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Old 17th March 2003, 19:43   #1
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Hello,

I'm in great need of suggestions to decide between a:

Epox RDA+
Athlon XP 1800+ (B)
Coolermaster XDream

pro: cheap (more left over for extra's), nice overclocking

and

ASUS P4PE
Intel p4 2,46 533 FSB +cooler

pro: inherent power, cool, low noise

performance wise setup (difference is only 100 €).

Usage: gaming (CFS3, C&C generals, BF1942) desktop
Noise level: shared studyroom (family)
OC: no voltmodding

Rest of setup:

Memory:
Apacer 512 bm 333 mhz DRR or twinmoss?

Case: Aopen H600B (350 W)
Hercules Radeon 9700
Mouse: logitec mx500 (no batteries needed)
Audigy 2 retail if P4 (epox has stormsound)
2 Stormsound boxes (stereo)
WD IDE 8Mb 80 gb *2
Floppy,ArticSilverIII,Liteon CDRW 48 or LG combo CDRW/DVD player

taken over from previous pc (P450):
Headphone (Hoshiden BH-001)
17'' CRT monitor
keyboard

Who can help me out?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 17th March 2003, 21:37   #2
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you go ahead and buy the 8rda+ with xp 1800+ nice stepping but equip it with an slk800 or 900 with a decent fan,
the xdream is real noisy if you want it to cool well...

take twinmoss pc3200, two stix


2.46 p4 doesn't exist, it's 2.26 or 2.4 or 2.66
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Old 18th March 2003, 19:44   #3
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Thanks for the info, wise Calantak

cooling shall be slk 800 & PAPST 80mm 8412 N/2GM then.

Does anyone has experience with the LG COMBO CD-RW en DVD 48/24/48/16 Retail?
 
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I don't

you probably won't have any trubble with it.

but I have a samsung dvd-cdrw combo for four months and it craps out on me,

slk800 will rock
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the LG COMBO CD-RW en DVD 48/24/48/16 Retail works fine but I still prefer the to seperate the 2
 
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thanks for the hint

after reading richbastard excellent review of the AMD ABIT NF7-S (http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...0&articID=5 6)

I'll switch to this motherboard and take Coolermaster Thermal Compound instead of Artic Silver (better removal)
 
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