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Old 04-15-2006, 03:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New build, suggestions wanted

Making a new build and any suggestions would be welcome...

Now the there are a few thing that I am sure of and will not change my mind over, it will have:

Asus Mobo
Intel P4
Coolermaster Case
(2) 500GB Sata II 3GBs (will make total of 4 later)
2GB of ram DDR2 800 (will make total of 4 later)


Prices might be a little lower by this time, it was in the planning about about a month ago, but I need to get this thing done within a month maybe at the latest a month and a half.

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COOLER MASTER CM Stacker 159.00
STC-T01-UW Black/ Silver Aluminum Bezel
SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Motherboard Compatibility: E-ATX, ATX, m-ATX, BTX, m-BTX
With Power Supply: No
With Side Panel Window: No

Model #: STC-T01-UW
Item #: N82E16811119042

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...o.x=11&Go.y=32

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Asus P5WD2-E Premium Motherboard (1) $269.00

* Intel LGA775 Pentium 4/ Celeron CPU
* Pentuim Processor Extreme Edition/ Pentium D
* ATI CrossFire
* Dual channel DDR2
* PCI Express x 16
* Serial ATA 3Gb/s (RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID10)
* Intel MPT
* PEG Link
* AI NOS™
* 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. 8GB DDR2 800/ 667/ 533 ECC and non-ECC memory

Part Number: MB-P5WD2-E-P
http://store.yahoo.com/directron/p5wd2ep.html

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Intel Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition BX80532PH3460FS (1) 969.00

3.46GHz
1066MHz FSB
LGA775
512 KB L2
2MB L3
w/ HT Technology
(http://www.directron.com/bx80532ph346fs.html)

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CPU INFO
http://indigo.intel.com/compare_cpu/...&culture=en-US

Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955 (1) 1018.00
1066MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor - Retail

* Brand Intel
* Series Pentium D
* Model BX80553955
* CPU Socket Type LGA 775
* Core Presler
* Name Pentium Extreme Edition 955
* Operating Frequency 3.46GHz
* FSB 1066MHz
* L1 Cache 24KB+32KB
* L2 Cache 2 x 2MB
* Process Type 65 nm
* Hyper-Threading Support Yes
* 64 bit Support Yes
* Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
* Voltage 1.25-1.4V
* Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan


# Model #: BX80553955
# Item #: N82E16819116246
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116246

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COOLING????
Water cooling, but I will be using one for the cpu and one for the vga chip. Preferbally 2 of the same brand and type of cooler would be nice. Reason being is that I want to sit 2 of these (all in one coolers) units side by side facing towards the left panel of the PC. I will have probally have to change the fan airflow direction, most of them blow in thru the back and out thru the front. I want to mount them so the air will flow out of the back of the unit, which will end up being out the right side of the machine.

Of course there is always an exception and that one is the big long one that sits on top.

Was thinking of one of these solutions and really need help choosing:

WATERCOOLING KITS
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TWC-A04
http://www.aocusa.com/pview.php?g=PC...del=EC-TWC-A04

EC-WC-202
http://www.aocusa.com/pview.php?g=PC...odel=EC-WC-202
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Thermaltake A1681 Aquarius III Liquid Cooling Kit
http://www.directron.com/a1681.html
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Koolance EXOS-2 External Water Cooling Kit - Black EX2-750BK
http://www.xoxide.com/koolance-exos-2-black.html
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Kingwin AquaStar AS-3000 Water Cooling Kit
http://www.xoxide.com/kingwin-aquastar-as-3000.html

Kingwin AWC-1 Arctic Computer Liquid Cooling System
http://www.xoxide.com/kwcoolingsys.html

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Maxtor DiamondMax (2) $295.00
11 6H500F0 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Average Latency: 4.17ms
Average Seek Time: 8.5ms
Cache: 16MB
Features: Second-generation Native command queuing Fluid dynamic bearing motor for quiet operation Outstanding reliability with: Advanced mechanical platform Shock Protection System™ Data Protection System™ RoHS compliant
Form Factor: 3.5"
Manufacturer Warranty: 3-Year

Model #: 6H500F0
Item #: N82E16822144005

OR

Western Digital Caviar SE16 (2) $285.00
WD5000KS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Average Latency: 4.2ms
Average Seek Time: 8.9ms
Average Write Time: 10.9ms
Cache: 16MB
Features: Cool operating temperature means longer service life and greater reliability. These drives are designed for cool running, even in severe operating environments. Whisper quiet – With its WhisperDrive™ and SoftSeek™ technologies, WD has minimized noise to levels barely perceptible to the human ear in home and business environments.
Form Factor: 3.5"
Manufacturer Warranty: 3-Year

Model #: WD5000KS
Item #: N82E16822136014

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=14

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POWER
PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 850 SSI $449
850W Continuous (950W Peak) @ 50°C
Fits Std. ATX Cases (20” min. depth)
+12VDC Rails Total 54A (60A Peak)
High Efficiency With .99 Power Factor
Rock-Solid, Super-Clean DC Output
Amazingly Quiet Cooling System
Dual PCI Express Video Connectors
15 Drive Connectors (incl. 6 SATA)
EPS12V, SLI, and SSI Compatibility
5-Year Warranty; Unbeatable Support

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703002

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ATI Radeon X1900 XT Video Card (1) 535.00

* Core clock: 625MHz
* Pixel Pipelines: 16
* Memory Clock: 1450MHz
* Memory Size: 512MB
* Memory Interface: 256-bit
* Memory Type: GDDR3
* Interface: PCI Express x16
* w/ VIVO
* Dual DVI
* Supports HDTV

Item #: N82E16814131005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...C-pr1c3grabb3r


Might crossfire it later. Might just use my old 9800 Pro till the DX10 cards start to pop out...
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RAM??????? 4GB (4) 1GB sticks

would like to try OCZ

http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...ed_latency_xtc
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Kingston HyperX Dual Channel Memory Kit - KHX6400D2K2/2G, 2GB (2x1024MB) DDR2 800, CL5, 240-pin, Non-ECC, Unbuffered
5-5-5-15
http://www.directron.com/khx6400d2k22g.html
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Geil Ultra 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) Computer System Memory GX22GB6400UDC, 240-Pin, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, w/ Aluminum Heat Spreader
4-4-4-12
http://store.yahoo.com/directron/gx22gb6400udc.html
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Mushkin DDR2 XP2-6400 Computer Memory 991471, 1GB 800MHz, 240-Pin, Non-ECC, CAS 5-3-3-8, w/ Heat Spreader
5-3-3-8
http://store.yahoo.com/directron/m991471.html
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Corsair XMS2 Memory CM2X1024-6400, 1GB DDR2 800 PC2-6400 240-Pin SDRAM, Unbuffered, 5-5-5-12, Non-ECC w/ Heat Spreader
5-5-5-12
http://store.yahoo.com/directron/cm2x10246400.html
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I have alot of extra fans from 60mm up to 120's, connectors, and all sorts of jubj in my PC spare parts box, I also have the IDE optical drives that I will be using. and the XP home SP2

When Vista finally/ever comes out this machine will be a duel boot machine.
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Old 04-15-2006, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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K first off you do not need 4 gbs right now, maybe later when vista comes out, but XP doesnt utilize 4 gbs.

So just get G.Skill 2x1GB DUal Channel Ram

As for Motherboard, DO NOT GET THAT ONE!

Get this one, DFI Lanparty UT SLi-DR, or Ultra-D if u dont want SLi

And Hard Drive. I suggest getting 1x500GB WD Caviar for Storage
and 1x74GB WD Raptor for System programs and games and stuff for faster booting

Processor, do not get intel, plz, anyone here will tell u that an AMD woops Intel.....for now......WHOA! i just saw the price, ur willing to spend 1k on that cpu. k then this is what you want. AMD X2 4800+, will kill the intel no problem, and if u want to overclock it will be even better. But if ur still willing to spend 1k on a CPU get the AMD FX-60.

everything else is fine.
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure that Pentium EE would beat that 4800+, but I'm not sure. I know the FX-60 beats a Pentium EE though.

So yeah, change the CPU to a FX-60, and that DFI board. If you wanna save some cash though, don't get a Raptor. You onlt benefit about 5-10 seconds on load times for like, three times the price you pay for a normal hard drive.
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or he could get a super cheap Pentium 4 to hold him over till conroe wich would seem like a smart choice..........
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Old 04-15-2006, 07:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thought I mentioned that I was going to get 2 GB now and 2 HD now, and then get 4 and 4 when I have this mahcine with duel Op systems (WinXP, and Vista)

John3
Ok thank you for you suggstion on the MoBo, but that oen is missing a few things which I feel I need. One is that I need a min. of 3 PCi slots, one for internal USB connections to use the 6USB jacks up front.

Also noticed that the firewire is in the back as well and did not notice one on the Mobo itself. I do not think that I want to run 6 usb connections from the back of the machine and a firewire to make it so I can hook up my devices when I want them.

I think SLI refer's to using Nvidia video cards, if so No I do not like or use Nvidia cards.

I think that I might be open to the suggestion of using a AMD instead of a P4. Al3ways wanted to make one but just fell back on the old reliable (at least to me) Pentium.

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If I ws goignt o get a p4 to tide me over now I would just stay with the P4 3.2 that I have now, even thou it is only 478.
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I was looking at AMD Mobo's havs anyone heard anything bad or good about the: A8R32-MVP Deluxe
http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...42&modelmenu=1

Still trying to get an Asus Mobo in there for this build LOL.
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k SLi doesnt mean its strictly nVIdia. it means that you can have two of the same Nvidia cards and get like 20% boost in performance. If it says SLi u can still use ATI Cards on it.

I guess if ur not overclocking then the Asus Mobo is alright. If ur going to dual boot, and u want a fast computer, then i stand strong at getting a Raptor as well.
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I second the x2 4800+/FX-60. The ASUS A8232-SLI Deluxe is a very good motherboard as well, and yes the x1900xtx will work with it.

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568
X2 4800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103544
FX-60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103608

You should probably go with the X2 4800+, and just oc it 200mhz, and buy a very nice soundcard.

The motherboard you showed looked pretty good, but only get it if
you're going to get 2 x1900xtx's.
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i see no point in getting 2 x1900xtxs because the mobos that do support crossfire sux balls. get the fx-60 if u got the money and get the x1900xtx, and either the asus or the DFI LP UT Ultra-D, i strongly suggest the DFI over th Asus
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i see no point in getting 2 x1900xtxs because the mobos that do support crossfire sux balls. get the fx-60 if u got the money and get the x1900xtx, and either the asus or the DFI LP UT Ultra-D, i strongly suggest the DFI over th Asus
crossfire boards do not "sux balls"

And why do you strongly suggest the DFI...asus makes some exceptional boards too and If he isnt really overclocking Why not go asus.

Yes its a given to get the DFI LP when you want to OC. Tons of bio Options, awsome board.

why are you so confident in that board when you dont even own it......

I highley suggest getting the fx-60, ATI or sappahire X1900XT and 2 GB of some reliable ram such as OCZ, Corsair, Crucial, and G.SKILL in no particular order.

Ridilyn is right...the ASUS A8232 SLI-DELUX is a awsome Motherboard

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crossfire boards do not "sux balls"

And why do you strongly suggest the DFI...asus makes some exceptional boards too and If he isnt really overclocking Why not go asus.
Precisely my point, they make exceptional boards. K if u dont take my word for it, take EVERYONE ELSE THAT OWNS IT word for it. :P
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