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Old 06-23-2004, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my proposed system. You may remember me on this forums from months ago...well in the next few weeks, or whenever the next pricedrop is, it will be time for me to purchase my new comp!

Tell me of ANY possible/confirmed problems or conflicts with components, or if you can suggest a better component. $1500 is my absolute max. price for everything, and I hope to spend as little as possible.


Lian-Li Aluminum Case with Side Panel Window & 1 Ball-Bearing Fan on the Top (Black), Model "PC-65B" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Case Type: ATX Mid-Tower
Color: Black
Material: Aluminum
Drive Bays: 4x5.25", 3x3.5", 5x3.5"(Internal)
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: 2x USB2.0
Power Supply: No Power Supply Included
Cooling System: 4x Ball Bearing Fans
Motherboard Compatibility: ATX, Max: 12" x 9.6"
Dimensions: 8.3"x17.7"x19.3"(WxHxD)
Special Features: Slidable M/B tray, Fan Speed controller more info-> N82E16811112040 $115.00


ASUS "A7N8X-E Deluxe" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
Specifications:
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 + MCP-T
FSB: 400/333/266/200MHz
RAM: 3x DIMM for Dual-Channel DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB
IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP Pro/8X, 5x PCI, 1x Wi-Fi
Ports: 2xPS2,1xLPT,1xCOM,2xLAN,6xUSB2.0(Rear 4),SPDIF Out,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC650 6-Channel Codec
Onboard LAN: Realtek 8201BL 10/100Mbps + Marvell 88E8001 GbE
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x Serial ATA by Silicon Image Sil3112A, RAID 0/1
Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813131478 $99.00


ATI RADEON 9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL
Specifications:
Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9800PRO/380MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/680MHz
BUS: AGP 4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video + Composite Out)+DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Cable/Accessories: 2 DVI to D-Sub Adapters, 2 Cables, Driver CD, Manual
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz
Retail Box (See pics for details) more info-> N82E16814102286 $223.00

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ENERMAX Noisetaker Series 420W Power Supply, ATX 12V V1.3 compatible: Support latest P4 and Athlon 64 platforms, Model "EG425P-VE-SFMA"
Specifications:
Type: ATX
Maximum Power: 420W
PFC: No
OverVoltage Protection: +5V: 5.5V-7.0V, +3.3V: 3.76V-4.3V
OverLoad Protection: 110%-160% of max load
Input Range: 95V-135VAC; 180V-265VAC
Output: +3.3V@32A; +5V@36A; +12V@15A; -12V@0.8A; +5VSB@2.5A
Approvals: OCP, UVP, OVP, OLP, OTP, and SCP
Special Features: Smart fan, Separate 12V rails, S-ATA connectors, Extra Power connector, Copper-shielding
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 Year more info-> N82E16817103445 $60.00


Enlight ATX 420W P4 Power Supply, Model "EN-8420934" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Type: ATX
Maximum Power: 420W
PFC: No
Power Good Signal: 100-500ms
Hold-up Time: >16ms at full load@115 Vac
Efficiency: Typical 68% @ full load
Over Voltage Protection: +5V trip point<+6.8V; +3.3V trip point<+4.5V; +12V trip point<+15.6V
Overload Protection: Not Specified
Input Voltage: 115-230 V
Input Frequency Range: 50-60 Hz
Input Current: 10A/ 5A
Output: +3.3V@30A; +5V@40A; -5V@0.3A; +12V@18A; -12V@0.8A; +5VSB@2A
MTBF: >100,000 hours at 75% load and 25 C ambient conditions
Approvals: UL 1950 3rd, CUL, TUV, CB, CE, FCC,CNS,VDE more info-> N82E16817103604 $37.75


AMD Athlon XP 3200+ "Barton", 400MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail
Specifications:
Model: AMD Athlon XP 3200+
Core: Barton
Operating Frequency: 2.2GHz
FSB: 400MHz
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.65V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket A
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Packaging: Retail Box (Heatsink and Fan included) more info-> N82E16819103390 $187.00


Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail
Specifications:
Manufacturer: Corsair
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2-3-3-6 T1
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: two 64M x 64 -Bit
Special Features: With Platinum Heat Spreader
Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820145450 $258.00


Seagate 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model ST380013A-RK, Retail
Specifications:
Capacity: 80GB
Average Seek Time: 8.5 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: not specified
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
Packaging: Retail box (see pics for details) more info-> N82E16822148029 $101.00


SAMSUNG 955DF-T/T 19" DynaFlat CRT Monitor -RETAIL
Specifications:
CRT Type: DynaFlat™ CRT
Dot Pitch: 0.20mm (H)
Max / Optimal resolution: 1600x1200 @ 68 Hz / 1280x1024 @ 75 Hz
Frequency / Bandwidth: fh: 30~85kHz; fv: 50~160Hz / 185MHz
Features: Smart III™ Surface Treatment, Highlight Zone™
Dimensions & Weight: 17.3x18.1x18.1 inches(WxHxD), 46.2 lbs
Manufacturer's Warranty / Phone No.: 3 Year Parts, Labor and CRT / 800-726-7864 more info-> N82E16824001119 $209.00


Lite-On 16X DVD-ROM, Model SOHD-167T Black, RETAIL
Specifications:
Read Speed: 48X CD-ROM, 16X DVD-ROM
Access Time: 120ms
Buffer Size: 512KB
OS Support: Windows 98SE/ NT4.0/ ME/ 2000/ XP
Features: SMART-X: Smart Monitoring & Adjusting Read-speed Technology for eXtraction, ABS: Auto Balance System
Packaging: Retail (w/ PowerDVD 5) more info-> N82E16827131119 $30.99


ASUS Black 52X32X52 IDE Internal CD-RW Drive w/ QuieTrack Technology, Model CRW-5232AS QuieTrack, Retail
Specifications:
Write Speed: 52X CD-R, 32X CD-RW
Read Speed: 52X CD-ROM
Interface: ATAPI / E-IDE
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
Features: FlextraLink and FlextraSpeed technologies
Packaging: Retail box (comes with Software and cables, see pic) more info-> N82E16827135020 $36.00


Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Channels: 7.1
Max Sampling Rate: 192kHz
Signal-Noise Ratio: 108dB(SNR)
Hardware Decode: Dolby Digital EX
Digital Audio: 24-bit
Hardware Polyphony: 64 Voices
PC Interface: PCI
Connectors: Line-out, Line-in, Mic-in, Digital Out(5.1), Firewire(IEEE1394), Analog/Digital CD Audio in, Telephone Answering Device in, GAME/MIDI port via extension header, Internal IEEE1394 header and AD_EXT extension header to Audigy 2 ZS Internal I/O Drive(See Details)
External Box: N/A
Remote Control: N/A
$88.00


Total (BOTH PSUs...only want 1) - $1,444.74



Xoxide Order

12" Liquid Neon Cathode Light (Blue)

13.99
Thermaltake Thunderblade 80mm LED Fan (Blue) (2)

13.98
Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer Revision 2

19.99
80mm Aluminum Mesh Fan Filter (Black) (2)

10.98
24" UV Sensitive Dual Device Round IDE Cable
3.99

Subtotal for Xoxide.com - Custom ATX Computer Cases, Modded PC Cases, Computer Case mods, and PC Mods: $62.93
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out the x800 or nVidia 6800 (needs 450 watts). The x800, specifically, will be the same price as your 9800 is now when it comes out in a month or so and it's almost twice as powerful from the benchmarks that I've seen.
Buy the $60 ENERMAX psu, since it supports Athlon platforms (mho)...
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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buy your modding stuff from www.svc.com they are cheaper than xoxide
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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get an sata hard drive or raid arranged hard drive for better performance. Also enermax is a better psu.
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Thanks guy!
Do you have a guide for setting up SATA or RAID? I hear that SATA is good, but I've heard that RAID is fast but unreliable, and I am NOT going to sacrifice any reliability in my HDD for a little extra speed. Plus, I only plan to buy 1 HDD to start.
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512 DDR266/1024 OCZ DDR (3200)
Chaintech GeForce 3 128mb/eVGA 6800GT 256mb
400 watt Powmax/530 watt Fortron
40.9GB 94098U8/80gb SATA
Maxtor DiamondMax/Seagate Barricuda
AOpen KF45A modded case
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Check out the x800 or nVidia 6800 (needs 450 watts). The x800, specifically, will be the same price as your 9800 is now when it comes out in a month or so and it's almost twice as powerful from the benchmarks that I've seen.
Buy the $60 ENERMAX psu, since it supports Athlon platforms (mho)...

The x800 is 400 bucks...
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Looks like a good setup, except that you might wanna upgrade that graphics card to the X800.
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Very cools machine, is more better if can upgrade the AGp card to ATI X800 Pro or X800 Paltinum.
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You can get a Western Digital 80Gig hard drive from newegg for $68.50 here

That would save you a few bucks for something else.
Western Digital>Seagate (in my opinion.)

Overall a sweet set-up.
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you forgot to include a monitor and speakers in the above

Saphire Radeon X800 XT 256mb $538

Corsair 2x512mb PC3200 Platinum heat spreader 2-3-3-6 $241

Lian Li PC65 silver with window $105
or
clear acrylic blue UV $72
or
Enermax CS-3110TD1X $70

Thermaltake Silent Purepower480W silver $56

Asus K8V Deluxe $68

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ $200 + whatever extras you choose

LG 8x DVD burner $55 + whatever extras you put in

LG CDR/RW +16xDVD $42.85 + extras

Viewsonic 17" monitor max 1600x1200@77HZ $177.99

Logitech Z-640 speakers $34.77

Seagate 80GB SATA 7200RPM $83

Creative Sound Blaster Live 5.1 $23

-- total=$1624.61 / $1568.61 / $1566.61 --

it's over $1500 but I think you'll be very happy with it
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