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My New Super Duper Gamer Computer!


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#1 junkdk

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 10:41 PM

Dear Bleeping,

After several cooling and power supply issues I finally got my super computer working.

Sort of...

Some minor problems, like not enough mother board USB ports but I will figure it out.

Here's the low down:

Case: Sunbeam Transformer

Mother board: ASUS P4C800-E deluxe

Power Supply: Antec 550 true

DVD/CD/RW drive: ASUS

DVD drive: ASUS

Floppy 3.5: Sony

Video Card: ASUS AX800AGP 256/TVO

CPU: Intel Prescott 3.2 GB HT

Hard Drives: 2 Western Digital 200GB SATA Patterned RAID 0

Memory: (2) 1GB Corsair Extreme XMS 3200 400 DDR

Fans and heatsinks: Thermalright X90C with Vantec tornado on CPU, Thermalright chipset fan and heatsink, and Vantec fan card for vid card.

Zantec fan controller and Sunbeam media reader completes it.

Moving along at warp speed...Ha!

Bragging,

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 07:45 AM

Thats sounds like a very nice machine junkdk, congratulations. Any chance of seeing a picture of that? Must make for an interesting board with all the fans.

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 03:37 PM

Thanks.

I am not sure how to post a picture yet but I will as soon as I figure it out.

I am close to finishing my "Burner" computer too.

Let me know how to post a picture or I will send you a couple.

Thanks,

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 08:30 PM

man... if u read my sig u can tell that i am still longing for a comp like yours junkdk. anyways, congrats on your new comp and getting her to work :thumbsup: .

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 09:08 PM

Man, that thing sounds insane. What did all the materials cost? (not individually, what was the total price)?

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 06:04 AM

Let me know how to post a picture or I will send you a couple.


How to take and share a screen shot in Windows.

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 05:23 PM

Hey,

Ok...how about I send you the pictures.

Price for this system? Well about $2000.

But it is relative; remember you can buy all the cool stuff but will it work together.

I spent a lot of time figuring out what will work together.

We will be here to help you,

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 07:57 PM

I like the way you matched up all the ASUS stuff like the mobo, Video and both optical drives. Makes for a sweet machine.

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:20 PM

can u send me some pics? plz??? i wanna know what a super-duper gaming machine looks like form the inside!!

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 10:54 PM

Not only did I match up but I called ASUS directly.

I fell in love with the video card but I had a Shuttle board first. They did not go hand and hand.

ATI told me that they have been hearing that Shuttle boards get hot with there driver's.

I then called ASUS and they walked me through what would work with the vid card.

So, I built the computer around the video card ($500).

But I did heavy research and was burnt with many products.

Cooling was my main set back. At one time I had 12 fans running trying to cool the CPU, vid card, and hard drives.

Then I found out that my Antec power supply was pushing 13.8vdc and was bad. I called them and they told me that the Intel Prescott CPU gets extremely hot. Also to return the power supply.

So I changed the case to the transformer that has front/rear 120mm, top and two side 80mm fans. I got a brand new Antec power supply (free from Antec). Viola!

Oh, the RAID 0 rocks! The computer moves!

I'll let you know if it keeps up,

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:28 AM

Got my "Burner" up and running!! :thumbsup:

Here are the specs:

Case: Cooler Master Cavalier $139

Power Supply: Antec 380 True $40

Mother Board: Shuttle AB60R $99 (at time of buying)

CPU: Intel P4 2.53 Ghz $160 (at time of buying)

Ram: (2) 1GB 2700 333 DDR Micron (stinks) $400 (at time of buying)

Video Card: Sapphire ATI 128mb $45

Modem: Intel $12

Drives: Sony DVD R/W, Sony CD R/W, and Sony 3.5 floppy $125

Fans: Cooler Master Jet CPU fan with heatsink (very cool), Vantec Fan Card, and extra 80mm for top of hard drives.

Not a gamer but perfect for burning!

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