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wargeek

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#1 14 years ago

Hi, I am building my own computer because I bought a new processor but it didn't work so I decided to build one. But anyway, I have bought almost everything and I was wondering if there are any compatibility issues with my mobo or CPU and the optical drives and hard drive. I have an Abit IS7 series mobo and a Intel Pentium 4 3.0 ghz HT processor.




nighthawk15

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#2 14 years ago

The CPU and motherboard should work just fine assuming they are both the same socket, though I wouldnt reccomend an A-Bit board but thats just a personel prefference. Compatibility between the hard disk and optical drives is nothing to worry about. I dont believe I've ever seen any issues there. good luckcya.gif




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#3 14 years ago

wow, building your own pc at age 14... thats impressive.




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#4 14 years ago

first review i found says its good, but only supports ATA at 100mhz {quote=websiteThere really isn't a whole lot to note at this point beyond the listed specs. Something I found interesting though was that there was no support for ATA rates beyond 100mhz. Apparently this is the same across all Intel made chipsets. It's been proven that any increases gained from ATA 133 are minimal, but I still find it interesting that support wouldn't be included if not only as a larger number to be included on promo material.[/quote]

still sound a good mobo tho i dont know too much about Intel boards


Thinking about it.



wargeek

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#5 14 years ago

Thanks guys. And to fragger, I 'm getting some help from my dad.




nighthawk15

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#6 14 years ago
wargeekThanks guys. And to fragger, I 'm getting some help from my dad.

Its always a good idea to have some help on your first build. After building one PC though it will be so easy its rediculous. My first system took me 8-9 hours to build with a tiny bit of help from my dad and now i can put one together in an afternoon if all goes well:D




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#7 14 years ago

Good luck on your build. I just built my first system at age 31-pushing 32. I agree with Nighthawk15 and the estimated times for first and subsequent builds. Installing and updating software often takes longer than the actual build. And do enjoy the experience!! I know you want to get it done and running like I did, but there's something about that "mad-scientist" feeling that should be savored!!