specs on the computer I am building

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  1. Delegado Zero

    Delegado Zero OT Supporter

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    This is what I plan on ordering. It is for a second computer & will use at home primarily for playing divx movies, downloading things, & converting things to divx, & playing mp3's. I have a new laptop, so this one does not need to be/do everything. So heres my order. any reccomendations?:



    Qty Product Item # Unit Price Qty x Price

    Cases (Computer Cases, ATX Form)
    FOXCONN SUPER CASE MID TOWER CASE ATX3400-P4 ***AMD Listed 300W Power Supply***
    ***INTEL Approved Chassis*** OEM
    Specifications:
    Dimension (DxWxH) 18 x 7.75 x 16.25 Inches
    Drive Bays 3 + 2 + 1
    Motherboard ATX, MICRO ATX
    Expansion Slots 7 Full Size
    Switching Power Supply ATX12V 300W
    AMD Listed
    Cooling Fan Rear Included
    Ideal for P3, P4 & AMD System
    Spacious Internal Space
    High Efficiency Power Supply
    Excellent Cooling more info>
    N82E16811154004 $32.00
    $32.00

    Hard Drives
    WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 120GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # WD1200JB - OEM, DRIVE ONLY
    Specifications:
    Size: 120 Gigabytes
    Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
    Seek time: 8.9ms
    RPM:7200
    Cache 8MB
    OEM(Drive alone) 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty more info>
    N82E16822144118 $97.00
    $97.00

    Memory (System Memory)
    Crucial Micron 512MB 64x64 PC2100 DDR RAM, 184-Pin, CL=2.5-Unbuffered 2.5V OEM Requires DDR supported Motherboard - Lifetime Warranty. more info>
    N82E16820145006 $68.00
    $68.00

    Motherboards - AMD
    Biostar Motherboard for AMD Athlon/AthlonXP/Duron processors , Model# M7NCD PRO Retail.
    Specifications:
    CPU Supported: AMD Athlon/AthlonXP(Palomino, T-bred and Barton)/Duron processors
    Chipset: Nvidia nForce2 Ultra 400, MCP2
    FSB: 200/266/333/400
    RAM: 3x 184-pin DDR DIMMs (PC3200/2700/2100/1600 DDR SDRAMs), supports both 64-bit and 128-bit DDR SDRAM,Dual Channel DDR
    Slots:1xAGP (4x/8x) 5xPCI.
    Ports:2xCOM,1xLPT, 4xUSB (2x via header), 1xLAN, and Audio Ports
    Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC650 6-Channel AC'97 CODEC
    Onboard LAN: Intregrated 10/100 Ethernet more info>
    N82E16813138227 $64.99
    $64.99

    Processors
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+/266 FSB Thoroughbred Processor CPU 2100+/ 1.73GHz -Retail, AXDA2100BOX. The AMD Athlon XP processor with QuantiSpeed architecture powers the next generation in computing platforms, delivering extra performance for cutting-edge applications and an extra-ordinary computing experience.world's highest overall performing PC processor.
    Specifications:
    CPU: 1.736 GHz
    Type: 2100 XP Thoroughbred
    Cache: 256K
    Socket A (PGA) Retail(Box with Heatsink and fan)
    more info>
    N82E16819103371 $70.00
    $70.00

    Extend my Standard Warranty on the above qualified items: $19.92


    Subtotal » $331.99
     
  2. Claydus

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    I have the same RAM. I hope you don't plan on overclocking with it.
     
  3. Pursuit

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    video card? :dunno:
     
  4. Delegado Zero

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  5. vudoodoodoo

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    Built my brother's computer w/ the same mobo. Right now it has the 2500+ OC'ed to 2.2Ghz.
    I have another Biostar board as well. It works for me. :)
     
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    $350 isn't bad though.
     
  7. Delegado Zero

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    I still have to find a dvd/cdrw for it.
     
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  9. vudoodoodoo

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    Lite-On for the CDRW/DVD. $50. :big grin:
     
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    video card?
     
  12. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    nice config, I was actually just looking at doing the same thing. that board and ram, barton 2500+, and recycle the case/PSU/drives and vid card. That'll be an upgrade for my mom's computer. I'm running a P4 2.4C rig.
     
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    300 watts...?
     
  14. vudoodoodoo

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    M7CND Pro has IGP. :o
     
  15. vudoodoodoo

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    300W is ok. Heck the Shuttles have 200W and it can run with a 9800Pro.
    A good 300W PSU > Crappy 400W PSU.
     
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    Never heard of Biostar, don't know how reliable they are. I'd look into Asus.

    Also consider getting a 350 or even 400W power supply if you can afford it.
     
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    yeah... but a case+PS at $32?? iunno about that
     
  18. vudoodoodoo

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    He's not looking for a gaming super computer.
     
  19. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    how will a 250W "CompUSA Special" PSU do for that board?
     
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    :o
     
  21. vudoodoodoo

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    What board? The Shuttles?
    The NEW Shuttles (barebones) come with 250W PSU's now.

    CompUsa shit are rebadged shit right?
     
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    i'd be worried about reliability with a PS that's that inexpensive :-/ but that could just be me. in my experience with building computers, you get what you pay for.
     
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    yeah its just rebadged.. I dunno what it started life as though.

    And no I was referring to using that PSU with the biostar board.
     
  24. vudoodoodoo

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    Idunno. I have a Biostar board and have a 350W Fortron Aurora PSU.
    I guess a 250W is ok it's a good brand one. :dunno:
     
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    ok hold it.... perhaps I'm just an idiot for missing this before, but currently that PSU (teh 250W CompUSA) is driving an Asus CUSL2-C with a P3-667Mhz and 512MB of PC133 RAM. The system just randomly hangs-- the image just freezes on screen, cursor blanks out and you can't ctrl-alt-del to reboot, sometimes there's a whining "beep" comming from the sound-card's output, but once you hit the restart button it boots fine.

    Could the PSU be whats causing this problem? Too little voltage? The system started with a 230W PSU and moved to a 250W (fan died in the first powersupply) and had the same problem on both units :dunno:
     

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