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System Builder's Guide 2006

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  1. djbbenn

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    Sorry to comment but remove the x-connect. THey used to be good, but now if you look they all overvolt and they have very weakrails

    Also you might want to add something about cooling
     
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    Xclio makes an EXCELLENT PSU. One of their PSU have been EOCF's power supply of the month for months now :)
     
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    You goto EOCF? I know David there, you shoudl add zippy and emacs too
     
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    My name on EOCF is wazzledoozle of course :)

    This is the PSU I was talking about-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817189003

    Its the best deal on a PSU anywhere :cool:

    Also Raidmax makes a good budget case.
     
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    Ok, thanks guys, will do. Good idea about the cooling Steven. ;) I kind of did this all in one go the other day so I am slowly making it better.

    -Dan
     
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    awsome it looks great. If you need help on Extreme coolign let me know
     
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    You got a phase change cooler don't you? I will mention it... ;)

    -Dan
     
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    yep i do, -41 right now
     
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    Sweet, ever have any cold bug problems?

    -Dan
     
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    Added cooling, tell me if I missed anything.

    -Dan
     
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    not with intel no, lol done it on a 561, 540j, 1.8 go the 1.8 to 2.8 then it died, well it was dieing, got hte 540j to 4.6, and got the 561 to 5.3
     
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    teh phase change unit im reivewing is for everyday use, and is about 4/7 of the price of a vapochill.
     
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    Nice, I didn't what components you were running. How does the cooling section I added look?

    -Dan
     
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    good, you might want to add DICE (Dry Ice)
     
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    Done. :) No point in having to much detail on that sort of thing. lol

    -Dan
     
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    yeah i guess. Is this just a forum sticky or like a guide?
     
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    Its going to guide in the article section.

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    If you guys have suggestions to make the sample systems better or if you think the price should be differerent. I just thought of the part off the top of my head. Plus I know all the prices in Cnd dollars too, so I took a guess at them in USD.

    -Dan
     
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    As Xeonslut I'd like to say that Xeons aren't exclusive server processors. The Xeon DP's are aimed at low/mid end servers and workstations. In fact various Xeon DP boards work with cheap RAM (nonECC/reg) and have AGP/PCIe slots. Some of these boards are even pretty cheap (under $200) which makes the Xeon a very viable option for a system unlike the Opteron which lacks any cheap board and needs ECC RAM. ($$$)

    Instead of building an P4EE or FX-57 system dual Noconas are cheaper and faster, 2.8Ghz models overclock to nearly 4Ghz, have HTT, 64bit support and cost around 200$ a piece.
    Seeing the budget you're taking for several PC's a Xeon system could easily beat the price/performance of some of those systems.
     
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    "Xeonslut" lmao...thats good. :D So some more on Xeon's then. You may have to give me a few pointers on these bad boys, as I have never really looked into a Xeon system build. I'll take a wack and see what you think. ;)

    -Dan
     
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    also the 3.6 xeon is the last single core xeon in production.
     
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    You can use some of the infor from my overclocking, the basics article on the cooling section if you want.. its fairly extensive :)

    I found a few typos and fixed them for you too.

    Also might wanna mention selection for overclocking parts, such as specific IC's or brands.
     
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    Thanks... typo's there are plenty of them lol. I don't think I will put overclocking it, as its a building computer guide. Thanks though, but I think I might list some parts that tend to tailor to overclocking.

    -Dan :)
     
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    Thats what I meant to look more at.. like how tccd and bh overclock Vs generic crap.. and why not to buy generic crap if you wanna oc :)
     
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