I want to build a P4 2.x GHz machine inexpensively

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  1. I don't need a case. Where would I begin?
     
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  4. Okay, now is there anyone who knows how to build a computer?
     
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    Too bad there are 99 different flavors of a P4 2.x machine. What do you need?
     
  6. Exactly. What would be an inexpensive processor to use? How well would it overclock? What motherboards would be compatible?
     
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    Google.com

    newegg.com

    seriously, do some work on this. Read product descriptions. Mobo documentation available online will tell you compatibility with processors.
    google.com will find you overclocking informtaion.
    New egg.com will tell you the pricing on processors.
     
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    Google.com

    newegg.com

    seriously, do some work on this. Read product descriptions. Mobo documentation available online will tell you compatibility with processors.
    google.com will find you overclocking information.
    New egg.com will tell you the pricing on processors.
     
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    Yes, but you need to do some homework first. No one can tell you EVERYTHING
     
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    just use your existing case, get a new motherboard, then processor of course and then put it back into the old case. cheap new computer system.
     
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    You want it to be cheap, and yet you are looking for a good overclocking setup. Probably not going to happen unless you are looking for minimal overclocking. Most good overclocking hardware isn't low-end priced.

    Look for a processor first. I would say steer clear of Celeron based P4's, as they aren't good for perofrmance (althouugh very cheap) Once you find the processor you want, look at the socket type. You need to find a good motherboard that suppports that socket processor, and then see if it includeso other features you need.
     
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    monarch.com has resonably priced processors. Fry's electronics has some nice deals on stuff every now and then too if you got one near by.
     
  13. tony

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    Abit IC7-G and a 478 P4
     
  14. Overclocking isn't important. I just don't want to get pieces that don't fit.

    Where would I find a list of processors?
     
  15. Thanks. I'll look into it.
     
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    i'd stay away from elitegroup (ECS). their known for putting crap out in the market. good makers are: asus, gigabyte, epox, dfi, msi (not in that order). i believe asrock is ok. my friend build a system based on the following parts 2 years ago:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131462
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131462
    2gigs ram, blah

    he still uses is and its pretty quick. personally, i'd go with amd, more performance/$$

    your also going to want go get some memory. as far as i know most socket 478 (p4) boards use either ddr333 or ddr400 memory. word to the wise, dont skimp on the motherboard or you'll likely have a lot of problems

    <-- $0.02
     
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    you can go to www.newegg.com and go to their processors page. pick AMD or Intel, and look through each. don't bother with the "old" stuff, just look at your price range of processors, and Google each one...see which one you think would work best for you.
     
  19. Does socket type matter? Will it affect anything other than compatible motherboards?
     
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    well the socket is totally dependent on motherboards. Have to get motherboard that matches the socket type of the processor. other than that, no it doesn't matter.

    then you have to pick a compatible processor/motherboard. then look at memory that is supported by the motherboard.
     
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    generally more pins = newer processors supported, better
     
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    unless you are looking at the s940 vs s939 lol. i didn't think the s940 did well at all, s939 is much more home user oriented.
     
  23. tony

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    older chips = cheaper

    If you just want cheap, get a PCChips motherboard. heh

    What are you using it for?
     

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