Advice to pick my ultimate machine for christmas

quinton2

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I need something to do during the Christmas break. Building a new machine would be perfect.

Shopping list:
Very robust ATX case.... good design, easy to access etc with expansion bays for additional hard drives..i.e storage media
Good sturdy and fast MB with a decent BIOS programme
P4 processor.. The 3.0 sounds okay though 3.4 or better would be ideal..(I'll be using this machine for the next 3 - 5 years so I'll want to have a decent heart that wont get outdated too quick.)
2 Fast hard drive or 1 Very fast one with 120gigabytes of storage. (do you know if there is new technology thats replaced SCSI?)
2 additional USB ports
512mb RAM
1 DVD RW
1 CD RW
Multi port card reader
Bluetooth technology all wireless peripherals: Mouse, keyboard etc
Wireless Keyboard
Wireless Microsoft or logitech mouse

So what do you suggest?
 

Crashman

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Nothing has replaced SCSI, but SATA is substituting it (as well as older PATA standards).

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RichPLS

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Serial SCSI.
SCSI is still the performance champ, you can get 15,000rpm drives up to 147gigs large.

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RichPLS

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Gotta pay to play with the best!

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RichPLS

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1 gig minimum on RAM, my friend.

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Rob423

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yeah these days 1gb is basically standard..



Asus A7N8X Deluxe
80gb Maxtor
200gb WD 8mb cache..
Lian-Li PC-60
LiteOn 52X/LiteOn 811s DVD-RW
AMD XP2800+
LeadTek GF4Ti4200 128mb
Hitachi CML174
1GB Corsair XMS PC3200