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I need some critiques on this setup...

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stan03

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Mar 30, 2003
Ok, this has changed since i last posted my comp. I would like to have some critiques ... like what won't work, what might be bad...

Intel Pentium 4 Processor 3.0GHz 800FSB
ATI Radeon 9500 pr 9600 Pro
Corsair RAM (TWINX1024-3200LLPT)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Logitech Cordless MX Duo
Antec TruePower True550 550W Power Supply
Gigabyte GA-8KNXP non ultra
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 SATA 80GB
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 Ata 133 80GB
Plextor CD-RW Drive
DVD Drive
Zalman Heatsink
Vantec Nexus Fan Controller
Cooler Master TLF-R82 * 2 (one back/one side)
Thermaltake Smart Fan II * 2 For front of case
Thermaltake Smart Fan II Cool Mod (back)
Vantec Tornado (Top)
Cooler Master Ultra Series Rounded Cables
 
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sandman001

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Mar 11, 2003
well, it's going to be louder thn all hell.

other than that, I'd go with kingston HyperX 3500 instead of the corsair ram.
 

fiji

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sandman001 said:
well, it's going to be louder thn all hell.

other than that, I'd go with kingston HyperX 3500 instead of the corsair ram.

corsair is 100% better than kingston


but yea what sandman said about the noise i agree 100%

your puter will soun dlike a .... vacuum cleaner
 
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nerdlogic

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The noise all depends. Those SF2s are all adjustable and the Tornado will be turned down by a Nexus fan controller...However, if you're planning to have the fans turned down the whole time, I would suggest getting a cheaper fan that would run at that CFM. I'm not sure about Leadtek, but you can check its core/ram speeds to see how fast they run. I suggest taking your question about the vid card to the nVidia forum...they will help you make sure you get a good nVidia card. (I'm an ATi fan, myself) Someone mentioned in another thread that WD would be better as they have a 3-year waranty compared to Maxtor's 1-year warranty.
 
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nerdlogic

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Wow...I'm surprised...Both Newegg and ExcaliberPC have the same price on that board AND on the shipping for that board.
 
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stan03

stan03

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about the noise, every fan will be controled becuase each one will be hooked up to a fan controler, and i can turn them on and off when necessary:D
 

RIPUS

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the only thing i would change is your sound card. i'm a fortissimo fan so.....

for all the other parts, seem good to me
 

sandman001

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fiji said:


corsair is 100% better than kingston


but yea what sandman said about the noise i agree 100%

your puter will soun dlike a .... vacuum cleaner

But, he could get HyperX 3500 instead of the XMS 3200 for the same price.
 

ronbruce

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Apr 11, 2003
Location
Australia
Not that different to my new rig in final assembly today
Hope it will run at 3000+ mhz, reasonably quietly
my kids call it dads new Cray, they get my P3 1 gig SOON!

Gigabyte SINXP 1394 on board sound, LAN, dual everything
P4 2.53b 533
Coolermaster Fujimaster IHC-L71 heat pipe
Adjustable speed 80mm case fan
Corsair twin XMS1024 -3200LL
2 x western digital 120Gig 8mb RAID 1
GF4200 128mb (To be replaced soon)
rounded IDE cables
Antec 420 PSU
LG Burner
LG DVD/CDR
Win2K
ALL IN AN OLD TOWER CASE TO FOOL THE THIEVES....
 

orion25

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ditch the 4800. Get a Radeon 9500. Either Pro or Non-Pro. Take your pick. Of course, a 9800pro would be the best choice.
 
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stan03

stan03

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the 4800 is just to get me by before the prices drop on the DDR II 9800Pro:D

but maybe ill get the 9500 Pro or 9600 so that i don't have to worry about completely uninstalling every nvidia driver
 

Hookem

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Houston Texas
I would stick with the Corsair memory...the 3500...ditch that Zalman and get you a real heatsink aka Thermalright SLK-900 or
Swiftech MCX-4000 with a 92m/m Pansonic Panflo...Abit Max2 all the way with the Canterwoods...Beware of the Nexus fan controller...I have heard they make a racket when you have the fans turned down low...The Plus 9's are great, but the warranty on the Western Digital's make it a no brainer in my book...Maybe even a Western Digital Raptor would be in order for a box this bad to the bone...Pansonic Panflo's the quiet ones for your case fans...:D