Need help making a massive rig
Posted 28 June 2005 - 05:01 PM
Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:57 PM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 05:57 AM
psu tagan 480w
ge force 7800gtx
asus a8n-sli deluxe
250gb hdd & 74gb raptor
2gb cosair pc4400
asetek watercooling 3*120mm raditor cpu, gpu, nb ,sb ,hdd blocks
Posted 29 June 2005 - 09:14 AM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 09:26 AM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 09:58 AM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 11:45 AM
Age of Empires 3
Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion
Posted 29 June 2005 - 01:07 PM
ASUS VENTO 3600
OCZ PowerStream OCZ600ADJ ATX12V 600W Power Supply
Thermaltake BigWater CL-W0005 120mm Sleeve Liquid Cooling System
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
eVGA 256-P2-N528-AX Geforce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
$599.00 (possibly x2 if I have the money)
OCZ Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200)
Western Digital Raptor WD360GD 36.7GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive &
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JBRTL 200GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
SONY 16X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 2000MHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
$1,065.00 (Could go with the 4600 for $820 but looking for something that will last a long time)
$2921 without shipping
This is what I am thinking of at the moment. I know that some people like and dislike this case but I like it. Anything else someone would add or subtract I am still open for suggestions.
Posted 29 June 2005 - 03:27 PM
The Vento is huge as big as a stacker not as tall but its much wider. I think it is the ugliest case ive ever seen but some people like it. You know a cheaper case does just as well as long as it has a pair of 120mm fans that way if you muck up a mod on it it isnt so bad. I looked at the stacker but have decided on the Akasa eclipse its one of the best reviewed cases ive ever seen. Its either that or a cheap centurion 530.
Thats also alot of money to spend for a dvd burner they come alot cheaper and arent essential peices of kit unless you are a hardcore pirate you would be better with two slighty cheaper ones in my opinion.
Instead of a IDE hardrive get a samsung spinpoint sataII for about the same price a pair of them in raid 0 will give you very good performance as well as loads of space.
You cant get DDR2 ran for AMD your mobo supports only up to ddr400 get the ocz stuff with the magic voltage thing and you can clock it up and get killer timings as well it is incredibly expensive though but probably not much more than what you were going to buy.
The thermaltake big water isnt a very good water cooling kit i have a magazine sitting hear with a whole bunch of water cooler reviews: "At only £59.96 the Thermaltake bigwater is the cheapest water cooling kit on the test. Unfortunatley for Thermaltake you can tell." To sum it up it had kinky water tubes and was made out of realy cheap and easily broken plastic. They recomended the Asetek Water chill kits which are quite expensive but are easy to install and are reliable and efficient. If you dont want to spend that much money the cheapest one they sadi was good was the cool river deluxe which was the best cooler but it had northbridge gou and cpu waterblocks so while not the best was impressive for all three and for only 10 pounds more than the big water or the rubbish coolermaster kit.
Hope all that helps.
Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:27 AM
swiftech watercooling (cpu,vga,sb blocks)
dont get the x2 4800+ i will limit u in cpu limited games more than a fx 57
get the dfi mobo it has the best ocing fetures and is a lot cheaper
get the coolermaster stacker case
with those part you can overclock your rig to 3GHZ+
EDIT: if your doing gaming dont even consider a x2
x2's are only useful if your doing multitheaded tasks like video encoding
x2 4800+ runs 400mhz slower as gamer dont take advantage of the second core
Edited by chopyaedoff, 30 June 2005 - 05:32 AM.
Posted 30 June 2005 - 12:38 PM
Im all against DFI they are to flashy and arent good all rounders in my opinion and without a case window you are paying lots more money for a board which is pretty looking above some of the more important features: its biggest advantage is its monster overclocking ability but it is countered by other features read some reviews its for some people but others wont i wouldnt risk an X2 on one i would rather have the safety features of MSI ABIT and ASUS mobos.
The stacker is a money pit as well and not the most friendly if you want to add stuff that coolermaster doesnt approve or make.
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