Sarah Dobbin

"New" system - suggestions?

Discussion created by Sarah Dobbin on Feb 6, 2007
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2007 by Travis Andrews

I recently purchased a new system (for about 2K), with thefollowing specs:

-Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2.4GhZ processor
-Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi edition mobo
-2GB Kingston Ram
-620W Liberty power supply
-nVidia Quadro FX 1500 Graphics card.

Shoudl work tickety-boo, but for some reason the monitor keepsflashing off randomly - seems to be a driver issue with the nVidiacard.  Without going into greusome details, after copiousamounts of troubleshooting there has been no resolution to thisproblem, so I feel that I am at a point where I really need torebuild a system from the ground up.

The types of work I do involve quite a bit of surfacing, and fairlylarge assemblies with complex surfaces (often around 200parts, with approximately 25% of them being complex).

I think I might try a new board.  A few boards I haveconsidered:

-Asus P5W DH Deluxe (would the ATI CrossFire Technology conflictwith the nVidia Quadro FX 1500?)
-Asus nForce board (not sure exactly which one)

Any other suggestions?  Any preferences?  Anycombinations to definitely avoid?