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|DDR 333||By Joe Whinery||5/1/2002|
|Item||Brand||Model||Est. Price||Actual $||Axion #||S/N|
|1.)||Case||Enlight 300W||EN7237 incl. 2 fans||
|4.)||CPU||Athlon XP 1800+||1800 MHz 266MHz FSB||
|5.)||Fan||Included with Retail Box Athlon||*||ACCMEP56I11|
|7.)||Hard Drive||Maxtor||60 GB 7200 RPM UDMA133||
|9.)||Memory||Samsung||512 MB (2, 256MB sticks)||
|11.)||Monitor||AOC||9KLR Flat Screen 19"||
|12.)||Mother Board||Giga-Byte||GA-7VRXP(RAID) 7VRX W/O||
|*||MBGA7VRXP||$91.95 w/o RAID|
|13.)||Mouse||Logitec||Cordless Optical, with KB||
|14.)||Operating Sys||Windows||XP Professional||
|15.)||Video Card||ATI||Radeon 7500 64Meg||
Assembling your PC by Joe Whinery (1/26/02).
If I were Going to Build a System Today... Rev 3 by Joe Whinery (01/12/02)
Editor's Note on Memory Price, Performance, Speed & Capacity: Keep in mind, with this new M/B, we have 2 choices for DDR Memory from Crucial - PC2100 (DDR266) & PC 2700 (DDR333). The next DDR performance level will be PC3200 (DDR400). We're just letting you know what you're looking @ and what's coming. Why? For the money one might ask, "Is it worth the sacrifice to purchase faster DDR333 when higher capacity DDR266 may do the job? Faster DDR333 from Crucial is currently only 256MB whereas Higher Capacity DDR266 from Crucial is @ 512MB." Builders who purchase Samsung are not hampered by this current limitation with Crucial. AxionTech.com does have Samsung DDR333 in 512MB sticks thus eliminating this possible confusion.
See: Micron Announces DDR400 Device Performance (3/20/02).
Although this M/B can accept 3GB of DDR RAM, the economics of practicalities offer us 1.5GB of DDR RAM. That's 3 DDR Slots Total, 1 stick of DDR RAM each. This makes our total capacity of 1.5GB of DDR Ram a realistic possibility. By the time denser RAM is available, we'll have Built a new powerhouse PC with a faster RAM. And so it goes...
We have provided this brief insight since we have used Crucial Memory in most of our Build Sessions until this May 29th, 2002 Build Session and have so stated some of our reasons. Bang For The Buck PC Performance - We want our Speed & Capacity!
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