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    one more thing...what is an Athlon MP processor?

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    If the chipset will allow you to use the Athlon XP processor, then you can safely upgrade later on.

    As for the Athlon MP, it is basically an Athlon XP processor that has been certified to run under a dual processor setup. Unless you're going to be running multiple processors, you won't need to worry about this.
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    ok, thanks, i just didnt know what MP meant. now i do ;)

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    Ok, I have decided waht i am getting and thought you guys should take a look, and see what you think. This is all for $500 or so, from newegg.com-the 500 includes the os which i think will be xp home, but am not sure yet. I am also unsure of what Heatsink to use, i listed the one i was thinking of but...Do you have any other recommendations for me? I attacked the ftp adress to the component, if you want to see the details.

    Enermax Thermal Control 8CM cooling fan
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1400&DEPA=1

    SONY 52X MAX EIDE INTERNAL CD-ROM DRIVE
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1112&DEPA=1

    Arctic Silver's NEW Premium Silver Polysynthetic Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 3. 3-gram( 1 cc. ) tube
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1410&DEPA=1

    EVERCASE E4252WEF25, Intel P4 / AMD, 10-Bay, 300W P4, Truely Screwless ATX MID Tower Case. BEIGE. With 2 REMOVEABLE HD cages
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1470&DEPA=1

    SONY 1.44MB 3.5 INCH INTERNAL FDD DRIVE
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1112&DEPA=1

    Seagate Barracuda IV ST340016A 40gb 7200rpm EIDE
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1305&DEPA=1

    Speeze SuperRock 5T208B1H3T Ball bearing Support up to Intel P3 Tualatin ~2.2GHz AMD Athlon XP~2000+ **AMD Recommended** CPU FAN
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1533&DEPA=1

    KINGSTON KVR266X64C25/256 256MB 32x64 PC2100 DDR RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1183&DEPA=1

    SOLTEK SL-75DRV4 (Purple Ray Ver.) VIA KT266A AMD Althon & Duron DDR **ATA133** 200/266 MHz FSB Socket A ATX MOTHERBOARD
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1347&DEPA=1

    AMD 1700+/266 FSB Athlon XP PROCESSOR CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=19-103-305

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    oh, and the motherboard has a CNR slot available....what the heck goes there?

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    Absolutely nothing!

    The CNR slot is a non-standardized slot that is designed for OEM folks to add a modem/LAN type appliance there. But since there is no industry standard, you're pretty much out of luck unless the mainboard manufacturer puts out a device to go there.

    Oh... choose a different cooler. The one you linked to sucks. Since you're spending so much money on a new system, don't skimp on the cooling. It will only cost you more in the long run... and more so if you have plans of overclocking in your future.

    Thermaltake, OCZ, Dr Thermal... these are all good coolers. There are others that are good too (Alpha, GlobalWin, etc), so choose something that is quality. Not only will it keep your processor cooler, it will also make it last longer and even help you get higher speeds when overclocking.
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    What about a GLOBALWIN's TAK68 CPU Heatsink(44 Vertical fins-22 on each side.) with TWIN Ballbearing Fans( One on each side of the heatsink($24) or a GLOBALWIN's CAK-II 38 CPU Heatsink & Dual Ballbearing Fan($31)
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1406&DEPA=1
    (Second last and last from the bottom)

    or (when they restock)

    Thermaltake VOLCANO 7 Variable Fan Speed Control. Retail. For INTEL Socket 370 & AMD Socket 462 ($25)
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1379&DEPA=1
    (very bottom)

    Thank You Darthtanion, I dont want to make a dumb mistake like frying my cpu.

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    You probably wouldn't fry it, but you would shorten it's life by a good bit I'm guessing.

    As for your choices, the CAK-38 will be on the loud side.

    The TAK-68 is a good bit quieter, but isn't designed for the hardcore overclocking. If you don't plan on getting real aggressive with your clock speeds, then it should work pretty good. I reviewed it recently, so check out the heatsink reviews here on the site.

    If you want to go for the Thermaltake unit, then get the newer Volcano 7+ version. The original Volcano 7 had a fan that decided for itself what speed it needed to run at, and it wasn't a very good guesser. The newer 7+ model lets you adjust the fan speed yourself by means of a small toggle switch that has three speed settings. I reviewed both of them as well, so you can check out how they fared against the competition.

    Can't say a lot on the CAK unit since I didn't test that one. :)
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    awsome, thanks a lot.

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    I decided to get 2 of these instead of the 1 8cm with a built in heat sensor. (besides, these ones match my mobo ;) )
    Enermax Adjustable 8CM cooling fan. Manual adjustable fan speed, 1000 RPM ~ 3000 RPM. 2-ball-bearing clear fan, chromed fan guard, 3pin to 4pin adaptor. Retail Box
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ry=1400&DEPA=1

    I was going to go for a GLOBALWIN's TAK68 CPU Heatsink(44 Vertical fins-22 on each side.) with TWIN Ballbearing Fans( One on each side of the heatsink.) I wont be overclocking agressively, for a while, if at all.

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