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August 2, 2003 3:47:42 PM

I am planning on building a new computer and I wanted to know opinions on the processor/mobo/memory combo i plan on ordering. I am ordering the p4 3.2ghz 800mhz fsb, a DFI Lanparty PRO 875 Skt478 DDR ATX mobo, and Kingston HyperX PC4000 twin 512 modules. I know the potential looks nice but is the mobo up to par? Also, if anyone knows how this will work in a Coolermaster ATC-210C-AX1 case please comment as well (standard ATX), all this is very important and expensive 8P. thanks
August 2, 2003 6:39:54 PM

The mobo is no good, very slow, go for the Asus P4C800-Deluxe. This will maximize performance with the cpu and ram.

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August 2, 2003 8:18:39 PM

thanks for the info
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August 2, 2003 9:01:24 PM

why don't you consider a P4P800? On the market there are the last i865 with PAT emulation and with one of these mobo you can reach almost the same performances of the more expensive i875p ;) 
August 2, 2003 9:12:25 PM

some pat "emulated" boards can perform better than the real 875 based boards..

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
August 2, 2003 9:18:23 PM

in fact ;) 
August 2, 2003 10:29:22 PM

Yeah that mobo blows, go with ASUS. You could save yourself a pretty penny by getting the p4 2.8 and oc it to 3.2 at third of the price.

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August 2, 2003 11:48:42 PM

Since everybody else already meantioned the P4P800, I thought I'd mention the Abit IC7-G and IS7-G. Anandtech places them at the top for performance, and they have nice features.

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August 3, 2003 3:12:33 AM

How soon do you plan on buying? Can you wait till 26 Oct? Intel next price cut.
August 3, 2003 5:22:25 AM

No I can't wait unfortunately. I don't need the computer's power for school, but i do need the computer as im selling my laptop a day from now and i won't have a computer. also, thanks for all the help guys. honestly, I don't know where to put this question so it won't be a bother, but i'll just stick it into this thread. I've got all my hardware planned out so here it is:
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST3120026AS 120GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive
-TEAC FD235HFC 1.44MB 3.5in Floppy Disk Drive
-Antec Performance Plus Series Plus1080AMG Soho File Server Case (Metallic Gray) Retail
-Plextor PX-116A 16X E-IDE DVD-ROM Drive
-Logitech MX500 Optical Mouse PS2/USB
-Asus P4C800-E Deluxe i875P P4 (800FSB) Skt478 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial ATA Retail
-Intel PWLA8390MT PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter Retail
-Creative Labs SB Audigy 2 6.1 Sound Card Retail
-Serial ATA Power Cable
-1.0M Serial ATA150 Cable 20 inch (Straight to Straight)
-Asus V9950 Ultra GeForce FX 5900 Ultra AGP 8X 256MB DDR Video Card
-Samsung SW-252B 52x24x52 E-IDE CD-RW Drive (8MB Buffer)
-CoolerMaster Ki4-7H52A-01 Copper Heatsink for Intel P4 Skt478 Retail
-Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor 3GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket 478 Retail (had to cut down to 3.0 cause of pricing)
-Kingston HyperX KHX4000K2/1G 1GB Kit DDR500 PC4000 Memory w/Heat Spreader Retail

Ok so that's what I'm ordering and I have a couple questions. First, about the mobo, is the network card im getting ok? Also, the Asus site has no mention of DDR500 memory, so will the board support 2x 512 modules? I'm happy with the quality of these parts so I'm really just looking to see if someone can point out a compatibility problem, etc. also, to go along with these parts will i need any other cables/controllers that i haven't listed or that don't come with the parts?
August 3, 2003 5:45:11 AM

is that a gigabit eithernet adapter you have added on...if so...why? Do you really need another eithernet adapter...and do you really want to spend the extra money for only 33mb/s faster transfer than a standard 10/100 adapter...

That ram will be backwards compatable to your board...

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
August 3, 2003 2:24:52 PM

Why not go with Asus P4P800 Mobo? Ram use PC 3500 lower timings than PC 4000 . Vid card drop to 128 MB no need for 256MB. CD RW Lite on 52x24x52
August 3, 2003 2:28:35 PM

IMO Zalman CNPS7000 AL/Cu is a better Hsf.
August 3, 2003 2:55:13 PM

hardware boss, can't i tweak the timing myself through bios? or is there actually a performance benefit to moving down to pc3500?
pIIIman, i didn't know if the mobo came with an ethernet adapter, the website just said a LAN controller...
August 3, 2003 3:43:49 PM

HyperX PC3500 $141 PC4000 $193 at New Egg. PC 4000 CL3 PC3500 CL2 2-3-3-7-1T Thats why I bought PC 3500 saved money and its CL lower.
August 3, 2003 3:45:49 PM

Not sure of tweaking if you can tweak timing why spend the extra money on PC4000 when PC 3500 is $50+ less.
August 3, 2003 3:48:28 PM

i gotta agree with HW boss here...pc 3700 and 4000 are just overclocked pc3500 units...

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
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