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Old 06-09-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Building new comp.

I'm building a new comp and need guidance along the way. Suggestions welcome. I want it to have excessive speed, normal-ish hard drive space, Midi, FireWire, and USB 2.0 ports.

And a new question: How much SDram is equivalent to how much RAM? Because I've found 256 mb of SDRAM for a reasonable price and was wondering how many to buy.
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:09 PM   #2
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I know I'm double posting sorry but

I've found a motherboard, a video card, a case, a processor, a burner, a cd drive, a sound card, and 1 gb SDRAM, and a floppy drive. I'm pulling the hard drive from this comp and putting it in the new one. I have a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, and printer alrady, I'll just use these. The case comes with a 400w power supply. Do I need anything else? Like more SDRAM or something?
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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Well, post all the items you're getting so we can check to make sure nothing will conflict. There are a lot of things that have to work together, and if you have something that's incompatible, it won't work. Also, I don't know why you're insisting on SD RAM, but ditch it. Stick with the current DDR RAM. Anyway, post links to all the components, and we'll check it out for you.
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http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=15513
Check the link, it will give you guidance on how to build one.
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That helps a lot but I'm at the stage of buying the parts.
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oh sorry do you live in the uk or us, i will post u a few links if u are in the uk, cus thats all the websites i know dorry lol.
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US, I've found all the parts though and am waiting for approval by other members of these forums for compatibility and approval by my parents whose money I'll be spending.
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First of all, that Intel processor is socket 478. The motherboard is socket 939. Socket 939 is for certain AMD processors. You have to get matching sockets there. Also, I don't believe the RAM is compatible, either. The motherboard is rated at DDR 400 or PC 3200. I might be wrong, but I don't think the RAM you chose will work. Also, the video card you chose is a PCIe x16 slot. The motherboard only supports AGP video cards. You will have to change that as well.
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first off, the RAM you chose as stated above, wont work. Why? Because its DDR2, currently, Nforce4 chipsets only support DDR. You will want to go with a nForce4 chipset if you want pci express which i highly recommend. Then for the processor get a 3000+ Venice or 3500+ Venice whichever one suits your budget.
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