Thinking of upgrading....Quick help !!!

rcf84

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Well someone wants me to make a system. for a harddisk server for his graphics company. well this is what im selling him:

Intel p3 1ghz
aopen MX3S (i815e MATX)
(4)60gb 7200rpm ata100 - RAID 0+1
(4)60gb 7200rpm ata100 - RAID 0+1
2 ata100 raid cards PCI
100mb ethernet card PCI
on-board sound, 8mb ATi xpert98 2xAPG
Red Hat linux

well now this is what i'm thinking of rebuilding:

Intel p3 1ghz
ABIT BP6 w/ powerleap neo s370
386mb pc150 sdram
Adaptec AIC-7899 Ultra-160
18gb 7200rpm, ultra160, 5.8 ms
ATi RADEON 32mb DDR
Sound blaster Live! MP3+
WinTV-Theater

Man this system is going to be sweat!!!!

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slvr_phoenix

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Well what?

Besides being so rude and demanding, you also seem to want help but don't ever even ask a question. For that matter all you have said is two sets of computer stats, as if just stating them would somehow make the world a better place.

We can't read your mind. You've given us absolutely no questions to answer nor information enough to answer them even if you had asked one.

I mean for all we know you need help figuring out who is buried in Grant's tomb.

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If you wanted somebody to reply, ask a question or two.

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DUD, no more INTEL fans here. AMD rules!!!

SORRY bud, but here is a suggestion

ABIT KT7A-RAID or ASUS A7M266
AMD T-B 1.2GHz
OCZ PC133/150 256mb or CRUCIAL 256DDR
ATI RADEON 32DDR <-------- Since you already have it
RAID IDE drive <IBM 7200rpm HD>
bla bla bla,......
 

toonces

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yeah, get rid of the radeon. ati is going to be the next compost heap of a company nvidia will have to buy up. then one day, all the competition will be gone and we can worship the brilliance of nvidia.

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rcf84

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First off...

I hate VIA !!!!! they never work right.

I have an AMD system K6-2 300 w/ 430tx. stable like a rock

If any one bought ATi it would be Intel not Nvidia.

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err guys , if this is supposed to be aserver who cares what graphics it has....
only one other thing if this is a server why don't you drop away from the 1ghz and go Dual CPU??

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rcf84

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mwebster, you have a good point there. I do have a copy of NT4 in my closet.

how does this motherboard look:

SUPER P6DBE PCB REV 2.xx (440bx)
Dual p3 800mhz
386mb pc150 sdram
Adaptec AIC-7899 Ultra-160
18gb 7200rpm, ultra160, 5.8 ms
ATi RADEON 32mb DDR
Sound blaster Live! MP3+
WinTV-Theater

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Now we are talking server spec.... but it's a littel light on Mem...

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rcf84

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ok how about this combo

SUPER P6DBE PCB REV 2.xx (440bx)
Dual p3 1ghz
512mb pc150 sdram
Adaptec AIC-7899 Ultra-160
18gb 7200rpm, ultra160, 5.8 ms
ATi RADEON 32mb DDR , overclocked 200/200
Sound blaster Live! MP3+ s/ live! drive
WinTV-Theater

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i think that using a raid card, 3 scsi drives in a raid 5 configuration would be the safest method, if it is for server use. Or next best is 2 scsi drives mirrored. Personally i would go with Raid 5 anytime. As for which drives, thats personal taste i guess, but i favour IBM Ultrastar series.
 

rcf84

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i could get raid card + (4) 9gb 7200rpm ata66 and go raid 1+0. Well w/ my 18gb scsi it could be the fastest thing out.

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we know... we just like to tease rcf84 because he's such a zealot.

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Ick. Supermicro board? :/ I've heard bad things about that board. Check out the Abit VP6. Same features, just a better board. Plus you might want to look for windows 2k pro or adv for the system. it will run it better than NT 4.0. And dam it get rid of that raedon!

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Its not just about speed. In the office environment, reliability is the MOST important issue. Go the proper recommended route SCSI raid 5. IDE/ATA raid drives will never match SCSI. Only SCSI can read and write at the same time. ATA raid will never match SCSI raid.....EVER!!
 

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