Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25

Thread: Is this a good setup?




  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    18

    Default

    Ok so does this work?

    AMD Athlon XP1700+ Thoroughbred CPU ~1.47GHz
    EPoX 8RDA+ motherboard


    and what heatsink/fan???

    i keep hearing about volcano 7 but dont know what it is....tell me if this is better than what i had originally

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    322

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fullclipz
    well what board then? I know nothing of this stuff and this if the first time building a PC , and im only 15 yrs old.

    Isnt the Athlon XP 1700+ cheaper then the xp2200+???

    Yeah what is second best to the radeon 9500 pro. ?? dont wanan spend that much. thanks alot
    I'm 15 also :thumb:
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    4,825

    Default

    You don't want the Volcano 7, but the Volcano 7+... and yes, the plus makes a lot of difference. You should be able to pick this up at NewEgg as well.

    Yep... a quick check shows them for $22.99
    Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill
    My Toys

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    18

    Default

    how do i go about buying the RAM? what if i bought 2 sticks of 512mb would that be a whole lot better than 2 sticks of 256mb? what brands do i look for?

  5. #15
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    18

    Default

    or would it be even good to buy one stick of 512 and one stick of 256 a little bit after i finish the PC and use that slot to upgrade instead of just buying 2 sticks of 256 or is 512mb of RAM good enough lol

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    346

    Default

    2x256 sticks is ur best bet so that u enable the dual channel of the nforce2 mobo, and winxp runs very well on 512 megs of RAM :thumb:

  7. #17
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    18

    Default

    ooh ok, i can afford 2 sticks of 512 so should i do that? i think i would be better off in the long run and that would help performance out alot. even tho 512 is good, wouldnt 1024 be better? lol also any brands to look for or just generic???

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    322

    Default

    Do not EVER get generic memory. When you buy it, you are taking a risk each time, which the odds are pretty much against you. Always buy brand name memory, I had to learn this the hard way...
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    18

    Default

    So far i have purchased

    ATX case w/ 400w power supply -window-lights-fans
    AMD XP1700+ cpu
    2 X 256mb crucial ddr pc2700
    WD 80G 8MBcache 7200 ATA100 Hdd

    the processor hasnt came in today should be here tommorow.

    i still need to purchase,

    Epox 8rda+ motherboard
    liteon dvd 16x
    liteon cdrw 52x
    floppy
    Graphics/sound card

    but i wanted to know how hard it is to put this thing together? should i go buy a book about it to help me or soimething?

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Isle of man
    Posts
    1,332

    Default

    Well there's a guide right here on Tweaktown for buliding your own computer. Check that out first:thumb:
    What the fcuk happened to my sig?

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •