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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2005 4:01:59 AM

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1. i am contracting to have a pc built, i will spend 2-3K for the
complete build. below are the components chosen at this point but i
need suggestions on the motherboard, graphics card, and optical drives
if there are better available for the budget i have. pls feel free to
point out any conflicts or other improvements. i have an external
sound card, creative extigy that i intend to connect to the system.
use is home-small office-doom3.

lian-li PC-V2100B case
antec true power 2 sli at 12 v eps 550w power supply
abit av8 k8t800 motherboard
amd athlon 64 4000+ 1MB (939) processor
zalman cnps7000b -aicu cooling fan and kit
2 gig ddr400 3200 ocz memory (2 pcs)
wd74gb 10k primary hd
wd320 gb 7200 storage drive
soho16p9s dvd-rom
pioneer dvr-109bk dvd+/-rw
mitsumi floppy 7-1 usb card reader
radeon x800 pro 256mb graphics card
win xp pro w/sp 2

tia
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2005 4:02:00 AM

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sstovall3@aol.com wrote:
> 1. i am contracting to have a pc built, i will spend 2-3K for the
> complete build.

> lian-li PC-V2100B case
> antec true power 2 sli at 12 v eps 550w power supply
> abit av8 k8t800 motherboard
> amd athlon 64 4000+ 1MB (939) processor
> zalman cnps7000b -aicu cooling fan and kit
> 2 gig ddr400 3200 ocz memory (2 pcs)
> wd74gb 10k primary hd
> wd320 gb 7200 storage drive
> soho16p9s dvd-rom
> pioneer dvr-109bk dvd+/-rw
> mitsumi floppy 7-1 usb card reader
> radeon x800 pro 256mb graphics card
> win xp pro w/sp 2

It all seems compatible at first blush.

IMHO you are paying too much.

BTW, why do you have two DVD drives? If you want to copy DVDs, the
right software can do that with one DVD-RW drive.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2005 7:10:01 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:36:36 -0400, ToolPackinMama
<laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote:

>sstovall3@aol.com wrote:
>> 1. i am contracting to have a pc built, i will spend 2-3K for the
>> complete build.
>
>> lian-li PC-V2100B case
>> antec true power 2 sli at 12 v eps 550w power supply
>> abit av8 k8t800 motherboard
>> amd athlon 64 4000+ 1MB (939) processor
>> zalman cnps7000b -aicu cooling fan and kit
>> 2 gig ddr400 3200 ocz memory (2 pcs)
>> wd74gb 10k primary hd
>> wd320 gb 7200 storage drive
>> soho16p9s dvd-rom
>> pioneer dvr-109bk dvd+/-rw
>> mitsumi floppy 7-1 usb card reader
>> radeon x800 pro 256mb graphics card
>> win xp pro w/sp 2
>
>It all seems compatible at first blush.
>
>IMHO you are paying too much.
>
>BTW, why do you have two DVD drives? If you want to copy DVDs, the
>right software can do that with one DVD-RW drive.

i am not sure of what the final price will be, my budget is 2-3k us, i
intend to stay within that. i just put on 2 drives for convenience, i
only have one on the notebook i use as my primary, my old dell had 2
drives, with one being a burner....thanks...any other thoughts?
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August 3, 2005 7:10:02 AM

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sstovall3@aol.com wrote:

>On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:36:36 -0400, ToolPackinMama
><laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote:
>
>>sstovall3@aol.com wrote:
>>> 1. i am contracting to have a pc built, i will spend 2-3K for the
>>> complete build.
>>
>>> lian-li PC-V2100B case
>>> antec true power 2 sli at 12 v eps 550w power supply
>>> abit av8 k8t800 motherboard
>>> amd athlon 64 4000+ 1MB (939) processor
>>> zalman cnps7000b -aicu cooling fan and kit
>>> 2 gig ddr400 3200 ocz memory (2 pcs)
>>> wd74gb 10k primary hd
>>> wd320 gb 7200 storage drive
>>> soho16p9s dvd-rom
>>> pioneer dvr-109bk dvd+/-rw
>>> mitsumi floppy 7-1 usb card reader
>>> radeon x800 pro 256mb graphics card
>>> win xp pro w/sp 2
>>
>>It all seems compatible at first blush.
>>
>>IMHO you are paying too much.
>>
>>BTW, why do you have two DVD drives? If you want to copy DVDs, the
>>right software can do that with one DVD-RW drive.
>
>i am not sure of what the final price will be, my budget is 2-3k us, i
>intend to stay within that. i just put on 2 drives for convenience, i
>only have one on the notebook i use as my primary, my old dell had 2
>drives, with one being a burner....thanks...any other thoughts?

Donate a thousand dollars to charity and ask the members of this
newsgroup to help you select parts for a system with a budget of
~1,500 bucks.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2005 7:10:03 AM

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thorn wrote:
> sstovall3@aol.com wrote:

>>i am not sure of what the final price will be, my budget is 2-3k us, i
>>intend to stay within that. i just put on 2 drives for convenience, i
>>only have one on the notebook i use as my primary, my old dell had 2
>>drives, with one being a burner....thanks...any other thoughts?
>
>
> Donate a thousand dollars to charity and ask the members of this
> newsgroup to help you select parts for a system with a budget of
> ~1,500 bucks.

LOL ::high five!::

Don't forget, he's also paying someone else to build it. Factor in what
they should get paid.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2005 8:20:30 AM

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On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 17:55:14 -1000, thorn <thorn@.usenet> wrote:

>sstovall3@aol.com wrote:
>
>>On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:36:36 -0400, ToolPackinMama
>><laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote:
>>
>>>sstovall3@aol.com wrote:
>>>> 1. i am contracting to have a pc built, i will spend 2-3K for the
>>>> complete build.
>>>
>>>> lian-li PC-V2100B case
>>>> antec true power 2 sli at 12 v eps 550w power supply
>>>> abit av8 k8t800 motherboard
>>>> amd athlon 64 4000+ 1MB (939) processor
>>>> zalman cnps7000b -aicu cooling fan and kit
>>>> 2 gig ddr400 3200 ocz memory (2 pcs)
>>>> wd74gb 10k primary hd
>>>> wd320 gb 7200 storage drive
>>>> soho16p9s dvd-rom
>>>> pioneer dvr-109bk dvd+/-rw
>>>> mitsumi floppy 7-1 usb card reader
>>>> radeon x800 pro 256mb graphics card
>>>> win xp pro w/sp 2
>>>
>>>It all seems compatible at first blush.
>>>
>>>IMHO you are paying too much.
>>>
>>>BTW, why do you have two DVD drives? If you want to copy DVDs, the
>>>right software can do that with one DVD-RW drive.
>>
>>i am not sure of what the final price will be, my budget is 2-3k us, i
>>intend to stay within that. i just put on 2 drives for convenience, i
>>only have one on the notebook i use as my primary, my old dell had 2
>>drives, with one being a burner....thanks...any other thoughts?
>
>Donate a thousand dollars to charity and ask the members of this
>newsgroup to help you select parts for a system with a budget of
>~1,500 bucks.
>
give me your list...
August 3, 2005 11:14:09 AM

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are you not going to spec a sound card?
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2005 6:24:50 PM

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No, as he has a Creative extigy he intends to use...


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"Carl" <me@theworld.universe> kirjoitti viestissä
news:D cpqs1$kht$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> are you not going to spec a sound card?
>
>
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2005 10:07:32 PM

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> 1. i am contracting to have a pc built, i will spend 2-3K for the
> complete build.

Why?

> below are the components chosen at this point but i
> need suggestions on the motherboard, graphics card, and optical drives
> if there are better available for the budget i have. pls feel free to
> point out any conflicts or other improvements. i have an external
> sound card, creative extigy that i intend to connect to the system.
> use is home-small office-doom3.
>
> lian-li PC-V2100B case
> antec true power 2 sli at 12 v eps 550w power supply
> abit av8 k8t800 motherboard
> amd athlon 64 4000+ 1MB (939) processor
> zalman cnps7000b -aicu cooling fan and kit
> 2 gig ddr400 3200 ocz memory (2 pcs)
> wd74gb 10k primary hd
> wd320 gb 7200 storage drive
> soho16p9s dvd-rom
> pioneer dvr-109bk dvd+/-rw
> mitsumi floppy 7-1 usb card reader
> radeon x800 pro 256mb graphics card
> win xp pro w/sp 2

Build it yourself, it's not hard, and save a whole lot! Look here:

case: $290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

PSU: $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

motherboard: $98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

CPU: $475
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

HSF: $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

memory: $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

HDD (Raptor): $186
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

HDD (storage): $173
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

DVD ROM: $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

DVD +-R/RW DL: $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

floppy/card reader: $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

video card: $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Windows XP Pro w/ SP2 OEM: $147
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

Total: $2050

Now, some things to consider:

The case is way more case, and the power supply is way more than this setup
needs. Consider this instead:

Antec Sonata II case with Antec SmartPower 2.0 450W PSU: $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

CPU is very fast, but very expensive. Do you need this kind of power?
Consider this instead:

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice core: $246
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Motherboard was good a year ago or so, but now it's old tech and not very
loaded with features like PCIe. Consider this, instead:

MSI K8N Neo 4-SLI : $123
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Video card is nice, but for a little more money, one can get an nVidia card
that's faster. Consider this:

AOpen GeForce 6800GT 256MB PCIe: $276
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Raptor is fast, but RAID is faster. Consider a RAID 0 setup with 2 cheaper
7200 rpm hard drives (on different motherboard than one that you chose):

(2) WD 160GB 7200RPM 8MB cache SATA150 HDD's: $82 x 2 (164)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

With these changes, you'll hardly notice any difference in speed, and games
will probably have even better animation, even though they're running on a
slower CPU thanks to the fast nVidia video card. And best of all, you'll
save $507 (saving cost of aftermarket cooler as well - see below). Also, I
agree with another poster about forgetting about a DVD ROM. It's only about
$20, but I wouldn't bother unless I wanted to do a lot of CD to CD copying
or something. Honestly, you're spending too much money in some places like
the CPU and case, but not enough in others, like the motherboard, IMO.

Lastly, your list looks like a smorgasboard for a good overclocker/modder,
but if you're not willing to build it yourself, I highly doubt you'll have
the nerve, initiative, or understanding to push your system via
overclocking. Therefore, save some money and build a nice system for less.
If you're not going to overclock, you're wasting your money on an
aftermarket cooler. The factory AMD cooler will suffice for non-overclocked
systems, and gone are the days the AMD provided a cheap, barebones cooler.
They're on-par with Intel, these days.

You can always come here to get help building, so long as you have an
operable computer handy with an internet connection. We'll help you...
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 4, 2005 3:05:38 AM

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On Wed, 3 Aug 2005 18:07:32 -0400, "Ruel Smith" <NoWay@NoWhere.com>
wrote:

>>
>
>Now, some things to consider:
>
>The case is way more case, and the power supply is way more than this setup
>needs. Consider this instead:
>
>Antec Sonata II case with Antec SmartPower 2.0 450W PSU: $100
>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
>
>CPU is very fast, but very expensive. Do you need this kind of power?
>Consider this instead:
>
>AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice core: $246
>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
>
>Motherboard was good a year ago or so, but now it's old tech and not very
>loaded with features like PCIe. Consider this, instead:
>
>MSI K8N Neo 4-SLI : $123
>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
>
>Video card is nice, but for a little more money, one can get an nVidia card
>that's faster. Consider this:
>
>AOpen GeForce 6800GT 256MB PCIe: $276
>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
>
>Raptor is fast, but RAID is faster. Consider a RAID 0 setup with 2 cheaper
>7200 rpm hard drives (on different motherboard than one that you chose):
>
>(2) WD 160GB 7200RPM 8MB cache SATA150 HDD's: $82 x 2 (164)
>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
>
>With these changes, you'll hardly notice any difference in speed, and games
>will probably have even better animation, even though they're running on a
>slower CPU thanks to the fast nVidia video card. And best of all, you'll
>save $507 (saving cost of aftermarket cooler as well - see below). Also, I
>agree with another poster about forgetting about a DVD ROM. It's only about
>$20, but I wouldn't bother unless I wanted to do a lot of CD to CD copying
>or something. Honestly, you're spending too much money in some places like
>the CPU and case, but not enough in others, like the motherboard, IMO.
>
>Lastly, your list looks like a smorgasboard for a good overclocker/modder,
>but if you're not willing to build it yourself, I highly doubt you'll have
>the nerve, initiative, or understanding to push your system via
>overclocking. Therefore, save some money and build a nice system for less.
>If you're not going to overclock, you're wasting your money on an
>aftermarket cooler. The factory AMD cooler will suffice for non-overclocked
>systems, and gone are the days the AMD provided a cheap, barebones cooler.
>They're on-par with Intel, these days.
>
>You can always come here to get help building, so long as you have an
>operable computer handy with an internet connection. We'll help you...
>
>
thanks ruel that was the kind of help i was looking for...will go back
to my drawing board with your suggestions...
!