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December 20, 2003 10:15:02 PM

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=..." target="_new">http://www.myphone.gr/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=...;/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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December 21, 2003 12:15:34 AM

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
December 21, 2003 12:38:24 PM

thanks for replying man..
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December 21, 2003 1:30:24 PM

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?
December 21, 2003 1:48:41 PM

Keep 2000Pro. XP is 2000 with extra eye candy.
December 21, 2003 1:50:30 PM

Your building a nice puter. Keyboard Logitech MX Duo cordless. I love this baby.
December 21, 2003 2:12:24 PM

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.
December 21, 2003 2:46:07 PM

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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December 21, 2003 3:24:14 PM

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
December 22, 2003 3:30:36 PM

yup i got xp pro kazaa version. been using it for 1.5 years

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dhlucke - "Phew...ok my wrists are hurting. I'm taking a break."
December 22, 2003 6:29:06 PM

Where did you get that clicky?
December 22, 2003 6:30:22 PM

Don't use kazaa.
December 23, 2003 5:16:13 PM

Why? I use KaZaa Lite wisely and I never had any problem!

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December 23, 2003 10:18:10 PM

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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