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March 27, 2002 9:24:16 PM

This is what i had in mind gettin. but i would rather hear
what the hardware folkes have to say about it.
Is there anything that i should change mabe the brand or something. mabe another GX card that is similar but better.
i dont know i would like some input... thanks.

here goes...
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MidiTower Lian Li PC-602B black Aluminium Miditower

powerinput Enermax 350w EG365AX-VE manual speedcontroll

Plextor Plexwriter RW 24x/10x/40x IDE ATAPI Internal (PX-W2410TA)

CD-Rom Sony 52x CDU5221

Soltek SL-75DRV-5 VIA KT333 DDR Socket A ATA133

IBM Deskstar 120GXP - 80Gb IDE UDMA-100 7200 RPM Silent! x 2

DDRAM 512 Mb PC2700 - 333Mhz Samsung Original x 2

CPU AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (1,67GHz)

ThermalTake Dragon Orb 3 A1135 7000rpm coppercore

CREATIVE GEFORCE 4 Titanium 4400 128MB DDR TV-out

Soundblaster LivePlayer 5.1 Dolby Digital

NEC Multisync V921 19" TCO-99

D-link DE-530TX 10/100 PCI

** Billion Bredband (xDSL/Cable) IP-Router
(BIPAC-615) med ISDN Router Backup

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Any input is welcome thanx

/ShadeK

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March 27, 2002 10:12:55 PM

MidiTower Lian Li PC-602B black Aluminium Miditower <font color=red>Good</font color=red>

powerinput Enermax 350w EG365AX-VE manual speedcontroll <font color=red>Good</font color=red>

Plextor Plexwriter RW 24x/10x/40x IDE ATAPI Internal (PX-W2410TA) <font color=red>Too expensive, but good</font color=red>

CD-Rom Sony 52x CDU5221 <font color=red>Why not a DVD-ROM?</font color=red>

Soltek SL-75DRV-5 VIA KT333 DDR Socket A ATA133 <font color=red>Ok, that's fine</font color=red>

IBM Deskstar 120GXP - 80Gb IDE UDMA-100 7200 RPM Silent! x 2 <font color=red>Good</font color=red>

DDRAM 512 Mb PC2700 - 333Mhz Samsung Original x 2 <font color=red>Why PC2700?</font color=red>

CPU AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (1,67GHz) <font color=red>Ok</font color=red>

ThermalTake Dragon Orb 3 A1135 7000rpm coppercore <font color=red>Careful, it's loud</font color=red>

CREATIVE GEFORCE 4 Titanium 4400 128MB DDR TV-out <font color=red>Good</font color=red>

Soundblaster LivePlayer 5.1 Dolby Digital <font color=red>Very bad</font color=red>

NEC Multisync V921 19" TCO-99 <font color=red>Ok</font color=red>

D-link DE-530TX 10/100 PCI <font color=red>Ok</font color=red>

<font color=blue>If you don't buy Windows, then the terrorists have already won!</font color=blue> - Microsoft
March 27, 2002 10:26:17 PM

If you will read this and other forums, you will find that most problems are caused by adding the
Soundblaster LivePlayer 5.1 Dolby Digital cards. I used to use and like SoundBlaster but after
trouble shooting hangups or blue screens, I learned their are better alternatives. Other than the noise
you will get from the ThermalTake Dragon Orb 3 A1135 7000rpm coppercore HSF, it looks like a great system.



:smile: <b>You get what you pay for...all advice here is free.</b> :smile:
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March 28, 2002 12:12:05 PM

Thanks for the help fellas =)

i will find another soundcard then i suppose...
No soudblaster at all ? or should i go for a normal 128 ?

Umm i didnt know that the dragon made that much noice
anyone hava a idea of a similar cooler with alittle less noice?

Why 333?.. well they r faster and if i find good memory they will me alot faster.. well. mabe not alot .. but faster.

/Shadek
March 28, 2002 1:10:09 PM

Yes, find a different sound card.

Maybe 2-5% faster in memory speed, about 1% overall system performance...on a good day.

<font color=blue>If you don't buy Windows, then the terrorists have already won!</font color=blue> - Microsoft
March 28, 2002 11:04:14 PM

Yes, find a different sound card.

Maybe 2-5% faster in memory speed, about 1% overall system performance...on a good day.

It's not really worth it since it's not going to be around long. Aren't the mobo companies jumping straight to DDR400? For instance, VIA insn't going to follow up with a KT333A.

What's this?...ERROR ERROR ERROR...*CRASH & BURN*
March 29, 2002 2:59:04 PM

TURTLE BEACH sound card = Very Good

Measure Twice, Cut Once!!
Anonymous
March 30, 2002 4:45:19 AM

You did a pretty good job of matching your components. As long as your going with a KT333 mobo, why not get PC2700 to synchronize with the memory bus speed?

The post earlier was correct in asking why you skipped a DVD player. The Pioneer 116 tray loader is only about $65 at newegg.com.

With all that RAM, get an OEM version of WinXP (Pro if your networking heavy, otherwise the Home version is fine) Since you're buying components, OEM WinXP will only cost around $140. Microsoft reworked the memory handling in XP's kernel in so it makes better use of the extra RAM than Win2K. Don't even think about Win9x since it can only address 256MB.

Great choice on the hard drive.

Look in THG archives for the CPU cooler comparisons, it will help you make a better decision on the cooling vs noise factors.

The CPU is also a good value choice.

The case is terrific but expensive.

The power supply is also a good choice although Enermax has 400W models that have power conditioning features.

I have a Soundblaster 5.1 Platinum and have had no problems, but the rest of this group is pretty adamant about choosing an alternative sound card.

Use a wrist strap, take your time and you will have a little rocket on your desktop. Enjoy.
March 30, 2002 5:39:13 AM

Hey, another swede in the forum!

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
March 30, 2002 10:30:45 AM

You know it's funny.

There's reams of posts about SB 5.1, 60GXPs, and K7S5As. Why have I never had a problem with any of them?

Am I immune, lucky or just <b>damned brilliant?</b>

:smile:

<b><font color=blue>~ Whew! Finished...Now all I need is a Cyrix badge ~ </font color=blue> :wink: </b>
March 31, 2002 4:38:44 AM

You are <b>damned brilliant</b>!
That's why.

:smile:


:smile: <b><font color=green>I took an I.Q. test today...it came back negative.</font color=green></b> :smile:
March 31, 2002 12:22:58 PM

I skipped the DvD rom cuz i have 2 allready.
its a sony i think.. dont remember. so thats why i dont need em .. but i will need a cd rom when im stealing the DvD rom from the other computer.
i got WinXP Pro so thats cool.

ill look for another cooler... been looking some . but havent found anyone i like yet.

-""The power supply is also a good choice although Enermax has 400W models that have power conditioning features. ""

dont know anything about this one.. ill look closer on it.

Yupp another sweed on the forum !!

peace


/shadeK
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