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    The Ideal Build for VT[3]????

    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'...

    Thanks,

    Patrick
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    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.

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    Jim...

    Sounds like a perfect build for VT!

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

    Patrick
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    Originally posted by Patrick Flasch
    Jim...

    Sounds like a perfect build for VT!

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

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

    Blaine?

    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.
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    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!
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    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!!!

    Patrick
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