Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TempoBoy1992, Feb 25, 2007.
4 links when you could have just posted model#'s or descriptions
The memory is okay.
The CPU is fine.
get a better mobo and psu. Get something by Fortron if you want to save money. And there is no substitute for an Intel mobo.
yeah biostar blows nuts
or if you wanna save max dinero:
then get a decent PCI-E video card.
you need to run the memory in pairs... so you know you need TWO sticks, right? Get a dual-channel kit to ensure they're properly paired. Corsair is better if you can upgrade from the Patriot.
i was going to suggestion something like this:
if you want to keep with a cheap mobo
ugh that is biostar or ecs... that makes you the worst fucking tool here. Do not *ever* recommend biostar or ecs... please stop posting.
Oh this is good, I love a challenge.
You can get an Intel DG965 motherboard for $136 shipped
It has 8 channel audio, onboard 0/1/0+1/5 Matrix RAID, 6 Sata 3 Gb/s,
6 rear usb 2.0, 4 onboard usb 2.0, onboard Intel GMA X3000 graphics
that are Vista Aero ready AND SUPPORT DX10, and it even has firewire ftmfw.
Pentium D915 dual core - $99 shipped
2 X 512mb Patriot Signature 667mhz DDR2 - $72 shipped
If you're lucky, the one you picked would fail within 6 months.
If you're not lucky, it wouldn't last a month.
I'm running a 550 watt version of this psu with an E6600 Core 2 Duo, 2gb, 4 x hard drives,
7900GT graphics, dvd burner, and an Adaptec scsi card, and it runs stable as a rock.
Antec True Power II - $51 shipped.
Your total budget for parts for the parts you listed - $311
The total budget for the parts that I listed .............$358
Run the memory in dual channel configuration.
Set the shared memory between192mb and 256mb and you're good to go.
This setup has:
Superior stability from the motherboard -
The 965 chipset
6 x SATA
SigmaTel audio - 8 channel with suport for Dolby
Rock solid psu
Dual core cpu - 65nm - 2 x 2mb cache
(the build you listed doesn't have any of that. Well, it has 512mb but still...)
All for just $47 more than the parts you posted.
the 965 is *old*. Better off with the D945. It's proven reliable and it uses *current* technology... not generation-old technology.
Antec psu's are absolute crap. Pick one up and take it apart. shit components. shit construction.
Fortron/Sparkle/Enermax/PCP&C/etc... stick with the people that know what they're doing.
You have that backwards Jolly. The 965 is brand new.
And it's the 975 that is older.
I think it's safe to say the guy is trying to mainain a small budget.
And there's nothing in the game for that price that's better than the Antec.
When the budget is higher, I always recommend PCP&C, Sparkle, Seasonic,
Silverstone and the higher end Enermax's,
but you can't touch any of those for $50 shipped.
thanks, but this project is on indefinate hold, i had to put my grandfather in the hospital last night not an hour after i posted this, he has a bleed in his brain. i will keep your list saved as a file emmet
Sorry to hear about your grandad, bro. I hope he heals well.
except you CAN get a fortron for less than that shitty antec.
Honestly, I've seen you post before that you don't like Antec or their support
but I just don't get it. I've called them for pieces parts numerous times
and half the time they send me the parts for free.
Their support is US based, and it's nice to be able to understand them when I call.
A big plus is that they carry a 3-5 year warranty depending on the model.
You're not listening to me. Go take one of their units apart. It's bullshit cheap-ass china crap. And then they rip you off by charging 4-5x the other brands. They had better send you free parts, they already stole your money.
For LESS than the antec (you can generally buy 2 kick-ass fortrons for the price of one shitty antec) you get a psu that's built 10000x better. Gee, hard choice
i was just saying that if he wants to stay with that cheap crap, you can get a decent combo deal at newegg
i'm pretty sure most people know that a <$50 mobo is going to be crap...but some people are fine with that.
thats why kia still sells cars
a kia is a mercedes compared to ecs.