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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Deathblow, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. telegramsam

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    Nforce chipsets are problematic [ever hear of the nforce /AMD dual core problem?]
    Using a board with an intel chipset results in the most stable system. IMO nothing beats the stability of an intel cpu running on an intel board. Just behind that would be a board from a quality mfg using an intel chipset.

    Use a real intel board if you do not intend to OC the system. If you do intend to OC [or just want more options in the bios] then go with a board from asus, abit, or epox running a 965 or 975 chipset.

    Whatever board you go with, make sure you use ram that is on the board maker's "Approved" list. It will save you a lot of grief.
     
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    Yeah, I thought that was weird too. But the Newegg specs show much different config than the Intel link. So I don't know what he's got going on.
    The GF doesn't have a PCIx16 slot...
     
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    I don't think you'll find any of the problems you speak of with the 680 chipset to be honest...
     
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    I think we scared the OP away
     
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    Yeah, and it's even highlighted in BLUE on my link. What am I smoking? ...
     
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    I'm pretty sure the 5300 is the 667MHZ.

    We were interested in the WD's because of the 16meg dual buffer, but we'll certainly look into the Seagates. I've never had bad luck with either...Maxtors on the other hand..."
     
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    Nope, I didn't get scared away, I work nights, hence why my posts are usually made in the wheeee hours .

    Thanks for the feedback everyone, sounds like we are on the right path.
     
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    People can argue over motherboards all night.
    I admit a good motherboard is important.

    Having said that.

    A better question should be: RAID What?
    He Quoted “RAID” , but only speced out one SATA2 drive.
    No gaming speed of a good stripe set, No redundancy for
    Business end.

    Where’s the RAID?

    I would say it needs about 4 more drives.
     
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    Well, my friend does regular backups, and is trying to keep costs down, so a redundant HD isn't a big concern.
     
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    OK...But you can still decrease drive access time by
    one half by adding just one more drive and striping them
     
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    Thanks again everyone for the input. We ordered the system today, making a few small changes. We got the XP Pro Media Center Edition with the Remote instead of just XP Pro. Also went with a Intel 965 Media Enhanced board instead. We got a Seagate equivalent drive for the better warranty, since it was the same price, not that I can ever recall using a drive past 3 years, but what the heck. All in all the only change in price was $10 for the media enhanced board, but we wanted the better sound option than the business model.
     
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