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Did you build your own computer?

Did you build your own computer?  

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  1. 1. Did you build your own computer?

    • Yes
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    • No
      3
    • No, but have upgraded a pre-built PC
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I bought a pre built one and upgraded it

Before upgrades:

AMD Athlon xp 1800

128mb ram

40 gb hard drive

32mb s3 prosavage

200 watt ps

40 x cd burner

Generic Ac 97 sound card

After upgrades:

AMD athlon  xp 1800

384 mb of ram

120 gb hard drive

6600gt

500 watt ps

16x dl lightscribe dvd burner

soundblaster live 24 bit

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Sure. Easier than you think and more for your money IMO. I built this almost two years ago now.

1 SAPPHIRE ATLANTIS RADEON 9600 PRO Radeon 9600PRO 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

1 SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM

1 SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP1213C 120GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

1 ASPIRE KO-COMBO-BL 2-Tone PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - Retail

1 LITE-ON Black IDE CD Burner Model LTR-52327S - OEM

1 DVD|LITE ON 16X XJ-HD166/165H BK% - OEM

1 ASUS P4S800D-E DELUXE Socket 478 SIS 655TX ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

1 Intel Pentium 4 3.2 Northwood 800MHz FSB Socket 478 Processor Model BX80532PG3200D -

2 Kingston ValueRAM 256MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System     

1 Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition 70SB035000013 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

1 ASPIRE 609 Fan Master Thermal Monitor - Retail

1 ASPIRE X-Alien ATXA1AW-BK/420 Black Steel Server Computer Case 420W Power Supply -

1 YOMMO SP-DHT918C 145W RMS 5.1 Speaker - Retail

1 SAMSUNG 710N-2-Black 17" 12ms LCD Monitor - Retail

All of it from NewEgg.

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DFI LanParty nF4 SLI-DR

AMD Athlon 64 3700 @ 2.2Ghz @ 11 x 200Mhz (E4 Stepping)

2 x 512MB OCZ EL Platinum Rev.2 @ 2-2-2-5 @ 2.72V (tccd)

eVGA 7800GT PCIx16 @ 470/1100

2 x Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 SATA - nVRAID 0

1 x Western digital 300Gb

OCZ PowerStream 520W

Antec Performance P160 + 2 x 120mm Panaflo M1A

Thermalright Xp-90 + 90mm Panaflo m1A

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- Thermaltake Tower

- 550watt Neo HE power supply w/ smart cables

- Asus A8V Deluxe Motherboard

- 939 Socket Amd 64 4000+ @ 2.64GHz (oc'd 10%)

- Nvidia 6800 128mb Video card 8x Agp

- 2 gigs Kingston Dual Channel DDR 400 (2x512/2x512)

- 2x200 Gig Sata HD's Raid 0 (via controller)

- 2x200 Gig Sata HD's Raid 0 (promise controller)

- 1-60 Gig Ultra Ata 133 (hooked up as raid 0 in promise controller)

- 1-160 Gig External Firewire HD

- 1- HP Laserscribe DVD/DC RW Drive

- 1- Sony CD RW Drive

- 1- Memorex CD RW Drive

- Realtek ALC8500 8 Channel Audio

- Onboard Marvell Gigabit Lan

- DLink Gigabit Lan(run with Onboard in Network bridge)

- Saitek X-45 Flight Controller (to virtually kill people)

- Logitech MX-1000 Wireless Laser Mouse

- Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard

- Lots and lots of zip ties...

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- Thermaltake Tower

- 550watt Neo HD power supply w/ smart cables

- Asus A8V Deluxe Motherboard

- 939 Socket Amd 4000+ @ 2.64GHz (oc'd 10%)

- Nvidia 6800 128mb Video card 8x Agp

- 2 gigs Kingston Dual Channel DDR 400 (2x512/2x512)

- 2x200 Gig Sata HD's Raid 0 (via controller)

- 2x200 Gig Sata HD's Raid 0 (promise controller)

- 1-60 Gig Ultra Ata 133 (hooked up as raid 0 in promise controller)

- 1-160 Gig External Firewire HD

- 1- HP Laserscribe DVD/DC RW Drive

- 1- Sony CD RW Drive

- 1- Memorex CD RW Drive

- Realtek ALC8500 8 Channel Audio

- Onboard Marvell Gigabit Lan

- DLink Gigabit Lan(run with Onboard in Network bridge)

- Saitek X-45 Flight Controller (to virtually kill people)

- Logitech MX-1000 Wireless Laser Mouse

- Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard

- Lots and lots of zip ties...

Wow, how much did that cost?

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It wasn't built at one time...Just kept adding crap, and trading old crap for stuff(thermaltake case was a trade)..

Took a while...and lol I want to swap out the board for pci-e...but then I gotta get another vid card...lol

I just picked up nice slide out racks for the sata drives...You can pull them out while pc is running...(of course cant be the o/s drives..)

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I dont have all of the parts yet but the last stuff should get here tommorow and I can put it together over the weekend. My experience with pc building has been a good one, I've been building for a few years now and love it, you save money, get to customize what you want, and of course you learn a lot.

Specs of what I'll soon be putting together

Opteron 148 2.2GHz (Hopefully I'll be able to hit atleast 2.7 but I got a poor stepping)

400watt Coolmax ps (Silent)

Biostar socket 939 6100 T series

Nvidia 6600gt pcie 16

1 gig Mushkin

2 160gig ide 133

Custom water cooling system

And my cg group 9011c10 case which I hope to do some modification on and fit all my water cooling stuff inside it.

Edit:Hmmm, that reminds me I won't be needing some of the stuff I have now. Anybody want to buy a pentium 4 3ghz or athlon xp 2400?

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;) Yep, no big deal:

DFI UT LP nF3 250GB mobo w/ onboard 8 chan audio.

Altec/Lansing desktop spkrs,

RCA cordless headphones.

Standard microphone

Onboard nVidia network controller (gigabit LAN).

MS XP Pro, SP2.

AMD64 2800+ @ 1863MHz, stock heatsink and fan (33C).

2 X 512MB Corsair DDR PC3200 memory, 2.5-3-3-8.

3 HDDs, all Seagate 7200rpm Barricudas, 2 SATA, 1 IDE w/  IDE/SATA converter

   220GB total space.

Rosewill nVidia geForce 6200/256DDR video card w/ TV out (DVI and S-video)

Cornea MP704 17" LCD monitor.

LiteOn 52x CDRW (IDE I/F)

LG 16x DVDRW (IDE/SATA converter I/F)

Floppy (still)

Rosewill 450W, 2 fan power supply.

Black full tower case with side port for CPU cooling.

Logitech cordless optical mouse

Logitech Elite keyboard

Logitech QuickCam Express.

Epson 1240U flatbed scanner.

Canon Pixma 2000 printer

SMC 7004ABR router w/ NAT.

APC 500W UPS

56K V.92 modem (just in case)

Wildblue satellite ISP, 1500/256.

This rig works well and is quite fast, although not the fastest by a long shot.

PCpitstop.com score = 1600.

....good enough for me.  :haha:

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i always build my own. i built my latest system in december.

AMD 64 3700+ at 2734MHz (will go to 3100MHz but gets very hot havent upgraded heatsink yet)

ASUS A8N utlra

BFG 7800GTX 512MB

Creative sound blaster live gamer 24bit

2GB Crucial DDR 400MHz

2x maxtor 300GB SATA HD's

Antec NEO power 480

HP DVD Burner with lightscribe

TDK DVD burner

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i always build my own. i built my latest system in december.

AMD 64 3700+ at 2734MHz (will go to 3100MHz but gets very hot havent upgraded heatsink yet)

ASUS A8N utlra

BFG 7800GTX 512MB

Creative sound blaster live gamer 24bit

2GB Crucial DDR 400MHz

2x maxtor 300GB SATA HD's

Antec NEO power 480

HP DVD Burner with lightscribe

TDK DVD burner

Give me some more details on that o/c will you ? - ...id have to challenge you on that LOL - nothing personal, ....i just havent seen anyone with that huge of an o/c, especially not on that processor - 2.7GHz alone is very very hard to achieve, especially it being a stable speed (prime tested, super pi mod tested and occt tested) - is it stable ? ...i just cant see that proc. running at those speeds

What kind of multiplier are you running ? Memory timings / dividers !? Voltages !?

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Give me some more details on that o/c will you ? - ...id have to challenge you on that LOL - nothing personal, ....i just havent seen anyone with that huge of an o/c, especially not on that processor - 2.7GHz alone is very very hard to achieve, especially it being a stable speed (prime tested, super pi mod tested and occt tested) - is it stable ? ...i just cant see that proc. running at those speeds

What kind of multiplier are you running ? Memory timings / dividers !? Voltages !?

It is very achievable, infact most 3700+ San Diego cores average a stable OC of 2.8GHz+.  The lucky ones who received steppings with higher OC tendencies and sufficient cooling can definitely hit 3.0GHz+

Here's my OC (though not my wall) on a 3500+ Venice (max of about 2.77 with Prime 95 stability):

cpuzoc1.jpg

The stepping isn't all that great, either.  If I would've gotten LBBWE 3.0GHz+ wouldn't be farfetched in the least.

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