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May 14, 2001 6:07:24 AM

I FINALLY started ordering the parts for my computer but ive been having trubble finding a fiew parts.

Asus v8200 Geforce3 Pure INSTOCK for around $420

AMD 1.33GHz Athlon 266MHz FSB RETAIL INSTOCK for around $250

Kenwood 72x True-x CDROM INSTOCK for around $120

Havnt been able to find the Kenwood anywhere can some help

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May 14, 2001 7:01:16 AM

Ok, some of those are very hard to get. You've been trying Pricewatch though right?

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May 14, 2001 6:54:54 PM

Ive looked at pricewatch, cnet, and zdnet and no luck i gues there are a fiew more i havent tryed

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May 14, 2001 7:08:13 PM

Just out of curiosity, why are you getting a 72x CD-ROM for $120 when you can get a 50x CD-ROM for $35?
May 14, 2001 7:21:10 PM

Hey, really now just get a UDMA capable cdrom drive. 50x or so should do it. You'll spend $50 tops. You'll barely notice the difference anyway. Unless you are doing some major audio ripping, save yourself the $70 and get a little bit more ram.

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May 14, 2001 7:29:36 PM

I would rather look at a 16x DVD-ROM over a 72x cd-rom. More DVD-ROM programs should come out around the X-BOX release. I think it will be microsoft way of upgrading.

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May 14, 2001 8:05:59 PM

I wanted to get the 72x because in about 6 months i could upgrade to a 20x DVD around 60x cdrom but i guess i could get a 56x now and get a dvdrom later thats not my big consern right now its more trying to find a GF3

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May 14, 2001 8:47:27 PM

Somebody correct me if I am wrong here, but I don't think the Asus v8200 has even been released yet. I know that some people on pricewatch are advertising it, but according to the Asus website they haven't officially released it yet. That is why you can't find it anywhere. I would give it a couple of weeks.
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May 14, 2001 10:18:15 PM

You can find Visiontek GeForce 3 cards on Pricewatch, and Visiontek makes a good product. Also much less expensive.
As for this CDROM discussion, a DVD will usually rip audio faster than a CDROM, I would look at a 12-16x DVDrom for around $70. I've got a nice Panasonic 12x or 16x (Panasonic did not mark which one on mine, and they are under the same model number!) that rips at 9x, wheas my 52x CDROM only ripped at 6x.


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May 14, 2001 10:48:31 PM

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As for this CDROM discussion, a DVD will usually rip audio faster than a CDROM,

Sorry to intrude, but where did you get that idea? Based on your personal CD-ROM and DVD-ROM that may be the case. But it is hardly the norm. <b>GOOD</b> CD-ROM's typically out pace DVD-ROM’s in DAE by at least 10x. When I say good CD-ROM's Im talking about the Kenwood 72x which is currently the fastest at DAE on the market, Rip speed is 46x avg! As good as the Kenwood 72x is I don’t recommend it. The Kenwood still has some quirks and incompatibilities left over from the 52x and 62x models, the 72x is still a little buggy. There are some other CD-ROM's that handle DAE with ease and are solid drives. A few I recommend are: Teac CD-540E, AOpen CD-952E, Afreey CD-2052E and Asus CD-S500. All of those models will rip audio around 30x avg.



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May 15, 2001 12:25:01 AM

good god? a 72 speed CD rom drive?
how loud will that be...
especially using unbalanced CD's, of which there seem to be many.

by the way... what is this post doing in the processor section?

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May 15, 2001 12:37:59 AM

Contrary to popular belief the 72x Kenwood doesn’t spin at high RPM's. It actually uses 7 lasers instead of 1 to read data. So it is able to spin at 4,000 rpm avg, which is about half the rpm's of typical 50x CD-ROMs, yet it can blow every CD-ROM out of the water performance wise. The drive has other problems though, it has difficulty reading CDRW media and slightly scratched disks among other quirks.


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May 15, 2001 12:53:02 AM

Well i think DVD is best for the future.

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May 15, 2001 12:56:17 AM

the TEAC 540E at 30X DAE? Wow, my 532E only does 3x!?! That's quite an improvement!

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May 15, 2001 12:59:35 AM

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Well i think DVD is best for the future.

Overall I agree with that, I kinda went off on my DAE rant. Yes, DVD will only become more and more widely used. If the fastest DAE speeds possible isnt a concern I recommend DVD-ROM over CD-ROM's.


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May 15, 2001 1:04:12 AM

Heck the max speeds for a cd-rom program needs is 8x. So won't a 16x dvd have you set for a 5 years.

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May 15, 2001 1:13:08 AM

Crashman,
You have a Teac 532E that only rips at 3x? Sounds like you have something wrong with your drive or your system, you should be getting around 12x with that drive. Do you have UDMA enabled? May want to check Teac's website for a firmware update also.


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May 15, 2001 1:24:13 AM

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Heck the max speeds for a cd-rom program needs is 8x. So won't a 16x dvd have you set for a 5 years.

5 years? That could be pushing it, who knows how much things could change by then. For reading data it might be ok. But other considerations should be examined, like recording a CD on the fly. CD recorders are getting faster and faster. Most DVD-ROM's now cant even keep up with 12x on the fly recording of audio disks.



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May 15, 2001 2:39:02 AM

Well the one good thing is i got my midtower case and 350w p/s today!! Bad nose.... i have nothing to put in it exept a power supply....

As to the Asus v8200 GF3 i know its out because markonecomputers.com has um

As to the DVDROM vs just CDROM i considered the DVD for a while but because i never rent movies and DVDRWs arnt in use at all basicly i thought i could get a fast CDROM (above 52x) and get a 20x dvd in about 8 months.

I guess the kenwood arnt that good so what im looking for is a 52x or above cdrom thats dependable and a name brand like sony.

MY BIGGER CONCERN IS THE GF3 because i dont want to use my currnet 1.8D graphics card (s3 trio64v + pci) until i can get the GF3.

I can use my new cdrw to install stuff at the start (Plexwriter 16x10x40x) but im kinda a hard core gamer and i want a fast cdrom to go along with my High-end system.

I get my hard drive tomarrow and i think my CPU and Motherboard and DDR before this weekend.

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May 15, 2001 2:46:07 AM

PS those are the things im getting on the internet

Im getting my CDRW my speakers and my floppy at my local shop

later this week im going to get my sound card ordered and try to get my parents to order Silverado (they dont trust paypal)

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May 15, 2001 2:53:59 AM

A fast CDRom will do just about nothing for gaming. It will install faster. Unless you typically select smaller installs (if your craving absolute speed then you shouldn't), super fast cdroms are for ripping CD's. Most games only require the CDrom to be in your drive after a full install for copy protection only. You want absolute gaming speed get a raid 0 config. But that still wont help that much. With a GeForce3,your processor, and a good ATA100 drive you'll be surpassing 98% of the gamers on the planet.

Save a bit of cash, for some of the future upgrades.

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May 15, 2001 2:58:46 AM

So whats a good quality CDROM?

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May 15, 2001 6:20:58 AM

You can find the processor at www.newegg.com. If you need a read only cdrom, get a toshiba dvd. Forget the geforce 3 card.
May 15, 2001 3:15:36 PM

Yeh ive looked at newegg the only thing with them is their price is a bit high

I want to get the GF3 cause i got the money to (been saving for this computer for about 7-8 months)

Maybie i should rethink get the Toshiba 16x48x??

One last thing about the GF3 im looking into.... Does anyone know how its preformance is versus the 3d Prophet III? the phophet is about $30 more and im woundering if the preformance is any better?

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May 15, 2001 3:21:22 PM

Another thing is if you want to know what hard drive im getting its the 60GB 60GXP and it gets here today :) 

And the sound card im getting says it has a certified Dolby Digital decoder would that be all i need as far as hardware to use dvds?

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May 16, 2001 3:33:55 AM

I have had my eyes on that puppy for sometime now...I keep a copy of all my cd's on my drives. I wish I had a drive that was true 72X...If you got the money get it.

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May 16, 2001 5:12:46 AM

I ordered my CPU and tomarrow im ordering my Mobo but i still need to find out whats better??? Asus v8200 or the Hercules 3D Phophet III???

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May 16, 2001 6:25:36 AM

rd382,
Where did you get yor cpu and how much. Is it a retail? I'm having a hard time finding a retail 1.33 266 at a decent price right now.

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May 16, 2001 6:45:48 AM

i beleave i got it at myinfinity.com for $270 retail and it should get here be here by this sat

I know the price isnt as good as axiontech's $207 retail but i cant wait 2 weeks for my CPU

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May 16, 2001 11:31:18 PM

Well myinifinity called and said there out so i have to find a new place

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