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Offline SnIp@.InC

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chek this system out!
« on: May 28, 2004, 08:06 AM »
hey guys...remember me? i was the n00b that didnt know which comp to buy...so i came here asking you guys...well im proud to say ive finalllllllly got it after so long! i upgraded from my .366 ghz
celeron    
Here is what i got:
P4 2.8E Prescott
ASUS P4P800S_SE
(http://au.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4p800s-se/overview.htm)
512mb DDR 400 Hyundai (planning to buy 512 more in the future)
Seagate 80GB IDE (i asked the guy at the shop for a SATA...he got it and then looked at the mobo and said, ur mobo cant support SATA...i was thinking "what? i thought i made sure it supported it!" i thought, oh well. i got it wrong. so me being a 14 yr old n00b, i said,,oh k sorry bout that! so when i got home i looked at the mobo and saw SATA sockets!...pffffft idiot!)
Generic Case with 300+ PSU is 300 ok?
128mb GeCube ATI Radeon 9600SE Xtreme http://www.gecube.com/productCategory.php?proID=37
(is that good??)

any comments, advice or suggestions r more than welcome
« Last Edit: May 28, 2004, 08:09 AM by SnIp@.InC »

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Re:chek this system out!
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2004, 08:09 AM »
That looks fine.  As for SATA vs ATA there is no performance benefit, just tidier looking cabling (which can be worked around with ATA anyway).

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Re:chek this system out!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2004, 02:10 PM »
The current difference in data throughput between SATA and ATA is negligible.   :-\ Though I hear that in the future, SATA will have a expanded throughput that will render PATA obsoletum.
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Re:chek this system out!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2004, 02:47 PM »
300watts is on the lower side for a new system, but I'm running a similar Athlon system with 250w, so you should be fine. As long as it works, it's sufficent.
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Re:chek this system out!
« Reply #4 on: Jun 06, 2004, 12:40 AM »
hey guys....im really burning here...
i bought the creative 5.1 5200
and when i set my sound card to 5.1, the sub just distorts....like it just rumbles instead of the normal sound...can anyone help plz?

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Re:chek this system out!
« Reply #5 on: Jun 06, 2004, 09:25 AM »
Its probabley because the bass is turned up to much in Volume Control >> Options >> Advanced Controls (cheeck that) >> Under Playback or Master Volume (or whatever turns the volume of everything up and down) >> Advanced >> There'll be a bass slider, try turning that down


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Re:chek this system out!
« Reply #6 on: Jun 30, 2004, 09:55 PM »
9600SE Xtreme!

That's an oxymoron if I ever saw one. (since SE versions are slower, not xtreme, in case you're not getting it.)

I would have opted for a 9600 or pro, but if you got a good deal on it or aren't a big graphics person, it should be fine.
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Re:chek this system out!
« Reply #7 on: Sep 12, 2004, 01:06 AM »
The current difference in data throughput between SATA and ATA is negligible.   :-\ Though I hear that in the future, SATA will have a expanded throughput that will render PATA obsoletum.

Not so quick, 16MB cache IDE drives are ont he way. But overall in the much...much later future yes SATA will win out. PCI-X will overtake AGP long before SATA takes over IDE PATA ino. Might be interesting to watch though. Native SATA needs to be way - way more refined.