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Jstyr
05-28-03, 02:56 PM
These are the specs for the new rig I'm building my old man. He wants fast so I'm giving him fast. He also wanted Dell's prices kicked in the ass so I did that too. Check it out.

Case-
Enermax (Black) SECC case. 2 front USB, 1 Firewire +Audio/Mic
3 fans.

PSU-
Antec p4 400 Watt True Power, 2 fans

Motherboard-
A-Bit IS7-E 865PE Springdale (800Mhz FSB), Dual DDR, onboard audio, LAN, SATA/RAID

CPU-
Intel P4 2.4Ghz (800 FSB) -RETAIL

HDD-
2 WD 36GB (Raptor's) SATA 10,000 RPM /w the 8mb cache OEM

Memory-
2 Mushkin DDR 512 MB pc3200

Monitor-
NEC 17' LCD (Black) /w 16ms response time & .26 DoT pitch

Graphics-
Gainward G3 Ti200 Golden Sample, 64MB

Media Drives-
Sony (Black) 16x DVD/CD ROM, Lite-On (Black) 52x CDRW, Standard "Alps" 3.5' Floppy (Black)

Extra's-
Keyboard (Black), Optical Mouse (Black), 2 SATA drive cables & 2 Molex to SATA converter cables.

I can't friggin wait to set those Raptors in a RAID 0 and see what this machine does. Admittedly I would have liked to gotten him a slightly higher processor. But the 2.4 was a steal at $189 and he decided it would be enough. All he does is surf the web and send e-mail!!! The old coot. :D Anyways let me know what you guys think.

Brk
05-28-03, 03:29 PM
Ok, so you build a new uber-PC, only to throw a Ti200 in it?? WTF?

Jstyr
05-28-03, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by Burke
Ok, so you build a new uber-PC, only to throw a Ti200 in it?? WTF?

I'm doing it strictly as a price saver. I just bought a Radeon 9700 Pro for my box and I'll be stuck with this old Ge3. The parental unit does not game(at least not yet), and it's more than sufficient for anything he's likely to throw at it. Actually this card isn't quite bad for for it's age. OC'd it can get up to almost stock Ti4200 speeds.

YeOldeStonecat
05-28-03, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Jstyr
The parental unit does not game(at least not yet), and it's more than sufficient for anything he's likely to throw at it.

So there ya go, still way more vid card than he'll possibly use, don't let anyone slam that card if all he's gonna do is surf. Heck, it's still good enough to game even, runs UT2K3 and BF1942 fine.

Enjoy the system! That Springdale is such a performer for the money.

The Goog
05-28-03, 05:31 PM
Good choice on that 9700 Pro , it's an awesome performer. ;)

Brk
05-28-03, 05:48 PM
Yeah well you didn't mention anything about it being unnecessary, you were talking about fast.

YeOldeStonecat
05-28-03, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by Burke
Yeah well you didn't mention anything about it being unnecessary, you were talking about fast.

"All he does is surf the web and send e-mail!!! The old coot. "

A little use of the old noodle there.

polishmafia4u
05-28-03, 06:06 PM
price?

lance-tek
05-28-03, 06:16 PM
Of course this kick @$$ rig will be folding, right??????

Jstyr
05-29-03, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
So there ya go, still way more vid card than he'll possibly use, don't let anyone slam that card if all he's gonna do is surf. Heck, it's still good enough to game even, runs UT2K3 and BF1942 fine.

Enjoy the system! That Springdale is such a performer for the money.

Thanks YOSC, I found that A-Bit Springdale for $99.00 at Newegg. Can't beat that deal.

Goog-Can't wait for that 9700 Pro to arrive ;) It should be here really soon :D

Polishmafia4u-I got the entire set-up for $1600 U.S. Way cheaper than anything comparable Dell had to offer.

And Lance- :D Oh yes.....she will be Folding! Team #15 Hooah!!!

The Goog
05-29-03, 01:11 AM
Yes i think it should be in by Friday...:D

lance-tek
05-29-03, 10:03 PM
Right on, gotta keep the points coming in AOC is right there

el bob
05-29-03, 10:34 PM
Heh, you guys are complaing about a Ti200.

I play all games on a Gf2 GTS 64mb and have friends on Gf2 MX 400s. New cards are overrated. :D

The system looks great. What is the total price?