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Old 07-19-2004, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default building a new computer, need help deciding somet things.

This will be the 2nd computer ive built so far..
I will be ordering all of the parts from Newegg

ASPIRE X-Alien Steel Blue Server Case with Side Window with 420W Power Supply, Model "ATXA1AW/420"

ASUS "A8V Deluxe Wi-Fi" K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL

AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 3500+, 2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor - Retail

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail

Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD, OEM Drive Only

Lite-On Black 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, Model SOHW-812S, Retail

ASUS Black 52X QuieTrack Technology CD-ROM Drive, Model CD-S520 Black QuieTrack, Retail

Thermaltake SilentTower 4 in 1 CPU Cooler for Intel P4 478 & Socket T, AMD K7 & K8, with Heatpipe Cooling, Model "CL-P0025" -RETAIL

Dynatron System Exhaust Blower fit to PCI Slot, Model "DB1206SP"

Dynatron Aluminum Hard Disk Driver Cooler with 3 cooling Fan, Model "DH1204SO-3" -RETAIL

KDS XF-7BK 17" Xtreme Flat CRT Monitor –RETAIL

Total Price: $ 1,748.09

Open to any suggestions on changing the parts around..

Will the raptor be worth the extra money, or should i just go with a SATA Seagate 7,200 rpm drive?

Should i invest in a better power supply or will the 420W be enough for it?


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What are you going to be using this computer for?
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have the same stuff, the raptor is definetly worth the extra money but I have two in raid 0, if you're not on a tight budget I would suggest another Raptor since 74 GB is decent but I always like to get above at least 100GB.
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