My Future Rig

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by cky, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. cky

    cky Guest

    ive finally put together my rig i plan to start building after i get some stuff paid off. i think im going to go with a gf4 ti4600 instead of 4800. im open to suggestions so let me know what you think.
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    CHIEFTEC Model DX-01BD Black w/2X Front USB 2.0 / 4 Crystal LED Lights / Window+Sound Activated Neon Light $67.00
    AMD Athlon XP-2400+ $147
    CoolerMaster HHC-001 Heatsink (Already Own)
    Asus A7N8X-DX (Deluxe) nForce-2 Mobo $146.00
    Crucial 512 DDR PC 2700 $100
    Crucial 512 DDR PC 2700 (Already Own)
    Thermaltake Copper Memory Heatsink $11
    Gainward GeForce4 TI 4800 SE 128 MB DDR AGP 8X Ultra 750 w/Vivo&DVI $192
    TURTLE BEACH SANTA CRUZ SoundCard $62
    ASUS CD-S520 BLACK 52X CD-ROM $34
    Seagate 60GB 7200rpm EIDE Hard Drive Barracuda V $88
    Linksys EtherFast 10/100 LAN Card Model LNE100TX $21
    Antec 550W Power Supply For TRUE550 $118
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    Total: $985 Without S&H
     
  2. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    You don't need the Linksys network card the A7N8X-DX comes with 2 built in LAN Adapters. Maybe you should go buy 2 30/40gb (depends on cash I guess) and use them with your new RAID controller (built into the board). Also note there is integrated 6 channel audio on the board as well so you probably don't really need the sound card you have there.

    I love the board so far, had it for about 2 weeks. When you upgrade your BIOS to 1.002 it gives speech diagnostics on command VERY COOL. For example: "Power on self test completed now booting from operating system." gives it that extra special touch to an already great board!
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    the nvidia gf4 ti 4600 is the exact same video card as the gf4ti 4800 so there is not really much difference between the 2 cept price @ the moment... and even that is not by much

    the 4800 has agp 8x support which is the only difference between the 2.. and agp 8x in todays applications and many near future ones does not give a performance boost over agp 4x :)
     
  4. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    first off, you don't need the LAN, as the board has two onboard, also the onboard sound is amazing, so the Turtle Beach isn't needed either. umm, the unboard RAID is for SATA ONLY! so you need either SATA to PATA adapters, or a external RAID card, or just go with one big HDD. I'd look at the WD SE drives (with the 8 MB Cache) instead of the Seagate.


    Also look at the ATi Radeon 9500 Pro, it is a better card for the money....
     
  5. Eck

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    So that's the only difference? Why is 8x cheaper than 4x, when 8x cards can be run at 4x? Seems pointless to me. I might pick up a TI4800.
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I dunno why one is cheaper than the other... might just be the manufacturer and package offered :)
     
  7. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    ati radeon 9700 pro...
     
  8. Eck

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    Radeon 9700 Pro huh... yeah... I thought we covered this. I can't get mine to work so I'm probably going to RMA is pretty soon.
     
  9. Goatman

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    if u can afford the 9700 PRO, go for it, but if not look into a 9700, or a 9500 Pro
     
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  11. cky

    cky Guest

    i have a 32x cdrw on this system right now and a dvd player that i never use. i have a ps2 and a pioneer dvd player. so the one of my comp is NEVER EVER used. and i dont like ATI cards :huh: