New PC is up!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Eric Samonte, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    Ok...I'd like to thanks u guys for helping out. I'm glad I listened to u guys to build it rather spend a whole lot more buying finished. Here's my set-up...

    P4 1.8 AG

    Asus P4B266

    512 PC2100 DDR RAM

    Maxtor 60GB 7200RPM HDD

    Chaintek GeForce3 Ti200 64MBDDR

    SB Audigy Gamer

    Samsung 16x DVD

    Lite-On 32x CDRW

    Klipsch 4.1 Pro Media

    Windows XP

    I only have one nagging problem though. The Audigy card can't seem to output sound at the rears. If anyone has an idea on how to fix this pls chime in. Also, I noticed that the spkr settings on XP doesn't work. I set it on surround or 5.1 and its all the same. Thing is..I set it to no spkrs at all and I still have sound.
     
  2. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    make sure you have downloaded the latest Audigy XP drivers off of the Creative website. I believe the drivers that XP installs automatically don't have 4-channel support.
     
  3. Rob Varto

    Rob Varto Supporting Actor

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    Kelley is right. I had the same problem. Once the updates are d/l and installed, make sure you properly setup your system within the Creative software... ie. make sure you designate that you have a 5.1 system (or what have you) and adjust the speaker volumes accordingly. My fronts were MUCH louder than my centers and rears the first time I used the Audigy.
     
  4. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Eric,
    Sounds like a great setup. May I ask what kind of deniro
    was spent on all these items (including case, PS, Fans, HSF)
    Basicly ever single part you needed to complete the PC.
    I am curious [​IMG]
    Again it sounds like a very nice system with great components.
     
  5. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    The Audugy problem has been rectified. I read at another forum that one should install first the original drivers then upgrade with the new XP drivers. It works great now!

    Brett..total cost with a Samsung 19" 955DF is $1800...give or take a few bucks.

    Now..my next project would be trying to overclock this thing...to maybe 133 FSB.....2.4 GHz here I come!
     
  6. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Thanks Eric!
    It sounds like one heck of a system.. I was just curious
    about the price because I haven't priced out individual
    components and rather than build my own (which I can) I
    decided to go prebuilt. I had people tell me that I could
    have built the system for $700.00 and I said they were nuts.
    If they could build a system similar for $700 they must
    be using refurbed items! [​IMG]
    Great job with your setup!
     

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