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  1. Well my mod shop is wherever I can find about 4sq feet of open space in my house. Usually ends up being the my bedroom floor which isnt the best place since it is carpeted specially when dealing with electonics. Oh well I am not skilled enough yet to be in nned of massiveness, but those are some nice looking toys all of you, good luck and keep up the good work.


    (ps kobalt your right about funds dissappearing in your house, not only that they have seemed to have stolen the door of your cabniet in the last photo aswell! lol)

  2. Naw sorry the optical drives are all grey, white or beige from what I recall, but no black. As for the powersupplies they are both 235watts. I don't know the rails off the top of my head but I will check on them tomorrow and take a picture of all details.

  3. I am looking to buy a stick or two of 256mb DDR 266, I know I can always get them off like newegg.com but I honestly have no reason behind needed new parts as long as they work as this will be going in an old dell.

  4. I don't know all the specs off the top of my head for the parts below but I wanted to see if anyone would be interested in any of them before I have to hual the computers home from work and dismantle them. Because if not I don't want to waste my time carring them all over the place.



    4x Optical drives (I think one is a cd burner)

    2x Beige 17in CRT monitors

    3x Beige 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drives

    2x Pentium II's (375mhz and a 450mhz)

    1x Pentium II motherboard

    2x 64mb PC100 memory

    1x Pentium I Processor with motherboard and memory (don't know specs)

    2x Small hard drives I belive 4GBs

    2x Powersupplys (don't know specs)

    2x PCI Slot Video Cards

    2x PCI Network Cards

    1x Keyboard

    1x Open Ball Mouse

    1x 2 Piece Set Speakers

    1x Pentium 4 Heatsink

    1x Ultra X 20pin PSU Cable


    If anyone is interested in these items please let me know and I will start hauling this stuff home. I will also be more than happy to take pictures of any items if you want me to. All parts come out of/off of working computers that I have up until recently just been using for spare parts on other rigs.

  5. Hey all, well I my Dell 8200 Pentium 4 comptuer has been in need of reformating for quite some time ever since I was hit with multiple viruses and spyware. I was able to remove/quarintine the problems, but in the process it affected some of the key system files. It wasn't damaged enough to the point where it wasn't operational, just inefficent and full of errors/bugs. For instance not everyhint in IE worked, the add-remove list was outta wack and had multiple listings of items and the overall preformace of the machine was slow.


    But recently the problem has only gotten worse and I figured now would be the best time to reformat. Unforatunatly when I went to do that today, I was unable to get it to boot from the CD. I restarted the computer, changed the boot squence and pressed f8/f12 but got an error message saying to retry by pressing f1 or f2 or enter setup menu...I tried multiple legit copies of XP, tried my cd-rom as well as my cd-rw and still was at a dead end. If anyone has any suggestions on the matter please let me know! Thanks again in advanced.

  6. Thanks again, likev715 I have decided up on purchasing the Tagan 480watt PSU v2 for $91. I was leaning towards the Forton Source with the presleeved cables, but figured what the hell I can sleeve them myselves and gain the experience and pride knowing I did that.


    As for your parts recomendation, unfortunatly have already purchased a large majority of them back in December. I will take a look however back at the DFI boards.


    Also what tools/how would I remove the sata connector and the SLI conector on my power supply so I could sleeve that particular cable?

  7. Well honestly, I too have been an Intel man all my life. They are all I have ever really known and had knowlegeable experience with. (Been working with coputers since I was a lad in the days of DOS and god only knows what was in that computer lol) So I can totaly relate to where your coming from when with your concerns.


    Regarding the processors you have selected I would be skeptical personaly of the dual core processor by intel as I have heard some good as well as some bad things that scared me off from the start. If you really want a dual core processor I would wait till the technology improves on them since they are realitivly new.


    As for the Pentium 4 640 model, I was just recently was debating the purchase of one of those, or the Pentium 4 550J model for $309.99 The 640 is good becasue it has 2mb cache which is something that is set in stone and can't be increased through overclocking I think. However it the GHZ is lower than the 550J at stock speeds. You may ask why the 550J for $309 versus other 3.4ghz, well the 550J (ET look at the stepings) is an improved version that fixes common problems with the processor one being the heat issue that they let off. So If you are going for an Intel system I would debate between those two best of luck, I was personally leaning towards the 550J since I am not one for overclocking...never tried it since my system was too hot. In the end, I decided to go out on a limb and try amd. I will let you know what I think after I purchase the parts (still searching for some things)


    Lastly the 3500+ AMD processor a favorite and well recommended processor among these forums and fellow gamers. Smart choice going with the vience core as it was recently released and not a moment too soon, OCer's were on the edges of their seats waiting to get their hands on these puppies since they fixed some problems that they often had to deal with when using other cores (mem controller).


    So really the question is do you want an AMD system or Intel? AMD seems to leading the way currently with "better products" in some peoples opinon as their processors are better for overclocking, and run 64bit although Intel has their own version of one it is said to not be as good. Intel seems to work best with everyday work, and rains supreme in serious video and graphics editing (next to mac that is). AMD however will blow any intel system out of the water when it caomes to games and from what I have heard doesn't do too bad of a job when it comes to editing as well.


    Lastly, what will your new system mainly be used for? Do you plan on overclocking this system? I apoligize for writting a novel, I just felt like voiceing my opinon since I am going through/leaning towards the darkside the same thing. That and I was bored lol Best of luck to you kid!

  8. As for a recommendation because you are picky, sure why not. Just tell us what your system components are and what type of "bling bling" you like and I am sure we can find something for you. Pretty much any PSU's I recommend will be good/high quality reguardless of looks.


    Alright man thank you, well you may or may not know I have only built one computer and well the five main components of that fired back in march, (psu, mobo, memory, cpu). Well, I am still in the deciding stage of which components to use in my system to replace the one I fired. However I am about 95% sure that this is what it will be. So base your conclusions of the powersupply off the following list please.


    ---Computer Specs---

    Case: Thermaltake VA3000 Dream Tower Black Tsunami

    Fans: 7

    ------Intake: 120mm Blue LED

    ------Exhaust: 120mm Blue LED

    ------Side Door: 92mm

    ------Heatsink: 92mm Tornado

    ------PCI Slot: Vantec Spectrum Fan Card

    ------5.25 Bay: XPER TWIN TURBO DUAL 90MM

    Processor: AMD Athlon 3700+ San Diego

    Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra

    Memory: CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR 400 ???

    Powersupply: (Still Looking lol)

    Videocard: Radeon X700 Pro 256mb PCI Express

    Soundcard: Sound Blaster

  9. Well, I am still in the deciding stage of which components to use in my system to replace the one I fired, but I am about 95% sure that this is what it will be. So base your conclusions of the memory off the following list please.


    Processor: AMD Athlon 3700+ San Diego

    Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra

    Memory: CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR 400 ???

    Powersupply: (lilkev715 and I are still looking lol)


    If you need any other information please don't hesitate to ask and if anyone else has a comment or suggestion on this memory or others to consider I am open to all opinons as always!

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