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Old 03-28-2006, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CPU $249 Athlon 64 3700+ 1000HT Box S939

Motherboard $103 Asus A8N5X S939 nForce4 Chipset 1PCI-Ex16/3+2+1PCI/4DDR, w/Sound GB-Lan SATA Raid

RAM $102 Corsair VS1GBKIT400C3 1GB Kit (2x512MB) PC3200 400Mhz

Video Card $109 Asus EN6600LE/TD256 256MB PCI-E w/TV & DVI Retail

Hard Drive $109 WD WD2500JS 250GB 8MB SATA II

Optical Drive $46 LG GSA-H10AB/BK 16x16 DL DVD±RW w/Software

Case $119 Sonata II 17" Black ATX w/450W PS (8xbays) or $105.00 Aspire X-Cruiser (Silver) Mid Tower Case w/Front Side USB, FireWire Ports 420 PSU
One psu is 20 pin one is 24 whats the diff



Total 840 CAD

Will everything work together? I didnt want to spend too much.
Im happy about any commens or suggestions ;D
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the mobo already has onboard ethernet? so why the PCI carD?

Everything looks good, but someone will have to get back to you on the SATA drive, I do not know very much about them.
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yeah i was wonder whats the differnece in ide and sata
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well IDE is older, SATA is newer.

SATA can be hot swapped if you use the SATA power connector rather than the legacy (4 pin molex)

A standard SATA drive has a performance edge vs IDE.

Thats all i know.
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which uses less power?
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you dont need the network card because your motherboard already comes with it built in.
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yeah i just changed it
Hows this case
$105.00 Aspire X-Cruiser (Silver) Mid Tower Case w/Front Side USB, FireWire Ports 420 PSU
One psu is 20 pin one is 24 whats the diff
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powerwise with a hd wont matter via sata or ide just as long as the RPMs are the same. You dont need SATA II, just get a regular SATA 150 hd, SATA II is faster but the board doesnt support it.
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It looks like a good build
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powerwise with a hd wont matter via sata or ide just as long as the RPMs are the same. You dont need SATA II, just get a regular SATA 150 hd, SATA II is faster but the board doesnt support it.
HD performance comes down to more than just RPM. You have to remember cache and response times.
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