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building my own pc (first)

by msmp1000 / November 5, 2005 4:05 AM PST

JetWay A210GDMS-Pro Socket 939 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Micro ATX

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939

ASPIRE X-QPACK-NW-AL/420 Black Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 420W Power Supply

Patriot Signature Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit

SAMSUNG SpinPoint P80 Series SP0822N 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive

All-In-Wonder Radeon X600Pro 256MB DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card

SONY Black IDE DVD Burner

Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition With Service Pack 2

also getting the HDTV wonder from ATI

can someone please tell me if those components work well together, and if i need anything else

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Look up Fry's or Outpost.com
by atkins1 / November 5, 2005 4:50 AM PST

I have recently built 2 computers with Pentium 2.4 & 2.66 GHz processors and ECP motherboards; the combos bought inexpensively. No problems noted. I do a lot of CD/ DVD work including recording off satellite TV programs using avertv PCI cards and NEC dvd-rw drives.

These are my first 2 computer builds from the scratch. Ask me if you need more details.

Look up Fry's or Outpost.com. They have more fancy stuff also.

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Why use a Micro ATX case? Likely
by Ray Harinec / November 5, 2005 5:58 AM PST

you will later regret it as you add things and have cooling problems. The standard ATX mobo mounting plate also has the standard places for MicroATX mobos.

The mid tower cases are nice and roomy and Aspire makes some with a top exhaust fan, that is a real cooling aid.

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wat's the pc for?
by nerdyboy1234 / November 5, 2005 9:43 AM PST

y would u get ati aiw card? for media needs? y such a small hard drive? also i second that about not using micro atx unless this is some sort of media center pc u trying to build here

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What it's for
by msmp1000 / November 5, 2005 1:10 PM PST
In reply to: wat's the pc for?

Have a 250GB external hd, pc is for mulimedia.
Needs the card because of hdtv wonder.

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