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Old 12-07-2000, 08:54 AM
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Default New PC config: please critique (also useful research)

I just bought the following components to build by Digi-based PC. I hope to eventually move up to TDM, so went SCSI on the drives. Please let me know what you think. Note: all prices are after tax, shipping, everything.

Component: CASE
Manufacturer: www.boomrack.com
Description: Boom 4U300X 4U rackmount chassis w/ 300W power supply, slide rails
Retailer: www.boomrack.com
Purchase Price: $280

Component: MOTHERBOARD
Manufacturer: www.asus.com
Description: CUSL2 i815E Solano 2
Retailer: www.googlegear.com
Purchase Price: $165.98

Component: PROCESSOR
Manufacturer: www.intel.com
Description: INTEL P III 1 GB /256K/133MHZ CPU FCPGA W/fan
Retailer: www.atacom.com
Purchase Price: $543.92

Component: MEMORY
Manufacturer: www.crucial.com
Description: 256MB SDRAM PC133 DIMM
Retailer: www.crucial.com
Purchase Price: $197.99

Component: FLOPPY DRIVE
Manufacturer: www.teac.com
Description: 3.5" Floppy Drive
Retailer: www.pccase.com
Purchase Price: $32.00

Component: CD-RW DRIVE
Manufacturer: www.plextor.com
Description: PlexWriter 12/10/32S CD SCSI Recorder/Player
Retailer: www.computers4sure.com
Purchase Price: $305.94


Component: HARD DISK 1
Manufacturer: www.seagate.com
Description: Barracuda 18XL 9.2GB SCSI Ultra160 7200 RPM (ST39236LW)
Retailer: www.computers4sure.com
Purchase Price: $225.99

Component: HARD DISK 2
Manufacturer: www.seagate.com
Description: Barracuda 18XL 18.4GB SCSI Ultra160 7200 RPM (ST318436LWV)
Retailer: www.computers4sure.com
Purchase Price: $315.99

Component: SCSI CARD
Manufacturer: www.adaptec.com
Description: Adaptec Ultra160 SCSI host card (29160)
Retailer: www.west-tech.com
Purchase Price: $195.76

Component: VIDEO CARD
Manufacturer: www.matrox.com
Description: Matrox Millenium G450 Video Adapter
Retailer: www.matrox.com
Purchase Price: $145.00

TOTAL COST: $2,428.57

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