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killerkid

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Jul 15, 2003
BLACK CHIEFTEC Server Chasis Workstation Tower with Side Panel Window and Front USB and Firewire
**Now with 2 x Front USB and 1 x Firewire IEEE1394 ports**
Specifications:
Form Factor: ATX M/B AND Micro ATX
Drive Bays: External 4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5", Internal: 4 x 3.5".
Expansion Slots: 7
Fans: 0
Power Supply: **NO POWER SUPPLY** more info-> N82E16811125262 $55.00


Asus nForce2 Ultra 400 Motherboard for AMD Processors, Model "A7N8X-E Deluxe" RETAIL
Specifications:
Supported CPU: Socket A AMD Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron Processors
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 + MCP-T
FSB: 400/333/266/200MHz
RAM: 3x DIMM support Dual Channel DDR400/333/266/200(Non-ECC) Max 3GB
IDE: 2x ATA133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP Pro 8X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS2,1xLPT,1xCOM,2xLAN,6xUSB2.0(Rear 4),SPDIF Out,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: NVIDIA SoundStorm APU(AC3) + Realtek ALC650 6-Channel Codec
Onboard LAN: Realtek 8201BL 10/100Mbps + Marvell 88E8001 GbE
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x Serial ATA, RAID 0/1
Onboard 1394: Realtek 8801B, 2 ports
Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813131478 $118.99


ATI RADEON 9600XT Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL
Specifications:
Chipset/Core Speed: RADEON 9600XT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/600MHz
BUS: AGP 1X/2X/4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video Out)+DVI connector
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Cable/Accessories: Driver CD, Manual
Max [email protected] Color: [email protected]
Retail box(See pictures for details) more info-> N82E16814102331 $189.00

Antec P4 ATX12V 400 Watt Power Supply With 2 Fans, Model "SL400" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Type: ATX
Maximum Power: 400W
PFC: No
Power Good Signal: 100-500ms
Hold-up Time: < 17ms at Full Load
Efficiency: >68%
Over Voltage Protection: +5V trip point<+6.5V;+3.3V trip point<+4.1V;+12V trip point<+15.6V
Overload Protection: Latching Protection+5V @<53A;+3.3V @ <48A;+12V @ <23A
Input Voltage: 115 VAC / 230VAC
Input Frequency Range: 47-63 Hz
Input Current: 10A for 115VAC;5.0A for 230VAC
Output: [email protected];[email protected];[email protected];[email protected];[email protected];[email protected]
MTBF: 50,000 hrs. @ 25C
Approvals: UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, NEMKO more info-> N82E16817103912 $60.00


AMD Athlon XP 2800+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail
Specification
Model: AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Core: Barton
Operating Frequency: 2.08GHz
FSB: 333MHz
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.65V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket A
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Packaging: Retail Box (Heatsink and Fan included) more info-> N82E16819103377 $146.00


Geil Value Series 184 Pin 512MB X2 DDR PC-3200
Specification
Manufacturer: Geil
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2.5 6-3-3
Support Voltage: 2.55V-2.85V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
Special Features: With Extreme Performance Heat Spreader
Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820144305 $152.00


MAXTOR 80GB 7200RPM SATA HARD DRIVE, MODEL 6Y080M0, OEM
Specifications:
Capacity: 80GB
Average Seek Time: 9ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: Serial ATA
Features: Not specified
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
Remark: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16822144318 $88.00


Lite On Black 48x24x48x16 Combo Drive, Model LTC48161H BK, OEM
Specifications:
Write Speed: 48X CD-R,24X CD-RW
Read Speed: 48X CD-ROM,16X DVD-ROM
Interface: ATAPI/E-IDE
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/2000/NT/Me/9x
Features: SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer Under Run error
Remark: OEM pack(see pictures for details) more info-> N82E16827106196 $54.00


Arctic Silver's NEW Premium Silver Polysynthetic Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5. 12-gram( 5 cc. ) tube. more info-> N82E16835100008 $19.95


ZALMAN CNPS3100-Plus Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 462/A/370.
Specification:
Compatibility: Socket 462/A/370
Dimensions: Fan:92Lx92Hx25W(mm),Heat Sink:95~110Lx52Wx65W(mm)
Bearing Type: Double Ball Bearing
Nominal Speed(RPM): 1600~2800
Max Air Flow:(CFM):
Max Pressure: Unknown
Heat Sink Material: Pure Copper
Rated Voltage: 12 V DC
Connector: 3 Pin
Noise(dBA): 20~36.1
Special Features: more info-> $19.99

Subtotal » $902.93



well all what do you think, is it a nice setup?
 

Yuriman

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Looks great. Personaly, I would downgrade to a 2500+, and get a 120gb drive. If they are both multiplier locked I would take the 2500 simply BECUASE of the lower multiplier. if the chip only hits 2.2ghz, you will be at 200fsb with the 2500, but only at 176fsb with the 2800. Granted, they may not be locked, and the 2800 will probably do over 2.2ghz, but if it is locked then at 200fsb you will be at 2.5ghz, and I doubt it will hit that. Got all that? What I mean is, you will most likely get better results with a 2500 than a 2800.
 
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killerkid

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Jul 15, 2003
i thought they started locking the 2500+ awhile ago, so i was going to go with this.
 

DOHCrazy

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Nov 19, 2003
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The Colony, TX
My system in my rig was only $900, minus the watercooling.

Dont spend the money on a bigger drive unless you need the space, ive got 50 gigs of emptyness.

IMHO, ide go with the 2500+ Barton and get some 'Better' RAM. I dunno much about the Geil stuff, but ide go with Corsiar or OCZ.

You do know that HDD is SATA and not EIDE right? Its your choice, just making sure you knew!
 

Steve978

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Jun 16, 2003
Location
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Geil is ok RAM and you'd be fine to go with it, but you would be alot better off with some corsair XMS or OCZ as DOHCrazy suggested, these run in CAS 2 which will make a difference. Stick with the hard drive you chose. The video card maybe consider an Geforce FX5900 non-ultra theyre around the same price and IMO are better, (<--ATI fanboys say something constructive here) I'd say go with the 2500XP also its not worth the extra $$ for the 2800. All that being said, your choices were good and if you go with what you picked already you would have a very good system.
 
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killerkid

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well all, i would just like to say thanks. i really appreciate it. one thing though, can you provide me with a link of the exact ram, and i cant go over 900 really, so lets try not to go to high :D. Also is there really any proof that the geforce fx5600 is really better? if so i would be glad to go with it :D. well thanks again.
 
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killerkid

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why exactly is the 2500 so much better then the 2800, if i DONT o/c, which is better?
 

DOHCrazy

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If you DONT overclock, the 2800 is better.

But with a system liek this, youll probly end up overclocking, as you should go with the 2500+
 
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killerkid

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is sandman001 right? ok, so if i do go with the 2500+ barton, what if it is locked? will i still be running better o/c then the 2800? if im correct, only the multipliers are locked on the 2500's and that is at 11, so i can still up the fsb, and get a good o/c. with a locked 2500, will i get a good o/c and be faster then a 2800 non oc, or o/c.
 

sandman001

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Mar 11, 2003
If you get a 2500+ and OC it to teh same clockspeed as a 2800+ barton, but you have a 200mhz FSb you will perform better.
 
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killerkid

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with that said sandman001, i will downgrade to the 2500+, hopefully not get a locked chip, and then i will get the xfx 5900nu, which i dont even know what that is lol, do you have a link from newegg by any chance? thanks in advance