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September 14, 2004 1:08:58 AM

I'm planning on building my own PC and would appreciate any comments you have on the following configuration. I know I still need to add a video and sound card. I'm planning on buying from newegg. Thanks!

ROUND, 18-Inch, Floppy drive cable, Booted, 2-Connector ( CLEAR )

COOLER MASTER ROUND, 18-Inch, ATA133/100/66 IDE Cable, 2-Connector (CLEAR )  (Qty 2)

Woet Tsern USB Digital Card Reader/Writer INTERNAL, Model ICR-A2 Beige OEM

ANTEC Silver Aluminum Performance 1 Series ATX Mid-Tower Case with Swiveling Front Control Panel features LED Display, Model "P160" -RETAIL

Sony DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model DWU18A Beige Bazel w/Software - OEM

Sony DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model DWU18A Beige Bazel w/ Software - OEM

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM

Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, MODEL 6Y120M0, OEM Drive Only   (Qty 2)

Microsoft Black Multimedia Keyboard & Wheel Mouse Optical Bundle PS/2 102keys -OEM

ASUS "P4C800-E DELUXE" i875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL

Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 550 3.4 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, HyperThreading Technology - Retail

Corsair XMS 184-PIN 512MB DDR PC-3200 PRO series with Activity LEDs, Model CMX512-3200XLPRO - Retail (Qty 2 for a total of 1GB)

Microsoft Windows XP Pro - RETAIL

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by DavidPJ on 09/14/04 09:58 AM.</EM></FONT></P>

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September 14, 2004 4:05:24 PM

Only two things I can say- why only 240 gigs, when you could spend another $40-$50 and have 320 gigs (2 x 160)? And, why the Sony drives? I'm building a little heftier system soon and I'm putting in Plextor 712A burners.
Oh, and also, I'd rethink some of the choices to go with OEM compnents, if possible. On things other than the hard drives, it can make a warranty difference.


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September 14, 2004 11:16:01 PM

Thanks. I may increase the storage but I used the 120MB drives for now. Regarding the Sony burners, I know they work with the Sony video editing software I use.

By the way, I made a mistake on the cpu selection. I accidentally chose a 675 socket P4 instead of the 478.
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September 15, 2004 3:26:31 PM

Video editing? Wow, then you REALLY don't want 120's. As for the CPU choice, I wouldn't go for the older socket 478. I wouldn't go for Intel at all, but I understand the concept of personal taste. But the socket 478 issue is much more important. Think about it: Do you really want to lock yourself into a dying technology? 915X or 925X (socket T (LGA775)) motherboards are a much better choice. Leave yourself some room to grow.

Personally, I do photo editing, and my choice is 3 x Maxtor 160's. Or I may go to 200's, I don't know yet.



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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by peartree on 09/15/04 07:36 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 16, 2004 2:07:59 AM

at the moment, my 1gig of ram is almost fully used in video and 3d editing.... maybe 2 gigs for the future if you can afford it

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