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December 31, 2003 8:12:49 PM

i would like recommendations for a case/power supply, video card and 2GB/ram for this configuration we have so far. its for mission critical audio recording using 2 professional delta 10-10 sound cards and sonar 3 producer music software. we will get one processor to start and pop in the second one as needed down the road, if this is okay of course. thanks again and for all the recommendations for the new p4 2.6 system i just got and was my first build thanks to all you fine people on tomshardware. below is what we got so far for this new music system:

INTEL E7505 Chipset Server Motherboard for Dual Intel Xeon CPU, Model "SE7505VB2" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Supported CPU: Dual Intel Xeon processors with 512KB L2 cache using the 604-pin FCPGA
Chipset: Intel E7505
FSB: 533/400MHz
RAM: 4x ECC DDR266 SDRAM Max 8GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 100 up to 4 devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 2x PCI-X 64-bit/100MHz, 1x PCI 64-bit/66MHz, 2x PCI 32-bit/33MHz
Ports: 2xPS2,1xCOM,1xLPT,1xVGA,2xLAN,4xUSB2.0(Rear 3)
Onboard Video: ATI Rage XL 8MB
Onboard LAN: Intel 82540EM GbE + Intel 82550PM 10/100M
Onboard SATA/RAID: Silicon Image Si3112A,2x SATA Drives; support RAID funtion
Form Factor: SSI EEB 3.0(fits in many ATX-compliant tower chassis) more info-> N82E16813121178 $399.00 $399.00


Intel Xeon DP 2.8 GHz 533MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail
Specification
Model: Intel Xeon 2.8C w/ Hyper Threading
Core: Northwood
Operating Frequency: 2.8GHz
FSB: 533MHz
Cache: L1/12K+8K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.525V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket 604
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2
Warranty: 3-year MFG
Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan) more info-> N82E16819117016 $339.00 $339.00


Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB, OEM Drive Only
Specifications:
Capacity: 80GB
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: High-performance with 8MB Buffer
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
Remark: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16822144122 $74.00 $74.00


Western Digital 36.7GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD360GD, OEM Drive Only
Specifications:
Capacity: 36.7GB
Average Seek Time: 5.2ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 10000 RPM
Interface: Serial ATA
Features: Not specified
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years
Remark: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16822144200 $132.00 $132.00


Sony DVD-RW/+RW Drive, Model DRU510A, Retail
Specifications:
Write Speed: 24x CD-R, 16x CD-RW, 4x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-R, 2x DVD-RW
Read Speed: 32x CD-ROM/CD-R, 12x DVD-ROM
Interface: Internal IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 8 MB
OS Support: Windows XP/ ME/ 2000/ 98SE
Features: Buffer Underrun Proof technology
Remark: Retail Pack (see pictures for details) more info->


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December 31, 2003 8:16:33 PM

I'd add more storage. Music files will take up alot of room. The larger HD's aren't that much more. Unless of course you can use RAID, then double up the HD's & enjoy.
December 31, 2003 8:19:44 PM

yes i was thinking to use the raid and pop in another 10,000 rpm drive down the road also. i would have liked a larger drive initially but i cannot find a 10,000 rpm non scsi drive any bigger than the 37gb, thanks again

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December 31, 2003 8:20:17 PM

I don't think RAID 0 would be reliable enough for that workstation...

Got a nice overclocked overvolted system to keep you warm at night? That's great. Guess I'll have to settle for a woman...<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ytoledano on 12/31/03 07:20 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 1, 2004 3:36:26 PM

okay, i have the full system below and would appreciate some feedback before we purchase from newegg, thank you very much

Antec SOHO File Server Tower ATX Case with 400W Power Supply, Model:SX1040BII.
Specifications:
Case Type: SOHO File Server
Color: Black
Material: 1mm SECC Steel
Drive Bays: 4x5.25" & 6x3.5"
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: 2xUSB & 1xIEEE1394
Power Supply: 400W
Cooling System: 4x80mm Fans
Mainboard Compatibility: Fits up to Extended ATX
Dimensions: 20.6"x8.1"x18.6" more info-> N82E16811129120 $95.00 $95.00


INTEL E7505 Chipset Server Motherboard for Dual Intel Xeon CPU, Model "SE7505VB2" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Supported CPU: Dual Intel Xeon processors with 512KB L2 cache using the 604-pin FCPGA
Chipset: Intel E7505
FSB: 533/400MHz
RAM: 4x ECC DDR266 SDRAM Max 8GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 100 up to 4 devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 2x PCI-X 64-bit/100MHz, 1x PCI 64-bit/66MHz, 2x PCI 32-bit/33MHz
Ports: 2xPS2,1xCOM,1xLPT,1xVGA,2xLAN,4xUSB2.0(Rear 3)
Onboard Video: ATI Rage XL 8MB
Onboard LAN: Intel 82540EM GbE + Intel 82550PM 10/100M
Onboard SATA/RAID: Silicon Image Si3112A,2x SATA Drives; support RAID funtion
Form Factor: SSI EEB 3.0(fits in many ATX-compliant tower chassis) more info-> N82E16813121178 $399.00 $399.00


PNY Quadro FX 500 Video Card, 128MB DDR, DVI, 8X AGP, Model "VCQFX500" -OEM
Specifications:
Chipset/Core Speed: Quadro FX 500/Not Specified
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/Not Specified
BUS: AGP 1X/2X/4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+DVI connector
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Cable/Accessories: VGA via DVI Adapter, Driver CD, Manual
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@75Hz more info-> N82E16814133082 $299.00 $299.00


Intel Xeon DP 2.8 GHz 533MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail
Specification
Model: Intel Xeon 2.8C w/ Hyper Threading
Core: Northwood
Operating Frequency: 2.8GHz
FSB: 533MHz
Cache: L1/12K+8K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.525V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket 604
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2
Warranty: 3-year MFG
Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan) more info-> N82E16819117016 $339.00 $339.00


Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, Low Latency (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 2GB(1GB x 2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail
TwinX2048-3200 consists of a matched pair of CMX2048-3200 memory modules.
Specification
Manufacturer: Corsair
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 3-4-4-8
Support Voltage: 2.6V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: two 128Mx64-Bit
Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820145486 $523.00 $523.00


Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB, OEM Drive Only
Specifications:
Capacity: 80GB
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: High-performance with 8MB Buffer
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
Remark: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16822144122 $74.00 $74.00


Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD, OEM Drive Only
Specifications:
Capacity: 74GB
Average Seek Time: 4.5 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 10000 RPM
Interface: Serial ATA
Features: High Performance SATA Interface
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
Remark: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16822144160 $264.00 $264.00


NEC FE990-BK 19" CRT Monitor –RETAIL
Specifications:
CRT Type: ClearFlat Shadow Mask CRT
Dot Pitch: 0.20-0.24mm horizontal mask pitch
Max / Optimal resolution: 1792 X 1344 @ 68 Hz / 1280 x 1024 @ 85 Hz
Frequency: fh: 30~96kHz; fv: 50~160Hz
Features: multi-layered,anti-static screen coating, dark-tint screen and OptiClear® screen surface
Dimensions: 17.4" x 16.7" x 17.6" (WxHxD)
Manufactory Warranty / Phone No.: 3 year CRT, parts and labor / 800-632-4662 more info-> N82E16824002044 $228.00 $228.00


Sony DVD-RW/+RW Drive, Model DRU510A, Retail
Specifications:
Write Speed: 24x CD-R, 16x CD-RW, 4x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-R, 2x DVD-RW
Read Speed: 32x CD-ROM/CD-R, 12x DVD-ROM
Interface: Internal IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 8 MB
OS Support: Windows XP/ ME/ 2000/ 98SE
Features: Buffer Underrun Proof technology
Remark: Retail Pack (see pictures for details) more info-> N82E16827131211 $159.99 $159.99


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Antec All Clear PRO 80mm 4 pin Fan for all 80mm Computer Case cooling requirements.
Specification:
Compatibility: Case
Dimensions: 80mm
Nominal Speed(RPM): 2600
Max Air Flow:( CFM): 34
Max Pressure: 0.12 inch H2O
Heat Sink Material: N/A
Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
Noise(dBA): 30
more info-> N82E16835129027 $5.50 $11.00


Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack SP1a - Full Version OEM Designed for reliability, security and privacy, high performance, and ease of use, the Windows XP operating system provides a host of benefits for business and home users. A clean and simple desktop, rock-solid reliability, and easy-to-use features that take advantage of the digital age all contribute to the value of Windows XP.
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January 1, 2004 5:30:12 PM

the lite-on only has a 2mb buffer. does this matter compared to the sonys 8mb buffer? thank you very much

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January 1, 2004 5:40:29 PM

also we would like to know if all the mentioned components are compatible with one another, mobo/ram/video card/case(power), etc. ,thanks

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January 5, 2004 4:06:55 AM

we are purchasing tommorrow so we would like to know if all the mentioned components are compatible with one another, mobo/ram/video card/case(power), etc. ,thank you very much for everyones help

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