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Old 09-17-2004, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I builing a new system here are the specs and Parts im using I have gotten a good deal of info from this forum and a few others just want to know what you guys think or if there is any thing I can improve without adding much to the cost! anyway.


ASUS AV8 DELUX w/ Wifi socket 939
Athalon 64 3500+
Evga Nvidia 6800 GT 256MB
500 watt Ultra X-conect Power Supply
Thermaltake Venus12 CPU heat sink w/ Arctic Silver thermal Paste
2x Maxtor 250GB SATA 7200 RPM harddrives in raid 0

these seem to me to be the absolute best bang for your buck parts i could find and was wondering if you ugys had any other suggestions, I already have a case to put it all in. Just wanted some input on the guts of my new beast! what do you think!
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Old 09-17-2004, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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iv heard western digital and seagate HD's are better then Maxtor,

personaly i like Western Digital for there prices's. but im still gana look for a real article that would actually incriminate Maxtor, b4 i total rule it out.

and Raid 0 for a desktop pc, is totally useless, and it just adds more posibility for corruption/data loss. there isnt even bairly any performance increase from raid when playing intensive games. link--> http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...spx?i=2101&p=1

if your looking for HD performance, just get something like the 10000rpm Western digital raptor.
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Old 09-17-2004, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Point duley noted!

I do want to try raid for my own knowledge as we use alot of raid servers at work and I want to learn how to set up and run a raid system I may not keep it like that but at least want to try it as for maxtor I have had maxtor drives run for years Ihave also seen them go down in horible wreckage. Simple fac tis I need space and lots of it maxtor is the easiest way to do that.

What if I did this instead

WD 74Gb 10,000RPM raptor SATA drive (for loading OS and Games)

WD 250Gb drive for (Well everything else! Movies, Music Downloads!!!)

I can do this for like $20 more would that give me better preformance?
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yes it would.
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Old 09-17-2004, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm That might just be the thing to do then! thanks for the advice the i can just get another 200GB later and play with the raid on that while all installed stuff goes on the 74Gb raptor!
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VERY NICE SYSTEM!!!
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Newegg is the best i jsut droped about 2,300 in there and hope to get my complete system in the next few days hope it all comes on saturday!!!! I ordered to day and paid the extra $2 to put some stank on it! and get it shipped out today!!!!

Any way here are the Complete specs I think I did good for the money I spent!!! What do you think!


My system
http://secure.newegg.com/app/WishHis...VIEW&ID=996102

all that plus an Ultra 500watt power supply with xconnect from

www.zipzoomfly.com
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Old 09-30-2004, 04:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That is one heck of a system. Only one question, why not buy at least 8x blank DVDs? A lot of burners will burn 12X on 8X blanks DVD+Rs. Even if yours won't the 8X will be well worth the burning time saved. There are sells right now on 8X. I saw some this weekend at OfficeMax on sell. I think they were the better brand.

Also, one of the magazines, I think "PC World" did a test on the different brands of DVD media and found that there are a couple of brands that stand out above the rest, and some brands that are supposedly inferior.
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That is one heck of a system. Only one question, why not buy at least 8x blank DVDs? A lot of burners will burn 12X on 8X blanks DVD+Rs. Even if yours won't the 8X will be well worth the burning time saved. There are sells right now on 8X. I saw some this weekend at OfficeMax on sell. I think they were the better brand.
Basicaly it was an impulse buy deal of the day!!!
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Old 09-30-2004, 04:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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OK I understand, and that is one heck of a good deal price wise.
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