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Building my new machine... parts are ordered

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jjlaughner, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    GIGABYTE "GA-K8NS Ultra-939" NVIDIA nForce3 ULTRA Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 939-Pin 64-bit Processor

    OCZ Enhanced Latency Series Dual Channel Kits 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200

    GIGABYTE 3D Cooler-Ultra GT for P4/K8/K7, Model "GH-PCU31-VH"

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    74GB 10,000RPM SATA hard drive and 250GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive will be ordered in a month or so...:cool1:
     
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    Bling Bling? :dunno: I don't know what any of that stuff is, but it sure looks cool! :D
     
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    :pimp: :pimp: :pimp: pretty cool setup. I see you sprung for the ocz ram
     
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    OCZ has always been junk in my mind. I don't know if they have made some amazing turn around in the last few years but when I was really heavy into computers, not a chance I would have bought OCZ.
     
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    finish one machine before you start the next! you've got one that was sitting in the driveway last i knew, just waiting to be finished.
     
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    All this crap and he ain't built me a new computer yet. :crazy:
     
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    and only a 2.0 machine??? C'mon man, you can do better than that
     
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    isnt that board for a p4? and your gettin a A64?
     
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    Only stuff I ever heard about OCZ was thats its great . Very stable very fast. I guess some people got duked from a computer company selling lesser brands inside OCZ heatsinks (ocsystems)... Oddly enough I ordered my current OCZ stuff from them and its always been stable and very fast! My new stuff is retail packaged from NewEgg


    I'll make you a good deal on a 1.4GHz with 512MB of ram:waytogo:


    Actually all the AMD stuff is staying real close to 2GHZ. For $60 more I could have went to 2.2 and for $150 more 2.4 but they would run really hot. This 2.0 I can overclock a bit :whistle: and get 2.2 or maybe 2.4 with that little copper heatsink you see above :cool1:
    P4 ain't got nothing on an AMD 64bit processor with dual channel ram, esp on the 939 and 940 socket AMD64's :grin:



    Nope thats a Socket 939 AMD 64 board.. the K8NS Ultra-939

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    LA LA LA LA LA LA... I'm not listening.... :p:

    This project will be used daily to post the thousand and thousands of pics I'll take when it starts warming up of the other "projects"
    This project will be built in the heated comfort of my computer chair INSIDE with not much more than a screw driver...
     
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    actually I just dropped about $800 at Chirstmas on mom and dads machines... About the same as mine, theirs are AMD 64 socket 754, PC3200 2.0GHz in reatil boxes (so factory heatsinks) with 512MB of PC3200 DDR Ram on the same type GIGABYTE board except theirs are the 754socket version and mines the socket 939 with 1GB of PC3200 ram because the 939 board runs dual channel memory the 754 does not.

    SO... $800 on their's (including cases and all the parts), then $160 last week on my board and cool mods from ewiz.com, then $670 last night on NewEgg for the rest of my stuff... :crazy: Thats alot of upgrading!

    I'll have pics :cool1: :p:
     
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    I think I asked this before, but I forget my answer. Where did you learn all this stuff? I am really interested in that kind of stuff like building computers, how did you learn all this? Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Reading websites and just being around computers since the late 80's.

    All the parts came from Newegg.com :xmas:
     
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    Hey Steve, its not hard at all to build a computer...all ya need to do is read up on things. Start with the motherboard, and see whats compatable, and buy pieces from there. Ya can't put something in the wrong place...all ya need to do is use care (so ya don't break anything) and remember STATIC IS NOT YOUR FRIEND...so be grounded at all times.
     
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    When you want to get serious about overclocking, visit http://www.swiftnets.com/ and stop worrying about heat! :D :D


    Looks like a great setup you've got there. The 64bit AMD's rock!

    The first thing you will wish you had is more RAM ..... fill it up with 2Gigs and you should be all set. :thumb:
     
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    Back in the days of SDR ram, OCZ was junk. I wouldn't buy it then if my life depended on it. They must have changed things, but till I read things and it gets proved to me I will stay away. I run a 2.0GHz A64 with the 754 socket. I should have gone 939 but was dumb. I have 1GB of lower quality PC3200 RAM. Another mistake. My setup will not overclock at all. No idea why, I can clock the ram down to 200 mhz(literally not 200DDR) and it still won't work. I run the biggest Swiftech heatsink with an adjustable fan. It is great. It worked great till I put my PC in a case(sitting on my desk open before). Now it runs a tad bit warm, but I turned the fan speed down to reduce noise as well. Someday I will not be lazy and open her up and turn the fan back up. Even now it never gets over say 120F. I have no video card to go with all this though, need to buy a new one sooner or later. Kind of thinking I will wait till X800s come down in price to like 200 something.

    Most of all, I miss watercooling. I ran it for a few years and I just miss running water vs this heatsink stuff. Too bad though my new case likely would not fit watercooling. I have a mid-ATX Antec case that is a little cramped. www.cooltechnica.com sooner or later I will buy the barebones water case they have.
     
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    Okay, so if I read some magazine, and read a lot on websites...I should beable to put together a computer myself? I have a little knowledge of the insides...but not much.
    Any websites you suggest so I can learn?
    Thanks guys!
     
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    Get a junker and take it apart
     
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    I don't have a junker. Send me yours and I'll fix it!
     
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    What video card?

    My shiat-

    A64 3800+ XP-90 heatsink/Vantec Tornado 92mm fan- 120CFM baby!
    MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum
    1gb Corsair XMS Pro PC3200 2-2-2-5
    Asus X800 XT PE w/Artic Cooling ATI Silencer 4
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
    2 74gb 10k rpm Raptors in RAID 0- OS/Programs/Games
    1 36gb 10k rpm Raptor- for video editing
    1 40gb 7200 rpm ide drive- storage
    Viewsonic VP201 20.1" flatpanel- 16ms response time
    Antec True Control 550w power supply
    Antec PlusView 1000amg case

    :D
     

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