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Old 12-27-2005, 08:23 PM   #1
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Hi there, a while ago I decided to buy a new hard drive for my somewhat old computer. But thanks to my lack of doing research, I bought a hard drive which requiered(SP?) a SATA connection, which my outdated motherboard did not have. So, I decided to buy a new motherboard and new processor, along with a new power supply and a fan for my case and a heat sink for the processor. I have around a $450 dollar budget, and I'd like to show you the items I chose before I buy them. I would provide my old comps specs, but it's pretty old I don't know what they are, except the Radeon 9800 Pro (256 MB) video card I bought last summer.
Edit: The computer is also out of commision, so I can't check now.

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ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - $92.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569
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\AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - $201.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533
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ASPIRE ATX-CW500WP4 500W Power Supply - $39.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027
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THERMALRIGHT XP-120 Heatsink - $58.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109118
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MASSCOOL 90mm System Cooler 9025B1M3/4 90mm Ball Case Cooling Fan - $3.69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150031
It's $443.14 with shipping and handling. I'm considering getting a new case, since the old one doesn't have very good air flow, nor does it have many fans in it. I'll probably get new RAM sticks later on, maybe in Feb. or March.
If you can, could you please help me out with my selection. Thank you very much.
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Default Re: Need help getting new stuff for comp.

you'll need a new case, thats an atx mobo and chances are your old computer its a micro atx and it wont fit.
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you'll need a new case, thats an atx mobo and chances are your old computer its a micro atx and it wont fit.
Alright, thanks man.
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i would get a new fan for the XP-120. Get this if you dont mind noise.: http://sidewindercomputers.com/de12trblhisp.html
Otherwise, get this: http://sidewindercomputers.com/pa12ulqu.html
I wouldnt get an Aspire PSU either. Go for any fortron PSU or OCZ psu.
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i would get a new fan for the XP-120. Get this if you dont mind noise.: http://sidewindercomputers.com/de12trblhisp.html
Otherwise, get this: http://sidewindercomputers.com/pa12ulqu.html
I wouldnt get an Aspire PSU either. Go for any fortron PSU or OCZ psu.
Do you have any of their PSU's in mind?
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Fortron AX-500 or OCZ Powerstream 520.
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Fortron AX-500 or OCZ Powerstream 520.
Thanks man.
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yea i own a "alien-x aspire" 500w psu and the damn thing is loud as anything, extremely hard to sleep with it beside my bed
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yea i own a "alien-x aspire" 500w psu and the damn thing is loud as anything, extremely hard to sleep with it beside my bed
Must be hell. I hate noisy PSU. D:
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i hear TT (thermaltake) are supposed to be nice and not too noisy
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