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Tomorrow or Saturday I meet with the buyers. Any last ideas of do you guys think the system is good?

Here is the system:

Case:
Antec Cube w/ 300Watt mini PSU $101 Shipped
http://www.pcnation.com/web/details....08&item=C99437
Motherboard:
ASUS P5LD2-VM (LGA 775) Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $101.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131545
Processor:
Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 533MHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core,EM64T Processor $153
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...P=OTC-d3alt1me

Memory:
Patriot Signature 512MB DDR2-533 $38.5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220114
Graphics Card:
XFX 7300GS 256MB PCIe $77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...C-pr1c3grabb3r
Hard Drive:
Western Digital 80GB 7200 RPM SATA $53.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106
Drive:
Sony DVD Burner Black $38.99 Shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131264

Parts Price: $562.99
Shipping: $19.15
Final Parts Price: $545.14
Build Fee $54.86
Final Price: 582.14
Final Bill: $600
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post #52 of 59
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My only concern is should I do a 7300GS and 512MB of RAM

or

onboard video (Intel 950) and 1GB of RAM?
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This is all in all a good system. It will allow them full multi-media and with the inception of a tuner one could turn this into a Media Center Edition system as that graphics card will allow for dual monitor and tv-out. I currently ramp out one digital to my 19" flat panel and the second digital to my 40" LCD Television screen and the S-Video to the upstairs Television. It works like a charm. If they are not going to make such use of the video I would then go with the o/b video which is fine and will help the PSU out. The move to 1GB of ram for those who are using a Pentium II? Well, like you said, if they find a problem with not enough ram you can always install another stick but I personally doubt it. You have given them a good system with abilities to upgrade in the future should they choose to do so. You have done this for $600.00.

All in all, considering what they probably paid for the Pentium II system they are in for a blast. The Aria PSU is rated one of the best of all cube systems as well so a good pick and hopefully it is enough for the Smithfield's hunger. Certainly your other components will not at all tax such a PSU.

This looks like a fine system to me.

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post #54 of 59
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Originally Posted by Ropey
This is all in all a good system. It will allow them full multi-media and with the inception of a tuner one could turn this into a Media Center Edition system as that graphics card will allow for dual monitor and tv-out. I currently ramp out one digital to my 19" flat panel and the second digital to my 40" LCD Television screen and the S-Video to the upstairs Television. It works like a charm. If they are not going to make such use of the video I would then go with the o/b video which is fine and will help the PSU out. The move to 1GB of ram for those who are using a Pentium II? Well, like you said, if they find a problem with not enough ram you can always install another stick but I personally doubt it. You have given them a good system with abilities to upgrade in the future should they choose to do so. You have done this for $600.00.

All in all, considering what they probably paid for the Pentium II system they are in for a blast. The Aria PSU is rated one of the best of all cube systems as well so a good pick and hopefully it is enough for the Smithfield's hunger. Certainly your other components will not at all tax such a PSU.

This looks like a fine system to me.

R
I am not very familiar with media style computers. I would like to know a little more about them. What can you do with them? Can you hook the computer up to a TV and play DVDs? What is so special about that?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
I am not very familiar with media style computers. I would like to know a little more about them. What can you do with them? Can you hook the computer up to a TV and play DVDs? What is so special about that?
I will give an example. My daughter wishes to watch a show and she sets the time to record upstairs on the MCE remote control that is connected to the computer and all the tv's in the house. She comes back home and watches it. I continue working or playing games downstairs.

My son wishes to watch a DVD downstairs with his friends so he uses his MCE remote and plays it from the MCE Computer to his television. I continue work (Gaming)

My wife has her friends over and they are all gabbing in the main living room. She uses her remote and sets up a slideshow of our last vacation on the projection tv. This is done without any intervention from me as I am gaming.... ooops - working.

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post #56 of 59
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ropey
I will give an example. My daughter wishes to watch a show and she sets the time to record upstairs on the MCE remote control that is connected to the computer and all the tv's in the house. She comes back home and watches it. I continue working or playing games downstairs.

My son wishes to watch a DVD downstairs with his friends so he uses his MCE remote and plays it from the MCE Computer to his television. I continue work (Gaming)

My wife has her friends over and they are all gabbing in the main living room. She uses her remote and sets up a slideshow of our last vacation on the projection tv. This is done without any intervention from me as I am gaming.... ooops - working.

R
So you can run cables to TVs around the house, and they turn into "modules" where you can use the computer for media purposes (DVD, slideshows, ect). Will this work on standard TVs? I know that my computer doesn't display way on TVs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
So you can run cables to TVs around the house, and they turn into "modules" where you can use the computer for media purposes (DVD, slideshows, ect). Will this work on standard TVs? I know that my computer doesn't display way on TVs.
For movies and graphical slideshows? Yes, it will work fine. However, one needs digital televisions for textual clarity.

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Originally Posted by klewiss
Well, I'm tired of arguing on this matter, as it is going almost nowhere. but I still prefer DDR... I guess it's just a matter of opinion. Just

First, I don't think anyone is "arguing", this is a discussion........

Second, you state that CAS latency is your primary concern......you haven't addressed what I stated earlier..........I have my DDR2 module running at the same CAS as the average DDR module.......and my module is running MUCH fater than any DDR one (I'm up to 575mhz on my DDR2.....1:1 ratio, but slower than it's max speed.....)

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=75897


Even if we disregard the fact that latency is NOT everything, it is clearly not an issue at all as the timings can be easily lowered from stock.....with similar timings achievable, and faster speeds.......it's hard to understand holding back to DDR.......


Although deeper discussions of this would belong in the Memory forum
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Originally Posted by Thumper
First, I don't think anyone is "arguing", this is a discussion........

Second, you state that CAS latency is your primary concern......you haven't addressed what I stated earlier..........I have my DDR2 module running at the same CAS as the average DDR module.......and my module is running MUCH fater than any DDR one (I'm up to 575mhz on my DDR2.....1:1 ratio, but slower than it's max speed.....)

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=75897


Even if we disregard the fact that latency is NOT everything, it is clearly not an issue at all as the timings can be easily lowered from stock.....with similar timings achievable, and faster speeds.......it's hard to understand holding back to DDR.......


Although deeper discussions of this would belong in the Memory forum
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