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General => Installation issues => Topic started by: chipppy on January 14, 2009, 12:12:26 pm

Title: Please check New hybrid spec's
Post by: chipppy on January 14, 2009, 12:12:26 pm
Hello community

As a noob I am ordering a new PC to make into a Hybrid.  My idea is to ask now if anyone can see hardware spec problems so as to try and avoid any 'issue' later (good planning).  I would like to use a newer Graphic Card but I am unsure of what to use and the highest power card that will not be a huge effort to get up and running. 
I am happy to fix bugs and stuff if there is an idiot guide (step by step) for me to follow but I would prefer not to have to fix a new bug.
Also do you think that is a good Mainboard or would you recommend a Asus board of some type as these seem to be more supported.

This is the system specs are (including everything) as bleow

Gigabyte Mainboard GA-EG43M-S2H - Intel G43,ICH10,Socket 775,1-PCI-Ex1,1-PCI-Ex16 slot,Micro ATX,4-DDR2 Dual-CH/H D Audio,1394,GbE LAN,6-SATA 3Gb/s,12-USB2.0, HDMI [GA-EG43M-S2H]

Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo Processor - LGA775, 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache 1333Mhz FSB 45nm

Kingston 4GB 1066MHz DDR2 PC2-85 100 CL5 240-Pin DIMM (Kit of 2) [KHX8500D2K2/4G]

500GB 3.5" SATA-II Samsung Hard Drive 16MB Cache 7200rp rpm 3.5" [HD501LJ]
1000GB Seagate Barracude  SATA-II 7200rpm 32MB Cache NCQ [ST31000333AS]

Asus DRW-2014L1T LighScribe 20X SATA Black&Beige DVD ReWriter, Retail Box

Zalman CNPS8700 LED, (Copper) CPU Cooler with LED, 2-Ball bearing, Multi Socket, 110mm Fan with blue LED, Silent and Low noise operation

Cooler Master CM Media 283 Case, Black, No PSU [RC-283-KKN1-GP]

Hauppauge Wintv Nova-T 500 MCE, Dual Digital Tuner

Cooler Master Modular Silent Pro V2.3 Active PFC 500W(Modular) PSU [RS-500-AMBA-D3]

Leadtek 8400GS Low Profile Graphic Card 256M PCI-E Extreme with Low profile bracket 2 pc, 1 for dvi, one for D-sub.

Thanks heaps for all the assistance in getting t this point in my install and also thanks for any assistance in the future.

Title: Re: Please check New hybrid spec's
Post by: posde on January 15, 2009, 12:15:28 am
Hello chippy,

the safest bet with regards to hardware is the wiki. If you find the board in the wiki, you know what to think of it.

Apart from that, I do know that people have had stability problems with the Nova T-500 under 0710, but that it works better on the 0810 alpha (according to niz23)