View Full Version : The Ideal Build for VT[3]????

Patrick Flasch
04-21-2003, 12:40 PM
OK... so if I were building a new box in anticipation of VT[3]... what would everyone suggest as far as the inside components??

I was thinking about the SuperMicro MOBO with the e7505 chipset & dual SCSI 320 onboard.

3 Cheetah 10k drives stripped as a RAID 0.

80 gig ATA or 74 gig SCSI 320 as the system drive... suggestions???

1 gig of RAM

What would people suggest as far the "perfect" video card??
I would need 1920x1200 (I'll be feeding an Apple 23" Cinema Display)
Would you suggest staying with the nVidia chipset, or ATI??

Just a wonderin'...



Jim Capillo
04-21-2003, 12:48 PM
Blaine (& Chris) at Video Hardware http://www.videohardware.com is building me a new powerhouse. He has tested this system extensively and it's near bulletproof (as was my single P-IV box he built).

Drop by and read about the 7505.


Dual 2.8 XEON 533 FSB
e7505 chipset
2GB Dual Channel DDR
550W PS
(4)73GB U320 SCSI drives on a Dual Channel U320 controller
1394 Firewire / USB 2.0 / Gigabit LAN

XP Pro
VT[3] Upgrade


Pickin' it up tomorrow - can't wait !!!

Patrick Flasch
04-21-2003, 02:16 PM

Sounds like a perfect build for VT!

Which video card are you using... and single monitor or dual??


Jim Capillo
04-21-2003, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Patrick Flasch

Sounds like a perfect build for VT!

Which video card are you using... and single monitor or dual??


Not absolutely sure, but I think it is a dual Nvidea card, 64mb????


I would have to recommend a turnkey system, just for the fact that my system has been nearly bulletproof, as I've said. Sure, it costs a bit more, but you're getting the experience of the dealer having built many systems and knowing what works and what doesn't. Saves a LOT of hassle and frustration.

04-21-2003, 04:31 PM
With that kind of a system, I'd recommend 4 SCSI drives. You don't want to choke down an otherwise kick a** system.

Let us know how it goes.
I'm feeling kinda small:( with my high end system I bought just 6 months ago!
Watz ya gunna do? It's our world, isn't it?

Patrick Flasch
04-21-2003, 06:55 PM
Just watching TechTV... AMD just announce their new 64 bit Opteron chip.

Intel is due to announce the new 3.2 gig hz chip within a month... and Intel has dropped pricing today as much as 30% to clear the shelves of higher end chips in anticipation of this release!!

Also, the new Intel 875P chipset (800 mhz frontside bus w/ 400 mhz ram) looks interesting!! Great specs... waiting for a dual processor MOBO to see the how it performs!

This is an interesting time!!!