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Paper P4 system. Advice on parts plase

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August 31, 2003 7:13:31 PM

Hi all, apologies if ive hit the wrong forum, i didnt know where to put a wholes system query. Id be happy to repost this else where. anyway now for the fun part.

Im building a new system (on paper) ive research as best i can and come to this spec.

1 x Intel Pentium 4 2.4ghz 800FSB SKT478 512kb £126.00
1 x Intel BOXD865GLCL S478 800 / 533 / 400FSB SATA RAID SOUND DDR400 / 333 8XAGP LAN UATX £77.45
2 x Crucial PC2700 256mb DDR CL 2.5 184pin DIMM £63.98

1 x Sapphire Radeon 9800 128MB 8x AGP TV-Out DVI £184.89

1 x Coolermaster ATC-710 Black Midi Case Aluminium Front Panel £55.30
1 x Ebuyer 400 Watt PSU P4 Ready 30288 £9.99 £9.99
4 x LED 8cm Case Fan Red/Green/Blue LEDs 43009 £1.29 £5.16
1 x Coolermaster Aero4 Fan for Intel processors upto P4 3.6 Ghz With Speed Adjustment 51156 £19.07 £19.07

1 x Maxtor 6Y120M0 120gb Serial ATA 8mb Cache 7200rpm £74.81
1 x Panasonic Floppy Disk Drive Black 1.44MB 3.5 inch internal - OEM £4.98
(i have a liteon cdrw and a audigy soundcard ready togo)
Carriage £3.99
Subtotal £625.62
VAT £109.53
Order Total £735.15


i read somewhere that i could get the Intel BOXD865GLCL board to clock at the 875 version with a bios update. Also something about getting the PAT on aswell.

Also, i figured that the 2.4 could be overclocked a fair bit, so ive added 4 case fans and a nice coolmaster CPU fan.

Any advice on dual channel ddr, the board say support for dual channel ddr 400. Does that mean i would need to get some 400/PC3200 sticks on will the PC2700 still take advantage of that?

(EDIT/ADD) The ebuyer 400w PSU, its had good reviews and seems to be powerfull enough and im not overly fussed about the noise. If it really is cack can any one recomend a cheap alternative.

Any other advice is also welcome.

regards all

James

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jamesporter on 08/31/03 03:16 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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August 31, 2003 7:37:16 PM

Go with pc3200 or pc3500. Intel boards are pretty stable, but usually have no settings for overclocking. The abit is7 or asus p4p800 would be better choices for overclocking. I would do some more research on that power supply, and see who makes it. Check out the power supply reviews in this forum and anandtech, and see if any listed are sold in your area.
August 31, 2003 7:39:12 PM

Where are you from, the UK? These prices look too irresistable to be true if these are U.S. market values, especialyl that Radeon 9800 for $184. If those cards were that cheap in the U.S. , man oh man!

So far, it looks like you have put together a great system.

My OS features preemptive multitasking, a fully interactive command line, & support for 640K of RAM!
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August 31, 2003 7:56:54 PM

thanks for the mem advice there oldie i will look into it along with the motherbaords.


yea UK here, sorry to give u false hopes :) 
September 1, 2003 12:01:28 AM

are you having trouble seeing? £ does not mean us dollars...


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September 1, 2003 12:16:52 AM

1 x Intel Pentium 4 2.4ghz 800FSB SKT478 512kb £126.00
good choice ;) 

1 x Intel BOXD865GLCL S478 800 / 533 / 400FSB SATA RAID SOUND DDR400 / 333 8XAGP LAN UATX £77.45
Intel mobo (shudder), get a ASUS or MSI one......

2 x Crucial PC2700 256mb DDR CL 2.5 184pin DIMM £63.98

go with OCZ or HyperX and Corsair if ur rich ;) 

1 x Sapphire Radeon 9800 128MB 8x AGP TV-Out DVI £184.89


1 x Coolermaster ATC-710 Black Midi Case Aluminium Front Panel £55.30


1 x Ebuyer 400 Watt PSU P4 Ready 30288 £9.99 £9.99

you should get an ANTEC or ENERMAX or FORTON(crash will force u to get a forton ;)  )

4 x LED 8cm Case Fan Red/Green/Blue LEDs 43009 £1.29 £5.16
1 x Coolermaster Aero4 Fan for Intel processors upto P4 3.6 Ghz With Speed Adjustment 51156 £19.07 £19.07

1 x Maxtor 6Y120M0 120gb Serial ATA 8mb Cache 7200rpm £74.81
1 x Panasonic Floppy Disk Drive Black 1.44MB 3.5 inch internal - OEM £4.98
(i have a liteon cdrw and a audigy soundcard ready togo)
Carriage £3.99
Subtotal £625.62
VAT £109.53
Order Total £735.15



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September 1, 2003 12:29:01 AM

Sounds like you want to OC your Cpu? I have 2.4C OC to 3.0 Abit IS7 Mobo HyperX PC 3500 2 x 512.
September 1, 2003 10:36:15 AM

some slight changes to my spec

diff MB, ebuyer dont sell the abit MB :( 
and ill change the PC2700 to PC3200 from crucial, again Ebuyer dont seemt o sell these, so ill get directly from cricual.

1 x Intel Pentium 4 2.4ghz 800FSB SKT478 512kb Cache Retail Box 47546 £126.00 £126.00
2 x Crucial PC2700 256mb DDR CL 2.5 184pin DIMM 42151 £31.99 £63.98
1 x Sapphire Radeon 9800 128MB 8x AGP TV-Out DVI Retail Box 50951 £184.89 £184.89
1 x Maxtor 6Y120M0 120gb Serial ATA 8mb Cache 7200rpm - Oem 48385 £74.81 £74.81
1 x Coolermaster ATC-710 Black Midi Case Aluminium Front Panel 47960 £55.30 £55.30
4 x LED 8cm Case Fan Red/Green/Blue LEDs 43009 £1.29 £5.16
1 x Ebuyer 400 Watt PSU P4 Ready 30288 £9.99 £9.99
1 x Panasonic Floppy Disk Drive Black 1.44MB 3.5 inch internal - OEM 43087 £4.98 £4.98
1 x Coolermaster Aero4 Fan for Intel processors upto P4 3.6 Ghz With Speed Adjustment 51156 £19.07 £19.07
1 x Asus P4P800VM SKT478 I865G MATX VGA Sound LAN USB2 50157 £71.53 £71.53


again thanks for all the help peeps.

ah just read above post, ill also look into a better PSU. Perhaps for the best if i want to OC and upgrade in future. etc hdd and PCI card too.(edit)
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jamesporter on 09/01/03 06:39 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 1, 2003 12:48:45 PM

Get at least PC3500 memory if overclocking.

<b><font color=blue>Oh, I can shed light on that ...</font color=blue></b>
September 1, 2003 6:33:05 PM

i take i try for "OCZ, HyperX or Corsair"

theya ll sound pricy, i will have to see how much more they are, if its too much more i will have to wait and run as i am untill i can afford better memory.

thanks again for the info, i think ill just wait a bit longer see how prices change over next couple of weeks. (ok you might have guessed im building this PC for HL2 :p , currently running an 800 Athlon and voodoo3 2000, not up to par.)

ed: just checked some prices
Kingston Hyperx 256mb PC3500 433MHz DDR Non-ECC £58.51
OCZ 256MB 184DIMM PC3500 NP CL2 £78.00

i think ill be waiting a bit befor i overclock this beast anyway :) <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jamesporter on 09/01/03 02:38 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 1, 2003 8:19:53 PM

you are gonna build a system like that...and use an 18 dollar powersupply?

ha...what next a beetle with a ferrari transmition


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September 2, 2003 9:10:57 AM

hehe, exactly why i posted it on here. SO i wouldnt buy something stupid and end up crashing/blowing something up.

looking into PSU at the mo,. probably going for an antec 400watt jobby
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