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Postby The Disturbance » Fri Nov 15, 2002 5:30 pm

$172.00 Motherboard- ABit IT7-MAX2 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$189.00 CPU- Pentium 4 2.4BGhz 533MHz FSB - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$198.00 RAM- GeIL Platinum 512MB PC3500 CAS 2.5 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$ Video Card- nVidia NV30
$38.95 DVD- LiteOn 16x48x - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/prod ... furbished=
CDRW- LiteOn 48x12x48 -
$8.00 Floppy- Sony 3.5in 1.44MB - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$33.00 CPU Cooler- Vantec Aeroflow 7040 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$68.00 Speakers- Altec Lansing 251 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$29.00 Keyboard- Viewsonic KB202 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$29.00 Mouse- Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer v3.0a - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
*$6.00 Arctic Silver- Arctic Silver 3 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
*$79.00 Case- Chieftec Black Full-Tower w/Front USB 2 and Firewire - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$99.99 PSU- CoolMax 470W 3 Tri-lite Fans - http://store.epowerhousepc.com/cgi-bin/ ... =CM470ALED
*$35.99 Glowire- Red and Blue Glowire "Case Mod Kit #2" - http://www.glowire.com/Merchant2/mercha ... ry_Code=CM
$19.99 Cathode- UV Light 12" - http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/lit-23.html
$3.50 120MM Adapter- Zalman Fan Adapter - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$15.00 Fans- 1x Antec Tri-Lite - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
Maybe from CompUSA if they have them cheaper
$8.50 Galaxy Clear Multi-color 80MM - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1
$15.99 Aluminum Chrome 120MM - http://xoxide.com/12alcasfan.html
*$3.99 Round Cables- 1x UV Sensitive Floppy - http://jab-tech.com/uv_sensitive_18_floppy_cable.html
*$24.00 Round Cables- 4x UV Sensitive IDE - http://jab-tech.com/24_uv_reactive_ide_cable.html
*$15.95 Paint - UV Sensitive Clear Blue Spraypaint - http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/mer ... de=PCT-NMP
*$15.95 UV Sensitive Clear Red Spraypaint - http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/mer ... de=PCT-NMP
$11.00 Fan Grills- 1x Steel Dragon - http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/mer ... Code=FG-ST
$11.00 1x Swirl Laser Cut - http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/flc-25.html
$5.95 1x Fire/Flame 120MM - http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/mer ... Code=FG-ST
$39.95 Temp Monitor- Vantec Nexus USB 2+IEEE+Temp+Fan Ctrl - http://www.3dcool.com/?module=product&sku=NXP-101
$399.99 Monitor- Sony A440 19", 18" viewable Trinitron - CompUSA / Circuit City
*$6.00 Network Cables- 25ft. 500mhz BLACK - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... on=&page=3

IT7-MAX2 v2.0 getting

i have= 2x wd 80gb 8mb cache hard drives
linksys befsr41 v2 router
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Postby Valour » Fri Nov 15, 2002 10:08 pm

Hmm... well I'm not too fond of Abit motherboards. We used to sell them, but there were too many "issues" and sales were close to nil.

What the heck kind of RAM is that???

Speakers: the ATP3 or ATP4 might be a better choice... I am very pleased with the ATP3s I have, and they don't require a lot of room or a lot of setup to get them to work well. I don't know what the 251s are, but I know AL makes a lot of low-end speaker sets that are kind of crappy but look really good. Did you research these speakers or just select them from a list?

Keyboard: Never heard of a Viewsonic keyboard, but for $29 I'm assuming you have a good reason to pick Viewsonic over the usual suspects (Logitech, Microsoft).

I'm not too familiar with CoolMax PSUs; I know Antec TruePower and TrueBlue are top quality, and so is the Vantec Stealth series.

Those blinky LED fans look cool on the shelf, but won't they get annoying after a while? I don't know -- I've never had any of them. FrozenCPU is only down the road from me though, maybe someday I'll stop by their store and check out the wide array of gimmickry they offer. FrozenCPU does have some excellent cases, that I will say.

Did you know that cases with windows are non-FCC approved because they cause radio interference?

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Postby Johnny Mnemonic » Fri Nov 15, 2002 10:36 pm

Valour wrote:Did you know that cases with windows are non-FCC approved because they cause radio interference?


I'm sure that's a top concern of every computer user.... Probably the same ones that keep the tags on their mattress. :lol:
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Postby Valour » Fri Nov 15, 2002 10:40 pm

Well it *may* be a top concern to someone who is trying to listen to a radio/cell phone/cordless phone nearby. It's possible that it could cause trouble with cordless mice and keyboards, too.

But yes, you're right, for many people radio interference means nothing.

I can't believe these aluminum cases are so hot right now... they are so flimsy and easily scratched. If you walk by and accidentally kick one... sheesh. Five years ago you couldn't give these cheap things away, now they are in demand. :roll:

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Postby Grime » Sat Nov 16, 2002 12:18 am

They disapate (spelling?) heat better, are lighter weight, and usually look a whole hell of a lot cooler. That's why I got mine.
Windows XP Professional w/SP2
Abit IC7-MAX3
P4 2.6Ghz 800Mhz FSB w/HT
1gb Mushkin Level II PC4000
ATI Radeon 9800 XT
SB Audigy Gamer
2x WD Raptor 10k rpm SATA w/ RAID-0
Sony DRU530A DVD-RW+RW
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Postby The Disturbance » Sat Nov 16, 2002 5:40 am

Valour, i read a review on the PSU and the guy said it was better than his Enermax...look at the link...its somewhere on that site...i like my window and fans... :D i think i'll give that keyboard a shot...since it looks cool and has a lot of buttons... :P that RAM is reallllly good GeIL memory, you can watch a video review of some stuff www.3dgameman.com <--- there...also that case is aluminum...look at the reviews on the speaker set http://secure.newegg.com/app/Custrating ... 36-113-126 <----here...i still don't know what mouse to get...i think the Logitech software sucks but can i still use all the buttons on the Logitech MX500 without the software?
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