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Jul 11, 2008

custom PC by Joe88 at 8:47 AM (1,628 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. Joe88
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    what does everybody think
    I cut corners elsewhere to save some $$$


    case = APEVIA X-DISCOVERY
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16811144177

    psu = ePOWER ZU-550W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817101021

    mobo = ASUS P5E3 PREMIUM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131276

    cpu = Intel Core 2 Duo E7200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115052

    ram = G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1066
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231149

    cpu hsf = ASUS Silent Square
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16835101002

    gpu = DIAMOND ATI Radeon HD 4870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814103061

    hdd = Western Digital Caviar 500GB SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136073

    fdd = MITSUMI 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16821104001

    hdd controller = Rosewill PCI SATA / IDE ATA Controller Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16816132009

    mem card reader = LINKSKEY 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal 3.5"
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820309001

    aud + usb panel = SILVERSTONE Aluminum USB/1394/Audio Panel
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813999355

    hdd cable (x2) = Link Depot 18" Rounded ATA133 UV Cable
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16812104034

    fdd cable = Link Depot 10" Rounded Floppy UV Cable
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16812104016

    storage = AOC Storage Drawer 5.25"
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16811997202

    exp bay converter = StarTech Bracket from 5.25" to 3.5" Floppy
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811993003

    lights = LOGISYS 12" DUAL COLD CATHODE KIT
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16811994001

    extra fans (x2) = APEVIA 80mm Case Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835228001

    tv tuner = Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 MCE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16815116620

    lcd = Hanns·G Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824254001
     
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    Why not get the Sapphire radeon hd 4870 instead of the Diamond radeon hd 4870? It has gotten more reviews, has a better average rating, and costs the same.
     
  3. Joe88
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    I like the almost oem factory look on the diamond
     
  4. fischju

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    The DDR3 costs twice as much as DDR2 RAM, and not much of a performance increase. That mobo is WAY to expensive. You can get a good microatx mobo with 1 pci-e x16 slot and 2 PCI if you don't plan on SLI/Crossfire for $70. A good full size is $180. You don't need the hard drive controller, or a floppy drive. Everybody uses boot CDs now. I use the stock HS on my E8200, and it never goes above 55c. You can overclock the E7200 to at least 3.2ghz without bumping voltage.

    This case is cheaper, I've used it before and it is great. It has top, front, side, and rear fan areas, and it has a built in 1394/USB/audio panel on the side, so you don't need one of those. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811144151

    You don't want to risk your system to save $50 on a cheap PSU from an unknown brand.
     
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    well thats the problem
    that motherboard pretty much has everything that I want in a mobo, ever since the P5W-DH Deluxe
    ASUS hasnt put out anything near as good as the P5W for DDR2 memory
    all their ultra boards now use DDR3

    the HD controller I do need
    as of right now I have 2 IDE DVDRW/ROM drives and 2 IDE hard drives
    the board only has one IDE connector only allowing 2 ide devices, this is where this connector comes in to allow me to use the DVD drives, the on board will be used with the hard drives

    same as FDD, I still have a lot of floppy's lying around, some with stuff like DOS boot disk, others can be used to flash bios


    I guess I can take the HSF away and go with stock

    as far as the case goes, im pretty much dead set on that case
    mainly its looks, I like that clear plastic (almost glass like) front door
    and I can remove it or switch it to the other side if I want

    the built in sound usual causes problems, mainly the cracking sound, constant buzzing sounds in background
    and the front usb suffers just from cheapness, not sturdy fell they are going to break

    so im not even gonna rely on the built in stuff, just buy a panel an replace all of it
     
  6. fischju

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    Well for all you want in a mobo, seems like it could have 2 IDE connectors....
     
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    they stopped doing that a long time ago
    dont really have a choice in that matter...

    and I could also use it to hook up my ps2 hard drive
     
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    My advice, don't get an Asus mobo. I've gone through my M2N32 SLI Deluxe TWICE in a year. Go for a different mobo which doesn't need DDR3, 'cos that'll save you money, like a Gigabyte DS4.

    Also, you should go for an HD4850, since it's cheap and still kicks ass (better than the 9800GTX+). You could even go for 2...
     
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    Yeah, a P35's DEFINITELY good 'nuff.

    An HD4870 should be fine then. People have said that they can run Crysis very smoothly with 2x AA on 1680x1050 on high with it (albeit with a Q6600).
     

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