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Old 10-23-2005, 09:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My motherboard listed above is out of stock, assuming it doesnt come back soon I might just get this one

DFI nF4-DAGF Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

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Old 10-24-2005, 12:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Problem is, most of those powersupplies are 20 pin, whereas the motherboard im getting is 24. So they wont work...unless I can get an adapter??

also, about the processor im wondering about the 512 L2 cache. Is that too low? Or would it be worth spending 40 more dollars and getting an 3700+ 1MB L2 cache?

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Old 10-24-2005, 01:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I use the Antec 550W TruePower...costs about $100...but works great...

Yes you can buy an adapter, this is the first one I found on newegg (didn't look further):

In the review, one person said:
I purchased and Aspire X-Plorer (20 pin power supply) and an Asus A8E-V motherboard (24 pin power). When I try to play DVDs my system crashes. The Asus tech tracked the problem down to my power system, even though he wasn't aware I was using an adapter. Buy with caution! You might be better off in the long run purchasing a power supply with a 24 pin connector. I know I wish I had.
who knows if it's true or not...probably not...but...depending on what you're going to spend on the PSU, it might be better to just get one with a 24 pin...

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Old 10-25-2005, 03:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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did you know that the lite-on drives are often brought by other maunfactures and given different firmware and faces and sold for much more one of these resalers includes sony. i have also read some reviews which places the lite-on ahead of both the sony and pioneer
Opteron 165 @ 2.2
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:10 AM   #15 (permalink)
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You want recommendations for a cd drive you said? NEC looks to be a good one, and it can burn dvds. I knew as soon as I seen the x800xl some1 would push the 6800GT and earlier this year I would have said go with the x800xl but nowdays I think the 6800GT would prob be the better buy. Earlier the x800xl was $60-70 cheaper and usually got a few more fps but nowdays they look like they are about the same price, but the 6800GT has PS3 which is used in some games.
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:50 AM   #16 (permalink)
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For me go for the Plextor optical drive, currently i use Lite-On CDRw and it sucks!!! really dissapointed ( maybe i am the unlucky one )

I owned Lite-on DVD rom too and it piss me off,so sold it on ebay.

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