New System Help

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by Gary Pandher, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    Im going to be getting a new system so i can have this other one for my sis
    here's what im thinkin so far
    tell me what u think

    Abit A7N or Abit NF7-S mobo (which one is better?)
    AMD XP 2500+ mobile Proccesor (yes/no)?
    2x 512 Azen 333 or 400 Ram
    80GB HD not sure what company to go for
    ATI AIW Radeon 9800 Pro (got it already)
    already have the monitors heat sink for the new system as well as one for the one i'll be giving to my sis...
    probably get a LG 52x32x52 cdrw and a case for cheap also already have a 300 watt power supply for the older system and a 430 watt antec true power p/s for the newer one

    any suggestions on the mobo/processor/memory would be great as well as what company i should go for for the HD im thinking Raid would be nice so maybe 2 of the same HD's??
     
  2. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i don't know what your budget is but...i have an abit mobo and i would get the NF7-S, 2600+, and Maxtor (8MB cache)
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    The upside to the mobile chip is that it's multiplier unlocked, however IIRC, it's still 266 FSB
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    CPU: AthlonXP 2500+/2600+ is best buy.
    HD: Depends if you're going for IDE or SATA. Recommend SATA for transfer rate (150gb/s) but will lose one of the Raid settings that IDE has (can't remember what it is).
     
  5. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    the nf7 is better then the a7n?
     
  6. Gary Pandher

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    Athlon XP - Socket A - 333MHz FSB
    Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton) w/ 512K L2 cache RETAIL BOX $114
    Athlon XP 2600+ RETAIL BOX $127
    Athlon XP 2700+ RETAIL BOX $151
    Athlon XP 2800+ (Barton) w/ 512K L2 cache RETAIL BOX $170
    Athlon XP 3000+ (Barton) w/ 512K L2 cache RETAIL BOX $210

    Athlon XP - Socket A - 400MHz FSB
    Athlon XP 3200+ RETAIL BOX $269

    the mobile chip is multiplyer unlocked so easier to o/c + less heat + uses less voltage
    Athlon XP 2500+ OEM $139


    ABIT NF7 nVIDIA nForce2 more info $98
    ABIT NF7-S nVIDIA nForce2 more info $130 gonna b getting this one probably..like it better with the raid and the serillel 2

    Maxtor 80.0GB w/ 8MB cache $105 (7200 rpm ide drive)
    Maxtor 80GB S-ATA $108

    which of these ?
     
  7. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    all i got to say man is use www.newegg.com iv spent alot of money there and have never been disapointed.
     
  8. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    newegg ships to the states only does it not?
     
  9. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Yeah, go with the Mobile 2500. It's great for overclocking. I have a regular Barton 2500 and it's not so great. I would definitely switch to SATA drives by Seagate over any IDE drive. Ram is good. Go with a DVDRW drive instead of CDRW. And as for the motherboard, I like the A7N8X Deluxe rev2.0, but it's not the best overclocker, which I'm sure you've read from other places. I usually get my info from HardOCP but they've been doing maintenance recently on their site.
     
  10. inaminit

    inaminit Guest

    I'm building a new system, so far got all my parts from New Egg, haven't paid any shipping yet. Unless that's part of the price.

    I got an AMD XP 2700+ for $99, OEM.
     
  11. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    welll here we go
    no laptop
    and i aint returning the 9800 pro

    here's wha im going to get

    ABIT NF7-S nVIDIA nForce2 more info $130
    Athlon XP 2500+ OEM $139
    Maxtor 80.0GB w/ 8MB cache $105 (7200 rpm ide drive)
    2 x 512mb 400mhz memory(FREE) :D

    the board comes with serillel 2..its supposed to change reg. ide drives to sata ...150mb/s transfer?
    as for the dvd rw dont really think i need it yet and if i find later that i do ..i'll get one i guess