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  1. Okay, so its that time again when i feel the need for a computer upgrade, after quite some looking, reading and comparing i have come up with the following setup: [MB]Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe, nForce 590 SLI, Socket-AM2, DDR2,2xGbLAN,ATX, 2xPCI-Ex16 ->;view=detailed [CPU]AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz Socket AM2,2MB, BOXED m/fläkt -> [GPU]Asus GeForce 8600GT 256MB GDDR3, HDCP, PCI-Express, 2xDVI-I/HDTV, DVI to HDMI -> [RAM]Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's -> [PSU]Fortron/Source Power Supply ATX 400W Bulk, 120mm, SATA, 20/24pin -> [Chassi]Antec Performance P182 Miditower, Gun Metal Black Aluminum -> [HDD]Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM -> [COOLER]Scythe Katana 2 CPU-Cooler, 120mm -> On it i will be using Win XP Pro SP2 EN 32bit, so therefore i will only be able to use ~3gb ram. I will not be overclocking any parts Questions/concerns: -PSU enough for that? + some hdds, cd drives, and pci cards? -Is the CPU, RAM and motherboard a good choice? Work good together? -Cooler strong enough? -That graphics card should be good enough right? since i dont play much games and all... Any other comments on this setup? Thanks! //Joh
  2. Thanks, My current motherboard doesnt have such functionallity, a seperare bios chip detects and configures the HDDs. But i guess what saying could be a possibility, but im thinking that it must slow things down then.. But it could be used when installing windows or something... I guess i will have to buy the stuff and hope installing will work or something... Anyone else have experince with installing windows on sata devices?
  3. So im looking at buying a new comp soon, im looking at varius parts and stuff, but 90% of all motherbords only seem to have one ATA channel, this would mean that all my HDDs would need to be SATA, but will windows (Win XP Pro SP2) detect various SATA controlers? Or will i have to choose a custom controler driver (which is OK as long as it works) Any ideas/comments on this? PS; the hardware im looking at is currently a Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz AM2 2MB, and probably some Asus Motherboard... (not sure about the rest) Thanks //Joh
  4. Good stuff, having a vista giveaway and all, It would be really nice if microsoft gave them to you monthly or something I hope that you gonna give us a lot of time between the when you release the date, and when the date actually comes