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How does the configuration look to you expierenced builders. Am I in the ballpark,

with room to expand?

Antec Sonata w/380 Power Supply

Asus P4C800(E) Deluxe

Intel P4 FSB 800 3.0GHz w/fan Retail

Corsair PC3200 512MB DDR400 CAS2 CMX 512-3200 Low Latency

Matrox Millennium P750 AGP8X 64MB DDR 128BIT

System: MAXTOR SATA/150 80GB 7200RPM 8MB

Audio: Western Digital SATA Raptor 36

DVD/CD-RW:"PLEXTOR PX-708A

3.5":Teac

HeatSink/Cooler Vantec Aero Flow II VA4-7245

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Looks pretty good to me, if the price is right.

 

One suggestion off the top of my head - make sure your mobo supports that particular RAM... not just the configuration of the RAM (DDR400 PC3200) but the actual sticks and CAS2 specs. It probably will, but be sure that it does before you commit. Of course, if you're buying from someone like Scott, then that should be a non-issue. But if you're building it yourself, it's best to check before you buy.

 

Oh, I'd prefer a beefer power supply (ie more wattage), but that should suffice. I'm not familiar with that particular model, so I don't know if it's an issue, but make sure it's a quiet model if you plan on having the computer in the same room where you're using a mic to record. The Vantec should be a good / quiet cooler.

 

All in all, it looks like a pretty cool system. I'm an AMD guy (Athlon XP or Athlon 64), but the PIV systems can rock too.

 

Best of luck with your new 'puter!

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Antec Sonata w/380 Power Supply Great!

 

Asus P4C800(E) Deluxe

buy the Gigabyte 8ik1000 or 8knxp no issues with the promise controller

 

Intel P4 FSB 800 3.0GHz w/fan Retail

glad to see your not buying the Extreme..

 

Corsair PC3200 512MB DDR400 CAS2 CMX 512-3200 Low Latency

good but you can buy the same quality for far less

Corsair dont make memory, just assmebles it.

 

Matrox Millennium P750 AGP8X 64MB DDR 128BIT

 

System: MAXTOR SATA/150 80GB 7200RPM 8MB

get an IDE SAta is really no faster and using a Sata drive as an OS disables 1 IDE chain. kinda pointless.

 

Audio: Western Digital SATA Raptor 36

great but the 74G is better

 

DVD/CD-RW:"PLEXTOR PX-708A

great Pioneer is just as good

 

3.5":Teac

 

HeatSink/Cooler Vantec Aero Flow II VA4-7245

 

way way too loud. Zalman is much quieter

 

Scott

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Yes, I have the Sonata with the 380Watter and a Zalman Silent CPU cooler with my Athlon 64. Hmmm... I also have a Gigabyte board and the Corsair TwinX matched 1024 of PC3200. All those (as they apply to Pentium) should work great for you.
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