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July 2, 2003 10:00:20 PM

Ok here's the Idea
Asus A7V8X-X
Athlon 2800 Barton
1 GB DDR 333 RAM (333 runs faster on this Board)
3 or 4 Hard Drives
DVD ROM
CD-RW
I'm going to try to fill up all 6 PCI slots and
an 8xAGP slot
a few extra fans and possibly a cold cathode light

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July 2, 2003 10:04:01 PM

Watts ain't important if they aren't quality watts. I'd recommend an Antec PSU though. Starting with 420 Watts.

My system: Intel Pentium 4 3.0, 800FSB / TwinMOS 1Gb DDR400 / MSI 875P Neo / Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro / Antec True Power 550W / Western Digital Raptor / Hercules G.T XP /
Samsung DVD / Lite-On CDRW
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July 3, 2003 5:46:59 AM

Good luck filling all those slots, I doubt your board will support that many cards in reality without having IRQ and resource conflicts.

Anyway, the Fortron 400W power supply Tom's reviewed would be perfect for it, but considering the Fortron 530 watt is only a few dollars more at Newegg, you might consider going overkill.

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July 3, 2003 5:54:12 AM

OK, as irrelevant and as stoopid as it might sound, wud u re-consider ur motherboard?? Unless u really hate nVidia to the point of avoiding the nFOrce2, the nFOrce 2 wud be a better buy compared to the KT400. nVIdia sucks....VIA sucks more...so me thinks :smile:

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July 3, 2003 7:02:50 AM

heya Tech53

I agree with Crashman.
Fortron is the way to go, and ya might as well go all the way and get the big daddy!

XeeN
July 3, 2003 9:06:34 AM

Nvidia sucks? Why does Nvidia Suck?

But I would have to also suggest getting an Nforce2 Mobo.

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July 3, 2003 2:52:16 PM

At a min I would say Antec 380 True.
July 3, 2003 2:54:07 PM

NVidia doesn't suck , but I wouldn't buy an NF2 at this point.
July 3, 2003 3:39:05 PM

Let's be succicnt here: nVidia <i>PR</i> sucks.

As oer the issue at hand:

<pre>Component Watts Line
AGP card 50 +3.3V
Average PCI card 5 +5V
PCI SCSI controller (cache) 25 +3.3V, +5V
Ultra2 SCSI PCI card 5 +3.3V, +5V
Floppy drive 5 +5V
10/100 NIC 4 +3.3V
Atapi CD/DVD-ROM/RW 25 +5V, +12V
SCSI CD-R/RW 20 +5V, +12V
SCSI CD-ROM 12 +5V, +12V
RAM (per DIMM) 8 +3.3V
7200rpm IDE hard drive 15 +5V, +12V
7200rpm SCSI hard drive 24 +5V, +12V
10,000rpm SCSI hard drive 40 +5V, +12V
Motherboard (plain) 30 +3.3V, +5V
1GHz Pentium III 34 +5V
1.7GHz Pentium 4 (Willamette) 65 +12V
2.0GHz Pentium 4 (Willamette) 76 +12V
1.4GHz AMD Athlon (T-Bird) 70 +12V
2.4GHz Pentium 4 (Northwood) 58 +12V
</pre><p>
Add everything up, add 50%.
By no means a complete list, but it errs towards the safe side.

Dave

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July 3, 2003 7:19:55 PM

nVidia sucks...with their PR, their FX line (spare the 5900), their cheating scandal...oops i shud say their optimization scandal....but then again i did mention the nForce2

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