Builing My Own PC
Posted 17 August 2005 - 09:47 PM
Posted 18 August 2005 - 06:29 AM
Posted 21 August 2005 - 07:51 PM
so far we got the motherborard, processor, ram, should we start on a hard drive now?
Posted 22 August 2005 - 10:29 AM
HDD from what i have been reading the new samsung spinpoint p120s drives are really good if i wasnt skint i would be getting myself one.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:37 AM
OK ive found two different ram's but i need a little help on the latency ratings provided by corsair and also if it will fit into the motherboard i am using.
XMS3200 2048MB 3-3-3-8 2x184 DIMM Black XMS ProSeries
XMS3200 1024MB 2-2-2-5 2x184 DIMM Black/ with LED module
the first one is a 2 gb set and the second is a 1gb set.... shouldn't the higher capacity have the faster speeds??? please explain these latency ratings and cpapcity ratings and how they apply to faster speeds???
I like the second one listed because of the LED's on it... but i want speed.
I have also found some hard drives to look at. please let me know which is the better of them.. i dont want to go below 200GB.
I need to know what the terms IDE Ultra ATA100, IDE Ultra ATA133, SCSI Ultra320 68 pin, and Serial ATA150 .... are these different types of connections and are these types faster.... my overall goal is SPEED and CAPACITY.
pick one from the following 4 pages at the above link or provide a better link if your able.
I appreciate your help.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:38 AM
Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:05 PM
For drives you are looking for SATA 1 or SATA 2 interfaces as you are starting from scratch these are faster than ATA drives. But if you want to find out more use wikipedia it has good definitions of all these things.
With memory there is a fine balance between low latency memory and high capacity, the 2 GB sticks you picked have good latency themselves so i would get them they will last you longer than the really low latency 1gb sticks. It is a tricky pick because games love really low latencies but they also love bigger capacity.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:29 AM
I really like that samsung 250GB SATA Drive... plus they are cheap for only $113.00..... WOW i paid $158.00 for the 160GB on this pc..
Is there any advantage If I were to use two of those samsung drives.... and would it help any... (IN America bigger is always better - it's a redneck complex )
ON the memory I have found A Corsair that is a matched pair of 2GB with the same latency as the 1GB pair....
Motherboard and Processor arrived this morning from tigerdirect... GOD I CANT WAIT TILL ALL OF THE PIECES GET HERE.... TOTAL SO FAR $1092.00 - Budget left $1600. and that will put us at exactly half the price of the new ALIenware pc i WAS GONNA GET.
one more quick question.... in the Windows vista forum of this web site it says the maximum PC Specs needed for optimum performance on vista your pc will need a hard drive that spins at around 15,000 RPM. I was unable to find any hard drives at that speed.... the samsung that I spoke of earlier I couldn't find the RPM Speed on it... can you help out there...
Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:34 AM
New Processor in the box... waiting for all the pieces: AMD Athlon 64 FX-55, 1MB, 2000MHz FSB, Socket 939.
The picture i ordered showed a red motherboard.... this one is ugly GReen (just like my old one).... What the.... OH WELL as long as it works....
Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:45 AM
Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:10 AM
your opinion is appreciated and valued, so thanks.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 10:10 AM
There is an advantage to using two drives as you can read from one and the write to the other this makes fast speeds if you mangae it so software reds from one drive and then writes to another and if you keep disc images for games it makes for fast instalation.
I thought all the fatality boards were red as well it should have red LEDS on the bottom and come with the dual OTES cooler and a ram cooler, as well as the fan controller check you received all these things to make sure they havent made a mistake and sent you the wrong thing.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 10:22 AM
Posted 31 August 2005 - 10:46 AM
KMA you mentioned my board does not support scsi??? whats this... Im getting confused again....will i be able to use dual drives, with my board (dont want add-on cards)???
You also mentioned using SATA150 for the dual drives am i able to do this on my board....
Im Lost now... you guys keep it simple for me please...just tell me the best drive to use (single drive or dual drives) for the fastest speeds with a minimum of 200GB storage space.
Think of this as your own design, for building your own super fast computer that you would invite your not-so-hardware knoeldgable neighbor over to have him put together.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:13 AM
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