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Old 10-04-2004, 03:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, the new box will have 4 HDD. The primary two will be two identical 120GB Seagate SATA drives, as boot. Then I have a Seagate 80GB IDE, and a Seagate 160GB IDE, to add as secondary storage.

I do a LOT of web editing, graphics work, gaming level design, CAD work, etc, so I suck up a lot of HDD space. My current fun-box has 200GB of storage, and only 10GB are left. So I'm looking forward to slipping into the roomy 480GB capacity of the new comp. I think the SATA's will be great for the system, too. They're faster, at least.


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Old 10-04-2004, 05:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ShoobieRat
Hey, no shyt, man! I'm gonna run every bench I can on it!

Of course, step 1 is to just get it all to work. I'm hoping it's going to go smooth and I'll just be able to fit everything together, power-on, and load the OS. I already know I need to switch the mobo FSP jumper to handle the 400MHz FSB, because the factory setting is at 100MHz (for 200MHz FSB).

Everything should be set, though. I'm only gonna put in one of the SATA drives, first, and get it all running. Then I'll put in the second SATA and my other two IDE drives.'s been a while since I built my own machine. I'm nervous 'cause it's my own money this time. Plus, although I deal with hardware all the time, I rarely build an entire machine from scratch. The last time I built a whole machine, cold, from scratch, was about four years ago, and technology has changed!

Give'n me the willies here!

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also, what PSU did you buy? and what case?

Desktop specs:
AMD Athlon XP 2500+@ 200x11 - EPoX 8rda3I - Thermaltake 420watt silent PSU - 2x512MB PNY PC3200(DualChannel) - TT HSF - PNY 5900SE, 128MB DDR, 256-bit - - Toshiba SD-R5002: DVD-RW - NEC DVD-RW - 2 Antec 80mm fans - 1 Delta 92mm fan - 1 Antec 120mm fan- 1 TT 120mm fan - Windows XP Pro - WD special edition 80GB 7200 RPM- Seagate 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB cache - Onboard Sound - Onboard Ethernet

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ACER Travel Mmate 4000LCi - Intel Pentium M 710 - 15\" XGA TFT - 512MB DDR333 - 40 GB HD - DVD-rom/CD-RW Drive - WLAN 802.11b/g - Winxp Home - Intel Extreme Graphics - Average Battery Life: 4-5 hours - 6.4 lbs
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Old 10-04-2004, 07:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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also, what PSU did you buy? and what case?
Check out my first post "Step One Completed!"

PSU = Ultra ATX 600watt

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