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Old October 14th, 2005, 12:26 AM  
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Join Date: April 5, 2004
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Originally Posted by ReNt-2-PwN
for hard hitting your coputer go with good parts


DFI Lanparty UT mobo

i have a 500w thermaltake pure power PSU and its great

get upgraded cooling on the proccy
Okay, the Motherboard. Are you talking about this one?

Because there'a few different ones by that name. That one actually looks pretty good. A little pricy, but I can live with that.

Do you have that? If you do can you clear something up. It says it has a Serial and LPT Port. Does it? The pictures don't show it. I was wondering if there's some expansion card that comes with it or if the discription just lies. I guess it doesnt' really matter though. I can always hook my printer to my server.

The OCZ RAM... Which one is the best of these two?

I assume the second is, since it boasts the title "Premiere" but I don't know. They're basically the same price too.

What wattage power supply would I need for this configuration:

DFI LanParty UT Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ X2
2 Radeon x700 PCI Express
2 HDDs
2x512meg OCZ RAM

The 2xX700's will come in the future. Or, whichever card I go for. I'll go for one right now, and whenever I can save up another 120$ or so, I'll go for a second, maybe.

But, that's the "IF" situation. Just incase I go for that eventually, what would I need in terms of Power? I intend on getting a new case at some point, but it'd not going to need any power for LEDs or anything like that. I don't like those. Just what I said above, and a few extra fans.

For now, I'll stick with the Stock cooling, since the reviews I've seen of the X2 3800+ mostly all say that the CPU runs in the low to mid 30's anyway. And, I live in the basement anyway, so it'll run cooler anyway. Like my PIV 1.8GHz ran at 48-50C upstairs, and now that I'm downstairs, it Rarely gets over 35C on Maximum Stress, and idles around 28C.

- Bill
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