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Old 11-23-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
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Okay here are the specs let me know what you think:
Amd Opteron 280
Asus k8n-dl mobo
WD 10,000 rpm 74 Gig HD x2
Corsair XMS 2x1 Gig pack x2
Sony dual layer dvd/cd rw
Antec Case w/500 watt PSU
Creative x-fi sound card
Microsoft natural keyboard
Logitech 6 button 1 wheel mouse
Epson wide format printer
video card: NVidia Quadro Fx4500 DONT KNOW WHERE TO BUY ONE FROM!!
monitor undecided...

thanks and let me know what you think
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:34 AM   #2
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Looks good. For the 2GB RAM, get this. Fast:

OCZ Titanium 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227056

Isn't there any way you can disable the ECC control for the motherboard? I hate error control.
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:41 AM   #3
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the problem with this mobo is that it only runs ecc registered RAM which is expensive but is also useful.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:13 AM   #4
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yeah im also considering saving like $1300 by opting for the nvidia 7800gtx 512mb instead of the $2000 Nvidia quadro fx4500. again im not sure what to do with the monitors i need a large monitor (larger than 19") but it seems all monitors loose performance after crossing the 19" mark.
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wow i didnt kno opteron was that good. i thought it was a better version of semperon...no wonder they use 200 combined opterons in crays.
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yeah im also considering saving like $1300 by opting for the nvidia 7800gtx 512mb instead of the $2000 Nvidia quadro fx4500. again im not sure what to do with the monitors i need a large monitor (larger than 19") but it seems all monitors loose performance after crossing the 19" mark.
LCD's might, but my 21" crt works very well. The only downside is that it can go only up to 85 hrz.
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:50 AM   #7
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haha isnt 85hz the highest any monitor can go? anyway i would get the 939 pin opteron instead of the 940 so find a diff motherboard, other than that everything looks good
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:08 AM   #8
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yeah 939 is better cas most of the amd's atm r 939 but the m2 socket coming out sum time but the 939 sckt is most used atm
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:55 AM   #9
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yeah CRTs are definetly better quality, but im afraid i dont have room for an 80 lb. beast on my desk. the socket 939 only supports the Opteron 100s which as far as i know are not as good as the Opteron 200s and the socket 939 boards can only be expanded up to 4 gigs of ram, and im looking at about 6-8 gigs of ram eventually. BUT i might change my mind if someone can show me that the socket 939 Amd Opteron 100 line is as good as Opteron 200 line-up. And im talking only dual-core.


whats the m-2 socket thing? is it the socket for the future cpus or what?
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:39 AM   #10
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why would you need 6-8 gigs of ram in the first place? are you going to run nasa for a week or something?
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:49 AM   #11
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why would you need 6-8 gigs of ram in the first place? are you going to run nasa for a week or something?
yes......no really if you have worked with photo/video editing you do need that much ram, its a workstation remember not a gaming comp, so it needs more. I easily use up 3-4 gigs just in photoshop.
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1. Why buy 940??? It's an old Socket. Get a Opteron for a 939 board, and a half decent 939 board like the DFI SLI-DR or the Asus A8N-SLI Premium if you've got that much money! The DFI SLI Expert Edition is also out in the USA. For the processor, I recommend a 146 or a 148, you don't really need for than that.

2. What is the point in 2 Raptors! Get a single Samsung SpinPoint (SATA 2), faster and way way quiter, and also cheaper!

3. The Quadro series are high-end developer cards. If you aren't a professional, or you are but not that 'professional', if you get my meaning (don't have hundreds of videos on the go at very high resolutions), get a 7800GTX or even a 7800GT - both great cards and will do what you want.

4. If you're going to get a load of RAM, buy 4 x 1GB sticks, and if the 940 board will only take Registered RAM don't buy it, it's a waste of money. Go 939 and get some normal stuff!

5. For the graphics card, get a 256MB version over the 512MB. The 512MB has no real improvement, and by the time games come out when all 512MB is used a new couple of generations of cards will have been released.

6. And finally, check out ViewSonic. They do a 20.1 inch amazing TFT (LCD), which is awesome!
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ARGH MY EYES!!!! lol thats a damn nice pc
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i use 256 mb of ram running photoshop, but thats for picture editing not video editing
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Muhahahaaha!!!! I opted for the fx-57 since i game more than i edit, and i only do editting as a hoby. My real passion is designing car blueprints, which i do not need a dual core for, maybe in the long run ill build another computer.
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i use 256 mb of ram running photoshop, but thats for picture editing not video editing
it depends on how heavy your photo editing is, i have used up to 4.6 gigs of ram in photo editing.

and that is one of my concerns with getting a socket 939 board because they only go up to 4 gigs of ram, which wouldnt leave the option of adding more ram or another cpu.
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ya- i do not do that serious of photo editing.......im pinner compared to u i might have used 2.5-3.0gb maybe.....
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Well, let me take a look around at some mobos for you and see which ones might support more than 4GB The RAM you have selected though, there's only 4 x 1GB sticks there...
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Old 11-25-2005, 12:53 PM   #19
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yeah, i really want to go for the 939, but only there's only like one mobo that has more than 4 gigs of ram, and thats a crappy mobo otherwise.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127223

It means you have to go AGP, but there are 6800 Ultras going quite cheap out there, which would save you some money. It should support Opterons, and can have up to 8GB of RAM Abit are a great manufactuer, I bought my board off them.

You would probably be better off sticking with the Asus though, as the Asus board will be better quality and allow you to have 2 Opterons.
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