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Old                05-14-2004, 5:01 PM Reply   
Lian Li Silver Mid-Tower Case, Model "PC-60" -RETAIL

TDK Indi Black 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, Model AID+880N, Retail

SONY Silver 16X DVD-ROM Drive, Model DDU1621, OEM Drive Only

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD800JD, OEM Drive Only

Western Digital 200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD2000JD, OEM Drive Only

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, 184Pin 1GB(512MBx2) Registered DDR PC-3200 - Retail

MSI "K8T Master2-FAR" VIA K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for Dual/Single AMD Socket 940 CPU -RETAIL

Antec 430W Power Supply, Model "TRUE430" -RETAIL

(2) AMD Opteron Model 240, 1MB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor - Retail

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL

Logitech Z-5300 5.1 THX Certified Speaker System -RETAIL

ATI AIW RADEON 9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/CATV/VIVO, 8X AGP, Model "ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO" -RETAIL

for around 2100 what do u think any suggestions
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       05-16-2004, 8:00 PM Reply   
What's the purpose of having 2 DVD drives?

1.44 mb floppy drive? (they still put those in PC's???)
Old                05-16-2004, 10:20 PM Reply   
ones a ROM and ones a RW copying dvds mostly put it there for boot purposes in case of a crash
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-17-2004, 12:51 PM Reply   
Rich makes a good point. Dell stopped selling their desktop PCs with 1.44 floppies about 1 year ago so unless you really need a floppy drive I wouldn't bother.

For a dual proc setup I would take a look at the Thermaltake Xaser III Super Tower Chassis. It's bigger than the lian mid tower, but it has a ton of fans, plenty of room, and easy access for a adding new drives. I have this case and it's solid (aluminum door/sides), stays very cool, and is built well.

It would be interesting to see how fast this machine renders. Let us know how it performs once it's all built.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       05-17-2004, 4:46 PM Reply   
Unless you're copying a lot of different DVD's I'd question having 2 drives but then again the read only DVD drives are probably so cheap it isn't a big deal cost wise!
Old                05-17-2004, 5:08 PM Reply   
i think the dvd rom drive was like 20 and the floppy is about 10 os no biggie. ill be sure to
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-17-2004, 8:37 PM Reply   
Antec 1080 (big ass case)
2 40 gig drives running Raid 0
1 80 gig running normal
Gigabyte N-force 2 board
Athlon 3200+
2 512 ram matched running dual channel
Radeon 9800 Pro
DVD burner, DVD reader, CD-r Drive
Every damn input possible.
Adobe Premiere
Old    Alessandro Garabaghi (pimp131)      Join Date: Aug 2003       06-06-2004, 4:21 PM Reply   
why not run a nforce 3 chipset mobo?
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       06-06-2004, 9:47 PM Reply   
because I am running AMD XP not 64. N-force-3 is for Athlon 64
Old                06-09-2004, 6:53 AM Reply   
rich,

My only advice is ditch the two 40 you are planning to stripe in favor of 2 bigger drives. They are so cheap and the price difference between a 40 gb and a 120 GB is under $30. I have 2 40gbs stripping at home (bought when they were more expensive) and am planning to swap them out for 120 as I am out of video storage that I used to archive. Also Make sure to buy a GOOD power supply, not a highwattage one but a good one. (Antec True Power is as cheap as I would go. good call for you nick) check out pcpowercooling.com

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