best manufacturers

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by glastonbery, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. glastonbery

    glastonbery Guest

    basically i want to know what companies/manufacturers are the best to buy
    the following parts from.(also its for a home pc) (also dont ask about my
    budget as i dont really need the price just whos good at each part)

    160 or bigger HDD- i suppose it might be maxtor, but ther emight be other
    opinions

    P4 3.4 GHz processor with HT or faster (also a really really good cooling
    fan for it)

    about 1or 2Gb of memory

    a mother board of ATX form factor (dont care what size as long as it
    supports the HDD, processor and memory), that contains plenty of fan power
    outputs, and PC card slots


    those were the main things that i want to know about. the rest below is just
    some add ons that i might put on. any info on them would also be helpful

    USB 2.0 card

    card

    firewire

    power supply units

    casing fans

    graphics card with TV tuner - a really powerful one

    soundcard

    appreciate any help given
     
    glastonbery, Feb 4, 2005
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    7 Guest

    Seagate "7200.7" model drives.
    They are whisper quiet when thrashing disks.
     
    7, Feb 4, 2005
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    glastonbery Guest

    not fond of that really. thats the reason of getting a large amount of
    memory, less disk thrashing
     
    glastonbery, Feb 4, 2005
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    Rob K Guest

    On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 23:18:10 GMT, glastonbery wrote:

    That's a question that has no answer.
    What is the best car to buy ?

    And would you really trust an answer from posters in a NG ?

    If you want reviews, Google for them ! Tom's Hardware and Anandtech are
    well known sites. Also, there are lots of websites that let you compare
    prices. You're posting from the UK; you may find that prices are
    generally a bit lower (YMMV) on the mainland but beware, UK customs are
    always critical of products that may contain rabies-related matters. ;)
     
    Rob K, Feb 4, 2005
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  5. glastonbery

    7 Guest

    Doubt you will succeed that way by itself, most writes have
    have ultimately to committ and then you are back to disk thrashing
    when you have a lot of committs outstanding.
     
    7, Feb 5, 2005
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    Martik Guest

    Most important issue is WHAT is the PC going to be used for?



    Seagate (sata), because of the 5 year warranty. SCSI 15k rpm +raid for
    best performance
    Intel is the only game in town for P4's, AMD cpu's are less expensive
    Any brand with a lifetime warranty, crucial is one of the best but pricey.
    Asus, MSI most major brands are very similar.
    not req'd it's usually on the MB
     
    Martik, Feb 5, 2005
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  7. glastonbery

    SgtMinor Guest

    tough question but you cannot buy direct from manufacturers.(even for
    home computer) (wow you must have lots fo money or maybe you're doing a
    survey)
    200 is a good hdd, maxtor is good but i have othe ropinions to
    the best p4s are made by inntell (go for water colling)
    for 1 gig i recommend cruxible for 2 neweggs are best
    be careful about that some motherboards do not have hard drive mounting
    places and the chinese ones have not enough power wires and stuff to run
    your monitor.
    good idea disable the ones on the mobo
    valentine's day card
    thats still in the future
    the more of these you get the happier you will be.
    keep them sausages cool
    get one powerful enouhg so you can get tv frolm around the world
    get one with stereo
    no trouble ;-)
     
    SgtMinor, Feb 5, 2005
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  8. glastonbery

    PC Guest

    Hi Glastonbery

    As others have suggested www.tomshardware.com has heaps of reviews and
    advice on PC componentry, well worth the visit.

    What I would like to suggest you do is to write down just what you want the
    PC to do.
    For example a Gamers PC tends to have different hardware to someone doing
    Video editing or watching DVD's.

    Do remember you can try to build the 'Ultimate' PC, yes get all the 'best'
    bits, but by the time you've put it all together there will be something
    better still thats just been announced.

    Just my 2c worth
    Paul.
     
    PC, Feb 5, 2005
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