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April 12, 2006 5:00:55 PM

Hey guys.
I am in the process of looking for components to completely rebuild my PC at home. I have not been following the hardware trends as much as I used to so I wondered if you all could provide some input on some of the pieces I am contemplating ordering.

What I am most concerned about is compatibility between all parts. I have read and reread all the information so I believe I have parts that will work togeather, but I want to make sure before I sink 1500 bucks into something that I cant use.

Thanks in advance
Worms4u

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April 12, 2006 5:44:36 PM

Parts look good, but what are you planning on using it for? You have a higher end vid card but only a 36gb HD? I'd at least go with the 74GB raptor.
April 12, 2006 5:53:43 PM

Hey Shifty52, thanks for lookin at the parts.

I guess the reason I was looking at the smaller hard drive is that I recall the 36gb having more throughput to then the 72gb. I don't recall if it is significant but seeing that the HD is the slowest part of your computer by orders of magnatude I wanted the fastest transfer possible.

Past that I suppose I could do 72gb - honestly I dont do much other then gaming, yeah games take up space but I usually hit one hard for a while and then uninstall it, I've never had a hard drive with more then 30gb of crap on it.

One more question, I see that the raptor has a SATA 150 xfer (or something like that) while the nomenclature on the Mobo is SATA 1.5gb - is the 150 and 1.5gb compatible?

Thanks again
worms4u
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April 12, 2006 6:07:49 PM

Yep, they are compatible.

Also another thing you may want to look at although I don't know if you are planning on doing any overclocking. is the Opteron Series CPU chips. the Opteron 165 and 170 can both be overclocked reliably to a higher speed than the X2 4400. It will save you a little cash but then again I dunno if you are comfortable with that.
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April 12, 2006 6:49:39 PM

i agree with the post before mine but i also wonder about having the xp pro it's a bit more stable i think and can give u some extra stability
April 12, 2006 7:03:48 PM

Looks like a pretty sweet rig! You can always add more Hard Drives later too.
April 12, 2006 8:03:30 PM

I guess I reinforcing other recommendations. Definately move up to the 72GB raptor. Definately go with an Opteron 170 or 175. You can move up to 2X1024MB memory for very little if you go with another brand. Patriot/PQI/Gigaram/G.skill are all pretty good for the money. Corsair XMS is only $142.00 after $50 rebate. The 500mhz EVGA 7900gt is $40.00 cheaper (if you can find it in stock) and you probably won't notice the difference between the two.
April 12, 2006 8:42:07 PM

it looks good but you will prolly need more space than 36gb but everything will work together so have fun
April 13, 2006 12:40:54 AM

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I guess I reinforcing other recommendations. Definately move up to the 72GB raptor. Definately go with an Opteron 170 or 175. You can move up to 2X1024MB memory for very little if you go with another brand. Patriot/PQI/Gigaram/G.skill are all pretty good for the money. Corsair XMS is only $142.00 after $50 rebate. The 500mhz EVGA 7900gt is $40.00 cheaper (if you can find it in stock) and you probably won't notice the difference between the two.


Good ideas shabodah. However, you can even go with Opteron 165 (cheaper than the 4400+ the orginal poster picked) and overclock it. The 165 O/Cs really well and can easily reach 4400+ speeds. I would HIGHLY recommend getting 2GB of RAM.
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