Dream Mobo, Proc, Case & RAM < $600?

mloiterman

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Subject says it all. I'm getting ready to order the Mobo, Proc, RAM and case from stealthsystems.com. Anyone have any experience with them?

Unless someone says otherwise, I'm getting the following equipment:

Asus A7V133a Mobo. Is there anything better for around the same price or maybe a bit more?
Athalon T-Bird 1ghz. Do
256 Micron SDRAM. Should I use Kingston, Mushkin or Corsair?
An Antec Fulltower Case with 300watt power supply. Can someone suggest a specific model?

Thanks for the help.
 
Aug 23, 2000
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for an antec case get either the sx1030(no removeable mobo tray)
or My favorite The ks-288 w/300W psu.
It has 8x3.5&quot; drive bays and 5x5.25&quot; drive bays. also has removable Mobo tray and mounting for 4 80mm fans. to use one of the mounts you have to remove the smaller 3.5&quot; drive bay leaving you with only 5x3.5&quot; drive bays. :(
 

hans007

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i dont like the ks282. Seems a little cheap and flimsy. Well the paneling isn't that great. Comes with a good power supply though. Personally i'd get an inwin s500 or even better then new inwin s508 with p4 mobo support (costs more, but it'll last longer, as i'm sure AMD will start using those heatsink mounts someday as well). The motherboard, i dont know if its worth the extra to get an asus, a msi k7tpro turbo raid has the same exact onboard equipment, and i think the msi one has raid 1 when the asus only has raid 0. For ram just get crucial, its way cheaper, and likely better than at least the kingston, and comparable to that other stuff. a 1ghz athlon is $165 now, and a 1.2 ghz is $215, so for $50 more you can get top of the line. i've got a 1ghz myself, and well its possible the $50 could be used to get something, else, but keep in mind its not much more to get a 1.2
 

Geocross

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This is what I got:

Lian-Li PC-12 case - $169 (directron)
KA266 MB - $147 (newegg)
PC2100 RAM - $60 (crucial)
1.2 ghz AMD 266fsb cpu - $249 (tcwo)


Ok, so it totals $625, but it should be kick ass (i'm building it this weekend). I also bought another stick of 128 for a total of 256 at $120.
 

mloiterman

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I'm thinking I might get the ABIT KT7...I'd like to do RAID. Could someone also explain the different RAID options. 0 is striping 1, but what is 1? I'm assuming 1+0 is just the two combined???

Also, I'm thinking I'm gonna OC this thing. So do I need anything extra like fans or are the fans that come with the case enough?

I'm also a bit confused about the RAM types. I know DDR and SDRAM AND DRAM, but what about the CAS and 133 and 100?