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Susurrus
06-01-2002, 08:09 PM
I want to build a box to leanr Lightwave on and I want to go AMD. I would just like a few helpful hints on what you have or would build if you could right now. Im thinking...

2x AMD Athlon MP 2000+
1GB PC2700 ECC RAM
2x 40GB HDD
GeForce 4 Ti 4200
Win2k Pro
...
And the rest is just fluff.

Any suggestions, or tips? Anything would be great.:thumbsup:


K Wells
Juniper Post Inc

3DMadness
06-01-2002, 10:15 PM
Just replace the PC2700 ECC RAM for a PC2100 ECC and Registered RAM from Crucial, Mushkin, Corsair, Kignston or another namebrand. You won't get any benefit of using a PC2700 instead of a PC2100 in the dual Athlon boards.
Some tips: buy a good Power Supply from Antec, Enermax or some good one with at least 400W. A good pair of Thermalright AX-7 heatsink using Panflo 80mm adjustable rpm fans to keep your processor cool and quiet. :) And for the motherboard, I recommend ASUS A7M266-D, athough the one from Tyan is a good one they don't fit the Thermalright AX-7...
Cheers!

3D Madness

MadMax
06-05-2002, 12:59 AM
A lot of people seem to like the K7D Master from MSI.

Also the Asus A7M266D is popular.

I prefer the Tyan Thunder K7.

minus
06-12-2002, 03:23 AM
So the Asus A7M266-D does infact fit the Thermalright AX-7 heatsinks then? I guess I should have checked before buying em but they are already on the way in the mail.

DocBledsoe
06-12-2002, 03:45 AM
All my Tyan did was bluescreen. (Tiger MPX).

I prefer the Asus boards, but the MSI is just as nice.

Consider and iCute 460W power supply from www.frozencpu.com

Mushkin has some "high performance" pc2100 modules that make a little difference from the "regular" ones.

The Ti4200 is the best card for the money right now. They are everywhere for just under 200.00US and they aren't that much slower than the 4600 (not 200.00 slower anyway).

Why do you want dual 40gb drives? I am seeing this configuration alot on this forum. Im partial to a 20gb (or under) primary and a 80gb (or higher) secondary. But then again I am a different kind of cat.

Finally, ThermalTake makes a killer AMD fan. Goto their site www.thermaltake.com it is the freakin' huge one.

3DMadness
06-12-2002, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by minus
So the Asus A7M266-D does infact fit the Thermalright AX-7 heatsinks then? I guess I should have checked before buying em but they are already on the way in the mail.

I can't say they fit well because it's tight, but they do fit. Check this picture made by a friend of mine, these capacitors are touching the heatsink but with no problem.

3DMadness
06-12-2002, 12:04 PM
Here's another picture, then you can see that even though they were not supposed to fit, we can make it fit! :)
Note: these pictures were taken by Greg Hess. ;)
Cheers!

3D Madness

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