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    Any Last Comments Before I Buy?

    Hey, i just thought id post the components before i buy them in a week or 2 to see what y'all have to say about them. Lets hope there's no major problems with my choice of stuff?

    SilverStone Strider 600W
    ASUS A8N32 SLI Deluxe
    AMD 64 X2 4800+
    Zalman CNPS9500 LED
    Corsair Twin X2048 - 3200LL Pro
    BFG GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB OC
    Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Extreme Music
    NEC ND-4551A
    Plextor PX-130A 16X/50X
    Sony Black 3½" Floppy
    Maxtor DiamondMax 10 80GB SATA II
    Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB SATA II
    Thermaltake Armor VA8000 (Black)
    Belkin Anti-Static Wrist Band
    Arctic Silver 5 3.5g
    Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
    Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse
    Vantec Nexus NXP 305 Fan Controller
    Akasa AK-TK-01 Cable Tidy Kit
    Akasa Rounded Floppy Cable (0.45m)
    Akasa Rounded IDE Cable (0.45m)
    Akasa Rounded IDE Cable (0.90m)

    Gonna be buying these components in a week or 2 so i need replies quick. Thanks alot every1, no doubt ull be of immense help as usual

    Tiger69.

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    Maxtor DiamondMax 10 80GB SATA II <--That will be slow like sh*t. Probably better to get a 36/74G Raptor.

    Akasa AK-TK-01 Cable Tidy Kit
    Akasa Rounded Floppy Cable (0.45m)
    Akasa Rounded IDE Cable (0.45m)
    Akasa Rounded IDE Cable (0.90m)
    Sony Black 3&#189;" Floppy
    Plextor PX-130A 16X/50X <--Probably won't need them

    The Asus motherboard includes all the IDE/SATA/Floppy cables you will ever need (although not rounded). But since you won't get any airflow near the DVDROM(s) anyway so using a flat cable will not do any harm.

    In very rare case you'll need 2 DVDROMs. If you want to do CD copying just dump the image to the hdd then burn. If you want to do DVD copying you NEED to decrypt the DVD first anyway. So you still don't need the second DVDROM.

    When do you need a floppy drive? Probably not except when you need driver for RAID in the first place. It does not appear that you have raid. Even if you really do need a floppy drive, I would recommend a USB one (all modern boards/oses can access USB floppy drive during install)

    And I would recommend Arctic Ceramique more than AS5.
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    get the fx-60 on the 10th jan instead

    and the 150gb raptor on the 3rd...

    Otherwise... wow, nice looking setup.

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    So the fx-60 is being released on the 10th of jan?? Coz ive read about it being released sometime in jan but ive havent heard a date. I wont get the fx-60 coz no doubt it'll be priced similar to the fx-57 which is over £700. But along with the fx-60 is the X2 5000 if im correct which im hoping will push down the price of the X2 4800.

    Ive heard that SATA II's are nearly as fast as the raptors with their transfer rate being double. Ill prolly stick with these drives as the raptors are very expensive in comparison.

    As for the DVD-ROM yes i do want it. Ive had one drive in my comp for 4 years and i once had a lend of my m8's DVD-RW for a week and loved having the convience of 2 drives.

    I know floppy drives are old technology but i still sometimes use them for stuff and for £4 - why not??

    Everywhere ive went there has been brilliant reviews about AS5... is there much different with the Ceramique one?

    As for the cables, yeah im gonna take them out coz i dont need them ur right. But im keeping the cable Tidy kit coz i want good airflow around the case.

    BTW i made a typo in my first post, im getting the g7 not the g5 mouse.

    thanks every1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox
    ... and the 150gb raptor on the 3rd...
    Does that mean the 74GB Raptors will come down in price... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    Does that mean the 74GB Raptors will come down in price... ?
    Nope, because the raptor matches corresponsing SCSI harddrives' price. The 150G raptor will simply 1.2 times more expensive as if its in the SCSI market
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    Get the X24400 instead, and just overclock it.

    Also, get the 2GB G-SKILL kit from overclockers for &#163;158.

    I hear a X1900 series is coming out. Maybe wait for that?

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    Yeah get either a 4400+ and O|C it or get an Opteron 180 - both will OC like FCUK

    The Ballistix PC4000 is awesome - it OC's like a mofo - well worth it

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    I would agree with Kemp there, look at the opterons - they are generally better at overclocking than their desktop equivalents (for around the same money)

    The new raptors... well, WD can't really bring out a 10k rpm drive thats slower that its larger rivals. It will be faster, or it won't sell, and will most likely have current gen spec, AND 10krpm... Comparativly speaking, I'm hoping it will be as fast as the original raptor was over the drives available at that time, but will have to wait and see.

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    oh, and one thing - get the memory, cpu and mobo from the same place, it may well save a headache in the future if/when one stops working...

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