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    First build . Please look over my hardware choices.


    Please look over the list below and tell me what u think. Im not going for sata drives as im trying to keep it simple but quick. the mobo has nforce2 on it, has any one had any problems with the FSB on these.

    Thanks

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    Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-7N400-L

    CPU: AMD Barton core 3200+ Athalon

    Memory: Kingston 3Gb

    Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 plus

    Case, psu, cpu cooling, case cooling, hdd cooling: Stealth Kit Deluxe
    The stealth kit consists of.
    1. Acoustic midi tower
    2. Quiet PSU 400watts
    3. 2 * case fans 1*120mm, 1*80mm
    4. Quiet CPU Cooler, Samurai model
    4. North bridge motherboard heatsink.
    5. Hard Drive cooler.

    CD-RW ROM Drive: Asus QuietTrack 52x32x52x CD-RW

    Graphics Card: Nvidia FX 5600SE or Similar

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    You can just send that to me...my address is...



    If I were you, AMD64 architecture. You're going to be running Linux on it, so you can take all the advantages of the 64-bit architecture. Besides, the cost isn't that much more.

    I'd really go with SATA as it's going to be the standard (and is already very much mainstream) after this year's end if not before.

    What speed is the RAM? Once again, I'd be inclined wait a bit until DDR2 makes an appearance on the Athlon boards or just not spend a whole lot on RAM.

    And then the graphics card...PCI Express is almost here...I would wait on that, too.

    IMHO, there are too many standards changing in the industry right now to try to build a decent computer. DDR2 is just around the corner with PCI express. AGP will be hard to find on new boards in the near future.

    There's my $0.02.
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    Right .. sent to addy .......

    Thanks for looking it over, i gues by the response there are no major fubar's to concern myself with.

    The comments of the new technology are all noted and good points indeed. The reason im not hanging on for the newer devices is this is going to be a testbed station to allow us to port our tcl, php, c shell scripts over and prove them.

    Yeah as soon as we build them 2 week later they ar out of date .. lol , but then thats they way its going to stay for a while yet i think.

    Right thats enough for now thank for your $0.02 worth.

    Chris

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    Wasn't sure of the uses that you had in mind. Thought it was for a desktop.

    But yeah...all your choices are good and should work with few to no complications.
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    I think its a great system, we can trade any day.
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    very good system,don't think more time.go get it!
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    Would be nice if you could update me on how the system works.

    I am also trying to invest in a new PC especially for Linux SuSE 9.1 Pro.

    I am in the Toon. So there you go.

    How much is the totol cost? Roughly.

    Cheers

    Chew

    P/s: I can't access the PDF on the hardware list on the thread posted here somewhere on this forum ... will try again.

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    Full Spec Details of hardware

    Hi all

    Well thanks for the comments & ideas that it should work just fine.

    Guess what !!!!!! It all worked straight out the box.

    This is a detailed hardware spec for them that want to know.

    Mobo : Gigabyte GA-7N400-L
    Graphics : FX5700LE 128meg 8*AGP [AOpen Aeolus]
    Mem : 3GB 3* D/S 1GB GL 2.5 single modules [only pc2700 333 so i could pack the mobo full]
    CPU : AMD baton core XP3200+

    All the above was sourced from dabs.com


    HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 plus 120GB IDE 8Meg Cach [This is the 1 with quiet tech bearings]
    Cooling : Scythe SAMURAI solid copper
    Zalman ZM-NB47J north bridge cooler
    Case : www.quietpc.com Stealth deluxe kit [lol] with the above
    cooler swaped out to suit the mobo.
    DVD RW : NEC ND-2510A Dual Layer

    All the above was sorced from Quietpc.com

    The only thing you need to do is open yast2 after the initial install and patch it so you get the open GL drivers for the 3D graphics accelerator.


    Other than that its was so simple windoz should take a look at see how it should be done.


    Chris

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