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June 14, 2003 4:16:27 PM

Hey everyone,

I've had a lot of time on my hands, so I've designed a Perfect PC :tongue: . I just want your opinion(s) on any problems and/or conflicts with any of the components that I have chosen.

Thanks in advance

<b>CPU:</b> Pentium 4 3GHZ, 800MHZ FSB
<b>CPU Cooler:</b> Thermaltake P4 Spark 7+
<b>Motherboard:</b> Asus P4P800 Deluxe
<b>Hard-Drive:</b> Western Digital “Raptor” WD360 SATA Drive
<b>Memory:</b> Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL 1 Gbyte, 400 MHz
<b>Power Supply:</b> Antec 480W TrueBlue Power Supply
<b>Case:</b> Thermaltake Xaser III V2000A
<b>Video Card:</b> ASUS V9950 GeForce FX 5900
<b>Monitor:</b> Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2060u
<b>Sound Card:</b> Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
<b>Speakers:</b> Klipsch 5.1 Digital Dream Multimedia System
<b>Mouse:</b> Logitech MX500
<b>CD-RW Drive:</b> PlexWriter Premium 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive
<b>DVD±RW Drive:</b> Sony DRU510A DVD±RW Drive

I'm not really sure what keyboard I should get. If you have any recommendations please post them.

Thanks

The_Mutato

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June 14, 2003 4:28:38 PM

Im not so certain on that hard drive. Its pretty fast but it is noisy and really doesnt doo well with functions commonly done on PCs like multiapps functions. I believe that this site has an article that also explained this. Plus it is too small and you have to raid a pair together to get a decent size. Id get the bigger drives like the Maxtor or Segate SATA drives. You wont noticed the difference in performance in the drives but you'll get much bigger space to play with.
June 14, 2003 4:30:11 PM

The rest is to drool over.
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June 14, 2003 4:33:29 PM

yeah 36G is pretty small. I would get a SATA bigger than than and forfeit the small performance boost and you could save a bit.
June 14, 2003 5:04:56 PM

Could you recommend the VERY best SATA hard drive?

Thanks

THe_Mutato

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June 14, 2003 5:15:20 PM

* Raptor is the very best SATA hard drive. It would probably be a good idea to look over <A HREF="http://neoseeker.com/Hardware/Products/wd_WD360GD/revie..." target="_new">some more reviews of raptor</A> in order to get a variety of opinions on the raptor drives.

* Maxtor serial ATA drives are also available. They are larger in capacity but not as fast as raptor. Neither one is slow.

<b><font color=blue>Logic over all.</font color=blue></b>
June 14, 2003 5:38:39 PM

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Memory: Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL 1 Gbyte, 400 MHz

Corsair is recommending against using 3200LL with the canterwood and springdale chipsets. Get two Corsair XMS PC3500 memory modules instead.
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CPU Cooler: Thermaltake P4 Spark 7+

If not using the Retail Fan, the Thermalright SLK-900U heatsink and a 92mm fan would be a great choice.
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I'm not really sure what keyboard I should get.

Logitech Elite Keyboard *Black*

<b><font color=blue>Logic over all.</font color=blue></b>
June 15, 2003 1:38:57 AM

Well, you obviously have money to burn, so I would suggest that you wait till Intel releases the 3.2ghz chip. That chip should really cruise, and it should be released soon. That, and me, personally, I would switch the vid card to a Radeon 9800Pro 256. Or if you wanted to, wait for ati's answer to the 5900, the r360 core.

Otherwise......DROOL
June 15, 2003 5:34:40 AM

lemme change

CPU: Pentium 4 3.2GHZ, 800MHZ FSB
CPU Cooler: Corsair's HydroCool200
Motherboard: Asus P4C800 Deluxe
Hard-Drive: Western Digital “Raptor” WD360 SATA Drive x2 running RAID 0
Memory: Corsair XMS3500 DDR Memory 512mb PC3500 433mhz x2
Power Supply: Antec 480W TrueBlue Power Supply
Case: Thermaltake Xaser III V2000A
Case Fan: Antec Tri-color fans x7
Video Card: Gainward FX PowerPack! Ultra/1600 XP 256M Golden Sample
Monitor: Sony PREMIERPRO Series 21 FD Trinitron® CRT
GDM-F520 x2 for dual monitor!!!!
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
Speakers: Klipsch 5.1 Digital Dream Multimedia System
Keyboard+Mouse: Logitech Cordless MX Duo
CD-RW Drive: PlexWriter Premium 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive
DVD±RW Drive: Sony DRU510A DVD±RW Drive
Printer- Epson Stylus Photo 960
Scanner- Epson Perfection 1660 Photo


Now that's dream computer system

Proud Owner the Block Heater
120% Nvidia Fanboy
Athlon 64......nForce 3, it sure sucks when you can't afford things. One day Operton Servers will cost less than $4000 so everyone can get one
June 15, 2003 12:20:41 PM

Is this rig your "perfect Pc" :-) just kiding, here is my dream - machine:

Case: Enermax CS-5190AL-061
Power supply: Antec TrueControl 550
Fan/Fans: Zalman CNPS7000-AlCu CPU Cooler
Cpu: Intel P4 3.0 cantarwood 800 fsb
Mobo: Asus P4C800 Deluxe
Ram: Corsair XMS 3500c2 * 2 = 1024 mb
Cd-Rom drive: Sony CD-RW 52x/24x/52x CRX220A (EIDE)
DVD drive: Sony DRU-500AX (DVD+RW)
Gpu: Radeon 9800 Pro 256 MB
Soundblaster: Creative Audigy 2 Platinum
Speakers: Creative MegaWorks THX® 6.1 650
Hard discs: Western Digital WD2500JB * 2 = 500 GB HARD DISCS or a Scsi based computer with Ultra320 SCSI adapter: LSI Logic Ultra320 PCI SCSI MegaRAID SCSI 320-2 and the hard discs will be two Maxtor Atlas 10K IV 8B146L0
June 15, 2003 1:36:32 PM

Thanks for all of the answers. Here's my version of the Perfect PC.

<b>CPU: Pentium 4 3.2GHZ, 800MHZ FSB</b>
<b>CPU Cooler: Coolmaster Aero 7</b>
<b>Motherboard: Asus P4C800 Deluxe. What does the 'C800 have that the 'P800 doesn't have?</b>
Hard-Drive: Western Digital “Raptor” WD360 SATA Drive <b> I'm still not sure what SATA drive to get. </b>
<b>Memory: Corsair XMS PC3500</b>
Power Supply: Antec 480W TrueBlue Power Supply
Case: Thermaltake Xaser III V2000A
Video Card: ASUS V9950 GeForce FX 5900
Monitor: Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2060u
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
Speakers: Klipsch 5.1 Digital Dream Multimedia System
Mouse: Logitech MX500
CD-RW Drive: PlexWriter Premium 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive
DVD±RW Drive: Sony DRU510A DVD±RW Drive

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June 16, 2003 3:52:52 AM

One heck of a good looken system you have there. C800 has ECC P800 does not. When are you ordering?
June 16, 2003 6:07:31 AM

Not too sure if I'd trust dvd burners yet, especially sony ones tend to crap up. IMO, they need some time to develop cause they make SO many errors. 4 discs I burned, on one half of it was unusable, others were like 1/4 unuasable!! I'd suggest you wait there.

All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening.
June 16, 2003 8:24:04 AM

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June 16, 2003 7:47:50 PM

A pair of striped raptors will go great guns with your oS and apps on it. Consider adding a pair of large fast drives to your spare IDE plugs for data storage and having a ghosted image of your raptors on one in case the 10,000rpm rattles them to death.

You'll be contributing to global warming with that combination of HDD/GPU/CPU not to mention keeping the neighbours up at night with the noise so throw in a water cooler or ten and some acoustic insulation.

<b>Vorsprung durch Dontwerk</b>.....<i>as they say at VIA</i>
June 22, 2003 7:45:37 AM

Your "perfect" case choice of a Xaser III might disappoint you when you find out like I did that the 1394 connector on the top of the case is WIRED WRONG. See http://www.meltybrain.org/1394 for detailed information.

Regards,

SonarTech
June 22, 2003 9:16:13 AM

Well, I'll try to be serious so I'll start whith asking: what does perfect mean, for you that is? Have you thought of what you need? What you are going to use it for primarly?(probably gaming, but it could also be for something else)

Have you considered other alternatives, as Opterons, dual CPUs, 9800pros etc etc. I don't say that this or that is better than your suggested rig, but I'm asking if you have made an effort to find out what else is on the market today. Have you got any kind of a budget or is it everything goes? In that case, I'm sure that the combined effort of, for instance, IBM (mainframes supercomputers), and Silicon Valley(video) can give you a much better rig than anything you can buy in a shop. Etc etc etc.

GL

Turk
June 22, 2003 12:07:37 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm going to be using my PC all for gaming. I actually have considered buying a Radeon 9800Pro, and on my list, I have it written down. BTW, when was the problem with the firewire wiring detected? Has it been fixed by Thermaltake? How can it screw up my motherboard?

Thanks

The_Mutato

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September 17, 2009 9:59:50 PM

always use scsi with 15k rpm hard drives for base os, then add other hd for storage. until sata comes up with 15k rpm drives there is not a better solution in my book
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September 17, 2009 11:10:23 PM

1) What a thread resurrection
2) For mechanical drives and single user applications, a Velociraptor keeps up with most SAS drives, and only lags behind the very best (such as a Cheetah 15k.7). When you add in the cost of a SAS controller, it really isn't worth it. Besides, SSDs flatten Cheetahs if you really want speed and have a decent chunk of change to spend on storage.
September 18, 2009 2:02:01 AM

I wish I could go back and use my first post to resurrect something 6 years old.... :( 
September 18, 2009 3:32:24 AM

Dekasav said:
I wish I could go back and use my first post to resurrect something 6 years old.... :( 


But I'm sure you agree that the P4 rig in the first page IS the perfect computer!!!! :kaola: 
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