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    get 3200's just cos they are such sim price and you never know when you might want the extra speeds...

    plus you will be able to use them at 2700 speeds with tighter timings if you dont go to 3200 speeds...

    if its only a couple of pound difference...get the fastest you can find
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    Nice one m8! Hope to get the system up and running soon. Summer months aren't to good for this type of thing!

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    I agree with Zak, I did exactly the same. I have no intension of overclocking my 2500+, but I might buy a 3000+ mobile in the future it would be a pain to have to buy 1gb of ram twice.

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    Quick question Gunbuster, as you have this system...

    Does it have 2 IDE connections....
    I have a Sony DVD-RW to go on it and a normal DVD drive, planning on using the cube as a DVD copier machine.

    Would I be best to have the DVD-RW set as Master and DVD Reader set as slave on one controller......or I hear for copying from 1 drive to the other it would be best to say have HD as master, DVD reader as slave on on controller and DVD RW as master on other controller...

    Any comments?

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    Yes it does, but the cable for the HD is routed to the front and is a single head, the DVD/CD bays cable is longer and has two heads. The Hard disk bay is at right angles to the DVD/CD bays, but you could use the floppy bay instead and reroute the cable for the HD. Check out the photos in the Hexus review http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...JsX3BhZ2U9Mw==

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    What are the 2 yellow sockets when looking straight down at the motherboard??

    What set up would you recommend best for me then?

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    The IDE ports, you may need a longer ide cable for the dvdrw (as it will be further away than the normal HD caddy), but the existing 2 head cable should be fine for the HD and DVDrom. I don't really know what to suggest as I don't do a lot of copying.

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    Thanks anyway Gunbuster!

    Anyone else like to comment on this? What to suggest?

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    on the whole I'd use the same DVD drive for BOTH reading and writing...rather than doing it on the fly....ie burn to HDD and then ack to disk.

    So you only need one anyway Master obviously
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    Guys,

    Big Problem here. I tried building this machine last night again. I booted up with Win XP CD, created partition, formatted to NTFS. Each stage it gets to the stage of coping the setup files from the CD to the HD, gets to about 3% and says cannot find file, Retry, Skip or about...if I retry same thing, Skip it will copy a few more files and then a get blue screen and have to reboot.

    Getting loads of blue screens all over the place??

    Anyone any idea whats goign on here?

    I had a simlar problem with a Motherboard bundle from Novatech, which I ended up returning as being faulty....

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    How clean is the CD? Got a fingerprint on it?
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    I think its something a bit more serious than that, tried a couple of CD versions...

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    is it a new HDD? or an old one? Does it format OK? Do the LONG FORMAT, not the quick one
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    Brand new 80Gb HD, formats fine. I had the long NTFS format, its the bit after that goes hay wire...

    Am getting new branded memory today which am hoping will fix it. but if not am in trouble as I have had the system for months and not gotten in running.

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    Did you try installing from the same DVD drive in both systems that were failing to install?

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    Old system was deffinately fault, as I m8 took the bundle of me and he had the same problems, different components i.e. PSU, HD, CD etc.

    I am using a Sony 52x CD-RW on the Soltek to install Windows XP.

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