AMD 939 setup - comments?


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gpolitis

Hello all -

Here is what I'm looking at putting together. I'm about to pull the
trigger and get the following:

Motherboard:
DFI "LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D" NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Chipset
Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor -
Retail

Video Card:
Powercolor ATI Radeon X800 XL Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit,
DVI/HDTV, PCI-Express, Model "R43C-TD3D/BULK" -OEM Bulk

Memory:
Geil Ultra Series Value Dual Channel 184 Pin 2GB(2x 1GB) DDR
PC-3200 w/ Blue Heatspreader - Retail

Case:
Antec Solution Series Black ATX Mid Tower Case, Model "SLK3000-B"
-RETAIL

Optical:
NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black, Model ND-3520A BK, OEM


Hard Drive:
Seagate 160GB Barracuda 7200.7 7200RPM SATA with NCQ Hard Drive,
Model ST3160827AS, OEM

PS:
Antec 550W Power Supply, 24-Pin, Model "TRUE550 EPS12V" - Retail



I'm not 100% sure yet on the memory or the power supply. Any help
would be appreciated. System will be used for development, gaming, and
pretty heavy use of Virtual PC for multiple OS installs and testing
(hence the 2GB RAM to give 1GB when running a virtual system). I am
also hoping to future-proof a bit with this setup for when the
dual-cores (Toledo) come out.

Thanks in advance for any input...
 
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C

Chris

Hello all -

Here is what I'm looking at putting together. I'm about to pull the
trigger and get the following:

Motherboard:
DFI "LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D" NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Chipset
Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor -
Retail

Video Card:
Powercolor ATI Radeon X800 XL Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit,
DVI/HDTV, PCI-Express, Model "R43C-TD3D/BULK" -OEM Bulk

Memory:
Geil Ultra Series Value Dual Channel 184 Pin 2GB(2x 1GB) DDR
PC-3200 w/ Blue Heatspreader - Retail

Case:
Antec Solution Series Black ATX Mid Tower Case, Model "SLK3000-B"
-RETAIL

Optical:
NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black, Model ND-3520A BK, OEM


Hard Drive:
Seagate 160GB Barracuda 7200.7 7200RPM SATA with NCQ Hard Drive,
Model ST3160827AS, OEM

PS:
Antec 550W Power Supply, 24-Pin, Model "TRUE550 EPS12V" - Retail



I'm not 100% sure yet on the memory or the power supply. Any help
would be appreciated. System will be used for development, gaming, and
pretty heavy use of Virtual PC for multiple OS installs and testing
(hence the 2GB RAM to give 1GB when running a virtual system). I am
also hoping to future-proof a bit with this setup for when the
dual-cores (Toledo) come out.

Thanks in advance for any input...

The Geil memory is an over priced con, memory sticks are not dual channel
the motherboard has this feature built in. I would buy Ballistix by Crucial
and save my self some money.




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B

Bob Knowlden

????

Newegg lists the Geil memory (2 X 1 GB) for $278.35, with free shipping.

Crucial Ballistix DDR500 is $279.99 in the 1 GB size. (I see no DDR400 in
that capacity.)

There may be a point to getting the Ballistix, but saving money wouldn't
appear to be it.

Address scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.
 
C

Cuzman

" I'm not 100% sure yet on the memory or the power supply. Any help would
be appreciated. System will be used for development, gaming, and pretty
heavy use of Virtual PC for multiple OS installs and testing (hence the 2GB
RAM to give 1GB when running a virtual system). I am also hoping to
future-proof a bit with this setup for when the dual-cores (Toledo) come
out. "


If you're planning on going for a dual-core CPU when they arrive, then
perhaps opting for a 3000+ instead of the 3200+ would be better in the long
run. I would go for a Seagate 200GB 7200.8 instead of a 160GB 7200.7. As
for the power supply, go for the Antec TPII-550 instead of the original
TruePower 550W.
 
G

gpolitis

I'm not sure I'll be jumping on dual-core immediately - it depends on
price... I figured I'd wait 6+ months to upgrade, that's why I thought
I'd go with the 3200+ for the little extra cash.

I forgot to mention in my original post that my main concern is
stability. I'm most likely not going to be overclocking, but I
absolutely can not have this system self-rebooting, locking up or
anything else of that nature. I had a bad experience with an
incredibly unstable VIA chipset MB previously that had turned me away
from building myself, until now.

Thanks again - keep the comments coming please!
 
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D

doS

Get some ram with samsung TCCD chips..

Hello all -

Here is what I'm looking at putting together. I'm about to pull the
trigger and get the following:

Motherboard:
DFI "LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D" NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Chipset
Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor -
Retail

Video Card:
Powercolor ATI Radeon X800 XL Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit,
DVI/HDTV, PCI-Express, Model "R43C-TD3D/BULK" -OEM Bulk

Memory:
Geil Ultra Series Value Dual Channel 184 Pin 2GB(2x 1GB) DDR
PC-3200 w/ Blue Heatspreader - Retail

Case:
Antec Solution Series Black ATX Mid Tower Case, Model "SLK3000-B"
-RETAIL

Optical:
NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black, Model ND-3520A BK, OEM


Hard Drive:
Seagate 160GB Barracuda 7200.7 7200RPM SATA with NCQ Hard Drive,
Model ST3160827AS, OEM

PS:
Antec 550W Power Supply, 24-Pin, Model "TRUE550 EPS12V" - Retail



I'm not 100% sure yet on the memory or the power supply. Any help
would be appreciated. System will be used for development, gaming, and
pretty heavy use of Virtual PC for multiple OS installs and testing
(hence the 2GB RAM to give 1GB when running a virtual system). I am
also hoping to future-proof a bit with this setup for when the
dual-cores (Toledo) come out.

Thanks in advance for any input...
 

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