>
>>I am not really thinking about overclocking at this point. This system
>>will
>>smoke the dinosaur that I am using now.
>>
>>TIA for any insights you may have.
>
> I just builded a similar system.
> Good choice of components (do I miss the video card?)
> I used a CM Stacker chassis by Coolermaster, I can recommand that case!
> One more tought: As you are going to use the system for business apps,
> why using a RAID 0 solution for your data? If one of the two disks
> fails all is lost.
> I made a RAID 1 of two 250 GB SATA disks. At least my data will survive
> a disk crash of one drive.
> But even then one should make backups in case of fire or theft, but
> I feel safer with it anyway.
>
> Bert
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 6, 2004 6:57:57 AM

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"Hawkeye" <Hawkeye__59@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> We are willing to give you all the help you need to be a good builder
> yourself and lead you in the direction to obtain software to test your
> system. Dont think that someone doing this for a living is any more
> capable than you are. They werent born doing builds. If you follow
> my build parts for instance youll have a machine running first time
> you push the start button as long as parts arent bad.

I was creating a system via newegg.com and I've chosen a Athlon 64 3500 OEM
model. There doesn't seem to be any heatsink or CPU fan for this chip. The
case I've chosen is a ANTEC Performance Series II Mid Tower Case With 350W
Power Supply with 2 80mm rear fans. Do I need anything else to make sure
the CPU runs cool enough to work reliably?
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 6, 2004 6:57:58 AM

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On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 03:57:57 GMT, "Will" <wolfilash@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>
>"Hawkeye" <Hawkeye__59@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:D cu6r0p4blkdt63r5kuabrlehnv3ut25ij@4ax.com...
>> We are willing to give you all the help you need to be a good builder
>> yourself and lead you in the direction to obtain software to test your
>> system. Dont think that someone doing this for a living is any more
>> capable than you are. They werent born doing builds. If you follow
>> my build parts for instance youll have a machine running first time
>> you push the start button as long as parts arent bad.
>
>I was creating a system via newegg.com and I've chosen a Athlon 64 3500 OEM
>model. There doesn't seem to be any heatsink or CPU fan for this chip. The
>case I've chosen is a ANTEC Performance Series II Mid Tower Case With 350W
>Power Supply with 2 80mm rear fans. Do I need anything else to make sure
>the CPU runs cool enough to work reliably?
>

I went with the retail 3500 that comes with the heatsink

As for selecting a seperate HS/Fan combo someone that has gone the
OEM route might suggest a good model.

The 350W might be borderline if you go high end video and have lots of
other items on it


You might look at adding an 80mm Fan to the front to draw in cool air
or 2 if you like
Anonymous
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December 6, 2004 7:03:39 AM

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"Will" <wolfilash@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> I was creating a system via newegg.com and I've chosen a Athlon 64 3500
OEM
> model. There doesn't seem to be any heatsink or CPU fan for this chip.
The
> case I've chosen is a ANTEC Performance Series II Mid Tower Case With
350W
> Power Supply with 2 80mm rear fans. Do I need anything else to make sure
> the CPU runs cool enough to work reliably?

I would also like something that will work properly with the AMD "Cool and
Quiet" tech.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 6, 2004 7:03:40 AM

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On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 04:03:39 GMT, "Will" <wolfilash@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>
>"Will" <wolfilash@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:9NQsd.83526$KQ2.64891@fe2.texas.rr.com...
>>
>> I was creating a system via newegg.com and I've chosen a Athlon 64 3500
>OEM
>> model. There doesn't seem to be any heatsink or CPU fan for this chip.
>The
>> case I've chosen is a ANTEC Performance Series II Mid Tower Case With
>350W
>> Power Supply with 2 80mm rear fans. Do I need anything else to make sure
>> the CPU runs cool enough to work reliably?
>
>I would also like something that will work properly with the AMD "Cool and
>Quiet" tech.
>


I havent looked into the cool and quiet thing myself as of yet
need to brush up on its purpose
!