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    I'm buying a lot of new parts for my computer (it will be pretty much new). But before spending $420 on stuff I would like to know if they work together properly... like if anyone knows any incompatibility issues or if they won't work together too great. I'm getting them all from newegg.com, also.

    CHIEFTEC Server Chasis (Aluminum Workstation Tower with Plastic Front Cover) BLACK COLOR w/ Side acrylic window and a Case Fan on Side Window **Now with 2 x Front USB2.0 and 1 x Firewire IEEE1394 ports** Model AX-01BLD Specifications:
    Material:Aluminum
    Form Factor:ATX
    Side See Through Window w/ Fan
    Bays:4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5", Internal: 4 x 3.5".
    Expansion Slots:7
    Fans:2 rear Mounted Fan and 1 side panel Fan
    Dimensions:473 x 205 x 522 mm (D x W x H)

    CPU FAN|HHC-001 PURE COPPER (AMD/INTEL)
    Specifications:
    Supported Socket type: 370, A, 462, (Intel) PIII CuMine Up to 1.13GHz & Higher, Celeron/Tualatin up to 1.5GHz Higher. (AMD) Athlon up to 1.8GHz, Athlon 4 up to 2.2GHz, Duron up to 1GHz & Higher.
    This is designed for Overclocking.

    CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series 512MB 64MX64 PC-3200C2PT With Platinum - Silver Heat Spreader OEM
    Specifications:
    Speed 400 MHz
    Organization 64M x 64
    CAS Latency 2-3-3-6-T1
    Memory type DDR
    Part number: CMX512-3200C2PT

    Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon XP Processors, Model# A7N8X-X Retail
    Specifications:
    Supported CPU:AMD® Athlon™XP/ Athlon™/ Duron™ 600MHz ~ 3000+
    Chipset:Nvidia nForce2 400 + nForce2 MCP
    FSB:400 / 333 / 266 / 200 MHz
    RAM:3 x 184-pin DDR 400 PC3200,2700,2100,1600 up to 3GB
    IDE:2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 Up to 4 Devices
    Slots:1 x AGP 8X (1.5V only) 5 x PCI
    Ports:2xPS2,1xLPT,1xCOM,4xUSB,1xLAN, and Audio Ports
    Onboard LAN:Realtek® 8201BL PHY 10/100
    Onboard Audio:ALC650 6CH w/built in HP amplifier

    AMD ATHLON XP 2500 "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- OEM
    Specifications:
    CPU: 1.83 GHz
    Type: XP 2500 Barton Core
    Cache: 512K L2, 128K L1, Total 640KB
    BUS: 333MHz
    Socket A
    OEM (Processor Only)

    Don't have to look through all that crap if you want to, I just need reassurance :blah:

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    get (2) 256mb RAM for best performance. ( dual channel) Other than that it looks good.........Ive got an HHC-001 thats posed to be here in a few days....and it looks pretty good

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    I'm only going to get one 512 Mb chip for now so I can dual channel with another 512 Mb chip in the future. Thanks for the help :cheers:

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    Ok I'm goin' to have a pick at this. First the HHC-001 HSF (0.58c/w) ain't that great (neither is havin' a heavy HSF only connected to 2 socket lugs plus the heatpipes really do nothin') and is easily out performed by the Volcano 7+ (0.52c/w) and the noisier Volcano 11 (0.55c/w), lower numbers mean cooler, for about the same price. Yes ya really need 2 sticks of memory but you'll quickly find the limit with XMS-3200 and I'd suggest XMS-3500 instead as that CPU can be easily taken up to the 200MHz FSB and further. Also make sure that ya add the missin' 2 intake fans in the front of that case.

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    This cooler is my personal favorite, (0.36c/w) but its a tad loud, It works great though, and its normally cheaper than the Volcano line of coolers
    Kingwin KCU-7025

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    The Asus A7N8X-X doesn't support PC-3500 DDR RAM though... it says it can only go up to 400 MHz (PC-3200). And how much of a performance boost do you think I'd get by picking up another 512 Mb chip of PC-3200 for dual channeling? Oh and amd_man, 4,200 RPM's is kind of low :eek:

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    Ya can get PC3500, itll work fine. BTW, that fan really spins about 5k rpms, and notice the 45CFM!, And if ya look around ya could get a 70-92mm fan adaptor for it ;)

    BTW, the 7+ is here http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm

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    The motherboard specs say it can only go up to PC-3200, what's up with that?

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    Itll be brought down to PC3200 speeds, but its gives ya more room to overclock. And if ya get a big enough o/c itll run pc3500 speeds

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    Aight then if I can afford it I'll get PC-3500... but the question is, should I get two sticks of 256 Mb or get one stick of 512 Mb so I have room to expand in the future and dual channel it with another 512 Mb chip?

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