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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Kakkakak, 1 Reader 1 Writer more convenient. 19 inch will exceed my budget too much.
    1 reader and 1 writer is definitely a safer bet. Not wise to stress out the read/write head of the writer as its heavier than normal readers.

    Sadly comex is over, else now you can try to find a card reader / floppy drive combo so you'll save space.

    Dang .. K6-333 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Brotherhood my foot! You using P4. So I go brotherhood with who? Hrm.. alex?
    eh...why I see my name? No wonder, i keep sneezeing for the past few minutes after you posted.

    I using Gigabyte+P4. so me and bluestrike in cahoots, becareful tio hoot ...

    Good luck in your search....

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    Yes, PSU is often overlooked. Go for quality PSU. I like Enermax... but expensive stuff....

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    togu don't forget your 3 x 21" LCDs. MTL. BUY BUY BUY!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL
    Hmm ...

    Case wise, you can go for the HEC 6AU6 which is a very decent case ..price? Very decent too - $99. Comes with 2x 120mm temptature senitive fans for silent operation.

    PSU (which you've left out) go for Verudium or Antec. Quality PSUs are madandatory these days (bad PSUs kill components) give or take ard $150+ odd. Say around 380W-400W models. Go for those with TruPower.

    Is this the one?

    http://www.ezmvp.com.tw/layout/chine...?gid=18&pid=78

    Looks pretty good. The price too!

    Antec 430W cost $165!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ransoma22
    eh...why I see my name? No wonder, i keep sneezeing for the past few minutes after you posted.

    I using Gigabyte+P4. so me and bluestrike in cahoots, becareful tio hoot ...

    Good luck in your search....
    You also using P4???

    * togu slaps bluestrike around a bit with the Jurong Brother Hoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    togu don't forget your 3 x 21" LCDs. MTL. BUY BUY BUY!!

    I don't surf porn like you!

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    me throw u a curve ball...
    msi rs480m2 [the one with built-in graphics]
    its a micro-atx board
    match it with a antec aria case
    my combo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Is this the one?

    http://www.ezmvp.com.tw/layout/chine...?gid=18&pid=78

    Looks pretty good. The price too!

    Antec 430W cost $165!!!!!
    Yup, that's the price you pay for a good PSU ... as lousy PSU that comes with the case does more harm than good.

    That's the case. It comes with a 300W PSU, but its better you trade it up for an Antec / Tagan / Verudium PSU. Very good airflow and layout if i might say so. Unless you're willing to splurge for a aluminium case, then its a different story.

    When you purchase the CPU + mainboard combo .. you can haggle with the shop for a lower price for the case or if you're purchasing more items.. you can even haggle prices for individual items even cheaper. (Think most of your stuff you can find @ Bell Systems SLS.)

    Since you're dealing with graphics, the combo you specified earlier would be more than sufficient.

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    Though PSUs are 'theoretically' important, the fact is that stock PSUs will do for regular systems. Looking at Togu's proposal, it looks like a regular system with regular graphics cards and modest power needs.

    My Enermax also broke down once and while waiting for replacement, I used a stock PSU without any problems. Am using Superflower PSU with 120mm fan at the moment.

    I am using P4+Gigabyte MB too.

    And also HEC casing with 2 x120mm fans. I found the fans noisy and switched them to cooler master tri-blade fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erwinx
    Though PSUs are 'theoretically' important, the fact is that stock PSUs will do for regular systems. Looking at Togu's proposal, it looks like a regular system with regular graphics cards and modest power needs.

    My Enermax also broke down once and while waiting for replacement, I used a stock PSU without any problems. Am using Superflower PSU with 120mm fan at the moment.

    I am using P4+Gigabyte MB too.

    And also HEC casing with 2 x120mm fans. I found the fans noisy and switched them to cooler master tri-blade fans.
    No complaints with the 6AU6 .. got 1 second hand for $50 ... relatively new ... fans were silent since they operated on a temperature sensor.

    Nowadays, as manufacturers scrimp on little little parts, the PSU still plays a major role in supplying clean and stable electricity to different parts of the system. Its seriously not wise scrimping on something like the PSU as it might lead to a disaster in time to come. I've personally seen an iCute PSU short certain components of a system before and it was costly to replace.

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    Woohoo, thanks thanks!! Some adjustments,

    AMD XP 3000+ $244
    Abit AN8-Ultra motherboard $210
    HEC 6AU6 $88
    Targan 380W $128

    Corsair 1gb $168
    80GB SATA $97
    Sapphire 128Mb x300 PCIe $99
    LG DVRW $100
    LG 16x DVD Rom $39

    Viewsonic 17" LCD $388

    Total : $1561

    Probably getting it this sat, hopefully can get a good price at the CPU+MB+CASING bundle.

    Btw, any comments on Cooler Master Centurion 5 casings?
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    My advise is stay away from MSI. I used it before. Got so many problems. Sometimes system boot up and sometimes cannot even power on. Changed to Abit and now working like a charm. Gigabyte is cheap and good....real value for money.

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    The centurion 5 is pretty good also as an alternative.

    Though the only gripe i have about the case is front fan. The HEC is 120mm comfortably covering the entire 4 HDD on the rack, whereas the CM is most likely only a 90 or 80mm fan infront not being able to directly cover the 3 HDD if you expand. 1 80mm fan would comfortably cool 2 3.5" hdd at most.

    Also, i'm not sure the CM has a filter infront .. the HEC has it so as to prevent dust from being drawn into the casing. Lianli has a filter infront too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL
    The centurion 5 is pretty good also as an alternative.

    Though the only gripe i have about the case is front fan. The HEC is 120mm comfortably covering the entire 4 HDD on the rack, whereas the CM is most likely only a 90 or 80mm fan infront not being able to directly cover the 3 HDD if you expand. 1 80mm fan would comfortably cool 2 3.5" hdd at most.

    Also, i'm not sure the CM has a filter infront .. the HEC has it so as to prevent dust from being drawn into the casing. Lianli has a filter infront too.

    Thanks for the tips! So it's either more practical, or more stylish comparison.

    Just read in the papers this morning about the systems used in WCG. They are using DFI LANParty UT nF4 Ultra-D MB, which cost about $240. Is it much better then the ABit AN8 Ultra ?

    * togu scratch scratch his head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Thanks for the tips! So it's either more practical, or more stylish comparison.

    Just read in the papers this morning about the systems used in WCG. They are using DFI LANParty UT nF4 Ultra-D MB, which cost about $240. Is it much better then the ABit AN8 Ultra ?

    * togu scratch scratch his head...
    Just looked at both.

    I'd still go for the Abit.

    Think others would agree due to the warranty (2 years if i'm not wrong) and easy RMA since the agent is Convergent Systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL
    Just looked at both.

    I'd still go for the Abit.

    Think others would agree due to the warranty (2 years if i'm not wrong) and easy RMA since the agent is Convergent Systems.

    That sounds logical. Heh heh

    Thanks everyone for the help, I'll stick to my last list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Probably getting it this sat, hopefully can get a good price at the CPU+MB+CASING bundle.
    Call me along!! Pass me your D60 + 50mm, I help you document the purchase + setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Call me along!! Pass me your D60 + 50mm, I help you document the purchase + setup

    Sounds interesting. How much you gonna pay me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Sounds interesting. How much you gonna pay me?
    Huh? Pay you, not you pay me meh?

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