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Old 01-06-2006, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Im building a PC - Is this setup OK ??

OK, im building a PV as a home entertainment centre, i want it for TV, Internet, Gaming, Sattelite TV etv etc ok?

i have been browsing some shops and made a list of everything i need, i have built a PC before but not as advanced as this one and i need to know if this is all going to be ok...

here we go.....

1. The Case
JEANTECH - G-MAX TOWER
> Features for this JEANTECH JN804

- Jeantech JN804 G-Max Tower
- Four 5.25 Bays
- Three 3.25 Bays (1 Hidden)
- Screwless Option for 5 1/4 and 3 1/2
- Air Fan Duct
- PCI Card Lock
- LCD Display
- USB/Audio/1394
- No Power Supply Unit

2. The PSU.
JEANTECH - POWER SUPPLY
> Single Ball Bearing Fan
S-ATA Connector
Smart Automatic Fan Speed Control
Super-Low Noise Under All Loads
300W Maximum power
Passive PFC Function
ATX 12v
Short Circuit Protection On All Output
Over/Under Voltage Protection

3. The Motherboard
ECS - NFORCE4 AMD MOTHERBOARD
> ECS NForce4 A939 - AMD Motherboard
Socket Size 939
PCI-E X16 Expansion Slot
6 Channel Audio On-Board Audio
ATX Form Factor
FSB 2000 (MT/S)
On-Board RAID
Raid 0.1 + 1
USB Ports/Headers 4/6

4. The Processor
AMD - ATHLON 64 3500 PROCESSOR
> Part Number - ADA3500BPBOX
Athlon 64 AMD Processor
Socket Size 939 Venice Core
2200 mhz Core Speed
512 Kb Level 2 Cache
90nm Nanometer
2000 System Bus
Up to 14.4GB/sec Processor-to-System
Enhanced Virus Protection
Cool n Quiet Technology

5. Processor Cooling System
AKASA - EVO 33 ATHLON 64 COOLER
> Akasa AK-913 Athlon 64 Cooler
Designed for Socket 754, 939 & 940
Award Winning Evo 33 Athlon 64 Cooler
Direct contact Heatpipe Technology
33 Alumin Fins fr fast Heat dissipation
Manual Speed Control on PC Backplate
80mm Ultra Quiet Twin Ball Bearing Amber
PC backplate for Fan Speed Adjustment

5. a. Computer Cooling
AKASA - 120MM CRYSTAL BLUE 4 LED CASE FAN ( X2 )
> 120 x 120 x 25mm
2000 rpm
0.16A rated current
35.12 CFM air flow
25.24 dB(A) noise level
Ball bearing fan


6. The RAM
PNY - 1GB DDR PC3200 DIMM RAM MEMORY
> 400 mhz Bus Clock Rate
Non-ECC ECC/nonECC

7. The Hard Drive
SAMSUNG - 250GB INTERNAL HARD DRIVE
> Samsung SP2514N Internal Hard Drive
250Gb Formatted Capacity
Internal ATA-7 Interface
7200rpm Spindle Speed
8Mb Buffer Cache
8.9ms Average Seek Time (read)
Dual Digital Signal Processor
Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motor
NoiseGuard & SilentSeek technology

8. CD / DVD Drive
LG - 16X DUAL FORMAT DOUBLE LAYER SUPER MULTI INTERNAL DVD/RW
> 16 x DVD Write, 4 x Rewrite, 16 x Read
2 x DVD RAM Writing
Stores up to 8.5GB on Double Layer
+/ - Dual format writing
40 x CD Write, 24 x Rewrite, 40 x Read
E-IDE/ATAPI Interface
2Mb Data Buffer Capacity
With Buffer under run technology
145ms Random Access Time


9. Graphics
PNY - 256MB DDR AGP GRAPHICS CARD - GeForce 6
> GEFORCE 6 6600 Graphics Controller
256Mb DDR Memory Interface
TV out, DVI-I and VGA
AGP 8X Card Interface
128bit Dual RAMDACs
300 mhz Clock speed
Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support

10. Input - Keyboard, Mouse & Remote
LOGITECH - CORDLESS DESKTOP S510 MEDIA REMOTE
> Logitech Desktop s510 Media Remote
Ultra-Flat Cordless Keyboard & Mouse
Includes Remote for Music, Photos & More
Multimedia Hotkeys
One-Touch Keyboard Controls
Mini USB receiver provides Connectivity
Optical Mouse delivers High Performance
Tilt Wheel-Scroll up-down, Side & Zoom
Controls allow you to Rotate Pics & Zoom
LED Indicates when Batteries are Low.

11. Sound Card
CREATIVE L - SOUNDBLASTER X-Fi XTREME MUSIC - SOUND CARD
> Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
Powerful Audio Processor
A Must for All Gamers
CMSS 3D for better Surround Sound
24-Bit Crystalizer fr better Audio Sound
3 Modes: Gaming, Entertainment & Audio
SOUND CARD Interface
96 Max Sample Rate
With Audio Amplifier

TV Card
PC LINE - PCI TV TUNER CARD
> PCI Interface
Stereo Audio
Teletext
Remote Control
Teletext support
PC Line TVR Software
Supports Worldwide TV Standard
NTSC,PAL,Secam
Watch TV through your PC

B]All of this info was from Pc World site, whole computer's gonna cost £ 764.90[/B]


And theres also a small external wireless g router upstairs in the phone socket and an external, USB reciever for the PC, as wellas cables etc etc

Have i missed anything or some not-compatible with anything, can any one corrct me wherever i have gone wrong please ?
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would reccommend getting a different psu because that 300w seems a little low...maybe get a Antec psu...diff mobo for sure, try msi k8n neo4-f, different hard drive, like western digital, and if you are using it for gaming then i would reccomend getting a pci-e card like a 6800gt or 7800gt from evga. I dont really know much about tv tuners so i cant help u there, other than that it seems like a pretty nice rig
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This computer what be kind of outdated once you build it.
I don't know your budget but I suggest this:

CPU- AMD64 X2 3800- $322
Mobo- eVGA sli mobo (free with 7800GT from MonarchComputer)
Ram- Corsair Value 2GB (1GBx2)- $166
Hard Drive- WD 250GB SATA II- $105
Video Card- eVGA 7800 GT- $360 from MonarchComputer
Sound Card- Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic- $112
Power Supply- Antec TruePower II 550W- $100
Case- Rosewill TU-155- $55

Total- $1220
not including the extras you need like tv card, cooling, etc
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That whole system is dirt, the video card isnt going to work as it is AGP and the motherboard is PCI-E.

Case
I don't know much about that case but if you like it and it supports ATX it doesn't matter too much as most cases are the same. Make sure it has decent airflow.

PSU
That PSU is junk, 300W maximum! thats not even going to be able to supply that system with enough power.
Get a PSU from one of the following brands: OCZ, Antec, Fortron, Enermax, Hiper, Seasonic or PCP&C. Also make sure it has at least 450W continuous power and a 24pin connector.

Motherboard
ECS aren't known for perticually good motherboards. I would recommend a DFI Lanparty Ultra-D or a MSI K8N Neo4-F.

CPU
That CPU is a good one but I would get the 3700+ or if you are willing to spend a little more cash get a X2 3800+

RAM
That RAM is no good, get 1Gb value series from OCZ, G.skill, Corsair or Geil.

HD
Theres nothing wrong with the HD you picked but Seagate and Western Digital are better known for reliability so i would recommend one of them.

Video Card
If you are going to be gaming get either a Geforce 6800GS or 7800Gt

Don't get a sound card unless you're really bothered about slightly better sound quality
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what about this setup, i just saw it on ebay for 2 and a half thousand !!!!!! OMG ! so i think ill buy all the bits individually and build it myself.....

here we go


AMD Athlon 64 FX57 Processor
The extremely powerful Athlon 64 FX57 processor is the latest from AMD and can run 32bit applications whilst supporting future 64bit. Being equivalent to 5.7GHZ, you will be amazed with the speed and reliability of this processor.
4GB Corsair PC3200 DDR400 Ram
The 4GB's of PC3200 DDR400 Memory provides a solid and reliable base for multi-tasking and running the latest games. The memory is Corsair branded memory which has a high reputation for probably being the best memory available.

512mb DDR3 ATI X1800XT PCI-Express Graphics
The ATI X1800XT Graphics card provides high gaming performance whilst being connected via the new 16x PCI-Express slot. twice as fast as the normal 8x AGP slot. The card has 512mb of Fast DDR3 memory and a 625MHZ Graphics Processing Unit.
16x Sony DVD Re-Writer
A Sony branded DVD Re-Writer is included in this PC and support multiple formats and dual layer at speeds up to 48x for CD's and 16x for DVD's. This will allow you to burn home movies, photos and other large amounts of data onto DVD's.

500GB Hitachi SATA2 Hard Drive
The 500GB Hard drive made by the ever reliable Hitachi will store loads of photos, videos, pictures, programs, games etc. It is connected using SATA2 Technology which achieves transfer rates of 300mbps. 3 times as fast as ordinary IDE hard drives and twice as fast as SATA hard drives.
650Watt Power Supply Unit & Case Fans
To ensure your PC remains operational and reliable, This PC uses a 650Watt Power Supply to run even the most demanding components. It also has 2 large case fans to draw the hot air away form the computers to keep it running cool and effectively.

Windows XP Professional 64Bit Edition & Home Edition
The latest Microsoft Windows operating system is installed on this PC and unlike many other PC manufacturers, we will give you the original disc when we send you the PC. Also, because not everything support windows 64bit yet, we will also install a fully licensed version of Windows XP Home Edition so you can choose which one to boot on when you start-up the PC.
Abit A8N Ultra NF4 Motherboard
This PC is based on the Abit A8N NF4 Ultra Motherboard which uses the NF4 Ultra Chipset to support the latest technologies such as PCI-Express, SATA2, 400mbps IEE1394, 7.1 Channel Audio and the Nvidia Firewall. Abit have a reputation of making reliable motherboards; ideal to support all the highly powerful components we have used to build up this PC.

Aerocool AeroEngine2 Silver Case
All this is packed into the tremendous Aerocool AeroEngine2 Silver Case. This Quality, Stylish case looks great and is perfect for the powerful components inside it.
Floppy Dive and Card Reader
There is also a floppy drive and multiple card reader for you to upload the photos from your digital camera to your PC quickly and without having to plug in any additional cables.


heres a link to the page...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GAMING-PC-FX57...QQcmdZViewItem
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The link doesn't work but from what I can see of what you posted, that system is a rip off. How can they say a 2.8GHz CPU is the equivellent of 5.7GHz??!!
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