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Author Topic:   What do you think ?
HUT
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posted January 08, 2003 07:28 AM            
Hi.
PROCESSOR:
AMD ATLON XP 2200+ ( 1.8 GHz) Socket A OEM / BOX

MAINBOARD:
BIGABYTE GA-7VAX KT 400 Socket A LAN 133 3 DDR USB2.0 AC97

RAM :
DDR 256MB PC 2100 or 512MB

GRAPHIC CARD:

MSI GEFORCE 4 Ti4200-TD 64mb DDR TV-OUT DVI

HD:
MAXTOR 40GBATA133 7200


SCREEN:
17" CTX PR7O5F FUTURE ( MAX 1600*1200/77Hz

WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL OEM PL

CD-RW TEAC 48/16/48 OEM


What do you think about this stuff. Is it all right or maybe you could add something to make it work properly. I'm waiting for any suggestions.

Best regards HUT.

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Bonzo Dog
Member
posted January 08, 2003 12:21 PM            
Sounds good to me Hut but i think i`d jack up the back and put a spoiler on it.

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KiLlEr
Member
posted January 08, 2003 01:36 PM            
And a way better sound system. Nothing beats 2 15" Subs each with its own 500 watt amp. except 4 15" subs with thier own 1000 watt amp.

Now thats something you want to send into a combat zone!!! MUWAHAHAHAA!!!!!

Seriously Hut, the specs for the PC look very good.

The only thing I should point out is that you need to specify which Maxtor 7200RPM ATA133 drive it is. Some have 2mb buffers others have 8mb buffers. the bigger the buffer the better (like the L01P080 which is the MAXTOR DiamondMax Plus 80GB 7200RPM ATA-133 with an 8MB buffer).

[This message has been edited by KiLlEr (edited January 08, 2003).]

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=DNX= Matrix
Member
posted January 08, 2003 08:10 PM            
you forget soundcard Hut... I think good value is SOUNDBLASTER LIVE VALUE for games, if you like watching the dvd cimema films then if you have the good speakers set up id suggest a SOUNDBLASTER AUDIGY.

The setup above looks great.

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BamZipPow
Member
posted January 08, 2003 08:26 PM            
I'd go fer the Thoroughbred-B XP1800(AXDA1800DUT3C)processors instead of the older XP2200 Palomino processors. They're already available in Europe before they are even here.

It definitely runs cooler and should be much cheaper if not the same price.

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GoldAnt_Number1
Member
posted January 08, 2003 09:44 PM            
w00t! I have Stamps from Malaysia All music stamps though, can only asume there very musical people

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Irascible
Member
posted January 08, 2003 09:46 PM            
The nForce2 based motherboards are the best platforms for an Athlon based system. They consistently beat KT 400 based motherboards in comparison tests . From Tom's Hardware:

"Our benchmarks underlined the fact that nForce2 is currently the best chipset to take. Sure, you will need to get two DIMMs, but the performance gap to KT400 is quite significant."

The performance gap may not always be that big. But when starting from scratch, why not get the best? Plus, the deluxe versions of nForce2 based motherboards has built in audio that is the only mainstream computer sound that can ENcode Dolby surround in real time.

I'd get the Asus A7N8X Deluxe. It's a bit pricey at around $155 locally. But it includes TWO built in ethernet cards, serial ATA raid, firewire, USB 2.0 and the aforementioned built in sound that compares well to the best sound cards out there. More importantly, the Asus nForce2 boards consistently outperforms other nForce2 based motherboards.

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Irascible
Member
posted January 09, 2003 04:24 AM            
If you can swing just a few extra bucks, definitely get a Radeon 9500 Pro over the Ti4200. The Ti4200 is good - I've got one. But the 9500 Pro is DirectX 9 compliant and the Ti4200 is not. Just imagine if there were such a thing as a GeForce5 Ti4200 and that's what the Radeon 9500 Pro is.

From http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2002q4/radeon-9500pro/index.x?pg=15
"It's no contest. NVIDIA's product line is a generation behind, and with the debut of the Radeon 9500 Pro, there's little reason left to buy a GeForce4. I would take a Radeon 9500 Pro over a GeForce4 Ti 4200, easy, but don't stop there. I'd rather have a 9500 Pro than a GeForce4 Ti 4600, too. The Ti 4600's few advantages in older games aren't as impressive to me as the 9500 Pro's merits."

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HUT
Member
posted January 09, 2003 06:12 AM            
Hi,
GREAT THANKS ALL. I'M HAPPY NOW.
After analysis short the board, I go to buy this something, and I will be learned.........................................and playing.................................. I never lose those hunting instincts. See you before long.

Best regards HUT.

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=DNX= Matrix
Member
posted January 09, 2003 08:28 AM            

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Scrap Metal
Member
posted January 09, 2003 07:08 PM            
i dont know how much the radeon 9500 is, but buying it new is probably more than i just payed $255 for a Radeon 9700 pro. its viciously powerful and probably equivalent to a geforce 6. i got it at the $150 off price from eBay. gotta wait for shipping though...

i got it new too, sealed in the static bag, just without the box
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Match in the gas tank, KA-BOOM!

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HUT
Member
posted January 10, 2003 05:27 AM            
Hi
I will be busy now. You know what I mean. I will let you knows when it will be working, on this board.
Best regards HUT.

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mELON cRACKER
Member
posted January 10, 2003 02:18 PM            
Pretty much any of the Radeon 9XXX series cards rock. I got a Radeon 9000 recently on pricewatch.com for about $65 and it kicks SERIOUS butt. I get about 75-80fps (not peak) at 800X600 fullscreen with most of the effects turned up on an Athlon TBird 1400.
There are also 91XX, 95XX and 97XX cards, with 97XX basically being the top of the line of any card right now.

Here is my system right now:
Abit KT7A-RAID motherboard
Athlon Tbird 1.4 Ghz
256 MB RAM PC133
ATI Radeon 9000 64 Meg DDR video card
Adaptec 19160 Ultra 160 SCSI card
(2) 9 Gig Quantum Atlas 4 Ultra 160 SCSI hard drives
Aureal Vortex 2 sound card
3Com Fast Etherlink XL network card
USR Sportster 56k modem
TEAC 32X CDROM
LiteON 24x10x40 CDR/CDRW

It may not be the most high performance system out there, but I'll bet it won't keep me from fraggin' your butt!
[BWL]mELONcRACKER

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