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AGP to PCI-E


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Kwik8604

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So, I'm back once again... I'm trying to upgrade my computer from AGP to a PCI-E SLI mobo. I'm also wanting to upgrade my cpu. I'm thinking of getting the AMD 64 3000+ CPU, with this mobo http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128301 and then this video card (only one for now) http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150130

To top it all off, I have a 500 Watt power supply, 2 gigs of Crucial pc3200 RAM, and 2 SATA RAID HDD... could this be a good rig? Any advice?

Edited by Kwik8604, 03 April 2006 - 08:19 PM.

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PS... I'm planning on getting another one of those video cards, and would the 500 watter be able to support that decently?
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i would go with the 500 watt for sure... what kinds of hdds are you planning on running??
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how much are you looking to put in on this machine??
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Not too terribly much, I'm on a tight budget
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So I figured out how to look at the specs on my first HDD

Field Value
ATA Device Properties
Model ID WDC WD360GD-00FNA0
Serial Number WD-WMAH91208246
Revision 35.06K35
Parameters 71730 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 600 bytes per sector
LBA Sectors 72303840
Buffer 8 MB (Dual Ported, Read Ahead)
Multiple Sectors 16
ECC Bytes 74
Max. PIO Transfer Mode PIO 4
Max. UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA-133)
Active UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 0
Unformatted Capacity 41373 MB

ATA Device Features
SMART Supported
Security Mode Supported
Power Management Supported
Advanced Power Management Not Supported
Write Cache Supported
Host Protected Area Supported
Power-Up In Standby Supported
Automatic Acoustic Management Supported
48-bit LBA Supported
Device Configuration Overlay Supported

ATA Device Physical Info
Hard Disk Family Raptor
Form Factor 3.5"
Formatted Capacity 36.7 GB
Disks 1
Recording Surfaces 1
Average Rotational Latency 2.99 ms
Rotational Speed 10000 RPM
Max. Internal Data Rate 816 Mbit/s
Average Seek 5.2 ms
Track-To-Track Seek 0.7 ms
Interface SATA
Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 150 MB/s
Buffer Size 8 MB
Spin-Up Time 7 sec

ATA Device Manufacturer
Company Name Western Digital Corporation
Product Information http://www.westerndi...com/en/products


As for the second HDD, it's 155GB, and I think runs at 7200 RPM's

Edited by Kwik8604, 03 April 2006 - 09:55 PM.

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Anyone else have any advice?
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Well i wouldnt go down the SLI route, what the best thing i would reccomend is to get your upgraded mobo and CPU, but get the card and then instead of a seceond one wait and get a DX10 card now isnt a good time to get a new gfx card as with such a hugely gfx dependant technolgy like DX10 you might want to wait for its release in june before forking out.

Also stay away from a RAID array they arent worth it.
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But once all the prices go down, all the prices on my stuff I want to sell are gonna go down as well






COMPUTERS SUCK :whistling:
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They suck to buy em yeah, once you have a good one its great, many hours of amusement and only a few of pain in the [bleep], they cost money like anything else does they actually arent to bad compared to other electronics, you would have a hard time "upgrading" your old telly.
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Hm, so I'm thinking of going w/ a regular mobo instead of SLI... any suggestions on budget?
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