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Old 04-23-2005, 03:41 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Tyan K8WE


Dual AMD Opteron Socket 940 1.8ghz


4 x Corsair 512mb Registered ECC 2.5CL DDR400


DiamondMax 10 SATA (250gb/16mb)


Dual DiamondMax 10 SATA (250gb/16mb) RAID0


Generic 7,200rpm 30gb SATA


Nvidia 6800GT


Audigy 2 ZS Platinum


Martox RT.X100

2 x 21” CRT Flatscreens

Any incompatibility issues here? Any tweaks to this proposal that'd make a better system (within the budget)?

My ram...
Is it high enough performance and will it dual channel? 4 x $80

Thankyou for your help with this project

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Old 04-24-2005, 02:36 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I still say go Seagate or Western Digital with your hard drives, maxtor is far from the most reliable

for your monitors: I think you's have to get one digital if you want to run them both on the 6800

you probabbly won't need that high end sound card, even a SB Live will do

for dual channel. you have to have exactly 2 RAM disks. if you want 2GB it has to be 2x1GB. 4 sticks will not run in dual channel
although that might be a different story with dual CPU,s. some motherboards dedicate certain slots to each CPU, so that each CPU will have its own dual channel RAM

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Old 04-24-2005, 05:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Thanks apokalipse, i was told that cause of the dual-opteron setup, i should do a dual-dual-channel, so each cpu has its own dual channel array.
you may be right about the hdds, i think im going to still with maxtor because $140 for 250gbs is good, and the 16mb chache, and NCQ and speed
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Old 04-24-2005, 05:55 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I was thinking it could be handy to have the extra potions on the soundcard, all those I/Os could be useful sometimes, and when it's so easy to get a good deal on ebay.. plus a remote control! i mean YEAH

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