Please rate my pc

Please rate the following components i wish to buy and if possible help me with some guestions i have.

1)CASE : ATX VM2000AD THERMALTAKE SILVER+WINDOW
2)POWER SUPPLY : PSU ANTEC TRUE POWER DUAL FUN 480W
3)CASE COOLERS : NO
4)PROCCESSOR : INTEL PENTIUM 4 3.2GHZ 800/512 NORTHWOOD
5)PROCCESSOR COOLER : NO
6) MOTHERBOARD : ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE
7)MEMORY : KINGSTON HYPER-X DDR400 ( 2X512 ) BH-5 WINBOND
( KHX3200 K2/1G )
8)HARD DISC : WESTERN DIGITAL RAPTOR 36.7G , 10000RPM ( X2 )
( RAID TOTAL 73,4G )
9)GRAPHIC CARD : ASUS ATI RADEON 9800 XT/TVD 256MB/DDR
10)SOUND CARD : SOUNDBLASTER CREATIVE AUDIGY 2 ZS ( 7,1 )
11)SPEAKERS : CREATIVE INSPIRE T7700 DIGITAL ( 7,1 )
12) CD ROM : ASUS 52X
13) CD RW : PLEXTOR 52X32X52
14) DVD ROM : PIONEER DVD-121
15)FLOPPY : SONY FDD 3,5" 1,44MB
16)KEYBOARD : MICROSOFT INTERNET PS2
17)MOUSE : MICROSOFT EXPLORER 3.0 INTELLI PS2/USB

I already have a SONY TRINITRON 17' as well as a hp printer Qeustions
1)I aleady have win 2000 pro .Sould i use them or go for win xp pro??
2)Sould i go for two raptors in raid, or one in 74g??
3)We aleady have a pc<A HREF="http://www.myphone.gr/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11836" target="_new">http://www.myphone.gr/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11836</A> should it be enough for playing games with my bro trough a lan connection?
4)Your opinion about a ups??

Thanks in advance ....
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  1. Wow that's a long list ;)

    Everything's fine I guess, but why have one CD, one CDRW and one DVD? Get a DVD-RW instead and nothing more. This will both be a cheaper and better solution if I were to have my say...quality DVD burners can be had for less than $99 nowadays...

    To your questions...

    1) For me, Win XP is the best OS that MS has ever done, so I'd recommend that you upgrade while you're at it.

    2) Hard to say. I used to have two 36 gb Raptors, but I got some problems with setting up a working array the second time so I got a 120 Gb drive instead. But since RAID is faster than non-RAID I suppose two 36 gb drives is the better solution, provided you can escape the possible problems.


    My system: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ / TwinMOS 1Gb DDR400 / MSI K8T Neo FIS2R / ASUS Radeon 9800XT / Antec TruePower 550W / Maxtor DiamondMax Plus9 120 Gb / Pioneer DVR-A06
  2. thanks for replying man..
  3. If you're looking for somewhere to skimp, take the P4 3.0GHZ instead of the 3.2, never take the best CPU if the only difference from the one-step-older version is clockspeed, it simply doesn't make sense.

    I know what everyone's been wondering - 2^33634943-1 IS NOT PRIME. Now, wasn't that worth running <A HREF="http://www.mersenne.com" target="_new">Prime95</A> for a month to know?
  4. Keep 2000Pro. XP is 2000 with extra eye candy.
  5. Your building a nice puter. Keyboard Logitech MX Duo cordless. I love this baby.
  6. All great;but raptors run hot and if not well cooled start to whine.I agree with you're having more than one optical drive;but for gaming you just need one cd which reads at 52 and one dvd which reads at 16 with one of them a rw for backup.
  7. Quote:
    Keep 2000Pro. XP is 2000 with extra eye candy.


    i used to think that too, until i switched about a 1000 times. XP is somewhat faster, and mainly it was when i had an ATI card in

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  8. HWBoss, win 2k does not properly support HT if you use win 2k with a HT cpu your best bet is to turn HT off. BTW instead of buying any OS look for the kazaa discount if ya know what i mean.


    If it isn't a P6 then it isn't a procesor
    110% BX fanboy
  9. yup i got xp pro kazaa version. been using it for 1.5 years

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  10. Where did you get that clicky?
  11. Don't use kazaa.
  12. sorry my mistake about the coolers...case comes with 7 fans

    http://www.checkmate.gr/thermaltake/xaser3v2000a.htm

    should it be enough for the system and raptors as well?

    anyway thanks for replying.
  13. Why? I use KaZaa Lite wisely and I never had any problem!

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    Would you buy a GPS enabled soap bar?
  14. Kazaa lite Runs Sweet if you know what your doing... i happen to like Direct Connect++ alot better... WAY more media.

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