New Build
Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums |

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: New Build

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Memphis Tennessee
    Posts
    4,930

    New Build

    I have finally pulled the trigger on a new build. It matches the "Double the Performance" guideline for the upgrade. Going from an A7N8-8X, XP2400 to this.

    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Ultimate 32-Bit Operating System on OEM DVD, Single License Pack

    Black SilverStone Strider PSU-SST-ST1000

    Black Antec Gun Metal ATX CS-P182

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128046

    4 SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD403LJ 400GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822152085

    EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814130038

    LG Electronics Black LG Super Multi 18x SATA DVD Burner GSA-H62NK, 10x DVD+/-R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 12x DVD-RAM - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827136120

    VIZO VIZO-LUX-350SA-BK Aluminum 3.5" USB 2.0 & SATA External Enclosure - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817425001

    LIAN LI CR-25B 20-in-1 USB 2.0 Black Aluminum Card Reader - Retail
    Item#:N82E16820213010

    Finding a card reader with good reviews was impossible. I wanted an integrated floppy drive but the devices with the FD had pitiful reviews. Finding a USB External Enclosure was difficult also. These two devices are questionable but they are on the way.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,404
    What CPU are you looking at getting?
    Intel Q6600 | Asus P5K SE | 4 GB DDR2 800 | 500GB Seagate SATA | 250GB Seagate SATA | 18x Pioneer SATA DVD-RW | 1 GB Geforce GTX 650 Ti | Logitech Keyboard & Mouse | 650 Watt Cooler Master PSU | Benq 22" LCD

    Learn How to Join our Folding@Home Team - Detailed Folding@Home Stats

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Memphis Tennessee
    Posts
    4,930
    I have a Q6600 (B3 Stepping)
    4 x 1Gb Crucial DDR2 PC6400

    I want to set up the drives in a Raid 5 array. I will use this for data. I plan on ripping a large CD collection to WAV and then converting to Mp3. Add a few DVDs from home made video.

    I would love to have an SDD for the operating system but the prices are just insane. I may get a Raptor and put the OS on it. Quiet is the main theme so I may use one of the Spinpoints for the OS.

    Is Ready Boost worth fooling with? Aynone making a USB device to plug into the MB header for Ready Boost?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Memphis Tennessee
    Posts
    4,930
    I made a mistake on the drives. I contacted New Egg but it is too late to cancel the drives. They said I could RMA the drives.

    I ordered the correct drives;
    SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822152052

    The differences include a longer warranty.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    697
    Nice setup. I particularly liked the motherboard since it still has the legacy I/O connectors. Would probably get this one if my main system goes kaput. Having said that, I hope that it would never happen at least till I get an idea of what I actually want for my next build.

    Let us know how it goes when the comp is up and running.

    Welcome to the Blue Team.
    "Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!"
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Poole, UK
    Posts
    1,999
    Quote Originally Posted by Leoslocks
    Is Ready Boost worth fooling with? Aynone making a USB device to plug into the MB header for Ready Boost?
    Some of the guys on here have had good results with ReadyBoost. Myself and a friend have had mixed results with it, the main thing is it's critical that you get a flash drive with sufficient transfer speed.

    When I initially plugged my flash drive in, Vista said it was fast enough for Readyboost, so I enabled it. But quite frequently after that the had disk would be thrashing like crazy at startup. I eventually realised that the flash drive was still being tested for performance by having 2gb of data paged back and forth to it. When I went back into the Readyboost settings Vista had decided that the drive wasn't fast enough after all.

    If you get the right drive I think it can make a tangible difference though.
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Edition, Gigabyte Z77-D3H, Ivy Bridge i7 3770, nVidia GTX480 1.5Gb, 16Gb Corsair 1600MHz, Creative X-Fi, Seagate 500Gb SATA II, DGM 23" Widescreen TFT

    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" -Blaise Pascal

    M.C.S.A.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    894
    Quote Originally Posted by Leoslocks
    I have finally pulled the trigger on a new build. It matches the "Double the Performance" guideline for the upgrade. Going from an A7N8-8X, XP2400 to this.

    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Ultimate 32-Bit Operating System on OEM DVD, Single License Pack

    Black SilverStone Strider PSU-SST-ST1000

    Black Antec Gun Metal ATX CS-P182

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128046

    4 SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD403LJ 400GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822152085

    EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814130038

    LG Electronics Black LG Super Multi 18x SATA DVD Burner GSA-H62NK, 10x DVD+/-R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 12x DVD-RAM - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827136120

    VIZO VIZO-LUX-350SA-BK Aluminum 3.5" USB 2.0 & SATA External Enclosure - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817425001

    LIAN LI CR-25B 20-in-1 USB 2.0 Black Aluminum Card Reader - Retail
    Item#:N82E16820213010

    Finding a card reader with good reviews was impossible. I wanted an integrated floppy drive but the devices with the FD had pitiful reviews. Finding a USB External Enclosure was difficult also. These two devices are questionable but they are on the way.
    Love the new system!! Post some pics during the install!
    Congrats!
    Antec 300 Illusion
    Intel i5 760
    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R
    Corsair 650TX
    G.Skill DDR3 1333 4GB x2
    4 WD Green 1.5TB drives
    1 Gskill SSD 60gb
    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3 P55 1156 PIN DDR3
    Win7 64bit Enterprise
    Dell 24" WS and a 55" Panasonic Plasma 8ms


    The Biggest Risk......Is not taking one!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Memphis Tennessee
    Posts
    4,930
    I am hoping all arrives this afternoon. I know the case and PS are on the UPS truck as they missed me yesterday.

    Pictures, only if I can neat the system up.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Memphis Tennessee
    Posts
    4,930
    Time for a break. Everything is here and being assembled. I guess I could take some pictures of boxes, packaging and extra cables and such but what a mess!

    I booted to the bios a couple of times before I started assembling the hard drives. Even with the case open it is quiet. Just one scare. I plugged the PCIe cable into the 8800GTS but didnt finish plugging it into the PS. Such a shreak it made.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Memphis Tennessee
    Posts
    4,930
    Well, SATA cables and the modular cabling of the power supply make it easier to stuff a lot in the case.



    Vista will take some getting use to.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Memphis Tennessee
    Posts
    4,930
    Strange things happening with Vista. The image that "does not exist." was there last night. I had trouble getting Image Shack to accept the jpeg file. Other image editing software would not show the thumbnail of the jpeg files created on Vista. ??? I ended up saving it as png .

    Here is the thumbnail link to the image.



    Here is what was posted previously.


  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,404
    System looks good. I have never worked on a case with the psu at the bottom.
    Intel Q6600 | Asus P5K SE | 4 GB DDR2 800 | 500GB Seagate SATA | 250GB Seagate SATA | 18x Pioneer SATA DVD-RW | 1 GB Geforce GTX 650 Ti | Logitech Keyboard & Mouse | 650 Watt Cooler Master PSU | Benq 22" LCD

    Learn How to Join our Folding@Home Team - Detailed Folding@Home Stats

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
  •