June 6th, 2001, 12:42 PM
Also, an extra power supply is not going to fit in that case. Most aluminum cases are pretty small (although big enough for what you need).
Also, dont cut down on the speakers trust me, if your gonna cut down on anything, dont cut down on speakers, unless you dont like loud music or dont like cranking it up during a game. If you get speakers, I recommend the Cambridge Soundwork FPS2000 Digital.
For hard drive, dont get anything but IBM. In my opinion they are the best, and can handle some serious overclocking. Also for a CD-ROM get one of those 72x I think Kenwood makes them, but I'm not for sure, you'll have to ask around.
Some other cases you might want to consider are the Antec SX1030 (comes in beige or black) these are the cases used by Alienware. Also the Addtronics 6896A. Both are full towers.
Athy 700@800 1.65v
128meg PC133 7.5ns can do 160@CAS3
Asus V7700 Pure 32meg (215+?/366+?)
IBM 75GXP 45gb
WD 10.2GB 7200rpm ATA66
Toshiba SD-M1402 (12x dvd/40x cd)
Plextor 8/4/32 CD-RW
3COM 56k hardware modem (just incase)
SMC 10mpbs ISA NIC (for DSL)
Intel P4C 3.0Ghz
Asus P4P800-E Deluxe
2x256mb Corsair Value Select PC3200
eVGA e-GeForce 6800
WD 120gb SE
IBM 60GXP 60gb
Creative Labs Audigy (free)
Toshiba SD-M1402 (12x dvd/40x cd)
Lite-On 52x24x52 ($15 retail
Pioneer A06 DVD+/-RW
ThermalTake Silent Purepower 420W PSU
June 6th, 2001, 12:44 PM
Lose the MX; you'd be much better off with a a 32mb GTS.
June 6th, 2001, 01:11 PM
Thanks for all the replies. I did some serious research on MX: it is not what I want . As for some one mentioned I had some money to spend, unfortunatly i don't. The system I specified would cost me only around $650.
Also I did a research and found out that a new nVidia chipset coming out in Q3 2001. It looks very promesing. So I decided to hold to my present system and get a new one around Christmas.
I found a great hardware review webcite, and I think all of you will like it.
Thanks again for all the replies.
June 6th, 2001, 04:01 PM
What monitor you're going to acquire? If you're not goint to high resolutions, a modest video card can give you a better price/perfomance. But if money is not a problem... Oh and forget the SB 16 sound card. It's crappy even by low standards.
June 6th, 2001, 04:24 PM
Like AlladinSane said, what monitor will you pair the vid card with? Also, regarding the soundcard, what speakers will you pair it with? If you really want that Asus DDR board and the cheaper audio you might also consider A7A266 DDR with integrated audio. Again, it just depends on what your ouput devices are and what you really want.
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June 6th, 2001, 11:53 PM
June 7th, 2001, 01:24 AM
Leadtek GTS Pro or Ultra, the Pro is the better value 64 mg. Save your money on the GeForce 3 and get one later when something new comes out. The VooDoo 5 5500's graphics are as good but the frame rate sucks.
Sound Blaster Value Live
Full Tower Case, you can never have enough room
Get a mother board that has 4 memory slots and 4 IDE connections, Asus or Abit
Get a Golden Orb or Fob38 cpu fan.
Abit KT7A-Raid MB
AMD 1.2 Athlon 266
Western Digital 20 Gig 7200 rpm 100 ATA
Golden Orb Fan
384 Mg PC133 Ram
Sound Blaster X-Gamer
Voodoo 5 5500
H.P. 9350I CD Writer
US Robotics 56k Modem
KDS AV-195TF 19" Monitor
Soon to be running Raid
June 7th, 2001, 01:34 PM
Use my system as an example:
The Krypt0Knight Rig:
AMD Thunderbird 1.33Ghz
ASUS A7V133 KT133A 266MHZ FSB ATA100
SONY 52x cd-rom
FULL TOWER ATX 300W 6X2 SLOTS
WESTERN DIGITAL 20GB 7200RPM ATA100
256megs pc-133 sdram
Asus V8200 64MB DDR PURE NVIDIA
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
(Still deciding on speakers)
Using a 20 inch square household fan for cooling
[This message has been edited by QuestionableK (edited 06-07-2001).]
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