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Dunster
02-16-04, 11:27 AM
Here is what I have decided on. Please comment because the credit card can't stay in my pocket much longer. I will probably order by 4:30 PM today.

Antec Aluminum Minitower "Lan Boy" with 350watt PS (silver)

Coolmaster 80mm Fan

Asus P4P800 (865PE chipset) - retail

PIV 3.0C (800MHz FBS) with HT (Northwood) with HSF (retail)

Western Digital 120 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive (OEM)

Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB (OEM)

1 GB Crucial PC3200 (2x512MB) DDR 400

Lite-On 4X DVD+R/-R, 4X+RW, 2X-RW, 40X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 40X CD-ROM, 12X DVD-ROM (black OEM)

Total = $1,020
I already have monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse, speakers & Wireless card

TrevGlas
02-16-04, 11:28 AM
Very nice... youll be happy with it.

YeOldeStonecat
02-16-04, 11:39 AM
:thumb:

Looks to be solid to me! Enjoy!

zooner
02-16-04, 12:03 PM
might want to get a little faster memory.

That'll work fine at stock speeds, but those p4c processors BEG to be oc'ed.

otherwise, sweet enough to eat!

Evilone
02-16-04, 12:16 PM
sort of looks like mine :D
good choices

Dunster
02-16-04, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by zooner
might want to get a little faster memory.

That'll work fine at stock speeds, but those p4c processors BEG to be oc'ed.

otherwise, sweet enough to eat!

I'm not an OCer. Haven't ever done it, and no real interest in doing it. That's why I went with the Crucial. Otherwise, I would have gone for the Corsiar XMS memory.

SLK
02-16-04, 02:17 PM
I would consider getting a larger PSU.

extreme
02-16-04, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by SLK
I would consider getting a larger PSU.

:nod:

I personaly would have gone with a A64

Dunster
02-16-04, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by SLK
I would consider getting a larger PSU.

Too late! I pulled the trigger. System has been purchased. I couldn't wait any longer!

The PSU was included with the Antec case. I'm sure Antec wouldn't put a cheap PSU in it. I shouldn't need anymore than 350 watts with one HD and only a DVD RW. I guess if it become an issue and can alway upgrade the PSU.

Thanks for the comments.

Dunster
02-16-04, 03:24 PM
Thanks everyone for the great comments. I ordered all parts from Newegg. Now, I sit and wait for the FedEx guy.
Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick.......

YeOldeStonecat
02-16-04, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Dunster

The PSU was included with the Antec case. I'm sure Antec wouldn't put a cheap PSU in it. I shouldn't need anymore than 350 watts with one HD and only a DVD RW. I guess if it become an issue and can alway upgrade the PSU.

If it's an Antec power supply in there...350 is genuine watts, much better than many junk brand power supplies that are so called 500 watts.

Power supplies are getting so over-hyped anyways, good solid 300 - 350 watters are more than adequate for most peeps.

Dunster
02-16-04, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
If it's an Antec power supply in there...350 is genuine watts, much better than many junk brand power supplies that are so called 500 watts.

Power supplies are getting so over-hyped anyways, good solid 300 - 350 watters are more than adequate for most peeps.

Yes, it is a genuine Antec PS in there. The case comes with the SL350 Smart Power supply manufactured by Antec.

AMPLIFRIER
02-16-04, 11:12 PM
only thing i would recommend is getting a WD 36gig raptor and grabbing another drive later when money permits.

AMP

gieslel
02-18-04, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by AMPLIFRIER
only thing i would recommend is getting a WD 36gig raptor and grabbing another drive later when money permits.

AMP

Ditto

Kyle
02-23-04, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by AMPLIFRIER
only thing i would recommend is getting a WD 36gig raptor and grabbing another drive later when money permits.

AMP

:nod: :D
Love my 74G, I tell my speed hungry friends to at least get the 36G and put there games and OS on it, majorly worth it!

Kyler1