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What do you think of this built system

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by marmak, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. marmak

    marmak Member

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    After being harrassed by Praetor (on computerforum) to get a system built rather than buy a ready-made one, I've now got the following spec from a shop (for $1,000 - they're building it for me). I don't do any gaming, this is mainly for web-design, music/movies downloading and running some modelling applications such as Matlab.

    Case: CM Centurian black
    500W ATX power supply
    Asus P4S800 SIS 648FX
    Intel P4 Prescott 2.8Ghz 800fsb 1MB cache
    Jetram memory 512MB PC3200 DDR400
    Maxtor 160GB HDD 8MB cache
    floppy drive
    Sony 16xDVD-ROM
    Pioneer 8xDVD-RW (with Nero 6.0)
    Sparkle FX5600 128MB graphic card
    Onboard sound card
    Windows XP Home
    6 USB 2.0 + IEEE1394
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Boo. I'm here too :p

    Again. My comments:
    - Id stay away from the Prescott as the NorthwoodC is your best bang-for-buck and doesnt come with the hassle :p
    - Since you're not into gaming, save your money by dropping to a 5200 and put it into some more memory
    - Another, probably more important thing you might want to do is get the P4P800 which is based off the Intel i865PE chipset -- vastly superior to the SiS chipset you've got there

    Cheers
     
  3. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,

    I'm in agreement with Praetor especially as far as the chipset is concerned.

    In my opinion Intel's chipsets are better performing and better supported than those from Sis.

    My .02 :)
     
  4. marmak

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    Thanks! I'll get back to them and see what I can do to improve the system.
     

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