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Old 12-22-2005, 12:40 AM   #1
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here is what i have purchased thus far:

SilverStone TJ05S-X Case - (SST-TJ05S-X) SILVER with blue cold cathode and thermo gauge mod


GIGABYTE GA-7N400 Pro2 Motherboard


AMD AthlonXP 3000+ processor


ENERMAX Noisetaker EG495P-VE SFMA 485W Power Supply


CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory


AOpen Geforce 6600GT GF6600GT-DV128 Video Card


Sony DRU810A / 16x8x16x DVD+RW / 16x6x16x DVD-RW / 8x DVD±R DL / White / Internal DVD Writer


Aopen DVD1648L / 16x DVD-ROM / DVD Drive with Interchangable Faceplates and Software


Seagate / 250GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive


Ultra / Socket A/370 / AMD Athlon XP up to 3000+ / Ball Bearing/Aluminum Fins / Copper Core / CPU Cooling Fan


Ultra Silver Aluminum Memory Cooler 2-Pack (DDR or SDRAM) (not sure if i need these with the ram i bought, but what the hell


Ultra Beige 3.5" Floppy Drive with Built-in 6-in-1 Flash Card Reader


Microsoft Optical Desktop Keyboard and Mouse Combo with Fingerprint Reader


Ultra 18" Rounded Blue UV Floppy Cable For 1 Device


QTY: 2 - Ultra 18" Rounded Blue IDE Cable For 2 Devices


pretty close to having everything i need...

spent about $1000 so far...
all that money could have gone to car mods...
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:47 AM   #2
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here is what i have purchased thus far:
Seagate / 250GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive
Why did you get an ATA-100 HDD???
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what should have i gotten?
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what should have i gotten?
I would say a serial ATA drive would be a better bet.
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am i gonna notice a huge lage on this drive?

i am working with a POS right now, anything is gonna be better...

the motherboard supports serial ata...

can you find a 250gb for $69???? tigerdirect sale...

if you really think i should cancel this order, tell me asap, i just put the order in 15 min ago
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am i gonna notice a huge lage on this drive?

i am working with a POS right now, anything is gonna be better...

the motherboard supports serial ata...

can you find a 250gb for $69???? tigerdirect sale...

if you really think i should cancel this order, tell me asap, i just put the order in 15 min ago
It all depends on what you want to do.

Andahl'* law: your system can only run as fast as your slowest component.

That drive will certainly have a slower transfer rate than a Serial ATA drive.

$155 for a 320 GB SATA at newegg.com.

I know that is more than you want to spend, however.
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pretty sure i will be ok with what i have planned so far...

i basically use this machine as my jukebook, internet browser, and sometimes to play my divx...

not a gamer, but might turn into one...

thank you for your advice... really appreaciate it
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By the way, while we are looking at components, and since you said that you just recently placed an order, I am not a fan of motherboards with the SIS chipset (I'm not real big on Gigabyte either).

I believe that the board you have there has the SIS chipset.

Then again, I am a fan of VIA chipsets (and many people are not). I don't have enough experience to recommend a motherboard with an Intel or Nvidia chipset.

Edit: Actually your board should have the Nvidia chipset. I think that the non "pro 2" version of that board has SIS.
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the order for the HDD was placed recently...

the motherboard and processer where purchased a couple months ago...

gots to spread my budget....
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sata slaughters pata.


I noticed more performance with programs/os going from pata to sata than I did from going from 512mb ram to 1gb

but damn thats cheap..I guess you can get a 320 or 400gb sata drives when the prices drop..I am continously upgrading my box as stuff gets cheaper.
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