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Old December 11th 03, 10:25 PM
Heath Holden
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This will be my 1st build. Below is a list of my components. Any issues
noticeable?
Thanks!
Heath

X = already purchased
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Case (Antec Sonata w/Antec 380w psu) ~$114
mobo (Abit nf7-s w/ on-board 6 channel audio) ~$105
cpu (Athlon XP 2500+ Barton 333fsb) ~$90
memory (Kingston HyperX pc2700 DDR333 2X256mb) ~$104
X video card (PowerColor ATI Radeon 9600 PRO 128MB8X AGP) $159
X hard drive (Western Digital SE Caviar 80gb) $74
X cdrw (52X32X52X Lite-On black) $32
X floppy (Alps black) $8
X dvd-rom (16X Lite-On black) $27
X OS (WinXP Pro) $138


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Old December 12th 03, 12:25 AM
David Kistner
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Heath Holden wrote:
This will be my 1st build. Below is a list of my components. Any issues
noticeable?
Thanks!
Heath

X = already purchased
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----
Case (Antec Sonata w/Antec 380w psu) ~$114
mobo (Abit nf7-s w/ on-board 6 channel audio) ~$105
cpu (Athlon XP 2500+ Barton 333fsb) ~$90
memory (Kingston HyperX pc2700 DDR333 2X256mb) ~$104
X video card (PowerColor ATI Radeon 9600 PRO 128MB8X AGP) $159
X hard drive (Western Digital SE Caviar 80gb) $74
X cdrw (52X32X52X Lite-On black) $32
X floppy (Alps black) $8
X dvd-rom (16X Lite-On black) $27
X OS (WinXP Pro) $138


I have build three machines with the Abit nf7-s running XP and Linux
Fedora. Great MB and easy to work with and I REALLY like the onboard
audio. I've had problems with the WD caviar 120GB JB, and have switched
to Maxtor 120's....don't know if the WD 80s are good or bad. I have two
of the Lite-On CDRW's that you mention and like them. I have one
machine with the Antec 380 and it's quiet and much better than the
Enlight it replaces (which fried after one year causing much grief)....I
only buy Antec's now and have been happy ever since.

Hope this helps.
- Dave Kistner

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Old December 12th 03, 12:51 AM
Heath Holden
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Thanks. I feel better about my choices, now. I've spent the past 2 months
researching components & this is what I came up with.
Thanks Again,
Heath


"David Kistner" wrote in message
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Heath Holden wrote:
This will be my 1st build. Below is a list of my components. Any issues
noticeable?
Thanks!
Heath

X = already purchased


--------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Case (Antec Sonata w/Antec 380w psu) ~$114
mobo (Abit nf7-s w/ on-board 6 channel audio) ~$105
cpu (Athlon XP 2500+ Barton 333fsb) ~$90
memory (Kingston HyperX pc2700 DDR333 2X256mb) ~$104
X video card (PowerColor ATI Radeon 9600 PRO 128MB8X AGP) $159
X hard drive (Western Digital SE Caviar 80gb) $74
X cdrw (52X32X52X Lite-On black) $32
X floppy (Alps black) $8
X dvd-rom (16X Lite-On black) $27
X OS (WinXP Pro) $138


I have build three machines with the Abit nf7-s running XP and Linux
Fedora. Great MB and easy to work with and I REALLY like the onboard
audio. I've had problems with the WD caviar 120GB JB, and have switched
to Maxtor 120's....don't know if the WD 80s are good or bad. I have two
of the Lite-On CDRW's that you mention and like them. I have one
machine with the Antec 380 and it's quiet and much better than the
Enlight it replaces (which fried after one year causing much grief)....I
only buy Antec's now and have been happy ever since.

Hope this helps.
- Dave Kistner



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Old December 12th 03, 02:07 AM
Carbon
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On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 00:25:22 +0000, David Kistner wrote:

audio. I've had problems with the WD caviar 120GB JB, and have switched
to Maxtor 120's....don't know if the WD 80s are good or bad. I have two


FWIW I have a WD 80GB drive and am very happy with it. It's fast and it
didn't cost much. I have the one with 8mb cache onboard and three year
warranty.

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Old December 12th 03, 03:12 AM
Heath Holden
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I have the one with 8mb cache onboard and three year
warranty.

Me 2.
Heath

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On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 00:25:22 +0000, David Kistner wrote:

audio. I've had problems with the WD caviar 120GB JB, and have switched
to Maxtor 120's....don't know if the WD 80s are good or bad. I have two


FWIW I have a WD 80GB drive and am very happy with it. It's fast and it
didn't cost much. I have the one with 8mb cache onboard and three year
warranty.

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Old December 12th 03, 04:23 AM
Roger M
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Heath Holden wrote:

This will be my 1st build. Below is a list of my components. Any issues
noticeable?
Thanks!
Heath

X = already purchased
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----
Case (Antec Sonata w/Antec 380w psu) ~$114
mobo (Abit nf7-s w/ on-board 6 channel audio) ~$105
cpu (Athlon XP 2500+ Barton 333fsb) ~$90
memory (Kingston HyperX pc2700 DDR333 2X256mb) ~$104
X video card (PowerColor ATI Radeon 9600 PRO 128MB8X AGP) $159
X hard drive (Western Digital SE Caviar 80gb) $74
X cdrw (52X32X52X Lite-On black) $32
X floppy (Alps black) $8
X dvd-rom (16X Lite-On black) $27
X OS (WinXP Pro) $138


Get DDR400 memory. Kingston HyperX works good for me. The ddr400 will allow you
to run the fsb at 200mhz if you decide you want to. Without it you won't have
that option. The xp 2500+ will run at 3200+ speed without a problem for little
difference in price. I'm not too hip on the expensive case either, just not my
preference. I have four home builds using about the same basic set up as you are
contemplating except I put them in less expensive cases with 300 w ps. So far,
so good, great functionality and I got three cases for the price of your one.



Roger


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Old December 12th 03, 12:52 PM
Bob Davis
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"Carbon" wrote in message
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FWIW I have a WD 80GB drive and am very happy with it. It's fast and it
didn't cost much. I have the one with 8mb cache onboard and three year
warranty.



Me 3, but I have two 100's that have been running for 1 year, one as D:
here and another on another system. I also have a Maxtor DM9 160gb that has
also performed well, now as C:. Actually, I presently have one Maxtor, 5
WD's, and three IBM's (two are pre-Deathstar) that are either permanently
attached on this system or rotated in mobil racks (Ghost clones). All are
working fine, and the only one I don't trust is the IBM 60GXP.


 




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