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January 31, 2006 11:04:56 PM

I was wondering if someone who knows quite a bit about compatibility issues with building a new computer could tell me if they think I might have some hardware issues with a computer I am going to build.

Thanks, Scott
1) MACH SPEED Viper(64) K8T8AS Socket 754 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

2)DIAMOND Viper 9600XT Radeon 9600XT 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

3)Microsoft Wireless Laser™ Desktop 6000 B7T-00001 RF Ergonomics - Retail

4)2-ASPIRE CF4SL-UBL-LED 80mm Blue LED Light Fan - Retail

5)ASPIRE CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Light Cooling Fan - Retail

6)AMD Athlon 64 3200+ ClawHammer 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor for DTR Notebooks Model AMA3200BEX5AR - OEM

7)CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT - Retail

8)A-DATA 512MB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model PD2-512 - Retail

9)Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B100M0 100GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

10)BenQ Black ATA/ATAPI DVD Burner With LightScribe Model DW1655 - OEM

11)Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

12)ASPIRE X-Infinity ATXB6KLW-BK/420 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 420W power supply for AMD/Intel Power Supply - Retail

13)ASUS Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A BLACK - Retail

14)AOpen F90GS Black 19" 12ms LCD Monitor - Retail

15)Thermaltake CL-P0200 Silent 938 K8 - AMD K8 solution w/ Heatpipe Cooling Tech - Retail

ALL ITEMS WERE PURCHASED THROUGH NEWEGG
THANKS AGAIN

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January 31, 2006 11:44:58 PM

I've never understood why people keep saying maxtor drives are so bad - I've had numerous maxtors and never had any of them go bad. In my experience it is a decent value segment hard drive. I've also never, untill the last two days reading posts here, heard of anyone having a bad experience with maxtor.

If there is a justified source for the reptuation, I would like to understand it. . . .I would like to see someone show me consumer report, or statistical reliability data that can back up the numerous claims i've heard that maxtor drives are crap. And don't point me to some fan-boy "i hate maxtor" website or forum, because I'm not looking for how many stories you've heard where maxtor drives went bad, but rather, for every bad drive, how many thousands more have had absolutely no problems at all..... I'm sure I can find almost as many stories about W/D or seagate drives going bad. There are lemmons in every brand, and even freak occurances. . but I wonder if somehow maxtor has been unfairly labeled as a poor product.

And btw, I see no problem with your parts list, it should all go together without any problems at all.
January 31, 2006 11:49:09 PM

Thankyou very much for your input, I hope it all goes together no problem :) 
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January 31, 2006 11:52:41 PM

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First, why the hell did you post if 4 times?????
Ok, I wouldn't recommend a Maxtor hard drive since they get screwed up often and it won't last, I'd recommend Seagate or Western Digital.


Grrhhh!

Yeah man Maxtors have a high failure rates among this community. I would stick proxac recommendations.

As for you jnjkele: I've been combing forums for a long time now, I've been on and off this one the longest. My opinion is based on hundreds of posts with new users and fanboys who constantly have Maxtor issues which out weighs the other makes and model issues. Look it up for yourself, it's an informed not a consumer report like you want.
January 31, 2006 11:54:25 PM

PS-Sorry about the extra posts-it said there was an error so I kept trying to re-submit it, and now I can't open them up to delete them. :evil: 
February 1, 2006 12:24:14 AM

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I was wondering if someone who knows quite a bit about compatibility issues with building a new computer could tell me if they think I might have some hardware issues with a computer I am going to build.

Thanks, Scott
1) MACH SPEED Viper(64) K8T8AS Socket 754 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail (is ok I guess kinda old)

2)DIAMOND Viper 9600XT Radeon 9600XT 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail (same as long as you are not gaming more than ok)

3)Microsoft Wireless Laser™ Desktop 6000 B7T-00001 RF Ergonomics - Retail (i hate wireless)

4)2-ASPIRE CF4SL-UBL-LED 80mm Blue LED Light Fan - Retail (oooo fancy)
5)ASPIRE CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Light Cooling Fan - Retail

6)AMD Athlon 64 3200+ ClawHammer 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor for DTR Notebooks Model AMA3200BEX5AR - OEM (maybee someone knows if there is a compatibilty issue with using the notebook model)

7)CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT - Retail

8)A-DATA 512MB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model PD2-512 - Retail (why tell us about this?)

9)Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B100M0 100GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM (recommend something else)

10)BenQ Black ATA/ATAPI DVD Burner With LightScribe Model DW1655 - OEM

11)Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

12)ASPIRE X-Infinity ATXB6KLW-BK/420 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 420W power supply for AMD/Intel Power Supply - Retail

13)ASUS Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A BLACK - Retail

14)AOpen F90GS Black 19" 12ms LCD Monitor - Retail

15)Thermaltake CL-P0200 Silent 938 K8 - AMD K8 solution w/ Heatpipe Cooling Tech - Retail

ALL ITEMS WERE PURCHASED THROUGH NEWEGG
THANKS AGAIN


Why are you posting now if you already order???
February 1, 2006 12:40:04 AM

Maxtors have gotten ALOT better. But they're still a bit off from being a trusted brand. Too much bad history. And even today, Maxtor failure rates are generally higher/more common than Seagates/WDs.
February 6, 2006 7:32:23 AM

WD or Maxtor is the question.... Out of a batch of a thousand I have called in more RMAs to WD then Maxtor, now mind you, my gaming rig has 4 WD raptor 74G drives and No Maxtor drives for the fact that in any huge batches of both drives I never really found no large number of failed drives on eighter side....the REAL Question is was the Bad drives made on a Monday or Friday.
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February 6, 2006 10:39:35 AM

whats with people buying socket754 when 939 is dual core capable (future upgrade options as in buy one later), and VIA chipsets - uch.

HDD's - i do agree on the maxtor issue - i do see more quantum haters on the forums cause of issues, BUT if you ask me, its all a personal trust thing - they might have gotten a bad batch from one company and a good batch from another and stick to em, mate of ming says seagates are unreliable and maxtors are the way to go! figure that! on the other hand perhaps maxtor was a smaller company for a reason?

AAARRRGGGG WTF - DONT YOU NOOBS KNOW DVD BURNERS CAN ALSO READ THE DVDS ASWELL AS WRITE AND YOU CANNOT DIRECT COPY ANYTHING THESE DAYS CAUSE OF PROTECTION? No point in 2 dvd drives!!!
February 6, 2006 7:04:41 PM

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AAARRRGGGG WTF - DONT YOU NOOBS KNOW DVD BURNERS CAN ALSO READ THE DVDS ASWELL AS WRITE AND YOU CANNOT DIRECT COPY ANYTHING THESE DAYS CAUSE OF PROTECTION? No point in 2 dvd drives!!!


you have issue's :D 
February 6, 2006 11:45:35 PM

lol good use of caps...
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