Any thoughts on a system i am going to build. This will be a my first time.

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Leo Chen, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Leo Chen

    Leo Chen Guest

    Case: Antec Plusview 1000amg
    PSU: 350w smartblue
    Mobo: ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
    CPU: P4 2.4GHz 800mhz 512cache
    Corsair 256mb xms 3200 x 2 sticks
    Video: ATI Sapphire Radeon 9500
    HD: ST380024A Seagate 80Gb 8M Barracuda ATA V 7200RPM

    I plan to overclock this machine, but am a beginner. Will the Corsair 256mb
    xms 3500 be supported by my motherboard? or is the XMS 3200 enough?

    Do I need anything else?


    Leo Chen, Jun 24, 2003
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  2. Leo Chen

    BNR Guest

    I never heard of that PSU. Make sure that the PSU can be used on P4 boards,
    square 4 pin power plug. Its new and board will not bootup w/o it. If that
    is a new case, you might wanna invest in one with USBs and Firewire front
    jacks. I have that board, too. But I put in a 420W Vantec Stealth and 2
    Kingston HX3200/512s. You might also think about puting a fan on your FSB
    heatsink. It ships w/ just a heatsink.
    BNR, Jun 24, 2003
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    BNR Guest

    The P4C800 Deluxe has slots for front USBs, but no cabling. Asus is cheap.
    I hope your case has the cabling. Otherwise I think your looking at a minor

    FSB is Front Side Bus. On this board its running at 800MHz. Here is a
    comparison: Remember those P3-500MHz microprocessors from Intel, some were
    slot 1, if I remember correctly. They ran at only 500MHz and they came with
    a heatsink and a FAN. This isn't comparing apples to apples, but I think
    the logic is close enough. The chip in the Front Side Bus on i875 chipsets
    runs at 800MHz and if you overclock it, much higher. It really needs a fan,
    IMHO, eitherway.

    Maybe someone who has a surface thermometer, can give us a reading of there
    FSB heatsink at room T. I don't have a surface thermometer at home.
    BNR, Jun 25, 2003
  4. Leo Chen

    Leo Chen Guest

    thank you so much.
    Just wondering if I am to get a fan for the FSB which type should i get.
    Leo Chen, Jun 25, 2003
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    Clanga Guest

    I have the same case and PSU as you are considering. ( and the P4P800 with
    P4 -2.8 )
    The case comes with leads/cables to connect front usb and firewire to mobo +
    2 fans at rear. Your smartblue PSU will also have 2 fans. The case has
    provision for a fan at the clear window on the side, so be sure to get a fan
    for there as well or you'll be sucking in dust etc through that vent/grill.
    You could also get another fan for the front panel to cool your drives if
    you like.

    So after all this air movement through your case, you might not want to
    bother with a fan for the northbridge controller heatsink. Some of the sites
    I've looked at have overclocked this board without an extra fan to this
    heatsink, one site even put a fan on the heatsink and found no improvement
    in performance.

    So many things to consider ;-)
    Clanga, Jun 25, 2003
  6. Leo Chen

    BNR Guest

    I've looked at some heatsink pages with no sucess. The fans used for video
    card heatsinks fit the FSB heatsink, aswell, they claim. I'm a little
    sceptical about purchasing one of these. Right now I am just planning on
    having an intake 120mm on the side of my case, maybe 2 120s, blowing outside
    air in over the FSB/chip/Ram area. I bought the Vantec 120mm from So-Trick;
    I think it was $12USD. I'd like to findout what other people are doing to
    cool their FSB chip. I'm hoping my decision to move from an all Steel case
    to an all Aluminum case will help me, in this regard, also. I wish Zalman
    would come out with a replacement FSB heatsink + fan unit.
    BNR, Jun 27, 2003
  7. Leo Chen

    Leo Chen Guest

    Thanks BNR.

    What beast do you have which requires 16 fans!?

    Leo Chen, Jun 29, 2003
  8. Leo Chen

    BNR Guest

    Vantec Stealth 420W 3 fans
    Lian Li PC-75 4 fans, adding 2 to side window hole,
    6 fans total after additions
    Zalman on P4 1 fan
    Geforce FX 1 fan
    2 WD Raptors 2 fans on each/4 total
    15 fans

    Since my post, I have decided against going with a snorkle hole, it'll block
    my solar radiation shield. I need 12 inches of cement above my pc to
    protect it from alien scanners. Hehe! No really I think it'll cool it down
    if I stack some cinderblocks ontop of it. It's the same concept of deep
    dirt being cooler than surface dirt.
    BNR, Jun 29, 2003
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