How is this configuration?

spell99

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After some help from the board and reading reviews from THW I put together this configuration. How it does it sound to you guys....

Case-Lian Li PC-V1000B Plus w/Window
CPU AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4800+
Motherboard Asus-A8N-SLI Premium
Graphics Card Video-XFX GEFORCE 7800 GTX 256MB PCI EXPRESS
Power Supply ENERMAX EG701AX-VE SFMA
HD1 SEAGATE 400GB ST3400633AS SATA300 7200RPM 8MB
HD2 SEAGATE 500GB ST3500641AS SATA300 7200RPM 8MB
DVD/CD PLEXTOR DUAL 6x/DVD+R DOUBLE LAYER 8x4x16x/DVD+-RW 48x24x48x/ CD-RW EIDE W/SW (Black)
DVD/CD 2 SONY DDU1615 BLACK 16X DVD/40X CD ROM EIDE INTERNAL DRIVE
Memory CORSAIR twinx2048-400PT
Floppy DRIVE SONY 1.44MB BLACK FLOPPY DRIVE


Thanks in advance
Ed
 

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Looks like a winner. Even though your not buying dual graphics, its still nice to have the SLI for a future upgrade. The seagate drives I've had good luck with and they are very zippy. Good choices
 

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Yeah I feel the same way the only issue is that the ones that are not SLI seem to have less features. I considered the A8N-VM CSM but it is not apparent on their website that it supports SATA 3Gb/s. If it did I would probably go with that....

Thanks
Ed
 
If you are going to be doing a fair amont of 3d gaming, then I would consider the following, if overall cost is an object:

Drop the cpu down to a 4400+ (still essentially two 3700+ processors on a single core, plenty for gaming, but at a couple hundred $$ less), and the mb to a non-SLI variant, usually saving another $100

Up the video card to a $520 X1900XT; it's drastically faster at high res, sometimes defeating even a pair of SLI GTX256's in many gaming benchmarks...

Just my opinion, but the revised rig would be capable of running most games at 2 or 3 steps higher resolution with similar framerates...
 

spell99

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You dont really need 900GB HDD, do ya?
I have a really large Howard Stern Show Collection (MP3 and TV).... :) I do a lot of Video and TIVO stuff so yeah in the next 2 years I will need it....

Ed
 

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If you are going to be doing a fair amont of 3d gaming, then I would consider the following, if overall cost is an object:

Drop the cpu down to a 4400+ (still essentially two 3700+ processors on a single core, plenty for gaming, but at a couple hundred $$ less), and the mb to a non-SLI variant, usually saving another $100

Up the video card to a $520 X1900XT; it's drastically faster at high res, sometimes defeating even a pair of SLI GTX256's in many gaming benchmarks...

Just my opinion, but the revised rig would be capable of running most games at 2 or 3 steps higher resolution with similar framerates...
I am thinking about these suggestions as they seem well thought out...Thank you
 

spell99

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I think I am going to do that with the cpu as the benchmarks aren't all that different.

I am liking what I read about the X1900XT, my question then becomes whose make of this card is the one to get? The ATI, Asus or who?

Another question is what would be a good Motherboard for this video chipset. I have had good luck with Asus. Is there a particular model? I need firewire builtin and prefer to take advantage of something like the SATA 3Gb/s featured on the Asus-A8N-SLI Premium... Don't need audio as I have a seperate external MAUDIO FW Card with a power amp and studio monitors.

Thanks man I REALLY appreciate the advice as my brain is burning from all of the reviews, benchmarks etc.....

Thanks
Ed
 

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a single 74gb would be nice, 2 for raid 0 is okay, 3 is kinda pointless....

he said he needs the 900gb for howard stern's stuff... 900gb is alot, but to each his own...

for that much money, why not an opty 170/175?
 

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