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Matt Kohn Nov 27, 2005, 11:02pm EST Report Abuse
Ok so one of my friend wants me to help him build a comp whaat do u think??

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939
GeIL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB) duel Channel
ASUS Geforce 7800GTX PCI x16 (always can go to SLI later when programs become SLI compatible)
NEC Black DVD Burner
SAMSUNG Black CD Burner
Western Digital 120gb (has externals so only wants small on inside)
X2Gen MG19VT 19in (does the brand matter)
Logitech MX3000
Window Pro







Matty K.
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Predator Nov 27, 2005, 11:09pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
Switch your motherboard to a DFI SLI, MSI SLI, or ABIT.

You might want to try some OCZ Gold VX instead of the Geil ValueRAM.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice
DFI LanParty UT nForce4 Ultra-D

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guru Shane Nov 27, 2005, 11:11pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
"AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+"

That, or the 4800+ :)

"ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939"

DFI SLI-DR LANPARTY for sure is the better board :)

"GeIL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB) duel Channel"

If you're looking at overclocking, get 1 GB (2 x 512MB) with the lowest latencies at the highest speeds. Otherwise, grab the lowest latency RAM you can find for the 2 X 1GB.

"ASUS Geforce 7800GTX PCI x16 (always can go to SLI later when programs become SLI compatible)"

Good card, not sure about ASUS brand, though...

"NEC Black DVD Burner
SAMSUNG Black CD Burner"

Looks good.

"Western Digital 120gb (has externals so only wants small on inside)"

If you're looking for speed, get 2 x 74GB Raptors and put them in a RAID 0 array.

"X2Gen MG19VT 19in (does the brand matter)
Logitech MX3000
Window Pro"

Looks good. :)

Predator Nov 27, 2005, 11:34pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
The RAID0 array might not be a fully pleasible solution for everyone. However, Raptors are good, so are SATA2 16MB cache Western Digital Caviars.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice
DFI LanParty UT nForce4 Ultra-D

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Suspended User Nov 28, 2005, 12:54am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
"ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939"

if he knows or you know a lot about overclocking go for the DFI as Blue stated, otherwise I reccommend the MSI K8N NEO-4 Platinum.

DarK_SlayeR Nov 28, 2005, 01:03am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
Looking good. Stick with Geil, but up it. Get some DDR500 Ultra series by Geil. Much better pick.

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Intel Core 2 Duo e8400 @ stock
Asus P5Q Pro P45
2GB x 2 Kingston HyperX DDR2 1066
eVGA GTX 550 Ti 1024mb Superclocked
Windows Vista Home Premium x64
Matt Kohn Nov 28, 2005, 03:51pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
see i would get the MSI K8N NEO-4 Platinum. but i wanted to go him a mobo with 2 pci 16 for future sli capability.

Matty K.
Adam Kolak Nov 28, 2005, 03:58pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
These are my recommendations:
Get a BFG, XFX or eVGA or even MSI 7800GTX instead of the ASUS one.
Get a DFI Lanparty SLi board or a MSI K8N SLI Platinum board instead of the A8N-SLI
If you want the dual x16 SLI instead of x8 and x8 when in SLI board, you need the A8n32-SLI not the A8N-sli
Ditch that "value" ram and get some better quality stuff


Adam Kolak
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Ian Yeoh Nov 28, 2005, 04:20pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
Value ram ... big mistake..

Asus video... big bucks video... Asus is the most expensive video card brand.. expensive video and cheap ram... what a conflict.

512k cache X2.. another mistake.

Hard drive... another mistake.. don't get me wrong, I use WDs galore. Step up to at least a NCQ 16 MB cache model, if you really don't want raid raptors.

Asus motherboard... step up to at least the Premium or the A8N32 Deluxe

And the LCD monitor is as important as any other component. Expensive video card and cheap monitor is like powerful engine with ordinary transmission.

Adam Kolak Nov 28, 2005, 08:28pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
He reminded me of a few things..,

Yeah check out those new WD Caviar RE16's they have SATA II and 16mb cache, and best of all thier Western Digital's, yeah, i WANT 4 of them, the 500GB ones, in my comp, right now.

And yeah get a good monitor, biggest mistake i ever made was buying a 15" Dell lcd, and my 10 year old Compaq 17" CRT isnt much better. I would kill a man for a nice 19" LCD with a fast refresh rate (8ms or better) like one of those Viewsonic VX924 or the new VX922, 2ms response time!!!

Adam Kolak
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Predator Nov 28, 2005, 08:43pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
The MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum has been having some issues lately. Get the EPoX EP-9NPA+ Ultra. It was rated the Gold Award by AnandTech, along with the DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D.

If I wasn't planning on extreme push-to-the-edge overclocking, I would've gone for the EPoX. Performs the best @ stock and 2nd place with OC.

See this link:

This board is HIGHLY recommended, and I would 200% suggest it over the K8N Neo4 Platinum.

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2465&p=28

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice
DFI LanParty UT nForce4 Ultra-D

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Matt Kohn Nov 28, 2005, 08:45pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
umm how does raid work, is it just ide or what explain sry i have never used it

Matty K.
guru Shane Nov 28, 2005, 08:59pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Ulimate comp for about 2000- 2200$$$$
http://www.acnc.com/04_01_00.html

RAID 0 can be implemented with IDE, SATA, or SATA 2, depending on whether your motherboard will support it. It usually is on most new boards, I believe.

Check out that link for more information, but RAID 0 takes one file and shares pieces of that file across 2 or more hard drives. That means, as it's writing or reading to or from the hard drives, it is accessing all of the hard drives at once. Since all of this is happening at the same, instead of one at a time in order, it is speeding up the process greatly. More hard drives in the RAID 0 means even more of a performance boost.



 

    
 
 

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