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Old 03-12-2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

My dad finally agreed to get me a computer! weeeewwt.

Specs:
- Combo cd-rom: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106992

- Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

- RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

- CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103572

- HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144122

- Mainboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

- PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103464

- GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

After shipping, it totals in at: $719.83

Now i've done my research, and I think all these parts will work perfectly fine.
I plan on playing games with this system, but i'm not so egotistcal that i need to max out with full aa and af with 1600x1200 resolution or anything, so i think that GPU will suffice.


My only question is..

What about IDE and SATA?

I have an understanding that SATA is only faster if you use 10k+ rpm hard drives, in my case i'll just use a 7200 rpm..

I also heard that when you use the hard drive on say... the primary ide slot, you should not have another hard drive on the same slot, apparently keeping it seperate keeps the speed up on par with a 7200 rpm sata drive.. but this is just my understanding..

If this is true i'll just use an IDE, I don't really want to go through the hassle of setting up a SATA drive.. IDE is less of a hassle.

comments?
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

NO, use sata whatever speed, they're so good, faster as well. Get 2x60Gb maybe, and RAID them.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

For the record, i'm on a tight budget, i'm not going raid, so perish the thought.

It's either a SATA 80gb or an IDE 80gb, both would use 7200 RPM.

Now I need a real answer regaurding it, not suggustions to get something more expensive.

I have personally used SATA, and after hearing so much, I was not impressed at all.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

SATA, even if the speeds arent much diff, the SATA cables are much smaller and dont block fans and air flow like IDE cables.
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

OK, hes asking about how fast they are, IDE cables can be easily hidden anyway, or you can use rounded.

Go for an 80GB SATA...
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:35 PM   #6
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

The motherboard i'm getting comes with rounded IDE cables, so I don't think airflow will be affected much


Eh screw it, obviously I really SHOULD get sata... I guess i'll go for it..

Personally, I don't care for looks.
as you can see, my case is not going to be a light show or anything.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:41 PM   #7
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What kind of fans are you going to get if you plan to get any at all. How about heatink/fan you gonna use stock or going with an after market? just wondering
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:43 PM   #8
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

For now I will use stock, I hear they are perfectly fine if you don't over clock.

As for fans.. i'll probably get a few thermaltakes or something.

Since i'm not overclocking, I'm hoping that I will have somewhat quiet system...
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:57 PM   #9
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Small harddrive dude.
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:04 PM   #10
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

what can i say? i'm poor. if anything, thats big. my computer right now has a 6 gig hard drive.
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

edit: srry for double post, hitting edit on the previous post didn't cross my mind..

I decided on a new PSU and GPU..

7600GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

and a different enermax that has 33amps on the 12V rail..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103464

looks like the 7600 needs more juice, but the benchmarks show that the 7600GT is vastly better than the 6800gs, so I may as well go for it, only $20 more..
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:41 PM   #12
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I'm telling you, your gonna want/need a better HDD. You can manage to get like 20-30 extra bucks and get a 160gb seagate.
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

just a random question but wut system are u usng now that ur upgrading from??
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I'm telling you, your gonna want/need a better HDD. You can manage to get like 20-30 extra bucks and get a 160gb seagate.
i really dont think he needs that size hard, i really dont know many people that will use that size hard drive.

and if he's on a tight bugdet too, get an 80gb sata, that will suffice i think.

good u got a bigger psu tho, the 430 could have been tight for juice and lets face it u dont wanna blow all parts up. could be a disaster!
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

Heh, man oh man... what I am upgrading from? oh boy.. here we go..

Intel Pentium 2 300mhz slot 1 (deschutes core) 300mhz fps, some intel mother board, 384mb 3.0cas mem, geforce2mx 440, ISA ess audio drive sound card, and maxtor 6 gig hard drive.

As for 80 not being enough.. well... I was thinking in the long run, I would use the 80 gig for just the OS and games, and later down the road just get a 250 gig for storage and such.
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I've got an 80GB hard drive now and I'm doing fine with it. Just had to back up some stuff to make more room. I guess it is kind of small if you're planning on storing movies, MP3s, picts, etc. Everything looks good.
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^^ I used half of my 160gb Barracuda in about 4 months. I was down to only 40gb at one time, yes ONLY 40gb .

He obviously is buying a good GFX card so he can play games, and games are pretty large about 2-3gbs. Music takes up like 10gbs or more. I mean, it is possible, and rather easy.

80gb just sounds SO tiny to me.
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yeh, good things with hard drives is that u can always stick another 80gb in later down the road if u run short of space.
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Default Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!

Yeah I suppose, one hell of an upgrade for me though don't ya think?

Well, guess i'll have to find myself a floppy drive now, since I need to install the drivers for the sata while installing windows... woopdedoo.

anyway, if i'm desperate for storage, my dad's pc has a 200 gb hard drive, so i wont have no where to put stuff.
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hmm, that would be a nice upgrade from the old one Anyways, really you could just buy a larger HDD because it's not much more to increase the size but if you are sure with the 80GB then go ahead, it will probably do you fine. But SATA is a nice technology and you will be glad you have a SATA drive if ever you go and buy another harddrive to couple with the one you're buying now.
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