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Building new system what do you think?

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April 24, 2003 11:47:27 PM

Ok, I am building a new system, what just woundering what every one thinks. Here are the specs. Any input would be great. Thanks for your help.

MOTHERBOARD: MSI Motherboard for AMD Athlon/AthlonXP/Duron processors (@ 100/133/166 FSB), Model# K7N2-L (MS-6570-010)

PROCESSOR: AMD ATHLON XP 3000 "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR

POWER SUPPLY: Antec Power supply True480 with Blue LED Fan

HARD DRIVE: WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 120GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # WD1200JB

CD-RW: Lite On 52x24x52 Black CDRW Model LTR-52246

DVD: DVD|LITE ON 16X XJ-HD166S

SYSTEM MEMORY: KINGSTON KVR400X64C3/512 512MB 400MHz DDR PC3200 DIMM RAM CL3

GRAPHIC CARD: All-In-Wonder RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB DDR 8X AGP

CASE: Skyhawk Matrix PSR5605 (LCD Display, Window, Motorized Door)

A DRIVE: *BLACK* PANASONIC 1.44 MB DENSITY FLOPPY DISK DRIVE, MODEL # JU-256A-198P

MONITOR: NEC 19" CRT VGA Monitor Model FE990

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April 25, 2003 1:28:11 AM

Do you have a case allready for your PSU? The rest of the system looks good. I'm not sure the Mobo is the best. I'm sure others will tell you how good or not good it is.
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April 25, 2003 3:34:36 AM

just something to consider about your mobo, the layout is not the best on it

the mobo power line is in about the most akward spot possible, and depending on how neatly you wire your case, the power line could interfere with your heatsink,

just a thought, otherwise thats a nice motherboard

also, that ram is horrid, cas 3.0? are you serious or is that a mis type, at least make sure its case 2.5, i recomend cas 2.0 for better stability if you ever decide to overclock

otherwise if you want to save money buy a 2700 or a 2600 chip instead of the 3000

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April 25, 2003 3:49:29 AM

i concur with everything that was said here. one more thing, do you have case fans? if the case doesn't come with em, you might want to add 2 80mm vantec stealth fans to the mix, or if you're overclocking, get something more powerful than them, and/or more of em

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April 25, 2003 4:06:34 AM

It looks like a fine system except the case, which is a bit flimsy if I recall. Should be about as fast as a P4 2.66GHz on an 875P chipset board, and only about $100 more expensive.

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April 25, 2003 4:38:55 AM

Thanks for the input!
April 25, 2003 4:57:52 AM

* Usually on high-end Athlon XP systems, Corsair XMS is found. I would choose it for this build. Or <A HREF="http://store.yahoo.com/memx/gn256pc3200.html" target="_new">TwinMos memory with winbond chips</A> if you want to keep costs down.

* I also would opt for <A HREF="http://www.excaliberpc.com/product_info.php?products_id..." target="_new">Abit NF7-S Revision 2.0</A>. But the MSI nforce2 board is great as long as you don't require the nVidia APU (great audio).

* Use at least two memory modules in order to enable Dual DDR - increases memory bandwidth and decreases latency.

* A considerable amount of users don't like the retail Heatsink+Fan of Athlon XP processors. Cooler Master HAC-V81 Heatsink+Fan is a great alternative.
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