Final, Final PC Specs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob Lutter, Apr 10, 2002.

  1. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    Ok... these are my final (as in the stuff is in the mail) PC component list for my new [super] computer. As usual, I changed my mind on a few things in the last seconds.
    Let's see:
    http://store1.yimg.com/I/directron_1684_15455431
    Lian Li PC65 Aluminum Case w/ Side Window
    Green Cold Cathode Light (for inside) from Directron.com
    ECS K7S6A mobo
    AMD ATHLON XP 2000+ (1.67 Ghz)
    512MB PC2700 DDR RAM
    80GB Maxtor 7200RPM HD
    Lite-On 16x DVDROM
    TDK VeloCD CDRW 32/10/40
    VisionTek GeForce3 Ti200 Video Card
    Sound Blaster Audigy X-Gamer (I know... I know [​IMG] )
    Vantec Rounded IDE and FLOPPY cables
    Vantec CCK-6027D Fan
    Arctic Silver 3 Thermal Compound
    wadda ya think? Ran me up around $1250 shopping from NEWEGG.COM, and DIRECTRON.COM. [​IMG] [plus it'll be fun to put together... and that 'pride of ownership' thingy]
    You may now tell me how much it sucks and that I overpaid [​IMG]
     
  2. Rob Varto

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    Everything looks great. One suggestion, ditch the Ti200 and get yourself a Radeon 8500. It rocks and performs at a Ti500 level for $150.
     
  3. KyleS

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    Couldnt tell you that you overpaid since I dont know what you spent on the parts individually to begin with
    You may have got a good deal on some parts and not so good on others [​IMG]
    Looks like a pretty darn good system.
    KyleS
     
  4. Paul Spurgeon

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    The system looks pretty good to me. Note that you can probably overclock the video card using software from http://www.guru3d.com and get a little better performance out of it. Before I get flamed for suggesting that, I'd like to note that if you know nothing about vid cards and o/c'ing in general, read about it first. The fact that you're putting together your own computer in the first place is a good sign though.
     
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    Rob,
    I have to know, what makes the HD a "Special Edition"? Does it have pin stripes or a hood scoop? [​IMG]
    "...except for that AMD Processor thing-a-ma-bob.." [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Eric Samonte

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    Why buy another card when u can overclock the Ti200 to Ti500 specs?
     
  7. Rob Lutter

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    oops, I actually went with a Maxtor 80GB 'Quiet drive' HD because the difference was about $70. The idea behind the "Special Edition" Western Digital Drives is that there is an 8MB buffer instead of the 2MB on most drives... pricey though (around $185). Me, being the cheap bastard, went for the cheaper drive [​IMG] [I betcha the difference is less than 5% for that $70] [​IMG]



    Eric... that was exactly what I was thinking [​IMG] Plus the GeForce3 Ti200 was cheap... around $130 [​IMG]



    I am almost all done buying... gotta get the RAM and the Cold Cathode tomorrow (damn debit card... I can only use $300 per day, so I have to spread my purchases over 4 days [​IMG] )
     
  8. KyleS

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    Rob,

    You can call your bank and have them update the amount of spending that is allowed on your card. This way you could spend more then 300 each day.

    KyleS
     
  9. Rob Lutter

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    Kyle, too late now... already bought all my stuff. [​IMG]
     
  10. KyleS

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    I figured that much Rob but for future reference it would certainly help you if you had a higher daily spending limit on your card. Note** this would not change the $300 limit on ATM withdrawls but would allow you to not have to purchase 1 or 2 items at a time.
     
  11. Chris

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    You will not regret the K7S6A one minute. For as cheap as that board is, I have never run into a board (we have about 20 installed where I am an admin) that is as stable and easy an install. The board is plenty fast, and it keeps pace with the best, but it's the stability that really pays off in spades.
     

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