The Dual Xeon Deal.

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The Dual Xeon Deal.

Post by STRESSTEST » Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:19 pm

Welp, just ordered the mobo and PSU this monrning. Which reminds me Avder. You know this board requires an EPS PSU, right? Meaning it has to have a 24-pin ATX connector, not the standard 20-pin.

Mwave raised their price in the last couple of days on the PC-DL so I got it at zipzoomfly for 188 shipped (2 day fedex)
I got the PSU over at newegg for 96 bucks.

everything else I have. Oh yea, Fry's has new retail 60 gig maxtors for 44 bucks, limit one. Guess I'll run down there at lunch for a few :)
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Post by STRESSTEST » Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:19 pm

F that. I'm with you, never happen in my house
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Re: The Dual Xeon Deal.

Post by Defender » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:17 pm

STRESSTEST wrote:Oh yea, Fry's has new retail 60 gig maxtors for 44 bucks, limit one. Guess I'll run down there at lunch for a few :)
Lucky SOB's.. There isn't a respectable computer store around here.
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Post by Avder » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:25 pm

Whats the difference between an EPS PSU and a regular PSU, other than connectors? Newegg sells a converter that I was going to grab.
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Post by Avder » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:28 pm

Btw, theyre down to 35 pairs of the Xeons, and I wont have my money for a week yet, so anyone wanna pick a pair up for me and I will pay you next week? I'll be getting about $2,000 so it will really be no problem :P
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Post by Vindicator » Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:37 pm

Financial aid? :P

I ordered mine and paid via Paypal but it hasnt cleared Paypal yet. I'm a lil bit anxious :)
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Post by Avder » Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:18 pm

Vindicator wrote:Financial aid? :P
How'd you guess? :P
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Post by Avder » Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:05 pm

Hm, would this swing it?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 107&depa=0
I think I could swing that.
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Post by STRESSTEST » Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:18 pm

Avder wrote:Btw, theyre down to 35 pairs of the Xeons, and I wont have my money for a week yet, so anyone wanna pick a pair up for me and I will pay you next week? I'll be getting about $2,000 so it will really be no problem :P
They ran out from when I bought mine and now. They keep adding stock, don't worry till you have the money
Avder wrote:Hm, would this swing it?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 107&depa=0
I think I could swing that.
yes
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Post by Avder » Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:49 pm

Anyone have a pair of these?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 039&depa=0

Two questions:

1. Do they fit on the PC-DL and if yes,

2. How loud are they?

Oh, this is the case I got my eye on for this comp:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 040&depa=0

Truckin'.
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Post by Vindicator » Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:43 pm

Avder wrote:2. How loud are they?
44.5db is very loud. For comparison, a Vantec Tornado puts out 55 db.
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Post by Avder » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:24 am

What does the stock hsf of say, an athlonXP put out? Ive got a 40mm, 9600rpm fan in one of my boxes, what do those typically put out?

I really have no idea what that tornado fan sounds like :P
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Post by Lobber » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:25 am

LOUD
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Post by Avder » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:36 am

Thank you captain obvious. Real life reference perhaps? Or any other real answer?
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Post by Vindicator » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:43 am

Its about the loudest fan you can get. Good enough?
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Post by DarkShadow » Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:56 am

Avder wrote:I really have no idea what that tornado fan sounds like :P
My friend just got rid of his because you couldn't talk on the phone in the same room with it. I seemed about as loud as a small vacum cleaner.
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Post by Iceman » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:08 am

LOL! Lobber wasn't being a smart @$$ ... he was being quite accurate.
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Post by Iceman » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:11 am

Vader check that case ... I believe it just might not be large enough. My IWILL dualie MB is oversized and requires more space than the standard ATX which that case accomodates. Ask someone who knows ... Xciter/Stress/Others ...
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Post by Avder » Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:21 am

Not large enough??? Damn...can anything go right with this project?
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Post by Avder » Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:27 am

You know, I really doubt that case is too small. The PCDL looks like standard atx size or smaller. In fact, I think my MSI K7N2 board for my athlon XP looks a bit bigger.

Ok, so, I need to find some coolers.....looks like ebay for some wind tunnels it is :|

Wait...will wind tunnels fit on this board? The CPU slots look pretty crowded with all sorts of capacitors nearby. What about sticking quieter fans on those loud heatsinks that newegg has? Would that work?
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