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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by atxman1, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. atxman1 New Member

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    Everything looks in order. Don't forget the operating system, monitor, and speakers :p. I'm also not too sure about that sound card, I'd reccomend a Soundblaster X-Fi. And you have alot of money to spend on computer parts lol.
     
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    I've just had two DiamondMax drives DOA. I'd recommend that you go for Western Digital instead.

    As for sound, an X-fi would be good but if they're too expensive an Audigy 4 (OEM) like mine is very cheap now and still sounds great.
     
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    Pretty good, that's fine, but like others said, change the hard drive to either Wstern Digital or SeaGate, and change the sound to SB Audigy 4. I wish I had money like you.
     
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    I have have a maxtor HDD too, and I have to agree with everyone else get a Seagate or some other brand. I've had it less than a year and I'm starting to get errors in SMART tests.
     
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    I've run checks recently on my DiamondMax9 and that passes with no problems so I'm happy enough with that. :toast:

    As for the diamondmax 10s... I got two of those from ebuyer, both of them passed all of the burn in tests ect but neither would format. And maxtor wanted me to send them back to Ireland and pay for postage myself which would have been at least £10, so when you consider that the drives themselves only costed £30 it didn't seem worth it so I contacted Ebuyer and they sorted everything.

    I didn't learn my lesson, I bought a Hitachi instead! How long till that fails? :laugh:
     
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    I've had a 40GB Diamondmax for about 5 or 6 years and it's still going strong. I don't know what the deal is with the Diamondmax 10 but I'm pretty dissapointed in it.
     
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    The other annoying thing is even though they know some of their drives have trouble they make it really hard to get hold of new firmware.
     
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    are you going to be using that for a high end music station ? otherwise why spend that kind of money on a soundcard thats ludicrous lol id go with the soundblaster xfi
     
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    My Western Digital IDE Hard Drive lasted 9 months before failing SMART tests, but that was partly my own doing :laugh:. For future reference, the manufacterors are serious when they say DO NOT TOUCH HARD DRIVE BY TOP OR BOTTOM. Also, don't move your hard drive while the system is on, and don't tweak anything while the system is on. I hope this SATA drive lasts a while...lol.
     
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    hehe
    i have several wd hdds spanning multiple generations and sizes...i have yet to kill one
     
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    x1900xt would be better, just trust me on this. I have used a geforce4, fx5900, 6800ultra, 7800gtx, 9800pro, x800xt, x1800xt and the ATI offering always had better image quality and ran more smoothly.
     
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    Thats a pretty dang nice set up, but i agree an X-fi and maby a raptor for quicl loading times. just my 0.02 cents.
     

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