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First Amd In Several Years.

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Howdy,

 

Thought I would post in the Hardware forums about my plunge back into AMD goodness.

 

Going to build a new PC for myself.

 

Here are the specs.

 

CPU

AMD2500+/333 ATHLON XP BARTON

Retail Boxed

 

Motherboard

Epox EP-8RDA+ With the nForce2 chipset

Yea Yea, I bought a Epox. I personally think they are awesome boards.

 

HD (Going with IDE Raid)

(2) 80GB Western Digital 7200RPM 8MB Cache WD800JB

Is there any other drive to buy rather than WD :P

 

CDRW

LITEON 52X32X52X CDRW Black

This will be my 3rd or 4th Liteon CDRW. They all have been excellent

 

DDRAM

(2) 512MB DDR400 CAS 2 PC3200 Kingston

I really like the Kingston Modules. I have had great luck in servers with them.

 

VIDEO

VGA ATI XPERT2000 PRO 32MB 4X AGP

I am not a gamer! ATI is all thats spoken in the Kish household.

 

CASE

Enermax 10B M ATX CS-3051L-B3A

My personal favorite case maker, although Antec and Codegen have always done well for me.

 

It will run Linux and Windows 2000 Dual Boot.

 

I will get some photos of the build when I am done. Just for fun!

 

What amazes me, is out the door with overnight delivery. I am under $800 for the entire build.

 

newegg.com has great pricing btw.

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Even if your not a Gamer Bill, splash out a bit more on the Graphics card, you never know when you might get overcome and want to play the Tomb Raider series!

 

Jim

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Jim

 

Ive spent more time in front of my workstation than most and have never even fired up a game of hearts. :D

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/hugs his AMD Thumbs Up

/glares at the Intel that died yesterday Mad!!!

 

all excellent choices, I would have suggested a better vid card also, but since you are in fact a robot I'm not going to make that suggestion :D

 

newegg does have some good prices, tiger direct is good also. plus tigerdirect has an affiliate prog..so if you ever in the market for new hardware go to my site and follow the link so i'll get a comission :P

 

Seriously i love AMD, I am trying to like Intel but the system I have had less than a week died yesterday, actually not the entire system, just a dead mobo....now i have to wait god knows how long for an RMA.

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Not to bash WesternDigital at all. I have this 60gig hard drive from them that when I create large files or move large files it crashes and the master boot record gets messed up. It also corrupts files sometimes. I have found a program that can fix the MBR:

TestDisk

It works really well and is easy to use.

-Tim

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I like the Western Digital HDD's. I have all four computers running them and only one has failed because a power supply blew and it took the board and HDD controller on the Western Digital. I called Western Digital and had a new drive in the mail within 3 days, sent the old one back and went on with my life. I now buy the 8mb versions of Western Digital since they have the three warranty now. All others only have a 1 year now as do most other manufacturers.

 

Oldes Western Digital is in my 233 mhz, running darn near 24 hrs a day 365 days a year since June 1997.

 

Any Maxtor I've purchased with out the liquid bearings has died within about 2 yrs or less. That goes for my friends who have purchased them also. Not sure if it's just bad luck or what but I don't buy them anymore.

 

You could have spent a little more on the video card and got an ATI All in wonder version. That way you could watch tv on the computer or edit video or anything if the need ever arised. But at least it's not onboard video!

 

Mav

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I will have to openly admit that I have never played a game on my computer.... :D I do, however, have every gaming console known to man... lol

 

Excellent specs Bill, and for that price, you can't really go wrong. Thumbs Up

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Hi,

 

I havent seen the motherboard but since its based ont he Nforce2 chipset, it should be built into the motherboard

 

Jim

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yup, probably has the soundstorm onboard audio....it's better then most sound cards. I've got two SWEET sound cards comming this week for review i cant wait

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Sound Card?

 

I dont need no stinking sound card... lol

 

Stares at Denon AV System.

 

I am not a gamer so when it is tune time I turn on the Denon.

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Tiger Direct Whip

 

Mad!!! Mad!!!

 

:( :D

I personally like dealing with New Egg http://www.newegg.com They have been cheaper then tiger direct in like 9 out of 10 items I have wanted. Also New Egg has excelent customer service, and real quick delivery.

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Well its been a while since the parts arrived and the new AMD was built. I have to say, its been flawless so far. Not one crash!

 

Windows 2000 is loving this new system.

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