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    Building a DCC/Gaming rig...comments on the parts?

    Home built setup:
    - Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) motherboard
    - 2 x AMD Opteron 275
    - CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 3500 ram
    - Thermaltake Tai-Chi VB5001SNA (with liquid cooling system)
    - Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro 7.1
    - 2 x Hitachi Ultrastar 147GB U320-SCSI 15000RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer
    - 2 x Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 16 mb cache SATA II
    - Apple 30 inch LCD Cinema HD Display
    - 2 x Nvidia Geforce 7800 gtx 512 mb
    - 2 x Plextor PX-716A DL DVD+/- R/RW Drive
    - Creative GigaWorks S750 7.1 Speaker System


    Deleted the links because the specs might be changed. will update later .
    Any comments are appreciated.
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    I am thinking of dumping the Quadro for dual geforce 7800 gtx's with 512 mb memory each. Seems to me that would be a better decision since most of our work will not involve wireframes. Also that way an occasional game can be thrown into the mix besides just DCC work and that way I can enjoy best of the both worlds plus save me at least 600 dollars!

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    Believe me, you won't regret buying that monitor... /me doesn't know how you do so under Windows, but make sure you calibrate it... Large difference...


    (Yes, I have it, for video editing for my dad)...

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    Thanks. I went to the Apple store and checked out the monitor and it is absolutely stunning. We need as much resolution and as large a monitor as is possible (budget constraints included of course ) and I was stunned by it. I have heard some concerns from certain purchasers regarding the brightness of the LCD but when I used it for the first time I dont think I had any issue regarding its brightness.

    Anyway it is now time to make a few decisions...whether to wait or to splurge on all this...

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    Version 2 of the system with some changes:
    - Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) motherboard
    Click here
    - 2 x AMD Opteron 275
    - CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) bUnbuffered DDR 433 (PC 3500) Dual Channel
    Click here
    - Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS
    Click here
    - Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro 7.1
    Click here
    - Creative GigaWorks S750 7.1 Speaker System
    Click here
    - 2 x Hitachi Ultrastar 15K147 147GB SCSI 15000RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer @
    Click here
    - 2 x Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 16 mb cache SATA II
    Click here
    - 2 x Plextor PX-716AL DL DVD+/- R/RW DriveClick here
    - Apple 30 inch LCD Cinema HD Display
    Click here
    - Logitech® diNovo™ Media Desktop™ Laser
    Click here

    I am still looking into the PSU issue as well as the ECC memory issue. Just found out that the Apparently I was informed there might be a possibility that the tyan mobo may not work with non-ECC memory. And the PSU I previouly listed may not have the juice to power the Tyan. Still looking into it.

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    I 'd also suggest these add-ons (most of which can be found here http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/ )

    Saitek Gaming Keyboard or the Wolf Claw II FPS Keyboard or Auravision EluminX Illuminated Keyboard (the Saitek is pure ownage!)
    Fatal1ty FatPad ( a must have for FPS'rs)
    Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse or Logitech MX 501 ( a must have for FPS'rs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelValor
    I 'd also suggest these add-ons (most of which can be found here http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/ )

    Saitek Gaming Keyboard or the Wolf Claw II FPS Keyboard or Auravision EluminX Illuminated Keyboard (the Saitek is pure ownage!)
    Fatal1ty FatPad ( a must have for FPS'rs)
    Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse or Logitech MX 501 ( a must have for FPS'rs)
    I totally agree with Steel on this one. Ditch that laser mouse and pick up that MX 501. I bought one and it pretty much instantly made me better. Not incredibly better, but it was way easier to actually aim at people in CS:Source and Battlefield 2. That Saitek I have seen before and I plan on picking up that with the Fatal1ty FatPad end of this month. If you are going to game, especially with FPS's, you really should pick up these 3 items.

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    Thanks fellas. I have updated a few more things...and you can check out the list so far here.
    http://froogle.google.com/shoppingli...7a3483f237d83d

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    if you're an fps player you might want to check out the Wolf Claw II at thinkgeek.com this is getting my pick for "unique hardware component of the year"

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    I will check it out. I play all sorts of games ranging from Final Fantasy to half life 2 to richard burns rally....thanks for the info...checking it out now

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    Heh that is definitely impressive. I was looking more along the lines of something like http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/ hybrided up with the Logitech diNovo media keyboard. Best of both worlds!

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    lol yah I recall that one on thecatacombs.net forums a couple months ago. when it get's release it'll be my pick

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    Am thinking of getting a tape backup as well for storage of the master footage....hmm...this thing is spiralling easily beyond budget!


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