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power_ed
06-28-2002, 01:49 AM
Just build this new rig...

whattcha think?

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Chieftech Dragon Golden Dragon (yellow) case

MSI 845E Max2
(bought it from a friend as he upgraded to the 845E Max2-BLR)

AMD XP 2200 (with at huge silent storm to keep it cool)

Gainward GF4 4600 (bought that a month ago)

1024Gb kingston pc2700 DDR ram's

Soundblaster audiogalaxy Platinum PRO

2x 80GB Seagate barracuda 7200 RPM HD's

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Jediknight running @ a smashing 170-190 FPS Max detail.


I thought about doing some case moddings (window, ligth and some custom grills + some round IDE cables to increase the airflow) what are your experiences with case mod's? do i need a dremmel ;)

TKMaim
06-28-2002, 04:09 AM
That's a pretty nice box. Go with the round cables and replace the factory heat tape on your GF4 Card with silver or some other thermal compound. It's really amazing how much a little heat can slow down a video card....
Also, if you haven't purchased it yet, think about going for the SB Audigy Platiunum....It's worth every penny....

I personally run a:
ASUS P4T-E MB (overclocked)
Intel P4- 1.8Ghtz (overclocked to 2Ghtz)
ASUS GF3-8200V Video Card (overclocked)
512 MB PC-800 RAM (with coolers)
SB Audigy Platinum(Internal)
Sony 56x CD
Pioneer DVR-A04 DVD-R/RW
A coolerguys Windtunnel IV Case/Windowed
Also the case has 8 fans so it's a little loud but I'm gonna replace the 80mm's with slower models cuz I don't need that much air....

This is a gaming and video production machine only

As for your last question....YES, get a dremmel... They're always useful for something....

Anyway...

WolfmanNCSU
06-28-2002, 04:26 AM
That is a nice box. I wish I had some extra money to invest into mine some more. But instead I bought a parrot, but he is really awesome. Anyway, you should get a nice craftsman dremmel if you do a lot of work with things like that. I love mine, use it almost everyday, especially at work. They are really inexpensive tools too.

greedo626
06-28-2002, 04:28 AM
now you've made me sad. my computer sux as. :( *snivel sniff sniff snivel* :(

Tyrion
06-28-2002, 04:29 AM
My computer has great video,sound,monitor,and speakers,but it has a damned 8G hardrive.....

Clem
06-28-2002, 04:32 AM
damn u people with pc specs that work

u got an:

Asus A7A 266 mboard
1.4 thunderbird
256ram ..... cant remember which type of ddr
40gig Hdd
Soundblaster Audigy Player (inspire 5.1 speakers)
and heres the letdown i think .....

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.... ATI Xpert 2000 32meg (based on a 128 pro chip) :mad:

Dath Maximus
06-28-2002, 04:33 AM
i got 80gbs of hard drive space!

and my computer is top of the line!

Clem
06-28-2002, 04:36 AM
y do people have such big hdds

i cant fill my 40gig

i got full installations of like all my games on it n stuff and i still only managed to fill 20gig

Dath Maximus
06-28-2002, 04:38 AM
lots of hared drive space for lots of games!!

i am a nerd who plays games all day basically

WolfmanNCSU
06-28-2002, 04:42 AM
I have a 13.5 GB HD for my core stuff and 100 GB HD for all games, media, downloads, music, movies, code, etc...

Robbiesan
06-28-2002, 04:44 AM
awesome rig dude.. I love the avatar too.. whenever I see I have to stare it for a little bit and imagine the pounding tunes they are listening to..

Yoda_623
06-28-2002, 06:26 AM
Yeah your computer rules next to mine. :mad:

Kyth'emos
06-28-2002, 07:17 AM
1024Gb kingston pc2700 DDR ram's

Thats an awful lot of RAM...

Agen
06-28-2002, 07:21 AM
I bet you he jsut came here to boast :D
mind you so would i prob. ;)

Pedantic
06-28-2002, 08:08 AM
Nice rig! 'Cept for the yellow case. Wh-wh-why? ;) :D

tubbydrmmr
06-28-2002, 09:18 AM
Sweet Box man. Good stuff. Upload some pics, if you can.

Werd up to your sweet Avatar...Flat Eric is way cool:D :D :D

Core Critical
06-28-2002, 09:44 AM
I don't think that is a good or bad rig, I think that is THE rig.

Pedantic
06-28-2002, 09:46 AM
I still ask, of all the sweet colors you could've picked, yellow? It's mind-boggling. ;) j/k :D

power_ed
06-28-2002, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by Pedantic
I still ask, of all the sweet colors you could've picked, yellow? It's mind-boggling. ;) j/k :D

Heh.. i would have picked the aluminium case.. but it would have cost me 70$ more.. i used them 70 bux on replacing the standard 350W powersupply with a 450 W .. (i need lots, 'n lots of fans if i'm gonna overclock this sucker) i think i'm gonna buy some yellow round cables to go with that, or should i just repaint the case black or something? it WOULD look very cool with a black case and chrome fan-grills.. aargh.. cant decide..

also i thought about watercooling, but isnt that very risky? one small leak and your rig is basicly toast?

WolfmanNCSU
06-28-2002, 08:17 PM
Color does not matter, its whats on the inside that really counts, not the outside.

Zindell
06-28-2002, 08:36 PM
My computer is quite powerful enough to sustain itself. Games run smoother than ever and that's always good... Mine's got enough power but I won't leave the specs chalk that to lazyness but it's slightly under what that ubercomputer would be but not by much. That's more power than you need but if your gonna get a new computer of course always buy the top of the line.

FunClown
06-28-2002, 09:32 PM
Power_ed, give it a couple of weeks. Your pc will be obselete. Muhahahahaha! :p

power_ed
06-29-2002, 02:59 AM
Originally posted by FunClown
Power_ed, give it a couple of weeks. Your pc will be obselete. Muhahahahaha! :p

oh.. it's allready obselete.. after all, its not a P4 northwood 2,4 proccesor..

Tyrion
06-29-2002, 03:02 AM
Damn my 8 GB hardrive,DAMN IT TO HELL!!!!!!!!!

power_ed
06-29-2002, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by Tyrion
Damn my 8 GB hardrive,DAMN IT TO HELL!!!!!!!!!


dude.. you could get a 80GB barracuda for under 90$

thats very cheap.. a couple of months ago they were around 200$ i think..

CreeP_303
06-29-2002, 05:39 AM
my rig OWNZ!@#

BlackDove
06-29-2002, 07:35 AM
I love that avatar :D