mikehodges2 wrote:A64's really like tight memory timings. I went for the xms ll stuff, and the low latencys seem to make quite a large difference. When overclocking, i tuned them down a bit, and my comp felt so much more slugish, so i've stuck to stock speeds and 2-2-2-7 timings, and im sweet as a peach. (i read in a review on Anand i think that 2227 > 2225)
mikehodges2 wrote:go for a high end a64 rather than an X2.
mikehodges2 wrote:Save the cash...put more towards the gfx, maybe a 6800 u, or an SLI setup.
Those all look like very good choices to me.Regalo wrote:Case:Antec Performance I P180 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Processor:AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail
Motherboard:EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLi Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Video Card:BFG Tech BFGR68256GTOCX Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Memory: CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB)
Primary Hard Drive:Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Here, I believe that you could do better. You probably want a power supply that has dual +12V rails and all of the ATX 12V 2.0 connectors.Power Supply:Thermaltake PurePower W0023R ATX 560W Power Supply 115/230 V - Retail
Storage:SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP1203N 120GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM
Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks
Unless you are ahem "copying" dozens of discs per week, that extra one minute that it takes to copy a CD with a single drive versus with two shouldn't be a problem. The DVD burner that you linked looks like a good value to me.Usacomp2k3 wrote:$43.00 NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM
It's just always good IMHO to have a 2nd drive to do straight cd-copies.
Yes, that is a very good (but rather expensive) power supply. Once you get up into that price range, you might also take a look at the Seasonic S12 power supplies.Regalo wrote:Is this PSU a better choice? Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W
Ack! Please do not buy an LCD monitor that lacks DVI digital input!I was also looking at this monitor: acer AL1716 Silver/Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 500:1 0.264mm Pixel Pitch - Retail
It's not the greatest native res ever, but I like the 8ms seektime and it looks like the best I can get in my price range. But im always open to other suggestions.
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