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 Thanks for the article
Author: Andrew Boothman 
Date:   04-04-04 15:18

Nice write-up of your build - isn't it sad how you can get excited just seeing pictures of someone *else* getting new kit! lol

I've also had the same problem with sysinstall installing into the md instead of the newly created disk partitions. Re-running the install cured it for me also - it's a mystery!



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 Re: Thanks for the article
Author: jrl 
Date:   09-04-04 19:28

antec cases are indeed great. sprang for one myself several months ago; well worth the money and was not disappointed at all. however, they aren't high-end by any means. just because there's import junk at $20 for an ATX tinfoil case doesnt mean $100 is high end.

i would love to find who supplies some of dell's tower cases with the louvers inside the split casing, and the toolfree layouts -- that would be worth $180 or $200 easily.

as for the 3ware raid cards -- great items. 7000 series i would guess? bought several on eBay and use them in freebsd with great results. 3ware says to compile in their new driver but i have been using the built-in freebsd one with no problems. besides the 3ware one is for 4.8, not 4.9, so who knows if theres any quirks compared to the static native one.

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 Re: Thanks for the article
Author: Dan 
Date:   09-04-04 20:12

jrl wrote:

> as for the 3ware raid cards -- great items. 7000 series i would
> guess?

7006-2 I think

> bought several on eBay and use them in freebsd with
> great results. 3ware says to compile in their new driver but i
> have been using the built-in freebsd one with no problems.
> besides the 3ware one is for 4.8, not 4.9, so who knows if
> theres any quirks compared to the static native one.

I have not tried their driver. Perhaps I should.

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 Re: Thanks for the article
Author: John O'Brien 
Date:   13-04-04 14:06

Good call on the antec cases.
I just picked up an Antec Sonata 2 weeks ago.
So quiet.

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 Re: Thanks for the article
Author: Howard 
Date:   10-07-04 17:33

I can see that is a nice case but you can get basically the same thing minus one fan and 100 watts of power (roughly .9 amps) for nearly a third of the price. I have been using Enlight 7250 Mid Tower cases simply because they are enexpensive and have the same basic features as more expensive models. Unless you are going to run a power hog video card and or jump-start your car ;) you don't really need a 400W PS. Enlight does provide a case with a 360W PS but I don't like the design. For $3 usd more you can add an additonal fan and for $4 usd you can add a fan with a twinkly red or blue led if you are into that sort of thing. As far as cooling goes I have found that it is not how many fans you have as much as how much air you have moving through the box and over the highest heat sources. I'm sure you know that using heat sinks and spreaders is a nice economical way to ease heat problems as well. The Enlight case has mounting for two fans besides the PS fan and the side is vented so if an individual really wanted to it would be easy to mount 2 or three additonal fans along these vents. Personally I have never had any overheating problems with just two fans in a push pull configuration. I typically use Abit raid MB's (which also provide the sticker (and I agree, is a very nice feature), and I have no problems what-so-ever with Asus as they always get good reviews as far as I have seen, I just tend to stick with what I have become familiar with and has worked for me. In no way am I saying you made a bad choice becase as long a you are happy with it that is all that matters, I just thought I would share this info with everyone and see what kind of feedback I get. I typically purchase from Mwave, just clic on the catalog link and select cases to see all the selections available.

http://www.mwave.com

good luck and have fun with your new setup .

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 Re: Thanks for the article
Author: Raju 
Date:   31-01-05 16:45

Thank you for your nice article. I recently bought a P4P800 SE board. I tried to install FreeBSD 5.3, but always got problems with my IDE DVD drive. Error messages like

acd0-failure MODE_SENSE_BIG

Do you know that the bios settings for the mainboard should be?

Thanks.

Raju

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