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Old 10-11-2005, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Like the Title and Summary say, I'm just after a lil' expert advice on the components I've chosen to assemble my first pc.
Here's a link to my component list: http://joelandmelissa.com/newpc.htm

Would appreciate any input!!!
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Old 10-11-2005, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get a different motherboard manufacturer (like Abit, DFI, MSI, Goga-Byte), and get another kind of harddrive (Western Digital or Seagate).

I'd also stay away from XFX.

The components all look great, just some unworthy brand names.
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Ehhh...ditch the ASUS mobo, the Maxtor HD, and the XFX vid card, and go with MSI or DFI, Seagate or WD, or eVGA or Leadtek, respectively.
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What's so bad about Maxtor hard drives?
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Thanks for your reply guys ... can I ask why you suggest different brands? I've looked at quite a few reviews and I haven't seen much negative feedback.

Can you point me to reviews? Or is the brand thing just a personal preference?

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XFX and Maxtor use to make really buggy hardware that failed alot, but form what i have heard they have come along way since then.

But i would change your motherboard to DFI,MSI and your Harddrive to Seagate or WD.

DFI and Seagate been my prefrences.
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What's so bad about Maxtor hard drives?
Click, click, scratch, scratch.

Then death.

It doesn't happen as much as it used to, but both of my dad's relatively new Maxtor drives died not long ago (he must have known it was coming, because he backed them up two days before the first one crashed...)
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The Maxtor 300GB drives have 16MB caches though. Doesn't that make them worth a shot?

Oh yeah tylerNZ you probably already know this but make sure you have Windows XP Pro because Home does not support dual core CPU's.
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