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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by LiquidKaos View Post
Why does everyone spend so much money on their machine just to stuff a single 320GB SATA in it? I don't think I could ever run off just that! At a bare minimum I would run one of the following:

OPTION A
WD Raptor 150 X C:
WD 500GB D:

OPTION B
Seagate 1TB 32MB Cache C:/D:
(The new 1TB drives are very quick!)

OPTION C
2 x WD x Raptor 36GB RAID0 C:
2 x Seagate 250GB RAID0 D:
1.5TB GIGE NAS RAID5 E:
(This is what I am running now)
I run off a single 80GB IDE drive... I'm planning on installing XP on my new build on one of my 250's.

I need all the space I have too, I have almost 1TB of data that needs storing.
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post #12 of 21
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lol thats an SLI motherboard, and if you go Intel get a x38 or x48 and why an IDe hd?
w/e u get the idea..i did this in like 3 minutes
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post #13 of 21
I'd get this over the 6000+. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103249 It seems like the Phenom that most are getting right now thanks to the unlocked multiplier.
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post #14 of 21
@ mrtn400: We're in the AMD section here. If he wanted Intel, he would have posted there, or at least mentioned that Intel is ok.

@ swiftshinobi: I think the X2 6000+ is more than enough. The phenom is more than double the price. It's a gaming machine, and most agree that a dual core is enough. Hence my pick
    
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post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thx everyone for all the different responses... really like Chozart's build.. and also really like the antec's
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
I think the X2 6000+ is more than enough. The phenom is more than double the price. It's a gaming machine, and most agree that a dual core is enough.
I've seen some 5000BE's out overclock the 6000+, might be a better choice?
post #17 of 21
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Sure (All from Newegg):
  • Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $119.99
  • DFI LANPARTY DK 790FX-M2RS AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $134.99
  • 2X VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $379.98
  • CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail $129.99
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Retail $113.99
  • G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail $89.99
  • Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $69.99
  • Sony NEC Optiarc 20X DVD±R Burner Black SATA Model AD-7200S-0B - OEM $23.99
  • OCZ OCZTVEND2 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $49.99
Total: $1,132.90
I'm backing this one up, great rig.
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post #18 of 21
Another option for a mobo is the MSI K9A2 Platinum, it has 4 PCI-E that are all 2 slots apart, so if you really wanted to, you could put 4 regular 4870s/4850s in there. That motherboard is also in the top 10 for 3D 06 scores. I love my AM2 model so thats why I mention the AM2+ version
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by LiquidKaos View Post
Why does everyone spend so much money on their machine just to stuff a single 320GB SATA in it? I don't think I could ever run off just that! At a bare minimum I would run one of the following:

OPTION A
WD Raptor 150 X C:
WD 500GB D:

OPTION B
Seagate 1TB 32MB Cache C:/D:
(The new 1TB drives are very quick!)

OPTION C
2 x WD x Raptor 36GB RAID0 C:
2 x Seagate 250GB RAID0 D:
1.5TB GIGE NAS RAID5 E:
(This is what I am running now)

LOL why a need for all the extra hard drive space ?I think a 320g is fine I even run one 320g dual boot ,and have plenty of space .My next bulid will only have one 150gb raptor heh I got it for a hundred bucks at best buy on sale.I like to have a external 500gb that I move around a lot computer to computer and i take it with me all the time.JMO
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post #20 of 21
E7200 at stock outperforms 6400+ most of the time not just 6000+. Not to mention that it consume much less power and overclocks much better

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...x3-8750_5.html
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=3293&p=5

I agree with mrtn400, the Intel build with E7200 would be a much better deal
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