February 20th, 2003, 03:30 PM
Many Thanks - Computer Build a big Success.
Just wanted to thank all you folks on AO for the good advice on the computer build. I had posted my system layout and got some good advice from all of you. ACIDDRIVE and I built my machine 3 weeks ago this weekend and it rocks. Below are the specs:
2.66ghz P4 Northwood 533FSB
512 Mgs DDR RAM
Radeon 9500 Pro 8x AGP video Card
Audio Gamer Sound Card
Burner (can't remember the speed)
Liquid cooled by coolance - video, chipset, hard drive, processor
I think ACIDDRIVE will agree - its a sweet machine.
Just wanted to put a huge thank you out to all the AOers that submitted posts in helping us make build decisions.
February 20th, 2003, 03:40 PM
did u get a liteon burner. they so cool
also did u get tray or slot?
February 20th, 2003, 03:42 PM
No litheon burner - sorry - and forgive me - what do you mean about tray or slot?
February 20th, 2003, 03:48 PM
Now you can experience the speed!! I've also started to build my own box. With a ASUS P4PE motherboard; Pentium 4/ 2,4 GHZ with 1024 MB Ram; Geforce 4 Videocard. Hopefully up and running at the end of the Februari. Still looking for a good cooling system.
February 20th, 2003, 03:52 PM
tray is what most pplz have,
slot mean u put the cd in a hole ot "slot" and the computer eats the cd ... mmmmmmm
like on thoese colorful imacs
February 20th, 2003, 03:59 PM
That's what I figured you meant - mine's a tray - nothing fancy on the burner - I think I went all out enough on the liquid cooled processor, video card stuff - as long as I can burn stuff at a decent speed, I didn't care too much - I went from a 4X burner to a 24x burner or something like that...so burning a cd in 3 minutes as opposed to 30 minutes was nice.
February 20th, 2003, 04:02 PM
lol ... yeah burner is burner but slots look so coooooooooool + they not much more xpensive
February 20th, 2003, 04:11 PM
Cool - eventually, I'll upgrade to a DVD burner - I'll make sure its a slot instead of a tray - just to keep all the techie's happy
February 20th, 2003, 04:14 PM
mmmmmmm dvd burner ... they are about 400AU now. how does that compare with america?
anyway congrats on your system.
February 20th, 2003, 04:17 PM
Here, they are about 329 US bucks....I'll wait - in one year, they'll be 150.