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Old 04-03-2004, 10:25 PM   #1
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hi im building a computer for the first time and im not quite sure if all my parts are compatible. from what i checked everything seems to be compatible but im quite sure, here is what i will be using.

MOTHERBOARD-
Soyo - P4X400 Dragon Lite - VIA Socket 478 ATX Motherboard with Audio, AGP 8X/4X, USB 2.0 and 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN Support

PROCESSOR-
Intel® Pentium® 4 2.8GHz / 512K Cache / 533MHz FSB/ Socket 478 / Processor

FAN-
Ultra Socket 478 TMD CPU Cooler up to P4 3.06GHz

HARD DRIVE-
Western Digital Caviar 80GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 EIDE Hard Drive

FLOPPY DRIVE-
Sony 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive

CD-
Artec 56x CD-ROM Drive / Black / OEM (now almost any cd will work correct, because i plan i taking my burner out of my current pc for this one)

SOUND CARD-
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy X-Gamer

RAM-
Crucial DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • Non-parity • DDR400 • 2.6V • 64Meg x 64

VIDEO CARD-
Connect3D Radeon 9200se Video Card / 128MB DDR / AGP / TV Out

TOWER-
Just4PC 747 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Front USB and 425Watt Power Supply - Black

SPEAKERS-
RWTI Cintre RW-555B 2 Pc Black / Silver Speakers

thats about it everything seems to be ok to me but like i said not quite sure.
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Old 04-04-2004, 03:28 AM   #2
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Yep that should all work. Let us know!
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Old 04-04-2004, 02:19 PM   #3
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thanks , il tell ya how it goes, il have to uprgrade the video card and ram later though. thats realy the only thing i dont like is the video card but i dont have the money for a better one. anyway thanks again
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Yeah; looks like it should work! Pretty nice piece of kit - you'll have to tell us how it goes!
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:57 PM   #5
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hmmm im having acouple of difficulties with my computer.... that fan i have im not 100% it will work with my tower or processor right now. it also gives directions on the fan how to attach it to the processor, which i dont remotely understand how to do according to their directions and diagrams.here are links of my tower and fan. also as of right now thats the only fan i have, and it looks like my tower only has that one fan port, i think il proply need more than one fan but is it possible for it run ok with just the one. i have no idea how to cool though if one isnt enough.

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=B452-1124

FAN
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&Sku=U10-8406
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hmmm im having acouple of difficulties with my computer.... that fan i have im not 100% it will work with my tower or processor right now. here are links to each of them. also as of right now thats the only fan i have, and it looks like my tower only has that one fan port, i think il proply need more than one fan but is it possible for it run ok with just the one. i have no idea how to cool though if one isnt enough.

TOWER
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=B452-1124

FAN
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&Sku=U10-8406
Should just run fine with CPU fan and the PSU fan. Thats all i have and i get temps of around 40 degree's under load
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the port size i believe is 8 x 8, i dont know why the site doesnt list that there.
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the port size i believe is 8 x 8, i dont know why the site doesnt list that there.
I dont think there should be a problem, but you might want to wait until another member wither backs me up, or tells you something else
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nice thanks, im been talking to some my friends and they all laughed at me when i said only had one fan, they said there wont be enough. but how would i attach that fan with my processor, thats realy the main problem ive been having is dealing with the cooling aspect.
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nice thanks, im been talking to some my friends and they all laughed at me when i said only had one fan, they said there wont be enough. but how would i attach that fan with my processor, thats realy the main problem ive been having is dealing with the cooling aspect.
I dont know if that fan comes with a heat sink, but all you'll need to do is put the fan onto of the heatsink and connect it to the mobo

And let your friends laugh. If you have the right cpu fan and if the psu has the right fan, you dont have any need for any other fans. I have the stock cpu fan and psu fan and my temps are lower than some people who have two case fans aswell as the cpu and psu fans
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yea it has a hinksink with it and its already attached, but if look at this this picture it almost doesnt look look the fan will not fit. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=1&NoMapp=0
and thats were im confused does the cpu go on the bottom of the heat sink, cause when its there the fan wont even do anything would it?
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yea it has a hinksink with it and its already attached, but if look at this this picture it almost doesnt look look the fan will not fit. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=1&NoMapp=0
and thats were im confused does the cpu go on the bottom of the heat sink, cause when its there the fan wont even do anything would it?
The CPU is attached to the motherboard, the the heatsink and fan is put ontop of the CPU. The fan sucks the air in and blows it onto the CPU, thats how it works

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hmm i understood what you were saying intil there. but if you do that how is the fan port being used? follows what my fans directions say but how is the port being used. also thanks for all the help.
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hmm i understood what you were saying intil there. but if you do that how is the fan port being used? follows what my fans directions say but how is the port being used. also thanks for all the help.
The fan port isn't used.

If your referint to when i posted about the fan port, i posted that before i fully read your post. It was 4:15 am and i was, and astill am, half asleep


I mis rwad your post and though you were on about a case fan, not a CPU fan, thats why i said you need to find out the dimesions for it

Sorry if i confused you
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ah ok thanks, so i can put that cpu fan in and then get a case fan. nice i acculy understand now i thought the cpu fan went were the fan port was thanks again. im surpised me understanding this all of sudden epesicaly at this time of night its 12 midnight and i have to be to work in 8 hours lol. and to think it was something that simple that was confusing the hell out of me, ive spent the last 6 hours tring to figure this out.
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ah ok thanks, so i can put that cpu fan in and then get a case fan. nice i acculy understand now i thought the cpu fan went were the fan port was thanks again. im surpised me understanding this all of sudden epesicaly at this time of night its 12 midnight and i have to be to work in 8 hours lol. and to think it was something that simple that was confusing the hell out of me, ive spent the last 6 hours tring to figure this out.
Yup, that fan goes on the CPU, and you can get a case fan, but you need to make sure its no bigger than 80mmx80mm

And dont worry bout it. I was in the same position last yearYou need to learn sometime. I suppose i didnt help much, for that im sorry but atleast you now know


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lol you accutaly did help, just took me awhile to comprehend. i just bought a case fan, and an ethernet card that i forgot. i just tested the my motherboard and fan to see if it fits (gee i should have thought of that first...) and it does and i understand how that works now, but with the thermal paste im not sure how much of that im supposted to use. other than that i think im ok now. thanks again.
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lol you accutaly did help, just took me awhile to comprehend. i just bought a case fan, and an ethernet card that i forgot. i just tested the my motherboard and fan to see if it fits (gee i should have thought of that first...) and it does and i understand how that works now, but with the thermal paste im not sure how much of that im supposted to use. other than that i think im ok now. thanks again.
You dont need that much, just enough to make sure it is seated and will stay in place


And glad i could help
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well ive got my cpu and fan in, my ram, video card, and sound card, and case fan in, now im tring to figure out were to put the cords from the power supply cords , i believe ive got those right. i do have another question though with the cpu fan, is the blade of the fan supposted to be exposed or is there something you need to do so that its not, cause it seems strange having the fan like that, couldnt it cut some the cords that are near or something?
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sounds good to me
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