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slappy
07-01-03, 08:22 PM
Hi,

Im hopefully goin to purchase some parts for a new system this week.
Here is wut im looking at getting...

ASUS P4C800-DX i875P 800FSB Dual Channel DDR400@800fsb 3Com GbLan SATA&IDE RAID 1394 Audio

INTEL Pentium IV-2.8Ghz socket478 800FSB 512K HyperThreading (box)

512MB PC-433 PC3500 DDR CL2 Enhanced

WD Caviar 120G 7200rpm U100 8M
(3 years Manufacturer Warranty)

I plan on doing alot of work on this system...mainly photoshop, illustrator, flash, premiere, plus some high end gaming would be nice too.

Any suggestions on the specs of this system? I also plan to overclock this cpu. Is this a good overclocking mobo? Good ram?

Thanks

Riptide
07-02-03, 11:39 AM
What brand of RAM are you getting?

B&R
07-02-03, 07:53 PM
I would get a 2.6C rather than 2.8C.. save some money and add it towards cooling.

john19055
07-02-03, 08:45 PM
The 2.6 would problly overclock better and is cheaper and what Brand of ram do you intend to buy,and I did'nt see what kind of Video Card you intend to grt.

slappy
07-02-03, 09:29 PM
Sorry I'd have to call them to find out exactly what brand name ram they are offering. This store has a great reputation though for the parts they sell. 512MB PC-433 PC3500 DDR CL2 Enhanced

Why would the P4 2.6 overclock better than a 2.8? The 2.6 is about 65 dollars cheaper. How high would I be able to overclock either of them?

I have a NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4200 8xAGP. Not the fastest card on the block but with the way video cards are being pumped out these days its tough to stay on the cuttin edge. :(

Also what would be a good power supply...the case that comes with it has a 300 W. Good enough?

Thanks

B&R
07-02-03, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by slappy
Why would the P4 2.6 overclock better than a 2.8? The 2.6 is about 65 dollars cheaper. How high would I be able to overclock either of them?

I have a NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4200 8xAGP. Not the fastest card on the block but with the way video cards are being pumped out these days its tough to stay on the cuttin edge. :(

Also what would be a good power supply...the case that comes with it has a 300 W. Good enough?

Thanks
P4 2.6C and 2.8C's are based on the same core and I THINK they jus OC and do sometin else to the core to get higher speed. LIke they start at 2.4C and jus keep increasin to 3.0C or they could start at 3.0C and underclock to 2.4C. However they do it 2.6C will be better at OC'in than 2.8. This is how I BELIEVE it works(could be wrong).

I would suggest a 350watt power supply.

mr_oh_so_ice
07-08-03, 06:56 AM
I am definitely buying some new stuff and could use some advice.

I am thinking of getting this:

Abit IS7 (i865PE) or Abit IC7 (i875P) motherboard or Asus P4P800 Deluxe (i865PE)

I am leaning towards the Abit IC7 because of the i875P chipset.

2x256 MB DDR400 Memory
ATX case with 350 watt PSU
Intel P4 - 2.4 GHz / 800 FSB

MUYA
07-08-03, 07:00 AM
I , at this point would like to refer you here ;
http://www17.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20030707/index.html

24 i875 and i865 mobo roundup :eek:

Probably will help you in making up your mind on which board to get? :)

Cheers

MUYA

mr_oh_so_ice
07-08-03, 05:12 PM
Excellent Mr. Muya....Excellent.

Nemesis
07-09-03, 06:22 AM
Two points:

1) If you're after an IC7 or IC7-G, wait for the "new" version with the new Northbridge fan and fixed onboard sound.

2) If you're after an Asus P4C800, get the new P4C800-E Deluxe. Note the "E". It's better board, with CSA gigabit lan and SATA.

My IC7 is lovely, but does suffer from a poor mic input. Check out the Abit-USA Forums (http://forum.abit-usa.com/).

Riptide
07-09-03, 09:51 AM
Kinda tough to find a canterwood that doesn't have some sort of stupid problem isn't it? A friend of mine has the IC-7 and it misreports temperatures. The northbridge fan appears to have problems spinning up at times as well.

My Intel board, which should be the reference design, is fine except for one problem. If my MX700 is plugged in USB, and USB legacy is disabled, hardware monitoring will lock up when I enter it via the BIOS. Strange...

mr_oh_so_ice
07-09-03, 09:06 PM
I am thinking Abit IS7 with the Springdale chipset, its cheaper and benchmarks show it to be quite a capable performer. [Canterwood killer, apparently]

B&R
07-12-03, 07:15 PM
Go for Asus P4P800.