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MuzicManiac16
12-06-2005, 04:42 AM
This is what I've narrowed my search down to, as you can see I'm being more careful with the more...important...parts of my soon-to-be gaming pc.

Some feedback about this would be helpful, and I would like to know about preferences and past experiences with these components if you have or had it.


MOTHERBOARD:

-> ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe

-> DFI LANPARTY NF4 SLI-DR

CPU:

-> AMD ATHLON 64 4000+ San Diego Core

-> AMD ATHLON 64 3800+ Venice Core

VIDEO CARD:

-> XFX 6800 GT

RAM:

->CORSAIR XMS 1 GB (2 X 512MB; 2-3-3-6)

-> CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 X 512MB; 2-2-2-5)

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HARD DRIVE:

-> MAXTOR DIAMONDMAX 10 (200GB)


DVD DRIVE:

-> SONY 16x8x40 Internal ATA DL DVD+/-RW

CASE:

-> THERMALTAKE TSUNAMI SERIES

KEYBOARD/MOUSE:

-> LOGITECH MX DUO

SCREEN:

-> Hyundai L70N

E|im
12-06-2005, 05:05 AM
No PSU?
Why Maxtor? Known to fail quite often.
No sound card, speakers?

pctek
12-06-2005, 10:11 AM
MOTHERBOARD:

-> ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe

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CPU:

-> AMD ATHLON 64 3800+ Venice Core

VIDEO CARD:

-> XFX 6800 GT

RAM:

->CORSAIR XMS 1 GB (2 X 512MB; 2-3-3-6)

-> CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 X 512MB; 2-2-2-5)
Whatever - overpriced really though.

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HARD DRIVE:

-> Seagate (200GB)


DVD DRIVE:

-> SONY 16x8x40 Internal ATA DL DVD+/-RW

CASE:

-> THERMALTAKE TSUNAMI SERIES

KEYBOARD/MOUSE:

-> LOGITECH MX DUO

SCREEN:

-> Sony

MuzicManiac16
01-07-2005, 05:46 PM
MOTHERBOARD:

-> DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR

CPU:

-> AMD ATHLON 64 3700+ San Diego core

VIDEO CARD:

-> eVGA 6800 GT PCIe

RAM:

->CORSAIR XMS 1 GB (2 X 512MB; 2-3-3-6)

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HARD DRIVE:

-> Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus (160GB)

DVD DRIVE:

-> NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A

CASE:

-> NZXT NEMISIS ELITE

POWER SUPPLY:

-> Thermaltake TWV 500W PurePower Modular

KEYBOARD/MOUSE:

-> Logitech Cordless Desktop LX700 Black RF Wireless

KEYBOARD:

-> Logitech Elite Black Wired

MOUSE:

-> LOGITECH MX510 Blue

SCREEN:

-> Samsung SyncMaster 710N-BK
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how's that? (I haven't decided whether it's better to get the keyboard/mouse combo or get them by themselves)

pctek
01-07-2005, 07:41 PM
CASE:

-> NZXT NEMISIS ELITE

POWER SUPPLY:

-> Thermaltake TWV 500W PurePower Modular
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how's that? (I haven't decided whether it's better to get the keyboard/mouse combo or get them by themselves)
Nice. But put it back to the Tsunami case and use an enermax PSU.

Greven
02-07-2005, 12:40 PM
Nice. But put it back to the Tsunami case and use an enermax PSU.
I agree about the PSU, but I like Themaltake's latest case better than the tsunami case. I think its called the Kandalf.
Which one does everyone else like (they are both very good cases)?

pctek
02-07-2005, 04:51 PM
I agree about the PSU, but I like Themaltake's latest case better than the tsunami case. I think its called the Kandalf.
Which one does everyone else like (they are both very good cases)?
Kandalf - Looks like a beetle. The Soprano is OK. I also like the Coolermaster Wavemaster.

Agent_24
03-07-2005, 03:45 AM
Maxtor are known to fail quite often???
Never had a problem with one yet, but seagate on the other hand... :yuck:

Prescott
03-07-2005, 07:00 AM
dont seagates have a 5 year warrenty? did you get your hdd replaced free of charge?

MuzicManiac16
03-07-2005, 07:17 AM
I agree about the PSU, but I like Themaltake's latest case better than the tsunami case. I think its called the Kandalf.
Which one does everyone else like (they are both very good cases)?
Kandalf looks alright but,

Cons:

* Might be heavy for some
* Tool-less PCI bracket won't allow the use of 2 slot video cards
* Front door unlatches easily

...no SLI then? :eek:

MuzicManiac16
03-07-2005, 07:29 AM
hmm, the WaveMaster looks pretty sleek...

pctek
03-07-2005, 08:40 AM
Kandalf looks alright but,

Cons:

* Might be heavy for some
* Tool-less PCI bracket won't allow the use of 2 slot video cards
* Front door unlatches easily

...no SLI then? :eek:
The Tsunami has a tool-less PCI bracket. I had an issue with my card when I got a 2 slot one, initially it was fine but after 1 month it played up and I think it had pushed it out just a tiny bit, so I took the tool-less part out. You can with that case, it allows you to remove it and just use the regular screw in arrangement. Kandalf may well be the same.

Regards Maxtor - Seagate. All components can fail but I go by the failure rate. I've had a lot more Maxtors fail than Seagates and Seagates do have the 5 year warranty. On the whole I think they are the better brand. Quiet too.

Greven
03-07-2005, 12:24 PM
I might have to switch to seagate for my next hard drive. I used to only buy Western Digital because they had the lowest failure rate when I built my first computer (about 5 years ago). Since then I've had 2 drives fail on me (1 was second hand so it wasn't unexpected, the other one was thankfully under waranty), and a few of my friends have had their WD drives fail. The ones that bought seagate are still going strong.
I think WD only have a 3 year warranty aswell.