Can this spec be Improved Upon,,, Comments Please

  Lozzy 21:33 16 Feb 2003

Can you guru's out there give me your comments on the spec below and do you thikn it can be improved upon.. Please give me your sensable comments..

(2)x 512 MB 1066 RDRAM (certified intel compatible memory - probably micron

or samsung)
(2)x 256 MB 1066 RDRAM (certified intel compatible memory - probably micron
or samsung)

(1) Intel D850 EMVR Motherboard

(1) Intel P4 3.06 Ghz Processor

(2) Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop NIC

(1) Antec TRUE480 Power Supply

(1) US Robotics USR5610B 56K V.92 Modem

(1) Belkin IEEE 1394 Firewire Card

(1) ATI Radeon 9700 AIW Pro 128MB DDR

(1) Adaptec 29160 Ultra 160 SCSI Controller

(1) Voyetra Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

(1) 52x24x52 Mitsumi CD-RW Drive

(2) IBM Deskstar 60GB IDE Hard Drives

(1) Manhatten PCI IDE Controller Card

(1) Chieftec Silver Dragon Server Case

(1) 54x Mitsumi CD-ROM Drive

(1) DVD-RW Drive

  Djohn 21:37 16 Feb 2003

Sounds good to me Lozzy, the only thing I would change is the H/Drives, I prefer Maxtor. J.

  SantasLittleHelper 21:48 16 Feb 2003

Very good spec, I'm jealous, makes mine seem steam driven! Only thing I would ensure is that the power supply unit was powerful enough, preferably around 500 to 550 watts.

  professor 21:49 16 Feb 2003

change the 54x CD-ROM to a DVD16x speed it'll only cost about £20 more and you will notice increased dvd fluency than if you were to use the dvd-rw. the rest of the spec sounds fine though


ps look at my thread called OMG!! the idea that could change the way OS and the...

  clayton 22:06 16 Feb 2003
  Lozzy 22:19 16 Feb 2003

Thanks for the comments so far..

This PC will not be used for gaming it will be used for writing software and distributing promotional software via DVD. This is going to be a work horse for many purposes including photo imagining and video creation.

My thanks to DJohn for his input re the hard drives and also the professor..


I have that dvd under consideration..

  tigger2406 22:30 16 Feb 2003

I read somewhere recently that nVidia have the next step on from GeForce4 out... I believe they call it GeForce FX. Apparently it's light years better than the GF4 and thus also the Radeon 9700...

Try here: click here

Tech-spec is pretty darn impressive...

  SpyMan²°°­­³ 22:45 16 Feb 2003

Get rid of the pentium. Why spoil a perfectly good system with a rubbish cpu. ATHLONS RULE!!!

There is a GF4 out called a 'sparkle' with 256mb DDR RAM.

  SpyMan²°°­­³ 22:46 16 Feb 2003

ps...what will you be doing on your computer?

  Forum Editor 22:49 16 Feb 2003

this is going to be. It sounds fine to me, with one exception - I share Djohn's preference for Maxtor drives.

Good luck with the machine.

  Djohn 22:49 16 Feb 2003

SpyMan²°°­­³, read the post at 22:19 :o)

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