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Help! New system ( Will it all work together =/ )

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February 16, 2003 6:53:47 PM

Hi I could do with some help from some kind souls :)  , this is my second go at spec'ing a new system, with help from another board this is what i have come up with. Its for some heavy duty Multimedia use Maya, 3D Studio max, Photoshop, Etc so it need to have some kick to it. I mainly need help to see if its all compatable before i order it, i have done my best reading throught but i havent built a system for over 5 years so am back to being a newbie. Any advice on better bits would be very help full too.

All the bit are from one site that has been recomended www.overclock.co.uk

Thanks for any help in advance.


Case

Chieftec - Black Dragon Full-Tower DA-01BD

http://www.overclock.co.uk/moreinfo.php?id=275

Power Supply

Chieftec 420W ATX PSU Retail Boxed

http://www.overclock.co.uk/moreinfo.php?id=745

DVD

Sony - DRU-500A DVD / CD Recordable

http://www.overclock.co.uk/moreinfo.php?id=963

CPU

AMD - Athlon XP 2400+ Thoroughbred OEM

http://www.overclock.co.uk/moreinfo.php?id=936

Mobo

Soyo - SY-KT400 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition

http://www.overclock.co.uk/moreinfo.php?id=899

Graphics Card

Hercules Radeon 3D Prophet 9700 PRO 128Mb

http://www.overclock.co.uk/moreinfo.php?id=935

GEForce4 Ti 42000+ or ATI Radeon 9500+ 128mb

Memory

512MB DDR PC3200 400mhz.

http://www.overclock.co.uk/moreinfo.php?id=862

cooling

Titan - Aerofoil Aluminium 80mm Fan 3pin

http://www.overclock.co.uk/moreinfo.php?id=976

Swiftech - MCX462+ Heatsink

http://www.overclock.co.uk/moreinfo.php?id=628


I hope it gets a thumbs up, i got the cash for it all and they do next day delivery =D

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February 16, 2003 7:05:07 PM

Everything looks good except the Sony DRU-500A, have you ever tried to get support through Sony, I've owned three Sony CDRWs the first two, no-problems but the last one is when I made my decision not to buy anything from Sony again, but its your money and you may not have any problems at all. I assume AGP wise you're making a choice between the three cards, they're all good cards.




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February 16, 2003 8:53:49 PM

Thanks 4ryan6, I went for the sony Drive mainly because it double as a dvd/r and Cd/r, the one i have now is about 4 years old and doesnt have buff protection for under/over run. Thanks for the advice i will look around at similar drives of different makes thanks.
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February 16, 2003 10:37:33 PM

Everything looks good! But, like you said, if you want some extra kick to it, get a N-Force 2 motherboard. They are a lot better than KT-400. Look at the THG benchmarks,for N-Force 2 motherboard. I have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard, and I have no problems. Also, if you got the money, go for an Athlon 2700+ with the 333 FSB. They perform better than the 266 FSB Athlons. Just make sure you get DDR 333 RAM.(Corsair) Well, good luck.
February 16, 2003 10:37:34 PM

Everything looks good! But, like you said, if you want some extra kick to it, get a N-Force 2 motherboard. They are a lot better than KT-400. Look at the THG benchmarks,for N-Force 2 motherboard. I have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard, and I have no problems. Also, if you got the money, go for an Athlon 2600+ with the 333 FSB. They perform better than the 266 FSB Athlons. Just make sure you get DDR 333 RAM.(Corsair) Well, good luck.
February 16, 2003 10:59:26 PM

Cool thanks i will take a look at that board, oh one newbie question Corsair is that the make of the Memory.

Time for bed for me Night all, Back on tommorrow :) 
February 16, 2003 11:21:43 PM

Yes.Corsair is the make of the memory.If you are in the uk (i am too) you should check out these sites for much better prices than overclock.co.uk:
<A HREF="http://www.ebuyer.com" target="_new">http://www.ebuyer.com&lt;/A>
<A HREF="http://www.komplett.co.uk" target="_new">http://www.komplett.co.uk&lt;/A>
I always use these two when i build and between them you can get the best prices on most things.Komplett is better for memory and cpus but ebuyer has a much larger range of stuff.

no matter how hard you try, you can't polish a turd. :]
February 17, 2003 6:01:14 PM

Looks like a good system. Like other people said you might want to look into the n-force2 motherboards.So far Corsair has been great for me.
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