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    LaPistola's Avatar about BT Rep: +2
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    here are the parts I'm looking at for my new computer, can someone please take a look and spot check it for me, just to be sure everything is compatible, or that nothing is missing
    Just tell me and i can get more specs
    Mobo-Model Brand Intel Model BOXD975XBX2KR Supported CPU CPU Socket Type LGA 775 CPU Type Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium EE / Pentium FSB 1066/800MHz Supported CPU Technologies Hyper-Threading Technology Chipsets North Bridge Intel 975X South Bridge Intel ICH7R Memory Number of Memory Slots 4240pin Memory Standard DDR2 800 Maximum Memory Supported 8GB Dual Channel Supported Yes Expansion Slots AGP Slots None PCI Express x16 3 (1 electrical x16 or x8, 1 electrical x8, 1 electrical x4) PCI Slots 2 Storage Devices PATA 1 x ATA100 up to 2 Devices SATA 3Gb/s 8 SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 Matrix RAID Onboard Video Onboard Video Chipset None Onboard Audio Audio Channels 8 Channels Onboard LAN Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps Rear Panel Ports PS/2 2 COM 1 LPT 1 USB 4 x USB 2.0 IEEE 1394 1 x IEEE 1394a S/PDIF Out 1x Optical and 1x Coaxial Audio Ports 5 Ports Onboard USB Onboard USB 2 x USB 2.0 connectors support 4 ports Onboard 1394 Onboard 1394 1 x 1394 connector supports 1 port Physical Spec Form Factor ATX Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6" Windows Vista Certified for Features Power Pin 24 Pin Packaging Package Contents BOXD975XBX2KR
    Driver Disk
    User Manual
    Software Disk
    2 x Floppy Drive Diskette
    Rear I/O Panel Shield
    IDE/PATA Cable
    FDD Cable
    4 x SATA Cable
    4-pin to SATA Power Cable
    USB Bracket
    Manufacturer Warranty Parts 3 years limited Labor 3 years limited
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    As mentioned in your other thread, the SAS drive is not compatible.

    If you want a fast drive without requiring an SAS adapter you will need to get a WD Raptor. Even though it is only SATA I, there aren't any drives currently capable of attaining sufficiently high media transfer rates to make much difference. The faster seek times will more than make up for that.

    Before getting an extra CPU cooler check what things are like with the standard offering. If you aren't satisfied it's a minor operation to replace it later.
    Last edited by lynx; 08-28-2007 at 07:04 PM.
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    ooo i forgot a power supply, but i may have one lying around...no damn it, what wattage do you think i need 500?
    Edit- oh yeah and i replaced the 15,000 rpm hd for the 10,000 rpm one specified above
    Last edited by LaPistola; 08-28-2007 at 10:59 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
    I don't know about the north but in the south an Englishman is about as welcome as a fart in a space suit.




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    Wattage doesn't make a PSU good or bad.

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    I full realize that, I'm just not sure what it would need to run it

    I was looking at this one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182044
    Last edited by LaPistola; 08-29-2007 at 01:43 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
    I don't know about the north but in the south an Englishman is about as welcome as a fart in a space suit.




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    Rosewill isn't quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Rosewill isn't quality.
    Agreed, go with a corsair 520W modular psu.

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    So this one is good?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001
    Be aware that this unit comes with only qty 2 modular dual SATA power cables, it is easy to miss this. Corsair should have used qty 3 if not 4 as a minimum. What happens when you need to hook up qty 3 hard disk drives and a couple SATA DVD burners? The molex connectors do not do me any good here. I don't see anywhere on Corsair's web site or at Newegg where I can order extra modular cables for this Power Supply.
    Shit, I'm up to $1,200 thats a lot
    Last edited by LaPistola; 08-29-2007 at 02:07 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
    I don't know about the north but in the south an Englishman is about as welcome as a fart in a space suit.




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    Quote Originally Posted by LaPistola View Post
    So this one is good?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001
    Be aware that this unit comes with only qty 2 modular dual SATA power cables, it is easy to miss this. Corsair should have used qty 3 if not 4 as a minimum. What happens when you need to hook up qty 3 hard disk drives and a couple SATA DVD burners? The molex connectors do not do me any good here. I don't see anywhere on Corsair's web site or at Newegg where I can order extra modular cables for this Power Supply.
    Shit, I'm up to $1,200 thats a lot
    Take a look at what that actually says:
    "qty 2 modular dual SATA power cables"

    In other words you can power 4 sata drives, which would be obvious if you had the cable. It is pretty clear that this particular reviewer hasn't actually bought one of these.
    Many drives also have conventional 4-pin molex connectors, and all the SATA dvd drives I've seen either have molex connectors or adapter cables, so his claim of "Tech Level:high" is obviously erroneous too.
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    Thanks for all your help lynx
    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
    I don't know about the north but in the south an Englishman is about as welcome as a fart in a space suit.




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