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Ohhhhhh baby....new system specs!!!

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Opus2000, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Just when you thought you were safe....another slamming system comes into play here!!!!

    Asus P4B533-V w/ P4 2.26Ghz with 533 FSB
    Kingston PC2700 DDR 333
    Matrox G550
    Maxtor 20GB OS and App drive
    (2) Western Digital 120GB JB model drives
    (2) Hot swappable IDE drive bays
    Plextor 24X CDR/W
    Enermax 431 Watt PSU
    4RU Rackmount case
    WinXP Pro

    All parts and so forth for this are under $2,000!!!!!! Holy Moly!!!!
    I believe this is the ultimate system! Egads! :D
     
  2. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    OHMmmmmmmmm OHmmmmmmmmmmm P4B533 "V"eeeeeeeeeee

    Inhale deeply and repeat! :cool:
     
  3. thedug

    thedug Guest

    Kick Ass.

    Funny, that was the board I was looking at this mourning.

    That is enough proof for me. I am gonna go intell.

    d./
     
  4. thedug

    thedug Guest

    BTW,

    I spoke to UA today concerning the UAD-1 and the 845 chipset. They said that one user had problems with that chipset and the UAD. Apparenly the lateset BIOS fixed everything.

    Check out http://www.chrismilne.com/uadforums/

    d./
     
  5. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the UAD forum link dug! Great link!
     
  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    by the way...all I can say is PRS
    that's who that system spec is for! HA HA HA HA HA!!! Thus it begins man...thus it begins!
    Opus :D
     
  7. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    It's amazing to look back to where computing was two years ago, and see where we are today. Just think where this whole thing will be two years from now! Front side bus over a gig, 200Gb HDDs common (maybe even 10,000rpm IDE), and memory, memory, memory ... lol! :cool:
     
  8. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Opus, just thought I'd suggest this... Plextor CD-RW
    $137 with free shipping at Newegg.
    There's also a USB 2.0 version of this drive...
    Plextor CD-RW, USB 2.0
    $192.90 plus shipping at Mwave.
    Also, I'll add this mobo to "the list". Almost done!
     
  9. thedug

    thedug Guest

    Can someone fill be in on the whole 2100 vs 2700 memmory?

    What speed do they run at?

    I have read at Tomshardware that the only way to tap the full potential of the p4 is to go with rambus?

    Also, I have read that the next gen. fsb is worth waiting for but the article didn't say which fsb was next gen. so is the 533 worth getting or should we hold out?

    If i find out answers to either of these questions, I'll post.

    Cheers,
    d./
     
  10. sinix

    sinix Guest

    Well, something better is *always* around the corner! It gets to a point where you just need to bite the bullet and do something (stop waiting) or else you'll be waiting forever.

    As per Tomshardware, the roadmap for Intel does not include Rambus as of this next year. The next-gen Intel chipsets are based on ddr-2700(333) ram, so my guess is Intel is working on a hot new memory controller.

    I just ordered my parts yesterday and I went with a DDR solution over Rambus. I think for DAW purposes, DDR is a fine choice.

    I went with:

    2.4 533mhz Northwood CPU
    Asus P4B533 i845E
    Corsair 512mb PC2700 CAS 2

    For the time being I'll continue to use my "old" drives (Ibm 75gxp's) which I've been completely happy with and my same gfx card and cdrw.

    In a month or two, when I pick up a UAD card, I'll go ahead and change the drives over to the WD 120 JB's people seem to rave over.

    In hindsight, if I wanted to squeeze every last drop outta the system, I should have gone with the 845G chipset, but I have a feeling right at the end of the year or shortly after, Intel is going to have a "killer" DDR solution based around DDR2700 to replace the i850E chipsets that will be discontinued.

    At that point, I wont be too upset about buying a new board that I can get several years use out of.

    Anywhich way you cut it, what I'm getting is so far beyond what I'm coming from, this system will easily last me another 3 years as this old one has.

    It's sooo much fun getting new toys! :D

    - sinix
     
  11. thedug

    thedug Guest

    Yeah,

    I agree. I am reading right now about the 845G. I think the 845 will be just fine. I can't seem to dig up specifics on the DDR stuff. But if I am correct PC2700 is the way to go to fully tap the P4. I have PC2100 now and it seems like that would be a waist.

    d./
     
  12. thedug

    thedug Guest

    Looks like the 845E doesn't only runs memmory at 100mHz or 133mHz.

    In order to get 166mHz for the PC2700 DDR you gotta go 845G

    d./
     
  13. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Yes, that is correct...the 845G is the only chipset that allwos for PC2700 DDR 333..the 845e only supports DDR 266!!
    Specifically states that in the Toms hardware review too!
    Opus
     
  14. thedug

    thedug Guest

    So does the ASUS P4B533V allow PC700 to run at 166? At asus.com it doesn't list pc2700 for that board.

    http://usa.asus.com/mb/socket478/p4b533-v/overview.htm

    Toms hardware seems to support the 850 chipset. But rambus is so damn expensive.

    P4T533 w/ 512 RD1066 -> $680
    P4B533 w/ 512 DDR2100 -> $498
    P4B533V w/ 512 DDR2700 -> $540

    Seems like the DDR2700 is the better route.
    However, I have some DDR2100 laying around so that might be a nice way to save some cash, or either go to 1gig.

    Decisions Decisions.. ;)
     
  15. sinix

    sinix Guest

    Overall I'm pretty happy going the P4B533 route...

    I'm sure they'll be something better then the P4B533-V be the end of the year, in which case, I'll sell the one I'm getting and get whatever the new one is.

    If not, I'll still be happy! :)

    2.4ghz is a pretty big step up from 800mhz slot one (pc60 ram!!).

    - sinix
     
  16. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Ummm...you think? !! lol :D
     
  17. thedug

    thedug Guest

    Can the P4B533 really run PC2700?

    The ASUS website only says PC2100, PC1600.

    d./
     
  18. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    With the Intel 845G chipset, yes, you can run PC2700...the Asus P4B533-V board has that chipset and it's well worth getting it!!!
    I'm waiting on the final word to build that system...I'm jealous...altho mine is just as good but a little weaker! lol
    Opus
     
  19. sinix

    sinix Guest

    yeah, the straight 845E chipset does not officially support 333mhz ddr-ram.

    It's odd, I just read this article on Tomshardware, to quote it a little:

    "The 845G is traveling along similar lines right now. While the chipset possesses the technology to work with DDR333 memory, Intel is taking its time in validating it, prompting many motherboard manufacturers to offer the feature as an overclocking option."

    Now is this just the 845G boards or would this BIOS tweak make it into the 845E boards too?

    I'm not perfectly clear on this...

    I went ahead and bought CAS 2 pc2700 ram anyway.

    - sinix
     
  20. suspec57

    suspec57 Guest

    curious as to how that set up will run against a dual mp 1900 or higher system because i can build either system for about the same price but would figure that the dual cpu set up would out perform the intel. for those not to familiar with dual mp systems, it incorporates a south bridge that can seperate the work load to perform tasks more efficiently. i saw one user in this forum that seemed to have good results. any input on it? please all the input you can give because i'm trying to decide on how to build my new system.
     
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