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System re-vamp, buying all new gear, your help is needed!

Postby Sneaksy on Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:21 pm

I am currently running on this system:
  • Fx57 chip @ 2.81ghz (939pin)
  • Abit an8 motherboard (see link somewhere below)
  • 1gb of ram (think it is DDR not sure cant see into PC)
  • 7800gtx @256mb memory


I am doing away with my 2 year old 37GB hard disk for a brand spanking 147GB 15K RPM new one. Here is the link: Here

Will the new hard drive be compatible with this motherboard? *click me*

I am also thinking about going SLI. So If I do need a new motherboard can someone show me one that will accept my current processor, the new hard disk and 2 graphics cards?


I know I should get more ram but I'm not sure about the speed of them and what exactly I am looking for. If someone could point me in the right direction with a fast set of memory sticks then I'd be very appreciative.

Thanks, Matt!
ps; accidentally hit submit, so the thread is a little messy :D
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Postby Little_Devil on Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:37 pm

Hope you have a SCSI controller, that mobo has IDE, if not you will nead one for that drive.
You can probably pick a PCI SCSI controller up cheap enough though.

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Postby gandy on Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:38 pm

in order for the hard drive you have linked to you will need a scsi controller as there is no built in support for scsi on that motherboard.

you would need to replace your motherboard if you wanted to use sli..

as for ram i would recomend 2gig... good quality ram will cost over £100 and your ram type is DDR not DDR2
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Postby Sneaksy on Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:45 pm

So the shopping list so far consists of;

Motherboard. Must have SCSI Support and obviously SLI for 2 cards. Oh and 939 pin for the chip.
Ram. DDR2 type, atleast 2Gigs.
2 Graphics cards (will deal with these later though)

The processor I have is fine to run with these yea?
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Postby kuma on Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:08 pm

Very hard to find a mobo with scsi support unless you look at server board with I doupt will have sli support.
Also 939 processors dont run on DDR2 memory
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Postby LuckyNV on Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:16 pm

why not just get a SCSI add-in card :?
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Postby Little_Devil on Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:03 pm

shopping list

Motherboard. 939 socket 2PCIe x16 for 2 cards.

Make sure the mobo has 2 x16 slots, usual is to say 2 PCIe slots x16, what they leave out is that in dual Gfx card config this reduces to x8 on each slot, so you don't get the full benefit.

MSI
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/ ... AME=Socket
Foxconn
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/m ... cket%20939
Gigabyte
http://www.giga-byte.com.tw/Products/Mo ... socket+939

Asus, don't go there, besides having troubles myself with thier boards, others have too.


Ram. DDR400 2Gigs.

2 Graphics cards

1 PCI SCSI card
http://www.adaptec.com/en-GB/products/scsi/


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Postby Sneaksy on Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:32 am

I could sacrafice the hard disk I was looking at and get a normal drive without the need to SCSI. The SCSI drive is proving complicated for me because I dont know much about this stuff, only the basics (I really should learn this stuff).

So I'll get

Motherboard. SLI + 939 support
Ram. DDR400, 2 x 1Gb ?
Vid Cards. 2 x Something, undecided yet.

WhaT about this for the hard drive?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WD-500GB-SATA-II- ... dZViewItem

And for the Ram:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2GB-2-x-1GB-PC320 ... dZViewItem
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Postby The_Pope on Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:11 am

The HDD is fine but whit a Chip of that caliber I'd go for the more expensive, but more safe ram :P

At least get branded RAM, like Corsair or Knigston tbh
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Postby Sneaksy on Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:28 pm

What about these for memory, theyre OCZ:

link to ebay

# 400 Mhz DDR RAM
# CL 2-3-2-5
# Mirrored Platinum Heatsink XTX heat spreader
# Lifetime Warranty
# 184 DIMM
# 2x 1GB Unbuffered
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Postby LuckyNV on Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:07 pm

personally no real point investing so much money into 2x1GB DDR1 low latency RAM, just get 2x1GB 3-3-3-8 modules

you'll not notice the difference in games.
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Re: System re-vamp, buying all new gear, your help is needed

Postby jerry51 on Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:28 am

You can find more affordable hard drives here.



https://www.allicdata.com/list.html?category_id=2040


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