Bout to assemble my comp...ANY TIPS???

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  1. jeeteeare

    jeeteeare New Member

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    Here's what I'll be working with:

    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 2.08GHz 333FSB

    MoBO: MSI K7N2 Delta-L nForce2 Ultra 400 Athlon(XP)/Duron SktA DDR
    ATX Motherboard w/Audio, LAN

    RAM: Corsair VS512MB400C3 512MB DDR400 PC3200 CAS3

    Video: ATI Ratheon 9600Pro 128MB 8X/4X

    HDD: Western Digital 200GB 7200 RPM

    DVD/CD: LG GSA-4040BI DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive

    Case: TurboCase X-Dreamer 350W

    Thats the meat and 'taters. Anything I should look out for whillist putting this sucker together? Any dumb mistakes I'm sure to make? I've replaced parts in my comp. before, but never put one together from scratch. TIA fellas! :eek3:
     
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    have fun! be careful with everything :big grin:
     
  3. jeeteeare

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    Werd....in addition to the general questions I posted above, any idea how/where to mount the "thermometer" that's connected to the case for the digital temp readout?
     
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    seems like a nice machine but you might want to look at higher W PSU

    when I was looking at building mine (2500 barton) I asked around and they all said 350 is bare minimum and might even be underpowering it, 420 seems to be where it's @ in terms of where you want to be

    thats my 2 cents
     
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    if u havent built it yet, ground urself and dont build it on carpet. you risk causing a static build-up into a shock
     
  6. Blindsight

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    Regarding the powersupply, a half decent 350W power supply should be fine. Your system will be idling around 110W ... there's no way you'll push a 350W PSU to it's limit.

    Motherboard: not my first choice, but whatever floats your boat...

    Harddrive: again that would not be my first choice...

    Also if I were you, I would look into a nice heatsink/fan assembly. That would be my big tip to you. Once you OC that processor, well hell even when its at stock speed, you're going to have alot of heat to get rid of. The stock HSF will give you temps you may not be comfortable with once you've OCed...
     
  7. jrmy

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    www.cluboverclocker.com

    site listed above has lots of reviews and tips(love this site!)
    ram=OCZ pc 4000 gold edition=blows corsair out of the water in reviews i've seen!
    as for the hdd=seagate barracuda V= fast,efficient,quiet as hell!
    if thats not an aluminum case i'd go with an aluminum one help cool things down and very durable. www.kingwin.com
     

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