OK... another one of these threads... Oh well, I don't mind helping out. Ok go take a look at a Vince0000's thread. I basically priced a pretty good P4 system. The 2.26B is really not needed as a P4 2.0GHz should reach 2.66B with a 133MHz FSB. Check it out.
Pentium 4 2.0A ghz
Abit IT7 (got editors choice award around the web)
Some kind of samsung memory. Corsair uses samsung memory.
So either Samsung pc2700 or corsair XMS pc2700, there was one more company that used samsung memory.
Thats what i got. if you want a RDRAM based system. that i don't know much about. I do know the above board is veyr stable and worth the money if you have no lagacy devices. Read 3 reviews and all 3 they got editors choice award and found it super stable.
Yup, the system I put together for a "Vance" is under the Next Gaming System thread. I read reviews of the IT7 too and it looks really really great. I'd get it too if I were building a new comp. Don't get Corsair, cause all it is is some hand picked Samsung with a heat spreader and $50 added on. (ok, $50 is an exaggeration)
Sorry for bothering you chuck232, I read THG forum almost every day and I know there is a lot of similar questions, but I really need help with this
This what I have so far:
P4 2.0A Retail 191$
Samsung Original DDR333 PC-2700 512mb CAS2.5 - OEM VersionDDR 150$
What do you think about:
***CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series CMX512-2700C2 PC2700 DDR RAM 333MHz w/ Heat Spreader 154$
ABIT IT7 MAX Intel 845E chipset ATX 152$
WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 80GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # WD800JB - OEM, DRIVE 114$
LeadTek GF4 Ti4400 - $237
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Xgamer 84$
I still can’t choose between Corsair and Samsung.
I’m somewhat confused with those CD-RW + DVD combos is that a good choice or there is a better solution.
I’m looking for good case with reasonable price now, any suggestions, my last one was terrible, it was shaking and producing noises like it’s going to bite me whenever I turn on PC, not to mention whit CD-ROM spinning.
To tell the truth, I always thought the Corsair RAM was a lot more than the Samsung, ok since there's not much difference get the Corsair. Good for overclocking and running at lower latency ratings. Well, I'd say you should get a 40x12x48 CD-RW + a 16x DVD-ROM for just a bit more than a combo. Plus, you'll not have to always use your CD-RW for reading stuff. I mean a Lite-On DVD-ROM is ~$40 and a Lite-On 40x12x48 CD-RW is $70. That's $110. Or you can get a 32x12x40 Lite-On for $10 less. I'd prefer that over the combo anyday.
Ok, first off, just get a DVD-ROM and a CD-RW. A Lite-On 40x12x48 CD-RW is $70 and a Pioneer 16X DVD-ROM is $46. You can still run CDs in a DVD-ROM. Just take out that CD-ROM and put in a DVD-ROM in it's place and get a plain CDRW. Those 2 optical drives are pretty good. Esp. the Lite-On burner. Also don't get the PS2 Keyboard, unless you're getting an adapter to USB, cause there is no PS2 ports on that mobo.
* WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 80GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # WD800JB - OEM, DRIVE ONLY
* LEADTEK GeForce4 TI4400 128M
* CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER LIVE! 5.1
* PIONEER INTERNAL ATAPI 16X DVD-ROM MODEL 106S
* Lite On 40X12X48 CDRW Model: RTL40125S-Retail
* Viewsonic G90F 19" Monitor, Retail
* CHIEFTEC Server Chasis (Workstation Tower) Model DX-01WD-420W; Turbo Link Power Supply
* LOGITECH B69 CORDED OPTICAL MOUSE - OEM Combo USB and PS/2
Few things are missing, but more or less that’s it. I couldn’t find appropriate keyboard I like, but that’s not a big problem I’ll do it latter. There is still time to change this configuration, so please comment if you want.