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21st August 2002, 16:44
Hello again. I'm now in the process of searching for parts for a new computer. I've got the store I'd like to buy from (a small Chinese store) and now I've got a few questions about the parts.
Computer will contain:
-P4 Med Tower ATX 300W with USB
-Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz 478-pin 400MHz 512K
-Intel D845GBV (P4-478pins, DDR sockets, AGP+6PCI, Audio, Video) ATX mobo
-DDR 512M, PC266 (not sure about the brand)
Now, those are all the vital parts for the new computer and I've got the other essential parts in my old computer which I know are all compatable with the new computer. My questio is: do I have the right type of case? The parts are all compatable right? (I'm just a little paranoid about my choices, I always think I'll buy incompatable parts)
And any comments or suggestions if you have 'em.
Thanks for the help! :D
21st August 2002, 18:38
Yeah, a mid tower atx case should be fine. Again, I would suggest going with an AMD Athlon. They are better and cheaper. That would mean a different mobo though. But, yeah, that case should be fine.
21st August 2002, 18:52
Thanks nick. I know they are cheaper, but I'm just not trusting of them because of some horror stories I've heard. Also, I'm a lot more trusting of Intel and they are also offering 3 yr warranty on the mobo, so I might as well.
THanks again tho! :)
21st August 2002, 19:09
Originally posted by 31337-2k2
a small Chinese store
/me fights the urge to exploit the possibilities.... <fight!>
what you got sounds fine. make sure the power supply is right though. make sure it's AT LEAST 300 watts, and ATX compatible.
i'm gonna go with nick on the amd suggestion, but i realize you're set, so...
21st August 2002, 19:19
I guess their nice choices. Although, I would wait a month or two to get the P4 chip. The prices on them are supposed to drop really soon, because of the P4 3ghz release.
21st August 2002, 19:29
Oh yeah, you may want to look at a bigger power supply. If it's a quality 300 watt, you may be fine. But if it's a no name 300 watt, you will need to get a better one. And the only horror stories I've heard about athlons is when people somehow forget to put the heatsink on it. :)
21st August 2002, 20:26
Originally posted by n_ick2000
Oh yeah, you may want to look at a bigger power supply. If it's a quality 300 watt, you may be fine. But if it's a no name 300 watt, you will need to get a better one. And the only horror stories I've heard about athlons is when people somehow forget to put the heatsink on it. :) Hmmm...mommy, what's the wierd spiky metal thing? ;) Classic. :)
It's ok, if the prices drop, let it be but I need the computer before summer's end that's why I'm in that situation. Hey, if and when they do drop, it makes for better upgrading! :) To maybe a P4 2.53 GHz ;)
300W PSU really aint that good? Well, if I should need a better one, I can get a 450W PSU for around $50 or so, so I should be fine.
Thanks for the help! :D
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