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  1. #1
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    Question first build

    I am building my first computer. My compaq is all souped up and is working perfect and is no fun anymore. I have already picked these parts -new egg is great. this computer is just for internet surfing no gaming. a couple of questions are

    what power supply/watts/good brand
    40gig hard drive/long lasting

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=totalPrice>CHAINTECH "SKT600" KT600 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
    </TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Model# SKT600 </TD></TR><TR><TD>Item # N82E16813152040</TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Specifications:
    Supported CPU: Socket A for AMD Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron processor
    Chipset:VIA KT600 + VT8237
    FSB: 400/333/266MHz
    RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB
    IDE: 2x UDMA 133 up to 4 Devices
    Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X, 5x PCI
    Ports: 2xPS/2,8xUSB2.0(Rear 2),1xLAN,2xCOM,1xLPT,1xGame,Audio Ports
    Onboard Audio: C-media 5.1-Channel AC'97 Codec
    Onboard LAN: 10/100Mb Ethernet by VIA VT6103 PHY
    Onboard SATA: 2x SATA 150
    Form Factor: ATX


    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=totalPrice>AMD Athlon 1.33 GHz, 266MHz FSB, 256K Cache Processor - OEM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Model# CPU-AMD-A1333/PGA266 </TD></TR><TR><TD>Item # N82E16819103156</TD></TR><TR><TD>Specifications:
    Model: AMD Athlon 1.33GHz
    Core: Thunderbird
    Operating Frequency: 1.33GHz
    FSB: 266MHz
    Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/256K
    Voltage: 1.75V
    Process: 0.18Micron
    Socket: Socket A
    Multimedia Instruction: MMX, 3DNOW!
    Packaging: OEM( Processor Only)



    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=totalPrice>Dynatron Copper CPU Cooler for Socket A, Model "BH-610" -RETAIL </TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Model# BH-610 </TD></TR><TR><TD>Item # N82E16835114011</TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Features:
    Compatibility: AMD K7 Socket A/462 up to XP3200+
    Dimensions: Fan: 60 x 60 x 10 mm, Heat Sink: 63 x 62 x 45 mm
    Bearing Type: Ball Bearing
    Nominal Speed(RPM): 4500
    Max Air Flow:(CFM): 17.87
    Max Pressure: 0.13 Inch-H2O
    HeatSink Material: Copper C1020
    Rated Voltage: 12V DC
    Connector: 3-Pin
    Noise(dBA): 34.15I am building my first computer. My compaq is all souped up and is working perfect and is no fun anymore. I have already picked these parts -new egg is great. this computer is just for internet surfing no gaming. a couple of questions are

    what power supply/watts/good brand
    40gig hard drive/long lasting

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=totalPrice>CHAINTECH "SKT600" KT600 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
    </TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Model# SKT600 </TD></TR><TR><TD>Item # N82E16813152040</TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Specifications:
    Supported CPU: Socket A for AMD Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron processor
    Chipset:VIA KT600 + VT8237
    FSB: 400/333/266MHz
    RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB
    IDE: 2x UDMA 133 up to 4 Devices
    Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X, 5x PCI
    Ports: 2xPS/2,8xUSB2.0(Rear 2),1xLAN,2xCOM,1xLPT,1xGame,Audio Ports
    Onboard Audio: C-media 5.1-Channel AC'97 Codec
    Onboard LAN: 10/100Mb Ethernet by VIA VT6103 PHY
    Onboard SATA: 2x SATA 150
    Form Factor: ATX


    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=totalPrice>AMD Athlon 1.33 GHz, 266MHz FSB, 256K Cache Processor - OEM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Model# CPU-AMD-A1333/PGA266 </TD></TR><TR><TD>Item # N82E16819103156</TD></TR><TR><TD>Specifications:
    Model: AMD Athlon 1.33GHz
    Core: Thunderbird
    Operating Frequency: 1.33GHz
    FSB: 266MHz
    Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/256K
    Voltage: 1.75V
    Process: 0.18Micron
    Socket: Socket A
    Multimedia Instruction: MMX, 3DNOW!
    Packaging: OEM( Processor Only)



    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=totalPrice>Dynatron Copper CPU Cooler for Socket A, Model "BH-610" -RETAIL </TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Model# BH-610 </TD></TR><TR><TD>Item # N82E16835114011</TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Features:
    Compatibility: AMD K7 Socket A/462 up to XP3200+
    Dimensions: Fan: 60 x 60 x 10 mm, Heat Sink: 63 x 62 x 45 mm
    Bearing Type: Ball Bearing
    Nominal Speed(RPM): 4500
    Max Air Flow:(CFM): 17.87
    Max Pressure: 0.13 Inch-H2O
    HeatSink Material: Copper C1020
    Rated Voltage: 12V DC
    Connector: 3-Pin
    Noise(dBA): 34.15

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  2. #2
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    Default Re: first build

    Drop the Athlon and cooler and get this:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-210&depa=0

    Faster, longer warranty, cheaper overall.

    Get an 80GB drive from Maxtor, Seagate, or Western Digital, preferably Seagate. A 40GB drive is only marginally cheaper these days, and you basically pay about $5 for twice as much space if you get an 80GB.

    A 350W Antec/Thermaltake/Enermax ought to do.

    Do you need RAM?

  3. #3
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    Question Re: first build

    I am going to get just what i need and upgrade later i was looking at this one will this one work? I think I like your idea about the processor.



    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>
    Model# MD6428UOE </TD></TR><TR><TD>Item # N82E16820141175</TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Specifications:
    Manufacturer: pqi
    Speed: DDR266(PC2100)
    Type: 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
    Error Checking: Non-ECC
    Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
    Cas Latency: 2.5
    Support Voltage: 2.5V
    Bandwidth: 2.1GB/s
    Organization: 16M x 64-Bit
    Warranty: Lifetime
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    Default Re: first build

    You'll want PC2700 as a minimum for that CPU, PC2100 will be a bottleneck for the CPU.

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    Default Re: first build

    The memory has me confused this is what it said on the mother board RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB- Thats why i picked ddr266. I think this is the hard drive i will use.I like the 5 year warrenty. I may be able to spend more on the cpu.I was thinking this athalon xp2500 but the athalonxp 2900 is only $15 more.What memory would I need for the xp cpu? Am I going to be able to clock the processor and the memory with this motherboard? also what are good cd reader writers and 3.5 floppy a drives? Thanks for the help so far


    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=totalPrice>

    Seagate 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model ST380011A, OEM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD>

    Model# ST380011A
    </TD></TR><TR><TD>Item # N82E16822148015</TD></TR><TR><TD>

    Specifications:
    Capacity: 80GB
    Average Seek Time: 8.5 ms
    Buffer: 2MB
    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    Interface: IDE Ultra ATA100
    Features: 350 Gs non-op shock, 3D Defense System
    Manufacturer Warranty: 5 year
    Packaging: OEM

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=totalPrice>
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton", 55W 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - OEM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD>
    Model# AXDL2500DLV4D </TD></TR><TR><TD>Item # N82E16819103506</TD></TR><TR><TD>Specifications:
    Model: AMD Athlon XP 2500+
    Core: Barton
    Operating Frequency: 1.83GHz
    FSB: 333MHz
    Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
    Voltage:55W 1.5V
    Process: 0.13Micron
    Socket: Socket A
    Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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    Last edited by athalonhead; 02-14-2005 at 11:27 AM.

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    Default Re: first build

    That CPU has a DDR333 (166MHz) FSB but PC2100 is only DDR266 (133MHz) where as PC2700 runs at the same speed as that CPU's FSB.

  7. #7
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    Question Re: first build

    Ok I get it I use a pc 2700 memory chip to match the fsb of the cpu but not more than 3 gigs total . I just want to get what I need to get the computer turned on so I can learn what you do to program it. I will start with one 256 meg chip and add 2 more later.


    What are the good brands 256 meg memory?

    CDRW good brands?

    Am I going to be able to clock the proscessor and the memory?

    This is the case I was looking at
    where do you put the hard drive?
    Pics of a similar completed system would help alot

    Last edited by athalonhead; 02-15-2005 at 01:11 AM.

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    Default Re: first build

    Get PC3200 or PC2700 from Kreton, Corsair, PQI, Crucial, Geil, OCZ, or Mushkin.

    Look to the lower right of the picture. Those bays are where your drives go; you just have to screw them in the keep them in.

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