Building a New Computer

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  1. SlickStick

    SlickStick New Member

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    Just wanted to get some hardware input. This is for my parents so video card is not very important, just a stable card. I am using the following from another old CPU:
    -CD-ROM
    -Floppy
    -Speakers

    Note: I don't like the Maxtor HDD but it was all I found on Newegg in ATA 133.

    AMD-compatible Motherboards
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    1 ASUS A7N8X-X Socket A (Socket 462) NVIDIA nForce2 400 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Model #:A7N8X-X
    **This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what
    Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
    $60.50 $60.50
    ATX Computer Cases


    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    1 Antec Life Style SONATA Piano Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail
    Model #:SONATA
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate
    Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
    $98.99 $98.99
    CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)


    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    1 NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM
    Model #:ND-3540A Black
    Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
    $45.99 $45.99
    Internal Hard Drives


    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    1 Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L250R0 250GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #:6L250R0
    **This item may only be returned for a replacement of the same make/model. what
    Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
    $113.50 $113.50
    Keyboards


    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    1 Logitech Cordless Desktop Optical 967320-0403 Black PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - OEM
    Model #:967320-0403
    Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
    $32.00 -$7.00 Instant
    $25.00
    Memory - System


    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    1 CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail
    Model #:VS1GBKIT400
    Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
    $82.99 $82.99
    Processors


    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    1 AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Barton 333MHz FSB Socket A Processor Model AXDA3000BOX - Retail
    Model #:AXDA3000BOX
    **This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what
    Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
    $139.00 $139.00
    Video Cards & Related Devices


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    1 Apollo FX5500 Geforce FX5500 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
    Model #:FX5500
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    $69.00 $69.00
    SubTotal: $634.97
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    swap the shitty hard drive for a seagate SATA-150 drive.

    I'd go 754/939 over 462.
     
  3. SlickStick

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    I hear there are a lot of problems with XP 64 though? And will a ATA 150 drive work on an ATA 133 motherboard? Thanks.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    this one does:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131478

    You can run 32-bit XP on a 754/939...

    socket a is eol... Better off getting an Asus A8V, SATA HDD, and a AMD A64 3000+
     
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    end-of-life

    (on it's way out)
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Just to clarify your question, IDE or PATA drives are different than SATA drives (just like SCSI drives are also different). They are two different interfaces, and SATA is the way to go these days so make sure the MB supports it.
     
  8. SlickStick

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    Gotcha. I switched to the Asus SATA board he posted, and picked up a Seagate drive which I wanted in the first place. Always hear bad stuff about Maxtor it seems.
     
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    Yea I am taking jollyogre's advice and going with AMD 64...how does all this look?

    Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

    Update NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM
    Model #: ND-3540A Black
    Remove item from Cart Remove Save Save Move To Wish List
    $42.00 $42.00
    ATX Computer Cases
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price


    Update Antec Life Style SONATA Piano Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: SONATA
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate
    Remove item from Cart Remove Save Save Move To Wish List
    $98.99 $98.99
    Internal Hard Drives
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    Update Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: ST3250823AS
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    $121.00 $121.00
    AMD-compatible Motherboards


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    Update ASUS A8V-E Deluxe Socket 939 VIA K8T890 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: A8V-E Deluxe
    **This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what's this?
    Remove item from Cart Remove Save Save Move To Wish List
    $124.00 $124.00
    Video Cards & Related Devices


    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

    Update ASUS EAX300SE/TD/128M Radeon X300SE 128MB DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    Model #: EAX300SE/TD/128M
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    $61.50 $61.50
    Fans, Heatsinks (Case, CPU, Chipset)


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    Update ASPIRE CF4S 80mm Sleeve Case Cooling Fan - Retail
    Model #: CF4S
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    $1.99 $3.98
    Keyboards


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    Update Logitech Cordless Desktop Optical 967320-0403 Black PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - OEM
    Model #: 967320-0403
    Remove item from Cart Remove Save Save Move To Wish List
    $32.00 -$7.00 Instant
    $25.00
    Cooling Device - RAM Heatspreaders/Heatsinks
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

    Update Thermaltake COPPER HEAT SPREADER Copper DDR Copper Heat Spreader - Retail
    Model #: COPPER HEAT SPREADER
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    $8.99 $17.98
    Memory - System


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    Update CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail
    Model #: VS1GBKIT400
    Remove item from Cart Remove Save Save Move To Wish List
    $82.99 $82.99
    Processors


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    Update AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail
    Model #: ADA3000BPBOX
    **This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what's this?
    Remove item from Cart Remove Save Save Move To Wish List
    $146.00 $146.00
    Subtotal: $723.44
     

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