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June 18, 2001 4:36:23 PM

1.33 atholon boxed or retial
asus a7m266 Gigabyte's 7DXR
radeon 64 megs ddr with vivo
ibm 60 gb ata 100 gxp
atx 2.04
4 case fans may be counting the psu
300 w psu
Cordless Logitech keyboard
Cordless Logitech optical mouse
16x10x40 plextor cdrw
16x40 toshiba dvd
256mb ddr brand name cas 2.5 pc 2100
altec acs-54
Win 98 se
Creative sb 256 vaule or creative pci 128
3com 3c905x nic
any 1.44 mb floppy


what do you think of this what do yoiu think would make it better for not a lot more money this is not built yet so i'm still planning it out

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June 18, 2001 5:11:17 PM

very good
June 18, 2001 11:51:30 PM

looks like good specs.

What are your uses? I'd watch the wireless stuff if you are heavily into gaming where time is critical.

The retail fan will run a little warm for my taste, but as long as you are not planning to oc it will be fine.

The 300Wpsu is around the minimum for your config. Any expansion of HDDs or other drves etc. amy see you drawing the limit out of it, especially if it is not brand. I'm currently a big fan of the enermax 451 supplies - not too costly and loads of juice. A PSU that is not fully loaded will give more stable voltages generally.

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June 18, 2001 11:59:17 PM

i have a force feed backe joystick for gamming

well i plann on getting the soi .13 micron chip if it will work on my board when it comes out
so that will free up some power
if worst come to worst i will just by another psu becuase i don't plane i loading that hardrive up for a while
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June 19, 2001 2:14:04 AM

How does it look? Light beige, unless you use a colored case!

Cast not thine pearls before the swine
June 19, 2001 1:17:27 PM

that what paint is for
June 19, 2001 2:20:50 PM

add another 256 megs of ddr if you can afford it...

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June 19, 2001 3:08:16 PM

if you go with the dxr mobo consider getting 2 ibm hard drives instead on one, as the dxr comes with onboard raid, otherwise it looks like a really great setup

life is what happens while you are making other plans
June 19, 2001 3:23:54 PM

thanks for letting me know that

i was plannong on geeting another 256in like a month after i get this thing so my founfds have so time to replunish a little bit
June 19, 2001 3:37:01 PM

Looks real good. When are you shipping it to me?

The optical mouse is a must. I just bought a Microsoft Explorer (with the wire). Works much better than a ball.
June 19, 2001 3:39:52 PM

i just found out that i had read the specs for the 7dx not the 7dxr when i was resreaching them so i have one question

is there a way to use an agp regular video card with an agp slot because know that i reasilse that it has raid and another ddr slot i like the 7dxr better than the 7dx
June 19, 2001 3:59:53 PM

the 7dxr has an agp pro slot, i currently have a hercules prophet 4500 on the board and it works great. i also have 512 megs of ddr ram and my system is extremely quick, check crucial for that however.

life is what happens while you are making other plans
June 19, 2001 4:37:53 PM

so in other words yes an agp board will fit in an agp pro slot
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June 20, 2001 2:02:16 PM

Don't spend the extra $$ for the 3Com NIC. A friend who makes a living installing networks told me he personally uses NetGear NICs. He also showed me a box of dead 3com's :o 
Said nowadays all the NICs have the same processor overhead.

Also-maybe a better soundcard? (unless music or 3D sound don't matter)
June 20, 2001 2:11:45 PM

i'm getting the 3 com as a trade for a modem

sound doesn't mean much i'm sitn at home right know with only two speakers and that is ok for me
June 20, 2001 3:38:13 PM

well, if you use it for games, i'd surely consider a better sound card and speakers...
perhaps i'd get the Sound Blaster Live D.E with a 5.1 speaker...
June 21, 2001 10:44:14 PM

i went back to place where i'm looking at getting the stuff form

anf found

400w power spully will cost me 20 dollars more
2 30 gig hard rives will cost me 45 more
ga-7dxr will cost 100

do you this this would be worth the cost
also has anybody used the ga-7dxr our found a review that covers it good
June 22, 2001 1:03:43 PM

actual i did some more serching after the post last night and found an articale in greman that put it agnist the a7m266 and i showed it doing preety good actuall beating it by a little bit in some spots
June 22, 2001 2:08:20 PM

thanks and i just found another one where it put it agnist the a7m266 and the newest expoxy board and it did prteyy good. it beat them in some place by a little bit i really think i'm go to get this board now thanks

it has alot of nice features on it that i like
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