Okay thanks for answearing!
1: Question : Ok so i have to install both 2005 and 2008 of x64? Can do. Fact that i dont need to have x86 versions is great.
I have done a few installs now with only 2008 x64, and for SOME reason it unpacks file to root of one of my partitions.
Im running it with /Q parameter only. This didnt happen when i installed all 4 versions. Weird, but i guess it must be something else that is messed up. Doesnt seem logical.
edit: update: I have done a few more tests, and even when trying to make 2008x64 silent by making it install through winrar SFX and telling it to extract to temporary folder, it still extracts to largest free space partition.
Total mess. 2005x64 works great. I have a fix for that msdia80.dll btw, v9 beta is with 2008x64. Which says it all for me atm. Im hoping it will get updated, i dont know what has triggered these actions, but i guess i can live without 2008 version.
However, i have removed much with nlite, and i am using a somewhat modified version of your approach.
I dont include the Run2 batch file system, simply just 1 file. Have left shutdown off, so i manually restart for the time being.
On your hardware. Memory that you selected are overpriced here, Mushkin has cheaper 1000mhz ddr2, that i know of.
Also Samsung F1 1TB performance/price is very nice. Even beats ES drives. Also, they are silent.
If you're not gaming at all, i would choose a passively cooled graphics card, or better, a decent mobo with good internal graphics. F.ex upcoming amd am2 780/790-GX.
Better performance then fast 6600GT OC/7300GT (I have a 7300GT and its more then enough for any day 2 day task+ its dead silent). Around 2500 3dmark06 performance, roughly 4k 3dmark05.
Having said that, benchmarks mean squat to real world gaming performance (cpu to pci latency is the secret king), but i dont want to go more off topic then i already have, sorry.
I have been building computers since i was 5, if i knew more about the purpose i would be happy to point of a few things, if you're interested.
Edited by TranceEnergy, 24 July 2008 - 12:32 PM.