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    Default New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    Hi all

    I am putting this rig together, can you see any incompatible hardware, it'll be running Vista 64bit plus various other OS's

    Case - Antec SOLO Quiet ATX Mid Tower Case, Silver/Black
    Motherboard - Asus P5k deluxe/WIFI-AP Motherboard, Socket 775, 1066MHz FSB,
    CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 CPU, 2.67GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Socket 775, 32/64-Bit,
    Hard Drive - Samsung SP2504C Hard Disk Drive, 250GB, 7200rpm, 8192KB Cache, SATA
    DVD writer LG Electronics GSA-H30NSBBK DVD Writer, DVD 16R/18W/8RW, CD 48R/48W/32RW, Internal, SATA
    Memory - 2X Corsair XMS2, TWIN2X2048-5400C4, 2x1GB, DDR2-675, PC2-5400, CL4
    Video Card - Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M Video Card, GeForce 8800 GTS, 640MB, DDR3
    Monitor - Samsung 226BW Monitor, 22" LCD, 1680x1050, DVI, Black
    Power supply - Hiper Type-R Modular, 580W ATX PSU
    Hard Drive -Samsung HD501LJ HDD, 500GB, 7200rpm, 16384KB Cache, SATA-2
    Cooling - Case Fans 2X Vantec SF9225L, 92mm Stealth Case Fan

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    They all look dang fine to me. Although, I suggest you upgrade your RAM to PC6400 (DDR2 800). Core 2 Duo do best with PC4200 or PC6400+ memories.
    Meh....

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    Default Re: New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    I think you could do better with the case. Cooling high spec components is important and that case doesnt look like it has very good ventilation...

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    Default Re: New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    I had thought about ddr2800, do you reckon the latency 4 of the 667 would be worse than the latency5 of 800, cos decent latency 800 is way too pricey

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    Default Re: New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    I'll stop you there. Go with 32bit vista for a year. With the fairly powerful computer you're building, you'll be disappointed when hardly any games work with it. Even 32bit Vista is pretty bad. - you may want to consider dual-booting both XP and Vista if you can't live without some older games (and even new ones like NFS Carbon.)

    64bit doesn't really equal better performance - their is some debate about this - it mainly allows more than 4gbs of RAM and some security benefits.

    I'd also consider getting 2 more 250gb hard drives instead of 1 500gb, and raiding them. It's cheaper and has better performance.

    If you don't know what RAID is then ask.



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    Default Re: New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    Sorry ducky, it should read 2 X 250 drives, they will be in raid 0, the 500 is just for data, I will be runng XP as one of the other OS's. I run alot of VMs so will use Vista as the base for that, at leat I'll get to use all the memory.

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    Default Re: New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacifier View Post
    Hard Drive - Samsung SP2504C Hard Disk Drive, 250GB, 7200rpm, 8192KB Cache, SATA
    DVD writer LG Electronics GSA-H30NSBBK DVD Writer, DVD 16R/18W/8RW, CD 48R/48W/32RW, Internal, SATA
    Make it Seagate.

    Make the DVD ASUS, Pioneer or Liteon.

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    Default Re: New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    Doesn't running VMs slow things down a lot?

    I notice a lot of latency and slow loads/running when I VMd 98SE and 2000Pro on a pretty hot Dell I use as a test bed for "things" that shall remain nameless here.


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    Default Re: New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    Doesn't running VMs slow things down a lot?

    I notice a lot of latency and slow loads/running when I VMd 98SE and 2000Pro on a pretty hot Dell I use as a test bed for "things" that shall remain nameless here.
    Yeah it does, but my coin won't stretch to a dual quad server unfortunetly, so I'll have to out up with the slow downs, although it will be markedly better than my p4 2.2 is now

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    Default Re: New Rig, Can you Guys see any issues

    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    Doesn't running VMs slow things down a lot?

    I notice a lot of latency and slow loads/running when I VMd 98SE and 2000Pro on a pretty hot Dell I use as a test bed for "things" that shall remain nameless here.
    I wouldn't have thought you were into downloading dodgy files SJ

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