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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 1:48 pm 
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i'm building a new computer one which i will be running an sli setup. so far this is what i got.

(2)VANTEC HDC-502A 120mm Sleeve Cooling Fan - Retail
$20.98

VANTEC TD9238H 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - Retail
$10.55

THERMALRIGHT XP-90C Heatsink - Retail
$66.99

Maxtor MaXLine Plus II 7Y250M0 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
$132.00

Western Digital Raptor WD360GD 36.7GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
$116.00

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200XLPT - Retail
Model #: TWINX1024-3200XLPT
$209.00

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$188.00

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Winchester Integrated into Chip FSB Socket 939 - OEM
$260.00


Total: $1,110.07 with shipping and tax from newegg

then buying 2 bfg 6800 gt's oc from chumbo.com for $800

Also i'm debating between the coolermaster aerogate 2 or 3 which one?
If you have any suggestions in the case of memory let me know but right now i like what i got also i'm taking my sony cd/dvd drive and standard cd 56x drive. My case is coolermaster wavemaster with 4 fans.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 2:38 pm 
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I advise you to sidegrade to the original XP-90. Emphasis on the side in sidegrade because all the extra copper does barely anything over aluminum. The design of the XP-90 is what makes it so good.

Dump the Raptor and MaXLine II drives for one MaXLine III/DiamondMax 10. Then get a cheap drive if you need it for backup.

Forget the Corsair and go with the ruler of all TCCD: OCZ PC3200 Platinum Rev.2. It's cheaper, faster, and it'll give you more headroom. If you're accustomed to Corsair, it's time now for a change.

And if you need a new, cheap optical, go for the NEC 3520A. (Silver to go with that CM WaveMaster which I'm guessing is the original color).


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 3:17 pm 
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Then get a cheap drive if you need it for backup.

Now that doesn't make too much sense if you care about your data.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 3:19 pm 
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Thug Esquire wrote:
OCNoob wrote:
Then get a cheap drive if you need it for backup.

Now that doesn't make too much sense if you care about your data.


I'm sorry, I meant inexpensive.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 3:29 pm 
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Right.. inexpensive, like this.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 7:32 pm 
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thx for the input on the other stuff ill take it into consideration but i need input mainly on a good psu that will supply good power for a good price thats reliable. Lookin at the ocz powerstream http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6817104153 they also have a 520 if thats enough plz tell me and this silverstone http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6817163107 they have a 600watt but only 1 fan i'd feel better with 2. but ya i put the wrong maxtor drive but i think i'm gonna keep the raptor for startup and stuff like that and the other for other shit like games and what not. my brother in law has it and loves it. but also which aerogate?


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 8:12 pm 
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Firemandave wrote:
thx for the input on the other stuff ill take it into consideration but i need input mainly on a good psu that will supply good power for a good price thats reliable. Lookin at the ocz powerstream http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6817104153 they also have a 520 if thats enough plz tell me and this silverstone http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6817163107 they have a 600watt but only 1 fan i'd feel better with 2. but ya i put the wrong maxtor drive but i think i'm gonna keep the raptor for startup and stuff like that and the other for other shit like games and what not. my brother in law has it and loves it. but also which aerogate?


I don't recall the PowerStream 520 having 2 PCI-E connectors so you might want to look into that. I suppose the 520 is adaquate if you get a 6-pin PCI-E adapter for it.

I certainly feel that the MaXLine III is more than enough to power through your startup. If the DiamondMax 10 comes close to the 74GB Raptor, and the 36GB Raptor doesn't come close to the bigger one, I say it's not going to be worth it.

Oops. I forgot about the Aerogate. Both control 4 fans. The model comes with the more or less useless fan. Basically, they're equal. You judge on the appearance and button placement.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 10:58 pm 
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alright after doin a little more playing around and stuff this is what i got

COOLER MASTER ALD-V03-UK Digital function panel aerogate III- Retail
$39.99

THERMALRIGHT XP-90 Heatsink - Retail
$44.99

VANTEC TD9238H 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - Retail
$10.55

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 73GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
$179.00

OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ4001024ELDCPER2-K - Retail
$199.00

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$188.00

ENERMAX All in One Noisetaker Series EG701AX-VE SFMA(24P) ATX12V 600W Power Supply - Retail
$179.99

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Winchester Integrated into Chip FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500DIK4BI - OEM
$260.00

then add on 800 for video cards

so right now i'm at about 2200 with shipping and tax

and i would get the dvd burner but i'm at my limit basically so its gonna have to wait

More comments happily accepted


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