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05-29-03, 03:48 PM
CHIEFTEC Server Chasis (Aluminum Workstation Tower with Plastic Front Cover) SILVER COLOR w/ 450W Power Supply, Side acrylic window and a Case Fan on Side Window **Now with 2 x Front USB2.0 and 1 x Firewire IEEE1394 ports** Model AX-01BLD Retail Weights Only 18LBs!
Form Factor:ATX
Side See Through Window w/ Fan
Bays:4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5", Internal: 4 x 3.5".
Expansion Slots:7
Fans:2 rear Mounted Fan and 1 side panel Fan
450 W Power Supply

Size: 80 Gigabytes
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Seek time: 8.9ms
Cache 8MB

184-Pin, CAS2.5-Unbuffered 64x64. Requires DDR supported Motherboard - Lifetime Warranty.
2 x $57.00

ABIT IS7-E ,Intel 865PE chipset Springdale for Socket 478 P4 ATX motherboard RETAIL
Supported CPU:Intel® Pentium® 4 Socket 478 processors
Chipset:865PE / ICH5
RAM:4x DDR Single/Dual Channel DDR 400 up to 4GB
IDE:2 x Ultra DMA 33/66/100 Up to 4 Devices
Slots:1x AGP PRO, 5x PCI Slots
Ports:2xPS2, 1xLPT,1xCOM,1xLAN, 4xUSB and Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: 6-Channel AC 97 CODEC on board
Onboard LAN: On board 10/100MB LAN
Onboard SATA: 2 channels Serial ATA 150MB/s RAID

Intel Pentium 4 / 2.4CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB - RETAIL
CPU: 2.4GHz
Type: Pentium 4 Northwood
Cache: 512K
BUS: 800 Mhz
Socket: 478
3-year MFG. Warranty

Grand Total

Thumbs up or down? I am newbie and this is my first system that I am building. I am open to any recommendations or suggestions.

Thanks doods,


05-29-03, 04:11 PM
Get PC3200 DDR, not PC2700.

PC3200 = DDR 400, which you need for default memory speeds on Canterwood/Springdale.

05-29-03, 04:25 PM
Hey Burke,

Nice catch. I was a little uncertain about the ram. As for the the rest of the hardware everything kosher?

Thanks Again,


05-29-03, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by chimdogger
Hey Burke,

Nice catch. I was a little uncertain about the ram. As for the the rest of the hardware everything kosher?

Thanks Again,


What kind of video card and audio do you plan to use?

I personally would suggest getting a Promise Ultra100 TX2 controller card for the hard drive. Look in this thread:


05-29-03, 04:31 PM
Pretty solid. Depends on what you want to do. Dunno if anyone can say if an 80 gig hard drive is enough or more than enough for you. It's up to how you'll use it.

That chipset and CPU are compatible. The rest is up to what you want to do, use the computer for, and brand loyalty.

Western Digital is a good choice of HD's in my opinion, and the 8 meg drives really fly.

It's a great beefy case, a pleasure to work on. Unknown brand of power supply. (I prefer Antec or Enermax only) But again, after this, we're getting down to brand loyalty here, everyone will take different sides.

Springdale chipset is becoming one of Intels best ever.

05-29-03, 04:47 PM
Burke: Havent decided on a video or audio card yet. I am open to suggestions. I am trying to keep this system under $1000.00 and I have pretty much spent 600 thus far. The controller card sounds very "promising" :D . I may just have to spend the measly 25 bucks to get one.

YeOld: 80 gig drive will be like the pacific ocean to me. I currently play with a 12 gig drive and it has 8 gigs free...

One more question came to mind. The intel processor I am buying I assume comes with a heat sink and fan. Is the stock fan and heatsink sufficient for over clocking?

Thanks ,

chim aka Bryan

05-29-03, 05:30 PM
you can overclock a few with the stock fan.. i would recommened upgrading to something a bit better. Intels dont run too hot and overclock really easily heh heh.. but if you really wanna push your wagon.. get better HSF cooling

maybe a Vantec Aeroflow for P4 or something..

Ive read some really good things about the GeForce FX 5600 Ultra..

read about it at this link


make sure you get the newest version of it tho..

Ermmm... sound card - most will say Turtle Bay Santa Cruz


05-29-03, 05:39 PM
stock heatsink is fine, peel off the thermal pad and get some arctic silver and use that. best sound card i have seen is the revolution, santa cruz is a good budget card.

05-29-03, 06:52 PM
Here is the million dollar question. I buy the parts, they ship to my house, I plug them all in---- will everything talk to one another or am I in for some bios exercises. I am loosing my viginity with this one, what should I expect? BTW I have decided on a

ATI RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB TV/DVI 8X AGP RETAILRADEON™ 9700 PRO is the world's fastest* and most advanced graphics board.
GPU: RADEON™ 9700 PRO Visual Processing Unit (VPU)
Mem: 128MB DDR memory 256-bit memory
OS: Windows 2000,ME,XP DirectX® 9.0 support
Eight parallel rendering pipelines, Four parallel geometry engines
Bus: AGP 8X support 2GB/sec Bandwidth
Peak Memory Bandwidth 20GB a sec (compare to ti 4600's 10.4gb)
Pixel Fill Rate: 2.6 Gigapixels/Sec
Resolutions: From 640x480 at 200Hz, to 2048x1536 at 85Hz
Integrated TV Output support up to 1024x768 resolution
2x/4x/6x full scene anti-aliasing modes
Retail Box with cables more info>

PCI Sound Card with Digital Signal Processor for the Ultimate Listening Experience.
Home theater surround sound.
Create your own Music.
Accelerates MP3, DVD, and Internet Audio.
Mfg Part# TBS-3400-01

Getting excited now.:p


05-29-03, 07:14 PM
well it should all work, but YOU WILL play with the bios, trust me

05-29-03, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
well it should all work, but YOU WILL play with the bios, trust me

How painful will it be? Do I need to buy a "bios for dummies"? My credit card is itching. Now I just need to get final approval from the wife.... heheh That will be more painful than the bios hacking.


05-29-03, 07:38 PM
man you WANT to play with the bios LOL, most of the bios stuff auto detects ne ways, its not ub3r hard .. just takes a weeee bit of time :)

If you have any problems, just look at your motherboard manual.. and if you get frustrated.... pound back a brew (H)


05-29-03, 09:49 PM
www.hardocp.com has a great article on overclocking your intended CPU. It is a real screamer.

I would look into one of the matched set, low latency DDR sets in a 3200 variety. Newegg has them by a few different companies.

05-29-03, 11:56 PM
Mine just went together like a dream tonight. Springdale is a snap. I haven't used Abit in a long time, but my Asus didn't require a thing in the BIOS to get up and running except changing boot order the cd-rom first. Recognized everything.

Stock Intel HSF's are great lately, since the later PIII models they've been fantastic. Nice and quiet, and mine's sitting here at 34-36 degrees idle, about 42-43 deg after Folding for a while. I'll be overclocking over the weekend.

05-30-03, 11:18 AM
Thanks doods. I will be ordering very soon. I am just checking a few more hardware sites to see if I can get a better deal. So far newegg rocks.