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February 26, 2005 11:49:04 PM

Hi,

I'm building a new config that I would love to
receive some comments on.

This is not a game pc, as for graphics the only
thing that matters is dual screen features and
being able to hook up my old 19" CRT (thinking
of buying a Dell 2001FP later).


Already decided:
- Min 2GB memory.
- Coolermaster Stacker.
- AMD CPU.

Concerns:
Noice, I don't mind some noice but right now
there's a power supply behind me that sounds like a
rattle snake and a globalwin fop32 that's screaming.


Here is my current list.


Comments are more then welcome!




CASE
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1 Coolermaster Stacker Big Tower Black ATX/BTX
1 Cross Flow Fan
1 4-in-3
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MB
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ASUS A8N SLI (OR)
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
MSI K8N Diamond (Bluetooth/wlan) (OR)
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (OR)
MSI K8N SLI PLATINUM
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CPU
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AMD ATHLON64 939 3500+ Boxed Socket 939
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CPU COOLER
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ZALMAN CNPS 7700-CU
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MEMORY
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4 x CORSAIR DDR 512MB 400Mhz PC3200 ValueSelect (OR)
4 x KINGSTON DDR 512MB 400Mhz PC3200 ValueRam
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GRAPHICS
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LEADTEK PX6600GT TDH256 EXTREME VERSION PCX 128MB DDR3
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DISK
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1 x WESTERN DIGITAL 74GB 8MB SATA150 10000RPM Raptor (AND)
2 x MAXTOR 250GB 8MB SATA (7200/150) 7Y250M0
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CD/DVD
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NEC ND-3520 Dual Layer DVDRW-6,DVDRW+8,DVDR-16X,DVDR-16X,DVD12,CDRW24,CDR48 - Black
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PSU
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Fortron BLUE STORM 500 Retail 500W Meet Intel ATX12V vers2.0 w/ 24 pin and Ultra silent 120 mm fan P/S

Antec NeoPower Powersupply ATX 480W

OCZ Technology ModStream PSU - 520W Sustained EZMod - ATX/BTX/PCI Express/SATA, Active PFC, Euro Pwr Card

OCZ Technology PowerStream PSU - 520W Sustained, Universal Connector inc BTX, 3 Adj Pwr Rails, Ultra Quiet
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February 27, 2005 6:58:20 PM

Some things based on the most common comments:

-2 gig really is a lot but I suppose you need it.
-Do really need a SLI board (you might because you want to run powerful dual graphics or something, but if you just want to use 2 videocards you won't need a SLI board, a board with 2 8x slots will also do)
-I don't like Maxtor drives, they are noisy and not so reliable
-All psu's on the list seem to be ok
-get the cheapest fo both RAM options and check websites for compatibility when operating 4 dimms. Can't you get 2x 1 gig? That's what I would prefer.
February 27, 2005 7:28:54 PM

Yeah the two gig I do need.

SLI, I don't know so I suppose I do not need it.
Would you have something to suggest ? I just need
a workstation with plenty of RAM and the ability to run
dual screen. I used to own a matrox G450 card.
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February 27, 2005 9:31:03 PM

SLI is meant for hardcore gamers with money to burn - you don't need it.

I'd go with an <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D</A> or <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">Epox Ep-9NPA+ Ultra</A> mobo for great performance and reliability. Of course, that's assuming they have the features that you need...

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February 27, 2005 9:47:06 PM

Almost any modern videocard can run dual screen. The way they do it might be different and using two videocards instead of one could be something you'd really like. You would probably be best of if you describe exactly what you want to do in the graphics forum, they'll recommend the best solution.
March 1, 2005 9:56:42 PM

Why buy the boxed CPU with included cooler and buy a Zalman CPU Cooler? Get a 3500 OEM and save yourself some bucks. I did it with my FX53 I got from NewEgg. Why waste money...

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