Want to build a new system


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wilbure

It has really been awhile since I built myself a new system. I have choosen
the following parts and would like any suggestions on what I should use
instead of the parts listed..... I am not sure if they are compatible or
just dumb picks :) Like I said its been awhile, I am running a 1 gig P3 now
and built it when they where the latest thing so bare with me :)

Asus P4C800 Deluxe I875P Sk478 533/800FSB DUAL Channel DDR Serial ATA 150MB
8XAGP GBLAN/Audio ATX MB

Corsair 512MB PC3200 (2x256MB) TWINX512-3200C2PT XMS Dual Channel DDR400
w/Platinum Heat Spreader

Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHZ 800FSB CPU with Heatsink Fan - (Retail Box)

ATI RADEON 9800 PRO 128MB P/N : 100-435002 - (RETAIL BOX) (this is not
optional...running Nascar 2003 and want the eye candy) ...Geforce is a great
card .......Geforce is a great card....just incase :)

I will be Running two Maxtor ATA 133 HD's and my CD-RW out of my old system
in this computer, really dont want to spend the money for new ones

VM2000A-Thermaltake All aluminum made Middle Tower -XaserIII LANFire

W0011-Thermaltake W0011+PFC480W ATX+PFC P4 Silent Purepower Power Supply
Xaser Edition - Silver
 
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Philip Callan

wilbure said:
It has really been awhile since I built myself a new system. I have choosen
the following parts and would like any suggestions on what I should use
instead of the parts listed..... I am not sure if they are compatible or
just dumb picks :) Like I said its been awhile, I am running a 1 gig P3 now
and built it when they where the latest thing so bare with me :)

Asus P4C800 Deluxe I875P Sk478 533/800FSB DUAL Channel DDR Serial ATA 150MB
8XAGP GBLAN/Audio ATX MB

Good motherboard, but get the P4C800-E as it uses the Intel Gigabit LAN, and
doesnt tie up the
north/southbridge bus.
Corsair 512MB PC3200 (2x256MB) TWINX512-3200C2PT XMS Dual Channel DDR400
w/Platinum Heat Spreader

I use plain old Kingston ddr400 2x512 1g kit, honestly never intend to OC,
and running it at spec
give more performance than any P3 chipset i've heard of, regardless of OC.
Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHZ 800FSB CPU with Heatsink Fan - (Retail Box)

I have this CPU, OEM, but same speed. Now that its a month and a half later,
you'll probably be
able to pick it up for 3/4 what i paid ;)
ATI RADEON 9800 PRO 128MB P/N : 100-435002 - (RETAIL BOX) (this is not
optional...running Nascar 2003 and want the eye candy) ...Geforce is a great
card .......Geforce is a great card....just incase :)

ASUS does now make ATI chipset cards (to go in your nice ASUS board)
I've got a ATI 9700 Pro AIW, and quite happy with the eye candy on all
games.
I will be Running two Maxtor ATA 133 HD's and my CD-RW out of my old system
in this computer, really dont want to spend the money for new ones

There's no problem with that, you can even run them in RAID if ya like.
VM2000A-Thermaltake All aluminum made Middle Tower -XaserIII LANFire

W0011-Thermaltake W0011+PFC480W ATX+PFC P4 Silent Purepower Power Supply
Xaser Edition - Silver

I run mine in an Antec Sonata, with a Antec TruePower 380w supply, currently
running the same setup as
you buy with DVD-burner primary ide master, cdrw primary ide slave,
secondary ide disabled,
third ide - SATA 120G, Audigy 1 soundcard, and the R9700Pro AIW. and ive not
noticed any problems
with voltage supply, Antec makes some really nice power supplies IMO.

Upgading to a 550w TruePower but not until i add another SATA drive, and 2
more ata133 hd's on the
primary as a raid. Until I start feeding another 3 devices, im more than
happy with my 380w.
 
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wilbure

I will be Running two Maxtor ATA 133 HD's and my CD-RW out of my old system
in this computer, really dont want to spend the money for new ones....is
this a problem ....can the motherboard support the old ATA 133 drives...or
must I but Sata drives ?
 
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Philip Callan

wilbure said:
I will be Running two Maxtor ATA 133 HD's and my CD-RW out of my old system
in this computer, really dont want to spend the money for new ones....is
this a problem ....can the motherboard support the old ATA 133 drives...or
must I but Sata drives ?

No, the board will support all your old IDE drives, but has a 3rd pair of
headers for running SATA drives. there's no problem running them.
 
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PC-Gladiator

Just ordered all the parts for my new project and they are pretty close to
yours. Decided to go with the P4-2.6GHz and 1GB Mushkin PC3500 and trying
overclocking. A lot of money more for that .4GHz jump. ($172 retail vs.
$280 retail at www.newegg.com ). 15.4% increase in speed for a 63% increase
in cost? I think not especially when you can probably get it for nothing
with a little tweaking.
 
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Tim

Consider a zalman 7000 alcu heatsink instead of the stock Intel one.
Exceedingly quieter, much better cooling but a slight pain to fit.
- Tim
 
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wilbure

PC-Gladiator said:
Just ordered all the parts for my new project and they are pretty close to
yours. Decided to go with the P4-2.6GHz and 1GB Mushkin PC3500 and trying
overclocking. A lot of money more for that .4GHz jump. ($172 retail vs.
$280 retail at www.newegg.com ). 15.4% increase in speed for a 63% increase
in cost? I think not especially when you can probably get it for nothing
with a little tweaking.
Could you post what MB...Memory (parts #)......and a brief explantation why
.......I haven't ordered yet and want the best bang for the bucks.....but I
am a strickly P4 person (for anyone else)
 
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PC-Gladiator

wilbure said:
Could you post what MB...Memory (parts #)......and a brief explantation why
......I haven't ordered yet and want the best bang for the bucks.....but I
am a strickly P4 person (for anyone else)

Motherboard:
ASUS 875P Motherboard for Intel Pentium 4/Celeron Processors, Model
"P4C800-E DELUXE"
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...131-464&catalog=280&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1
Reason: ability to overclock, stability, features

Memory:
Mushkin 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3500 Level II Dual Pack
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?DEPA=1&sumit=Go&description=20-146-292&searchdepa=1
Reason: compatibility, overclocking

Processor:
Intel Pentium 4/ 2.6C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading
Technology - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?DEPA=1&sumit=Go&description=19-116-159&searchdepa=1
Reason: price, speed, overclocking
 
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Chiatzu

Good motherboard, but get the P4C800-E as it uses the Intel Gigabit LAN, and
doesnt tie up the
north/southbridge bus.

I watched a file transfer comparison demo of gigabit vs. 100Mbps
ethernet. Much faster with gigabit. Huge increases in speed when
dealing with disk image files (Ghost or Drive Image) that can be
gigabytes each in size. Prices are finally coming down where the
average user can afford it at home or small office. If a buyer can
get it built on the motherboard, all the better.

8 said:
Upgading to a 550w TruePower but not until i add another SATA drive, and 2
more ata133 hd's on the
primary as a raid. Until I start feeding another 3 devices, im more than
happy with my 380w.

I like Antec, as well. Antec is all I've bought for my home built
desktop systems. No problems.

I'm currently looking for an Antec full tower case with at least a 400
watt or higher p.s. I can't decide if I should buy an Intel P4
Hyper-Thread CPU or an AMD Athlon64 HyperTransport to put in it?
 

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