new computer configuration(need opinion of other geeks)

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  1. Skyeg

    Skyeg TPF Noob!

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    im throwing together a computer, im going for under $500, it will be replacing a P4 1.8 with a 40GB HD 256MB SDRAM 64MB DDR radion 7500 with a a crappy MOBO and sound card.

    this will be a seccond computer definitly not my primery machine, i will be useing a 19" trinitron and a 17" flat pannel that i already have on above mentioned computer.

    tell me if u think anythign definitly needs to be changed...i thinks its ok but i could be wronge.

    2.8GHz P4 800FSB (prescot core)
    MSI 848p neo-v with 6channel audio and lan
    Radeon 9600SE 128MB DDR
    2x 256MB DDR pc-3200
    80GB 7200RPM SATA HD
    DVD-rom
    also a nice case, 400watt PS, fans and all the cables i need
     
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    You can't go wrong with that. I am not a big fan of MSI MB's but they have worked ok for me in the past.
     
  3. Skyeg

    Skyeg TPF Noob!

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    is there something else ud recomend in the $60ish price range?
     
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    IMHO the hard drive could be bigger and you might want to think about a video capture card.
    BTW, I assume the DVD drive is a writer and not just a reader?
     
  5. Skyeg

    Skyeg TPF Noob!

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    i have a pretty good video capture card in the computer im replacing with this one..so ill pull it out and stick it in this although i almost never use it. i was going to do two 80GB's in raid 0 but im tryign to keep it under $500 so im not. this isnt my primery computer (my primery machine is a 3.4GHz P4 extreme edition, ABIT ic7-max3, 4x 512MB PC-3200, 240GB SATA Raid 0, 8x DVD+RW, Radion 9800XT, dual 21" trinitron monitors) this is just going to be a seccond computer to use for general stuff, im not doing my photo and video editing on it, som im not worried about the harddrive.
     
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    That's :drool: one hellacious setup!
    Are you running two 120Gb drives (240 Gb total) with Raid 0?
     
  7. Skyeg

    Skyeg TPF Noob!

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    yeah two 120GB's
     
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    Nice Very close to what I'm about to build. Other than I'm putting in a gig of DDR PC3200, 160GB SATA Raid 0, Radion 9600, and AMD 64bit 3200+. Nice pc.
     
  9. Skyeg

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    i was going to throw together another computer like im using now...but i just thought i needed to split the money between camera stuff and computer stuff so im building the cheap computer and getting a DX lens or two for my D70
     
  10. MDowdey

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    i have an atari....


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    md
     
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    Darfion Soapbox guru...

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    :lmao:
     
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    Always trying to one-up us huh?
     

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